Move-In Guide, Face to Face and Family Weekend Football Tickets/ Tailgate Opportunities

Happy Friday, Deac families! Three main topics today: our Move-In Guide for Incoming Families, Family Weekend football tickets (and tailgate opportunities) and our Face to Face speaker series.

We have published a Move-In Guide for Incoming Families, which is available here. We are also sending this out by email to P’26s and transfer families; it should go out about the time the Daily Deac hits your inbox. There are three different potential move-in dates/processes in this guide, based on your student’s circumstances (skip ahead to the date that corresponds to your student’s move-in).

Family Weekend registration opened on August 3rd for event tickets. I want to remind everyone that there is a separate process to purchase football tickets. If you want football tickets, act quickly, as there are limited seats available and the game is likely to sell out. Visit the Athletics department to purchase. NOTE: students can get a free ticket to sit in the student section with their WFU ID. If your student wants to sit with you, you will need to purchase a ticket for your student.

I also wanted to share with you some information about tailgate opportunities that might appeal to those of you planning to come to football games this fall:

“Looking for an all-inclusive, turnkey tailgate experience before a Deacs home game? Don’t feel like organizing and lugging all your tailgate accessories across the parking lot on gameday? Exclusive tailgate packages are available and can be reserved now.

The gameday Tailgate Village is located directly in front of McCreary Tower and provides easy access to Gate One. Tailgate packages range in price from $375 to $2,895 and can include a TV with Dish Satellite, Tents, Tables, Chairs, Coolers, Ice and everything you need to enjoy your gameday in DEACTOWN! Full-service catering packages may be added to the tailgate rental and feature a variety of local food and beverage options!”

You can click on the image to learn more. ad for Tailgate Guys, who help provide tailgate experiences for fans

We hope you are aware that Wake Forest has a signature speaker series called Face to Face. The first event of the season is September 14th, and we will be hosting President George W. Bush and Jon Meacham in a keynote address at the LJVM Coliseum. Single Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public August 8th at 

A note to your students: we will have a free, student-only event at 4:30 pm in Wait Chapel with Jon Meacham on September 14th. For the evening keynote address event with President George W. Bush, students can claim a free ticket with their student ID at the LJVM Coliseum on the day of the event. Tickets will be given based on availability.

Face to Face will continue to sell season subscriptions once single tickets go on sale. A season subscription includes one ticket to each of the four events in the series. Price levels for subscriptions are based on seat location and can be purchased by visiting

We hope that your students – and any interested families – will join us for Face to Face!

One final note: incoming transfer students received this message: Welcome to Wake Forest from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

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

August 5, 2022