The Parent Programs office has received a lot of questions lately from Deac families – which is terrific! We are here as a resource to you and want you to know we’re available to help you if you need information. Because the Parents’ Page (in its current format anyway) is only about a year old, we know it is new to many Deac families, so we wanted to take a moment to tell you a little about how the Parents’ Page is organized and how you can use it:
There is a Questions and Answers section – accessible by the menu on the top left of the page – that is divided up into sections (such as academics, housing, financial, travel, etc.) If you have questions, check our Q&A first, because we may have the answer you need out there. If you don’t find what you need, or if you need a more detailed discussion of your question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our office at 336.758.4237.
There is a Campus Resources and Links section – also accessible at the menu on the top left of the page. This page lists departments that parents and families might need to access. It lists phone numbers and emails in most cases.
Also on the left of the main Parents’ Page, below the menu items, is a section called Upcoming At Wake Forest, which lists events on campus, largely drawn from the Academic Calendar.
Those are just a few of the ways the Parents’ Page can help you locate needed information. There are a couple of other good sources to mention:
On the main Wake Forest home page (www.wfu.edu) there is a ‘Search the Site’ search box in the top right section of the page in the black bar. If you enter the topic you need information about and hit Enter, it will show you relevant pages on the WFU web site.
The Office of Campus Life has a blog that is updated regularly. It includes the “student version” equivalent of the Weekly Messages for First Year Parents – so if you want to see what your students are hearing about that week, check it out.
The Wake Forest News Service has a web site, but you can also subscribe to their email headlines, which are sent out regularly. If you want WFU news delivered directly to your email inbox, this is for you!
If you are looking for the student newspaper, The Old Gold and Black, they have a website where you can read it online.
As always, if you have questions or need more information and cannot find it online, our staff in Parent Programs is here to be a resource for you.
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