Founders’ Day Convocation – Postponed until Thursday, February 25

Because of power outages resulting from the inclement weather, we are postponing the streaming of the 2021 Founders’ Day Convocation until next Thursday. This year, Founders’ Day will be presented as a video which will now be streamed on Feb. 25, 2021, at 4 p.m. EST. Watch the video premiere live at and share your reactions on social media with #foundersdaywfu.

Please plan to join the Wake Forest community to partake in the student oration, musical performances and an update from the President’s Commission on Race, Equity and Community provided by José Villalba, vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Erica Still, associate dean of the College for faculty recruitment, diversity and inclusion.

Additionally, we will award the Medallion of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the University, to Donna Boswell (’72, MA ’74). Dr. Boswell has been a University Trustee since 2004 and was named the first woman chair of the Board of Trustees in 2015, a groundbreaking appointment she held for three terms.

Thank you for your patience. Until next Thursday, please stay healthy and safe.


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If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem.  The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2020 slide shows

Parent and family Orientation sessions are available online.