One quick news item to start us off today: Residence Life and Housing sent this message to continuing students (’22s-’24s) about the housing selection process. There is a great video in the message that should help your Deacs understand the mechanics of housing selection. (As a reminder, incoming ’25 students and transfer students have their housing assigned to them later in July).
When you think of “college,” you often think of classrooms and labs. And it’s true that most of the time, that’s where your Deacs are learning. But one of the distinctives of Wake Forest is that our undergraduate students also have the opportunity for some pretty amazing out of the classroom experiences.
Whether that is as part of an individual research project, a class, or a special trip, students across a variety of academic subjects have had the chance to do archeological digs, birdwatching, beekeeping, marine biology trips, learning to take samples underwater, working the 2016 presidential campaign (everything from knocking on doors and canvassing for candidates to visiting CNN), studying local art (such as the Persian Card Room in Graylyn, which is one of my absolute favorites), and much more.
Here is a sampling of some of the exceptional out of the classroom experiences our students have had in recent years. If your Deacs have a chance to participate in field research, trips, or other action learning projects, encourage them to take advantage of those opportunities.
— by Betsy Chapman, Ph.D. (’92, MA ’94)
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