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The First Job Advice Letter

Today is Commencement for our Class of 2022, and since I will be in Commencement activities starting at dark-thirty in the morning, this is a pre-post. Our seniors are leaving us for Whatever’s Next. For some, what’s next is a first real job; for others, it is graduate or professional school. Others are still looking […]

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Special Commencement Weather Edition of the Daily Deac

For students, families, and guests attending Commencement this weekend: Please continue to pay attention to the Winston-Salem weather forecast for Commencement day. In the event of rain, Commencement exercises will still continue outdoors on Hearn Plaza. Ponchos will be available for graduates under their seats, but guests are encouraged to bring their own rain gear.  Large golf umbrellas […]

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Commencement Is Almost Here!

It’s finally here! Commencement weekend – the pinnacle of our ’22 Deacs’ hard work and achievements. It is a time of justifiable pride – both from our students, and from their families. May you enjoy every minute. I grabbed this picture from the Quad Cam, so you could see where we are in the preparations […]

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Throwback Thursday

One of the things I love most about May in the South is when the magnolias begin blooming. In addition to being beautiful to look at, magnolias have a lush, heady smell that is like no other. Perhaps some of you got a glimpse of our magnolias if you were here to help your Deacs […]

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Inside Baseball on Baccalaureate

As our P’22s get ready for Commencement weekend, I wanted to give you a little bit of Inside Baseball on Baccalaureate, which takes place on Sunday, May 15th at 9 am in Wait Chapel. Here goes: General info: Graduates could register for a maximum of 2 guest tickets. Note that graduates in cap and gown […]

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Read everything

Today’s message is geared primarily for our new P’26 parents and families with incoming students – but the underlying message is good for families and students of ALL years. The New Students website launched on May 2nd, and throughout the summer, our incoming ’26 students will be receiving a lot of information from Wake Forest. […]

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Meet A Deac

It’s almost the end of the academic year, and we are down to our last Meet A Deac for the semester (since we will all be at Commencement next Monday!) Before we begin, I want to share the most recent Weekly Update for our P’26 incoming families, which went out today. (Reminder to check your […]

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Commencement and Weather News

Important weather news: mid-afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. Around 3:30 this became a tornado warning. We were downgraded to a tornado watch around 3:50 pm. The University recommends that campus community members monitor local weather reports for the latest information, and keep cell phones charged and set […]

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Monthly snapshots

Today I thought it might be fun to go back and relive the year through photos. So I’ve been digging through Ken Bennett’s archive and found a picture for each month of the school year (minus May – just too soon to have tons to choose from). You can click on individual pictures to enlarge […]

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Big Adjustments

As finals week continues, more and more of our students will finish up – and begin heading home for the summer. Their return home is an adjustment for both students and families alike. Having your college student back home might inspire a range of emotions – joy at having them back, maybe some stress about […]

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