This past Friday afternoon, we launched the Newstudents.wfu.edu website, which will be the place for the Class of 2019 (and their parents and families) to learn everything they need to know about beginning life at Wake Forest. This site will have information added to it throughout the summer, so it should be checked regularly. The hard back book Forestry 101 will be mailed to new students’ permanent addresses at the end of this week.
For our brand new P’19 parents and families, there is a special section just for you (scroll to the bottom left of the website and look for the purple Parents and Families section). There is a section on Important Dates and Deadlines, as well as some important advice, and more. You’ll want to sign up for the Just for Parents orientation session; this takes place the evening of Move-In during a required residence hall meeting (so your students will be occupied). It’s a great session that will help explain some of the transitions your student and family will go through as college begins.
My office is in the midst of planning New Student Receptions in areas where there are concentrated pockets of incoming new students. Regrettably we can’t hold these in every corner of the country (we don’t have enough time or staff to do that). But if one is in your area and you are interested, we hope new students and parents will attend. And if you are the parent of a rising sophomore, junior, or senior who would like to attend and help give an upperclassmen/women’s perspective, your students are welcome to register for a reception once Registration goes live (which should be in another week or two)
For our P’15 families waiting for Commencement, you can start to see the Quad transformed via the Quad Cam. It’s already starting and this year the stage is new so I have no idea what to expect. You can peek at the Quad Cam any time you like. If you missed my informal tips for Commencement, they are here.
Busy and exciting times for all!