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Office of Family Engagement

The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. We encourage parents and families to bookmark the Parents & Families website, subscribe to the Daily Deac blog , which gives you a daily look at life on campus, and follow our Facebook and Twitter social media accounts.

In addition to serving as a resource for families, our office plans summer New Student Receptions for incoming first-year students, runs the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund, works with our Parents’ Council, and more.

Mailing address: P O Box 7227, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7227.

Physical address: Alumni Hall

For Urgent Concerns

If you have an urgent need to reach someone at the university after business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) because you have an urgent concern that must be addressed before the next business day, please call University Police at:

  • 336.758.5591 (non-emergency)
  • 336.758.5911 (the type of emergency where you would call 911)

More information can be found on our After Hours page.

Our Staff

Contact the Office of Family Engagement at or 336.758.4237 if you have questions or need assistance. You can also reach out to one of our staff members.

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If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the most important ways parents and families can help their students in college is by encouraging them to solve their own problems. Please read about the Stop, Drop, and Roll method so you have that framework in mind when your student contacts you with a problem, decision to make, etc.