For parents and families of the Early Decision students enrolled into the Class of 2024, we are eager to welcome your student to Wake Forest in August 2020! Around May 1, 2020, the New Students website will be updated with information for the Class of 2024. We hope the resources below will be helpful to your family until then.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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).
When will Campus Days for Accepted Students be held?
Campus Days typically are held in April; dates will be announced by Admissions in spring 2020. Note that this is an optional program. Accepted students and their parents or families can choose to attend whichever day that best suits their schedule. The Campus Day schedule and registration will be available in late spring 2020. Campus Day typically runs from around 8 am-4 pm. Most families who are not within an easy driving distance choose to arrive on Thursday afternoon and leave either Friday evening or Saturday morning. We do not house students in residence halls; they must stay elsewhere (typically in a hotel with their parents/family members). Most students come with at least one parent/family member, but some come solo. That would be up to your family to decide what feels best.
When will my student need to move in and when is Orientation? I want to make travel plans now.
Once Orientation and Move-In dates for fall 2020 are known, they will be posted here. Before you make travel arrangements, know that 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 http://about.wfu.edu/visiting/hotels/.
When is Family Weekend 2020?
The date for Family Weekend is typically chosen in late January or early February after the football schedule has been announced, as Family Weekend traditionally includes a home football game. Once the date is chosen, it is published on this site.
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.
What local hotels are recommended?
There is a hotel list available online.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Family Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information or assistance.