Incoming Student (’22)

For parents and families of the Early Decision students enrolled into the Class of 2022, we are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in August 2018!

New Students website, parents and families menuNEW INFO 5/8:

The New Students website is live: It has information and deadlines for students throughout the summer, as well as information for parents and families showing your due dates and action items.

So that we may begin including you on important communications from Wake Forest, please complete a Family Record Form online at your earliest convenience. Please be sure to include your email address on this form, as email is the primary means of communication with Wake Forest families.  Once we have your email, we will begin including you on our Wake Parents and Families email newsletter; see archives here.

If you are an alumnus/a, or have another student enrolled at Wake Forest, you do not need to submit a new Parent Record Form, as you are already in our system. If you have a new address, email, job, etc. simply update any new or changed information via the Update Information Form. This form is used for all alumni, parent and friends’ updates.

Some of our international students have had difficulty getting the Parent Record Form to show up on their computers. Sometimes computer forms work better in one Internet web browser better than another.

The Parents and Families Page will be your portal for news and information especially for parents and family members.  We hope you will bookmark it and visit it often.

Daily Deac Blog

We have a Daily Deac blog which is meant to give parents and families (and even admitted students) a glimpse of life on campus. You can subscribe to the Daily Deac by entering your email address in the SUBSCRIBE box and following the instructions sent to your email address. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook (Wake Forest Parents) and Twitter (WFUParents).

Commonly Asked Questions


When will my student need to move in and when is Orientation?  I want to make travel plans now.

Here are a few dates for your calendars (additional information will be available next spring):

  • August 22 – Move-In Day for new students and Orientation programming for parents and families.
  • August 23 –Parent and family Orientation activities (programming ends around 8 pm).

NOTE: Some students choose to participate in Pre-Orientation programs that take place just before Move-In; you may wish to delay purchasing airline tickets until after the New Students web site goes live and your Deac can see the offerings. We encourage you to consider making hotel reservations now, as those can typically be adjusted. There is a list of local hotels available at

NOTE: The Office of Academic Advising sent an email to all Early Decision students who had paid a deposit by March 26 with information about Move-In and Pre-Orientation programs. Read it here.

Can I make travel reservations for Thanksgiving or Winter Break once the academic calendar is set?

It would be wisest to wait until your students has his/her final course schedule (after Orientation) to purchase airline tickets for breaks.  Students must consult their course syllabus for each class and/or talk to professors about the course schedule and final exam times. While families can use the academic calendar as a general guideline for travel, some professors will schedule exams or assignments on the last day of class before break; other professors have attendance requirements that only allow a certain number of missed classes. Final exam schedules will be posted on the Registrar’s web site when they are finalized. NOTE: women participating in sorority recruitment will arrive in January a few days before classes begin.


When is Family Weekend 2018?

Family Weekend will be held September 28-30, 2018. Family Weekend activities are planned and facilitated via the Office of the Student Engagement; they will have more information available in early summer at the Family Weekend website.

What local hotels are recommended?

There is a hotel list available online.

For More Information

Please feel free to contact the Office of Family Engagement at if you need additional information or assistance.