New and noteworthy (plus lots of tulips!)

To all our P’25s (parents and families of the incoming Class of 2025), the New Students website went live yesterday. The parents and families page will be your hub for information between now and move-in (and then once the academic year starts, the New Students website is no longer updated, so parents.wfu.edu is the main source for all families). Please take some time to look at all the information on the parents and families page, including the sub-pages, and especially the due dates pages for May, June, July, and August.

Yesterday, our ’24s received their issue of Letters So Dear; you can read the archive here. Today, resident students got an email with reminders and instructions for the move-out process; read it here.

With LDOC (Last Day of Class) coming soon, and students starting to hit their high stress time of the semester, it’s a good reminder that sometimes the best way to help you prepare for finals is to take some time outdoors to stretch your legs and step away from the books. Getting a little gentle exercise and spending some time in nature can help clear your head and can be an important strategy in feeling like you are at your best to tackle the work ahead.

Longtime readers have heard me talk often about the path between campus and Reynolda Village/Reynolda Gardens. It’s about a 10-15 minute walk there, but the surroundings are beautiful. Our amazing photographer, Ken Bennett, took some pictures of the gardens a few days ago, and the scenery is simply stunning. This could be a great study break for your Deacs – or could be an opportunity for you to explore Wake if you are coming down to help your students move out at the end of the semester. At minimum, you can take this virtual tour of landscaping at Wake; there are lots of fun factoids in the video that our gardening-minded Deac families might enjoy!

Flowers bloom in Reynolda Gardens, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, April 29, 2021. Flowers bloom in Reynolda Gardens, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, April 29, 2021. Flowers bloom in Reynolda Gardens, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, April 29, 2021. Flowers bloom in Reynolda Gardens, on the campus of Wake Forest University, Thursday, April 29, 2021.

— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)

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