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Wake Forest University

Welcome to Wake Forest!


Getting to know your Wake Forest Family • All students and alumni are considered part of the Wake Forest family. • Several websites provide excellent information. Just click on the description below! – Basic transition to college information – General information about the University – General student information – Information for parents and guardians


Communicating with the University • Entering students will receive their WFU username and password in June. • Please go online to check your WFU email, which is run through Gmail. – Log onto Wake Information Network (WIN) to change your password to something you remember.

• Please check your email regularly throughout the summer, as it will be the University’s primary means to send you important information!


Orientation • For complete information pertaining to orientation, please visit the University’s website . • New student orientation is an exciting time for both students and parents. • New students generally move in about six days before the first day of class. Parents may stay for the first two days of orientation.


Making Yourself at Home Orientation Events include: • Laptop pick-up – Laptops are replaced before the start of your junior year.

• Academic advising – Each new student is assigned a faculty and a student advisor who help guide the new student through the course planning process.

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Campus Safety Programming Spirit of Wake Forest Academic Integrity Meetings Residence Hall social events


Residence Hall Living •

The majority of the freshmen dorms are hall style – you will share a room with one roommate, and your room is part of a common hall.

It’s a great way to meet new people, make friends and learn together!

Each hall has a dedicated Residential Advisor (RA) who is a specially-trained upperclassman that helps guide freshmen through their first year.

South Hall – WFU’s newest and most advanced residence hall.

Visit wfu.edu/housing for specific information on each Residence Hall.


Campus Dining • Information on University dining may be found on their website. • Dining Services employs a nutritionist who can meet with individual students to discuss meal options to meet the student’s needs (gaining or losing weight, etc). • Birthday cakes can be ordered and sent to students through Dining Services! A little love from home is always appreciated!


Campus Safety • Wake Forest University prides itself on being a safe place to live and learn. • The campus is closed to the public from 10pm6am, and a WFU I.D. card is required to enter during that time. • WFU has its own autonomous, accredited police force that is available to help 24/7.


Other Useful Contact Information •

Admissions – (336) 758-5201 – http://admissions.wfu.edu

Dining – (336) 758-5607

Residence Life and Housing – (336) 758-5185

Campus Police – Non-emergency: (336) 758-5591 – Emergency: (336) 758-5911

Financial Services – (336) 758-5234 – Email: fas-ar@wfu.edu

Information Systems Service Desk – (336)758-4357

Athletic Financial Aid, Compliance and Eligibility – (336) 758-4243 or (336) 758-3992


New Student Information