Forestry 101: 2021

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About that calendar – Use a pencil , not a pen.

As you read through Forestry 101, you’ll notice that the summer before you start classes and your first weeks in the Forest have lots of “key dates” and deadlines. We have taken a great deal of care to plan a smooth introduction to Wake Forest for the Class of 2025, but we expect that COVID-19 will continue to impact the New Student calendar. The dates in Forestry 101 were accurate at the time this book was produced. But if plans change throughout the summer, details, dates and deadlines will shift as well. It’s important that you consult the New Student website regularly for the most updated information.

It’s new, it's exciting and it starts right now! It's OK to be nervous, but never forget to enjoy every minute of it. • You’ve arrived. Slap on the bumper sticker. Wear the T-shirt. Lose yourself in school spirit. You might not know them yet, but you’re among friends. • so get your deac on.


Don’t be alarmed;

the bearded man you’ll see around campus with the camera is none other than our very own University Photographer Ken Bennett. His award-winning work graces many a page in this book and can be found in University communications of all varieties, including his blog:

On your honor learn more about our commitment on p. 78

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Key Dates Welcome to Wake Forest

GETTING STARTED: AN EXCITING BEGINNING AWAITS 17 Connecting Online 18 New Student Receptions 20 Project Wake 23 Pre-Orientation Programs 36 New Deac 101 University Stores LIFE IN THE FOREST W E LC O M E H O M E

41 50 52 54

Your Deacon Housing Mail Services Transportation and Parking Enjoying Your Eateries


63 65 70 72 74

Thrive: Wellbeing at Wake Forest Spiritual Life and Identity Campus Recreation Office of Sustainability Student Engagement


77 Traditions 86 Athletics B E YO N D T H E Q UA D

93 Winston-Salem 97 Reynolda House 99 START Gallery

ACADEMIC SUCCESS: THE ALL-YOU-CANLEARN BUFFET OF KNOWLEDGE 103 Academic Advising 106 Curriculum Requirements 108 Majors and Minors 110 Planning for Registration 117 Wake Downtown R E G I S T R AT I O N

121 Registration 124 Step-by-Step Registration Guide 144 Disability Services 149 Academic Resources 152 Z. Smith Reynolds Library SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM: LIKE A BIG HUG, WE’VE GOT YOU SURROUNDED 156 Financial Services 159 Financial Aid 164 Campus Support LGBTQ+ Center, Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, Center for Global Programs and Studies, University Counseling Center and Safe Office 168 Student Health Service 171 Campus Safety 172 Office of Personal and Career Development 175 Computing 178 Campus Map 182 Directory

Key Dates What are you supposed to do?

When are you supposed to do it?

May 1 New Student website goes live! Pre-orientation program registrations available (deadline June 7)

May 13 C heck WIN for financial aid disbursement requirements

June 1 Ensure that your parents/family members have completed the Family Record Form ew academic year WakeWare laptops N available for purchase online or in the Bookstore

New Student Receptions During July and August, receptions for new students and their families will be held across the country. The 2021 New Student Receptions will be offered virtually and also in person in select local areas. We hope that every incoming family will join us at one of the virtual options (June 22 or July 14), and that you’ll also register for a local reception should one be offered in your area. Registration is required so we can have an accurate count of attendees. Please register at newstudentreceptions.

June 4 ubmit Deacon OneCard photo (available S online May 3) Housing and Dining application (available online May 3)

June 7 Pre-orientation programs are optional, but strongly encouraged Pre-orientation registration closes Directed Self-Placement for writing course enrollment (available May 31) Authorize third-party payers on DEAC account

June 20 og in to College Board and designate L WFU as AP score recipient Submit IB scores

June 30 SOTOGAB registration closes

July 1 Submit disability documentation ealth Information and Immunization Form H (available online May 13) Submit COVID-19 vaccine information Record your name in NameCoach


July 9 F oreign Language Placement Test (available online May 13)

July 12-16 R ounds of Registration for Fall courses

July 13 Sign up for Project Wake: Re-

July 17 - 23: A dd / Drop period for Fall courses

July 23 Course Preference Survey (sent to your WFU email July 9)

July 30 Housing assignments released by July 30

August 1 Fall tuition payment due (statement available on DEAC July 15) tudent Health Insurance waiver/ S enrollment at (available June 1)

August 2 egister your car for 2021-22 parking pass R (if applicable)

August 12 Check WIN for financial holds Students may view Fall course schedule in WIN

August 15

August 16 R egister cellphone number with Wake Ready R egister property with University Police Download the LiveSafe App (optional)

August 18-19 First-Year Move-in Days August 23 Fall 2021 Classes Begin omplete Part 1 of the Alcohol and Other C Substance Misuse Prevention Online Course (available August 1) omplete Part 1 of the Sexual Assault C Prevention for Undergraduates (available August 1) C omplete Hazing Prevention 101 Online Program (available August 1) C omplete Part 1 of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Course (available August 1)

More information about key dates will be available at

Responsibility comes in

many forms.

Make sure you

complete them.

omplete Social Belonging Online C Program (available August 1) 3

Welcome to wake forest.

We ’re glad you could make it.

Within this book, you’ll find everything you could possibly need to survive in the Forest. Food, shelter, maps, general wisdom and the laws of the land. All conveniently located in the following pages. So make yourself comfortable and take a look around. You can graduate, but you never have to leave.




This isn’t supposed to be easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is. This experience that everyone has told you will be the time of your life can be pretty uncomfortable at times. You are joining a new community, living with strangers and wrestling with high-level academics. The highs and lows of college are real, and opportunity awaits in how you choose to handle both. Use the resources on campus (we will talk about those throughout this book!), seek help when you need it and push yourself past the limits of your comfort zone. No one succeeds on their own. Regardless of how it ma y look or feel, you are not alone — in your struggles or achievements. Be relentless, genuine and unapologetic in pursuit of your growth. It’s why you’re here.


If you miss the life you had before college, you’re not doing something wrong. It means

you’re human. When change threatens the familiarity of routines and relationships you spent years building, it’s only natural to want your normal back. It will take time to build a new network here, and that timetable is different for everyone. For a lucky few, it’s friendship at first sight with a new roommate. For many others, that’s simply not the case. It takes patience and more than a little bravery to find your place and your people.

For maybe the first time ever, you are in charge. You can choose to hit the books, sleep till noon, eat whenever and whatever, head downtown, drive to the mountains, hang out alone in your room or party all night with friends. Increased personal freedom and responsibility are a big part of college. And a lot of what you learn will come from experiences outside the classroom. Embrace it. But choose what you do wisely. Rules can be a good thing when you come up with them yourself. And remember — you’re on your own, but you’re not alone. We are here to help, but it's on you to make it happen!


Managing your time can be a challenge. College won’t be as structured as high school, and freedom overload can get the best of even the most organized student. You’ll be juggling tough class assignments and countless opportunities to avoid them. Plus, there’s laundry. It’s a balancing act, and all the new responsibilities can be overwhelming. So take a deep breath, and ask for help when you need it. With a little trial and error, you’ll find a formula that works for you.

Academic Advising 336.758.3320 Dean of Students 336.758.5226

Care Team

L gbtq+ Center 336.758.4665 Residence Life and Housing 336.758.5185 Safe Office


336.758.5285 (available 24/7)

Learning Assistance Center

Student Health Service

& Disability Services 336.758.5929

Office of the Chaplain 336.758.5210 Office of Diversity and Inclusion 336.758.3824 Intercultural Center 336.758.5864

336.758.5218 (available 24/7) Title

ix Office

336.758.7258 University Counseling Center 336.758.5273 (available 24/7) Office of Wellbeing 336.758.3089 Women’s Center 336.758.4053



Convenience is a click awa y

Complementing this book is,, where you’ll find this information as well as relevant forms and documents. Your WFU Account After submitting your initial deposit, you should have received an email from the Information Systems Service Desk (help@ The email was sent to the email address provided on your admissions application and contains instructions for activating your WFU account. Your username and password will enable you to access your WFU Google Mail as well as the Wake Information Network (WIN) and other online services. Activating your WFU account allows you to manage your account from any device with internet access.

Your WFU Google Mail Be sure to check your WFU Google Mail account regularly at Wake Forest University requires all new students

to enable Google 2-Step Verification within 30 days of claiming their WFU Google Mail account. Learn more at services/2-step-verification.

The Policy on Responsible and Ethical Use of Computing Resources Use of all Wake Forest technology resources is governed by the Policy on Responsible and Ethical Use of Computing Resources. This policy is presented to you when you claim your account. Please take time to read this policy, as you are accountable for adhering to it. Annually, there is a copyright infringement notice that is sent out reminding you of your responsibilities regarding the use of copyrighted materials. This notice is found at For more information about all things computing at Wake Forest, see p. 175. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@ or 336.758.4357. You can also visit the online help portal, AskDeac, at

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Meet the cast of your next four years


New Student Receptions During July and August, receptions for new students and their families will be held across the country. The 2021 New Student Receptions will be offered virtually and also in person in select local areas. We hope that every incoming family will join us at one of the virtual options (June 22 or July 14), and that you’ll also register for a local reception should one be offered in your area. Registration is required so we can have an accurate count of attendees.

The Daily Deac — a Daily Blog for Wake Forest Families The Daily Deac is a blog that covers a variety of WFU activities and events and helps you get a sense of campus life. You can subscribe to the Daily Deac via the subscribe box at You will receive a confirmation email from Feedburner, our subscriber service. Once you verify your subscription by clicking the link in that email, you will begin to receive the Daily Deac each weekday in your inbox.

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1. M eet other incoming students and families from your area . 2. Meet current

students and build

your WFU network. 3. L earn about how to get

your best start at Wake.

4. Make a connection with the Office of

Family Engagement and other WFU staff.

5. H ave your specific

questions answered.

6. Score a W F U ’25

keychain (students).

7. Get a "Wake Forest

Parent" static window cling for your car (parents/families).

8. F eel less anxious about

starting school because you will have met some

great people in advance. 9. Be warmly welcomed into the Wake Forest family.

10. Get excited about the

next four years at W F U ! An Exciting Beginning Awaits 19



Wake Forest has a long tradition of engaging in a summer academic project on an issue of intellectual and social importance. The tradition includes setting aside time during New Deac Week for students to engage with a faculty or staff member on this issue. It is a favorite New Deac Week activity. For 2021, the Project Wake theme is “Re-.”

“Re-,” as a prefix, is multifaceted. Some words indicate a move backward, a return to the “way things were before,” or even a lessening or diminishment. Others evoke a meaning closer to “again,” as in repetition or replication or reiteration. Alternatively, “Re-” can signal undoing, correction or improvement. Finally, it can signal process and progress. This will be a year in which all of the possibilities of “Re-” are likely to have resonance for those who are returning to Wake Forest, and those who are entering its gates for the first time. Some aspects of traditional ways of knowing and being will restore or rejuvenate us, and others will be reimagined. “Re-” might signal a culling or selection process, or a pruning — keeping what still has potential and life, perhaps repurposing what has outlived its utility, and discarding what is no longer productive. As a participant in Project Wake 2021, you will join your peers in thinking about the challenges and opportunities of the remarkable times in which we live, and how your unique background equips you to meet those challenges.

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In June, you will find a list of the 2021 Project Wake summer reading options at go.wfu. edu/projectwake. Choices of books are available from many different genres and disciplines so that you can select a group that


is most interesting to you. These conversations have proven to be an exciting and meaningful way to make new friends and discuss issues that matter.


Reread Renew Recreate Rethink Revise Reimagine Relearn Repeat Restore Reframe Revise





Refresh Reply


Reclaim Repair


Rethink Recreate Rewrite Rename Reiterate

Rewrite Reimagine


Because sometimes you just can’t wait

What’s even cooler than Orientation? Pre-orientation, of course. You can start your Wake Forest experience early with one of our optional Preorientation programs. Make new friends out in the wild, get to know your new home through volunteer work with your classmates, learn about Wake Forest history and traditions or climb a mountain for worship and reflection. These are just some of the options, so the choice is yours! Don’t wait too long to apply, as these tend to fill up fast. You’ll arrive a few days early, and when the program concludes, you’ll join the rest of your classmates for New Deac Welcome Week.

registration deadline: June 7



Need-based scholarships are available. Contact the sponsoring offices for more details.

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Deacon Camp

an insider’s guide to wake forest Cost: 350 350* * Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 16-18 Sponsored by: Office of Civic & Community Engagement

Deacon Camp provides first-year students a once-in-a-lifetime view of Wake Forest that many Demon Deacons may never have the opportunity to witness. This program offers an introduction to the compelling story of Mother So Dear through academics, traditions and athletics. Participants will venture to places where few Wake Forest students will go. They’ll meet various coaches and get a behind-the-scenes look at Wake Athletics; see attractions in downtown Winston-Salem; and even head

straight onto BB&T Field, home of Wake Forest football. Led by dedicated upperclassmen, incoming students will begin to discover their new home and make their mark at Wake Forest throughout the three-day program. Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders from the Wake Forest Traditions Council and Office of Civic & Community Engagement staff with partnership from Wake Forest Athletics, the Wake Forest Birthplace Museum and Alumni Engagement. Deacon Camp accepts students on a rolling basis, with spots filled first come, first served. Specific program details, like the daily schedule, will be available in early August.

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Fresh in the Forest Cost: 325* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 1616 -18 Sponsored by: Wake Forest Scholars, First in the Forest

The Fresh in the Forest preorientation program provides direct support to incoming first-generation college students and any other students who may be unfamiliar with the college environment and Wake Forest campus culture. Throughout the three day pre-orientation program, students will explore Winston-Salem, build community with peers, and receive personalized engagement with valuable support services on campus. This program attempts to minimize institutional challenges for underrepresented student populations on campus. During the pre-orientation, participants will be welcomed by current first-generation college

students and university professional staff who are focused on supporting each participant’s transition to Wake Forest. Each student participant will connect with staff in the Office of Academic Advising (OAA), Global Programs and Studies (GPS), Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD), Learning Assistance Center (LAC), Office of Wellbeing, Counseling Center and Z Smith Reynolds Library. These intentional collaborations will build social capital for each student and help to promote an inclusive environment for all students on campus. In addition to facilitating important campus relationships, the Fresh in the Forest pre-orientation will also engage students with mentorship opportunities, team building activities and social outings. Through involvement in this program, students can build a greater sense of belonging on campus and feel empowered to reach their academic, personal and professional goals. *price subject to change

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Growth Mindset in


Cost: $350* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 16-19 Sponsored by: Office of the Provost and the Division V departments

Growth Mindset in STEM is designed to help students excel in courses taken in Division V departments: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, health and exercise science, mathematics and statistics, and physics.

Our program is centered around the philosophy of growth mindset, which is the belief that abilities can be developed through appropriate effort. You will learn specific strategies on how to apply these concepts in your STEM classes through discussions and activities led by Division V faculty. We will introduce you to relevant campus resources, and you will have the opportunity to connect with faculty and current students who will be resources for you as you navigate your first year. This program will include both required sessions on subject-specific learning strategies and a variety of optional sessions where participants can get to know one another in small groups. To help foster this sense of community, participants will be invited to join study groups and attend mentoring events during the academic year. Issues explored will include challenges faced by members of the STEM community who belong to underrepresented groups. Priority will be given to applicants with an interest in making the STEM community more inclusive. Scholarships are available.

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the wfu jewish pre-orientation Cost: $350* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 15-18 Sponsored by: Office of Jewish Life (part of Chaplain’s Office) and Hillel

life, at, or Ella Sadikman (’24), the student chair of MazalWAKE, at Additional information, including participant testimonials, can be found at

Virtual MazalWAKE is a fun, threeday pre-orientation to college and to Jewish life at Wake Forest. Once you move into your residence hall on Sunday, you and your parents are invited to a Bagel Brunch at Hillel, where parents and students get to know each other. Then the students will head off with the Hillel leaders for a day full of exciting activities. The relaxed nature of MazalWAKE allows for a smooth transition into college life, as students remain on campus for the majority of the three days, becoming well acquainted with each other and their new home. A great way to get to know the campus and make friends before school starts, MazalWAKE is a life-changing experience that allows students and parents alike to feel welcomed into the Wake Forest, and Jewish, community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Gail Bretan, the associate chaplain for Jewish

MazalWAKE is the perfect way to get to know your new school, form an instant friend group and learn about Jewish life on campus and in the Winston-Salem community. Activities led by Hillel student leaders include a challah French toast breakfast, a tour of the campus, a bowling night, a milkshake dinner with the dean of students and lunches with Jewish faculty members and their families. *price subject to change An Exciting Beginning Awaits 27

R.E .C. Well. Cost: 325 325* * Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 16-18 Sponsored by: Campus Recreation

R.E.C. Well is a Recreation Recreation-based -based pre-orientation program that provides members of the incoming class the opportunity to Engage with their peers and build a newfound sense of Community Community.. Come make new connections with fellow incoming first-year students while participating in a diverse array of activities that emphasize the importance of wellbeing through engaging recreational opportunities. With Campus Recreation as the host, students have an all-access pass to the myriad of recreational facilities and programs that Wake has to offer. Activities include: exercise classes, friendly competition through team

sports, outdoor recreation and instructional programming that will help serve as a solid fitness foundation in your new home. Through these recreational programs, participants will develop leadership skills and be provided ongoing opportunities throughout the semester to demonstrate those skills. These physical activities support mental health and social wellbeing while helping to acclimate participants to the Wake Forest Community. R.E.C. Well accepts students on a rolling basis until all spaces have been filled. Specific program details will be shared in early August. Financial assistance is available.

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S .p.a .r.c. Cost: 350* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 15-18 Sponsored by: Office of Civic & Community Engagement

Students Promoting Action and Responsibility in the Community (S.P.A.R.C.) is a service-oriented pre-orientation program organized by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. Through S.P.A.R.C., you will team up with multiple nonprofit organizations and community partners through service, learn about the issues impacting Winston-Salem and build relationships with fellow Demon Deacons. Over four action-filled days, you will volunteer in a group of four first-year students matched with an upperclass mentor. The mentors will lead you in service activities, answer any questions about Wake Forest University and introduce you to the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate. S.P.A.R.C. accepts students on a rolling basis, with spots filled first come, first served. Specific program details, like the daily schedule, will be available in early August. *price subject to change

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Spirit of the Old Gold and Black (sotogab) Marching Band Camp Registration deadline: June 30 When: Please be on the lookout for messages from Dr. Timothy Heath Sponsored by: SOTOGAB

For those of you with instrumental music experience, one of the best ways to be a part of the high-profile athletics scene is to join the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Athletic Bands. Our mission is to provide spirit, energy and entertainment to the game day atmosphere. Your involvement in SOTOGAB will give you an "up close" view of Demon Deacon football and basketball while allowing you the opportunity to continue using the musical skills that you have developed over the years. Band is FAMILY. When you join SOTOGAB, you will find that your closest friends during your undergraduate experience will be your SOTOGAB brothers and sisters. We enjoy making music together, and we LOVE to support the DEACS as they compete on the field and on the court. Marching Band Camp serves as "pre-season training" for the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black Athletic Bands as they prepare to entertain 30 An Exciting Beginning Awaits

audiences at Demon Deacon football and basketball games. Membership is open to anyone with previous playing experience, and no audition is required to join SOTOGAB. We have a place for you! Marching experience is preferred but not required. Participation in marching band camp includes your semesterlong commitment to participate in Tuesday/Thursday rehearsals, football games, home basketball games throughout fall semester, travel to selected football road games and the bowl game at the end of football season.


Christian Campus Ministry Ministry pre-orientation retreat Cost: 375* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 15-18 Sponsored by: Office of the Chaplain and Christian Campus Ministry

“Summit allowed me to enter Wake Forest confident that there was a community of Christians that wanted to know me.“ — CG ( ‘19)

*price subject to change

Since 1955, Summit has introduced first-year students to the breadth of Christian life at Wake Forest.

talent show, first-year students enjoy getting to know older student leaders and Christian campus ministers who hope to provide friendship and guidance throughout the school year. The four-day program begins and ends on campus, and transportation is provided to and from the beautiful grounds of Camp Hanes, a YMCA camp at the foot of Pilot Mountain.

In addition to relationship-building activities like small group discussions, chapel services, hiking, games, and a

Students are accepted on a rolling basis, with notification of acceptance sent within 10 days of your registration being received. Specific program details will be available in early August. So sign up, bring your adventurous spirit and be prepared for a pre-college experience you’ll never forget. An Exciting Beginning Awaits 31

WakeWell Cost: $350* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 15-19 Sponsored by: Office of Wellbeing and University Counseling Center

WakeWell is designed to introduce incoming students to Wake Forest’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing. Participants will be grouped with an upperclass peer leader and have opportunities to meet other first-year *price subject to change

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students who are also interested in wellbeing. The program is designed to help students identify personalized wellbeing plans for a successful transition into college. WakeWell is a deep-dive orientation to the eight dimensions of wellbeing, making connections between how emotional wellbeing and mental health are intricately linked with physical, environmental, social, occupational, spiritual, financial and intellectual wellbeing.

Wilderness to Wake Cost: $660* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 13-19 Sponsored by: Outdoor Pursuits

Wilderness to Wake is the perfect way to jump straight into college life while forming strong friendships that will last far beyond the days of your trip. Whether your schedule includes backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canyoneering or all of the above, we guarantee that the Wilderness to Wake experience will be both challenging and rewarding. Each group of nine first-year students is led by trained Outdoor Pursuits student leaders through both the scenic regions surrounding Wake Forest and the adjustment to life as a college student. These experiences take place in remote wilderness locations, so students should expect to

be challenged physically while taking part in adventure activities. Your nights will be spent sleeping under the stars with crewmates, disconnected from cellphones and the hustle and bustle of daily life. After five days of group bonding and peer mentorship in a wilderness setting, students return to campus with the confidence to dive headfirst into the opportunities Wake Forest has to offer. Wilderness to Wake has both Expedition and Base Camp models available: “Expedition” is centered around high-adventure activities and backcountry camping, while “Base Camp” is centered around day trips from a front-country camping setting. Initial acceptance notifications sent out: june 15 Final payment & supplemental paperwork due: july 6

*price subject to change. scholarships and financial aid available. please contact for information

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Worldwide Wake Cost: 350* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 15-18 Sponsored by: Center for Global Programs and Studies

As a Demon Deacon, you are joining a global campus community that provides resources and support for you to do well and do good as a global citizen. Wake Forest strives to foster cultural curiosity and perspective, and global experiences are an integral part of being a WFU student. Some of the most rewarding opportunities come from studying abroad — whether through a semester, summer, shortterm or Community-Based Global Learning program — or by virtue of being a TCK, dual citizen, or visasponsored student and adding to the global tapestry of campus. Worldwide Wake will bring you together with other globally-minded students to explore cultural awareness and intercultural skills, paving the pathway for a more meaningful WFU career. We’ll have lots of fun and conversations, and cover the basics of being a first-year student. You’ll be introduced to university services *price subject to change 34 An Exciting Beginning Awaits

and get a head start on understanding the academic and social scenes. To help with this journey, you’ll have the guidance of dedicated Worldwide Wake student leaders. Our schedule will include time to settle into your room and learn about your new home of Winston-Salem, as well as set your course to become a more effective global citizen as you begin your adventure at Wake Forest. Spots for Worldwide Wake are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The finalized program schedule will be available in early August. Financial assistance is available.

Sophomore Retreat Cost: 250* Registration deadline: June 7 When: August 19-21 Sponsored by: Sophomore Experience Committee, Campus Life

Your first year at Wake Forest may not have been what you imagined, so let’s get your sophomore experience off to a great start! Join us for the Sophomore Retreat, an opportunity to come together for WFU traditions, conversations with University leaders and preparation for your upcoming year. These two days will connect sophomores and transfer students to the Wake Forest campus through activities and traditions, including

fostering Demon Deacon spirit by engaging with Athletics. You will be introduced to key WFU administrators to learn how our University works and their respective roles on campus. You will set goals for the year, and reflect on your first-year experience and the impact COVID-19 had on it. There will also be small group opportunities for you to socialize, network and build relationships with one another. The Sophomore Retreat will take place Friday & Saturday, August 2021, during New Deac Week so that you may participate in a pre-orientation program, as permitted. Through this program, you will enter the year intentionally and thoughtfully about how to make the most out of your remaining time at Wake Forest. *price subject to change

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Get to know your new home

Our orientation experience for students is threefold — summer tasks and assessments listed on and Fall New Deac orientation. We are currently in the process of creating our online Fall Orientation, “New Deac 101,” which is expected to launch in mid-July with details about when each module will need to be completed. This Orientation will be completely online (via Canvas). Students will have the opportunity to work through information being provided by more than 30 campus

partners, from the Office of Wellbeing to the Office of Personal and Career Development. Finally, students will work through an online Extended Orientation module during the month of September, designed to get them well acquainted with academic resources and bystander intervention training.


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What to expect

Look for your New Deac 101

Due to COVID-19, move-in will need to look different this year. That said, we still look forward to welcoming you to your new home! Please visit for additional details and expectations.

and advising schedule

It will contain a schedule of New Deac 101 and advising activities. You will receive an electronic version of the schedule via your WFU email in late July. The schedule and details about the New Deac Week app will also be available on the New Student website.

University Stores

University Stores consist of three different locations with their own unique presence! Visit our website: The Bookstore is located in Taylor Hall on Hearn Plaza. 336.758.3388, M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (extended hours during special occasions) Textbooks are available with many options to choose from: new or used, rentals (save up to 80%), digital, price match (check bookstore website for details) Technology: Official provider of Wake Ware, authorized campus Apple, Dell and Lenovo retail store with accessories

The Deacon Shop is located in Kitchin Hall on Hearn Plaza. 336.758.5606, M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ONE STOP SHOP: Nike, Peter Millar, johnnie-O, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Champion and much more… The Hanes Mall Deacon Shop is located in Hanes Mall on the lower level, outside of Belk. 336.659.3350, M-S 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun Noon-6 p.m. Game day apparel, jerseys, gifts, tailgate essentials and much more….

Other Items: School supplies – logo and non-logo, gifts – logo and non-logo, convenience items An Exciting Beginning Awaits 37

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A place to hang your top hat

Here you’ll find a residential experience where you can thrive socially and intellectually alongside your peers within a secure, comfortable, inclusive and engaging learning community. In the following pages, you’ll find key information on how roommates are assigned, answers to other frequently asked questions, who’s who and more about the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING Website: Phone: 336.758.5185 Fax: 336.758.4686 Email: DEACON ONECARD OFFICE Phone: 336.758.1949 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7749, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Angelou Residence Hall 001 SOCIAL WFURLH

Living on campus is where the memories are made. This is where you belong. From all of our staff to you, welcome home!

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First-Year Student Housing During your first year, you will typically live in one of our communities on South Campus or on Hearn Plaza (“the Quad”). Students are assigned to the various communities at random. As such, students are not asked or able to indicate preferences. First-year roommates are assigned by the Office of Residence Life and Housing based upon a number of factors that indicate compatibility and common interests. This roommate pairing process is reflective of the University’s commitment to helping incoming students get to know individuals different than themselves. As a continuing student, you will be able to select your community and choose your own roommate(s).

Room Types As a new student, you will have a room assigned based on your responses to the Housing Application. New students may be assigned to a single, double or triple room based on their preferences and availability. Note that students assigned to single rooms are charged at the single rate.

Room Amenities

Approved small appliances may be used or stored in residence hall rooms. Please see our Guide to Community Living at gtcl for details. Residents in each residence hall have access to community kitchens featuring full-size appliances.

Deacon OneCard The Deacon OneCard is your official student ID. You will receive your card when you arrive on campus for New Deac Week, and you should carry it with you at all times. The Deacon OneCard serves as your access card to enter University buildings, your card for checking items out of the library and your “ticket” to many campus events. The Deacon OneCard is also a payment card for three different purposes: Deacon Dollars, FoodDollars and your meal plan. You must submit a photograph for your Deacon OneCard by June 4.

Faculty Fellows Faculty Fellows are a group of faculty members assigned to your residence hall who will plan community-building events and be available for informal interaction and advising.

Each residence hall room includes an extralong twin bed (36" by 80"), a dresser, a desk and a desk chair. All rooms have window blinds and a closet or wardrobe unit. You may bring your own floor rug or purchase it upon your arrival to campus. Because each space varies, sometimes greatly, we encourage you to wait until you arrive on campus and see your exact space before purchasing items. By coordinating with your roommate(s) on these items, you will avoid purchasing duplicates.

The Faculty Fellows Program was created to build community and increase facultystudent engagement, especially outside of the classroom, providing engaging discussions and activities within and beyond our residence halls.

Each room also has a MicroFridge® appliance (combination microwave/refrigerator-freezer unit), so there is no need to buy or rent a refrigerator. The microwave has a capacity of 0.7 cubic feet and a turntable for even heating.

Undergraduate student leaders responsible for building community and connecting students, RAs plan initiatives not only for their smaller communities but also for the overall residential community they serve. Our South

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Who’s Who? Resident Advisers (RAs)

Campus communities have between seven and 11 RAs, based on the community. Look for a welcome email from your RA in August! Graduate Hall Director (GHD) A live-in graduate student who assists professional and student staff in the general management of a residential community, which houses 200-300 undergraduate students. Graduate Hall Directors focus on the staff and student development needs of the community they are assigned to. Community Director (CD) A full-time, master’s-level, live-in professional who manages a residential community and supervises RAs and GHDs. CDs work with their staff to foster inclusive community through co-curricular initiatives, mentorship and faculty engagement. Additionally, CDs work to ensure that students understand and abide by University policy and provide general assistance to students with residential concerns.

Residence Hall Association The Residence Hall Association offers leadership experience for first-year students. Through advocacy, programming and strategic initiatives, the association works to improve the residential experience. Members act as liaisons between students living on South Campus and the Office of Residence Life and Housing. For more information or to get involved with the Residence Hall Association, contact your Community Director or Graduate Hall Director.

Disability-Related Housing or Dining Accommodations Wake Forest University views living on campus as integral to a liberal arts education and the Wake Forest experience. As such, the University has a six-semester (three-year) residency requirement. In support of students with disabilities, the Office of Residence Life

and Housing has a wide variety of housing and dining options on campus that can accommodate the vast majority of disability needs. Students who would like to request a disability-related accommodation should visit

universities in the country that guarantees housing to students in good standing for eight semesters. Students are required to live in campus housing their first three years unless they live with a parent or guardian in the Winston-Salem area.

Substance-Free Living


Substance-Free Living is for residents who desire and agree to maintain a substancefree environment. This community will be on hallways, sections or floors of various communities as demand warrants.

Wake Forest University (which includes the Office of Residence Life and Housing) does not assume responsibility for theft, loss or damage to your personal property. Most thefts occur when residents leave their room doors unlocked and/or their property unattended. Keeping your room locked at all times is your best defense against theft.

In addition to the Housing Agreement, residents and their guests must abide by a Substance-Free Housing Agreement, whereby they agree to not partake in or enter the residential environment under the influence of tobacco, alcohol or drugs.

Gender-Neutral Housing We are excited to offer gender-neutral housing options for any interested students. Students who select gender-neutral housing will live in mixed-gender rooms/suites. For incoming students, these rooms/suites will be clustered together in an area of a residence hall. Rooms may share private and/or semiprivate bathrooms. As a part of this process, students are asked to complete an interest section on the Housing Application. Students who request gender-neutral housing will then be contacted by staff from the Office of Residence Life and Housing to discuss the best way to accommodate their housing needs. During the process, no student will be asked to disclose their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Additionally, the University does not cover property loss for damage due to facility incidents that may occur. Before coming to campus, you should determine what it would cost to replace belongings such as clothing, electronics — including cellphone, television and laptop — linens, etc. As part of the housing application process, you will have the opportunity to purchase renter’s insurance from a partner vendor, GradGuard. Additionally, you may wish to check your family’s homeowners insurance policies. Many policies will cover loss or theft even if the policy is in your parents’ names and you are living on campus.

Do you have more questions? Visit our incoming students page at If you have additional questions or your question is not answered, please contact us at or 336.758.5185.

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How can I view the type of room I will be living in? You may learn about our residence halls, review floor plans and more by visiting

What can and can’t I bring to campus? More info about what you can and cannot have in your room can be found online at

How do I apply for housing/dining?

When can I move in?

All first-year students will complete a Housing and Dining Application online by logging into our Housing Portal at go.wfu. edu/housingportal. The application will be available May 3 and is due by June 4.

We anticipate welcoming our new students to campus on August 19 and 20. Students participating in pre-orientation programs, band, athletics or another approved group will receive instructions from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.

How are roommates matched? Our assignment software matches roommates based on answers to a number of questions. Room and roommate assignments are made without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin, and we do not assign siblings or friends as roommates. Historically, we have had a low percentage of room change requests from first-year students.

When will I find out who my roommate is? You will be notified when your room and roommate assignments are available in mid- to late July via your Wake Forest email. You will need to log in to the Housing Portal at go.wfu. edu/housingportal to view your room and roommate assignments. When you get your roommate assignment, please reach out so that you can start getting to know one another. When you arrive on campus, you and your roommate will complete a Roommate Agreement that will help define expectations for how you will use the room.

What are the advantages of living on campus? Aside from the short commute to class every morning, living in Wake Forest’s residence halls has many advantages and places you in the center of the collegiate experience. In addition to having access to a variety of spaces and programs, you will be surrounded by a trained staff of helpful and caring individuals. The staff work consistently to answer questions, provide support and foster secure, comfortable, inclusive and engaging learning communities.

Will I have access to laundry facilities? The Office of Residence Life and Housing is committed to providing students with the amenities necessary to make their living space a home away from home. One of those is the free laundry facilities available in each residential community. For more information on our laundry facilities, visit f101laundry. Life in the Forest 47

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M AIL SERVICES Website: General Info: 336.758.1922 Package Info: 336.758.5281 Email: LOCATION Benson University Center, First Floor

Student campus boxes will be assigned the first of August and will be available in WIN’s Internal Directory. During the school year, student mailings via USPS that require a physical address should be addressed as: Student Name Campus Box Number Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 27109 For FedEx, UPS and DHL letters or packages, you must use the following address template because they will not deliver to P.O. boxes: Student Name 1834 Wake Forest Road Unit Box (same as P.O. Box, but use Unit instead) Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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please note: due to traffic and parking issues on move-in da y, no deliveries can be made on wednesday, august 19.

Where’s my stuff? Although you may receive a USPS confirmation that your package has been delivered, this notification only confirms delivery to a nearby post office. The package will still need to be transferred to the WFU campus, received and processed by our Mail Services Department. To make your experience as efficient as possible, please wait to receive an email confirmation from WFU Mail Services that indicates that your package has been processed. If the item will fit into your campus P.O. box or a parcel locker, it will be placed there; otherwise, you will need to retrieve your package from the Mail Services lobby counter.


Navigate the forest your way

TR ANSPORTATION AND PARKING SERVICES Website: Phone: 336.758.7275 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7244, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Alumni Hall 138

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We’re here to help you understand your options — and the rules of campus traveling — while finding your way.

Bike sharing No room in the car for your bike? No worries. Borrow one for the semester. campusrec.wfu. edu/outdoor-pursuits/recycle

Share the Ride SharetheRideNC is an electronic ride-sharing board that helps students connect with others who are traveling to the same destination or just in the same direction. Rides are matched based on the criteria set by the individuals offering and seeking rides.

Wake Line shuttles


Wake Forest operates a fleet of scheduled shuttle lines and on-demand services to members of the campus community. Different shuttle lines will take you to parking, Hanes Mall, Target, various apartment complexes, Wake Downtown and the Coliseum for men’s basketball games. Download the TransLoc Rider app to your smartphone to track each shuttle’s location on the various routes and see estimated times of arrival. Nightly, you can use the TransLoc Rider app for on-call service for a free ride around campus and to and from surrounding Wake Forest neighborhoods. Visit the website for schedules and more information:

Wake Forest offers this car-sharing program as an alternative to bringing your own car to campus. Cars are parked on campus near the first-year residence halls, between Kitchin and Poteat halls, and on the North Campus. They are available 24 hours a day; rates include gas and insurance.

Parking registration For families who decide to send a car to campus, first-year parking permits will be available online beginning August 2. Visit our website at to purchase your parking permit, access the parking map and become familiar with the Parking Rules and Regulations. Parking permits will be available for pickup in the Benson University Center on Move-in Day. All first-year and transfer students, including those who commute to campus, are required to park in a designated lot off campus. Shuttle service is provided. Students with disabilities or health issues should refer to LAC-DS (see p. 144).

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Our promise to you: We expect our food to taste good, but we want it to do more than that. We want to know where it came from. How it’s made. Who prepared it. We want it to tell a story. Our chefs are not just cooks proficient in technique and flavor development — they are educators, environmental stewards, wellness advocates and innovators. They place Harvest Table’s five culinary commitments front and center, as pantry lists of ingredients and recipe collections are developed to serve Wake Forest guests at each of our unique locations across campus.

2 Davis Hall Subway and Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Convenience Store Subway and the attached P.O.D. convenience store are located on Hearn Plaza in Davis Hall and are open 24 hours a day.

3 Benson University Center 1 Reynolda Hall “The Pit” The Harvest Table at Reynolda Hall The Harvest Table is affectionately known around campus as “the Pit” due to its location in the lowest level of Reynolda Hall. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are made fresh daily and designed to be nutritionally balanced, utilizing products that are locally procured, humanely raised and responsibly sourced whenever possible. Choose from homestyle favorites, rotisserie items, sandwiches, omelets, fresh salads, pastas, international meals, homemade desserts and more. The Pit also hosts a Vegan Station with a PETA A/A+ rating the last three years, helping to get Wake Forest recognized as one of the “Top 10 Vegan Friendliest Schools in the Nation.” All items in the Pit are made without peanuts and tree nuts.

“Mag Room” The Magnolia Room Come by the Magnolia Room and enjoy an upscale all-you-care-to-eat lunch Monday through Friday on the second floor of Reynolda Hall. Fine-dining food and décor create a more intimate dining atmosphere.

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Benson Food Court Located on the second floor of the Benson University Center, Benson Food Court features national and local favorites, including Chick-fil-A, Bento (freshly prepared sushi and Asian cuisine hot bar), Forest Greens (chopped salads, deli, Sambazon Acai Bowl) and the 336 Market.

Shorty’s Bar & Grill The story began in 1916 with “Shorty” Joyner when he opened a small restaurant on White Street in Wake Forest, North Carolina, near the campus of Wake Forest College. The restaurant eventually became a local hangout for all students. When Wake Forest moved to Winston-Salem in 1956, Shorty’s came along with it. Shorty’s remains a favorite dining and gathering place for the Wake Forest community. Located on the second floor of Benson University Center, this Wake Forest landmark is known for its delicious tavern menu and fun trivia nights!

4 ZSR Library Camino Bakery Enjoy freshly baked pastries, local Counter Culture coffee and Pure Vida tea at Wake’s very own Camino!

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Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza. Stop by to enjoy locally roasted coffee and artisan-crafted products at this student-run gathering place.

Named in honor of Ken Zick, former vice president and dean of student affairs, Zick’s is proud to enrich the Wake Forest campus as a favorite hangout and venue. It was voted #1 Flat Bread in Winston-Salem by Wake Forest students. Visit this landmark for pizza, wings and billiards, or watch a sporting event! Housed in the same location is Flying the Coop, a scratch-made chicken restaurant with an assortment of sauces and dips. You can never go wrong with a classic chicken finger basket and house-cut fries.

7 North Dining Hall Hilltop Market This all-you-care-to-eat dining hall combines the dining style of a modern servery with the fresh and healthy choices of a traditional residential restaurant. The menu features a wide variety of chef-driven recipes featuring American favorites and global cuisine. Meals are made fresh daily and designed to be nutritionally balanced, utilizing products locally procured and responsibly sourced whenever possible.

Village Juice, Starbucks and Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market Village Juice is owned and operated by local Wake Forest alumni, boasting healthy eating that tastes amazing, from made-toorder salad, grain and smoothie bowls to signature smoothies. The North Dining Hall’s Starbucks is a full-service venue serving breakfast and lunch selections. It is adjacent to the Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market convenience store. Village Juice is located upstairs in North Dining Hall next to Hilltop Market.

How do i pay? Meal plan Most residential students are required to purchase a meal plan. There are several meal plan options available to you. Each meal plan consists of Meal Swipes, Old Gold Swipes and Food Dollars. Choose the one that best matches your dining lifestyle. For more information on plans and pricing, please visit

Food Dollars Food Dollars work like a debit account. Each time a purchase is made, the amount is deducted from the balance in your account. Food Dollars can be used at any campus dining location. Add Food Dollars to your account at any time at or by visiting the dining office located in Reynolda Hall, Room 12.

Meal Swipes

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Meal Swipes are used to access the Fresh Food Company (The Pit), the Magnolia Room and the Hilltop Market. These locations feature a variety of stations, including a deli, salad bar, made-to-order international grill, Southern kitchen, pizza and made-to-order pasta.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Old Gold Swipes

Known for its perfectly baked bagels, Einstein Bros. also boasts some of the best coffee and espresso — featuring Caribou Coffee® — deli sandwiches, breakfast egg sandwiches, lunch catering and delicious baked snacks and sweets.

Old Gold Swipes are included in your total number of meals and serve as enhancements to the traditional meals. A portion of your Meal Swipes is considered Old Gold. In addition to their usage as traditional Meal Swipes at any residential dining hall, these swipes may be used to purchase combo meals in the following locations: Chick-fil-A, Einstein’s, Forest Greens, Bento, Legal Grounds, Magnolia Room, Shorty’s, Starbucks, Camino Bakery, Subway, Village Juice, Flying the Coop and Zick’s.

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What is the difference between Food Dollars and Deacon Dollars? Food Dollars can be used only for food purchases. Deacon Dollars can be used at a variety of locations, including the Bookstore and the Deacon Shop, in addition to Wake Forest Dining venues. Deacon Dollars carry over as long as you are enrolled as a Wake Forest student.

How can I add more Food Dollars?

What happens if I do not use all of my Meal Swipes or Food Dollars? Any unused meals (including Old Gold Meal Swipes) expire at the end of each semester. Unused Food Dollars carry over from fall to spring semester, but expire at the end of the spring semester. Old Gold Swipes are included in your total number of meals and serve as enhancements to the traditional meals. A portion of your Meal Swipes is considered Old Gold. In addition to their usage as traditional Meal Swipes, these swipes may be used to purchase combo meals in the following locations: Chick-fil-A, Einstein’s, Forest Greens, Legal Grounds, Magnolia Room, Moe’s, Shorty’s, Starbucks, Subway, Village Juice and Zick’s.

What’s being served right now? Can I check the menu? Our menus are available online at dining.wfu. edu.

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Go to the Quick Add Value webpage at go.wfu. edu/quickadd, which will allow anyone to add food dollars or Deacon Dollars with only the need for the student last name and student ID number. A page will open with a shoppingcart-style form to conduct a transaction and add funds.

Can I change my meal plan? Meal plan changes are administered by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. For more information and deadlines, please visit go.wfu. edu/f101mealplans.

How do I track my meal plan usage? Food Dollar balances can be checked at all cash registers and at Meal Swipes can be checked through any residential dining hall registers. Sign up for low-balance alerts on our site to stay up to date on your Food Dollars.

Am I required to have a meal plan? Most students who live on campus are required to have a meal plan. The requirement for the amount of meals purchased varies depending on where a student is living on campus.

Students who live off campus are not required to have a meal plan, but they may purchase a traditional, commuter or apartment plan when they register their off-campus address in WIN. Please visit for more information regarding Dining Services, including meal plan options and rates.

animal- and plant-based proteins, whole grains, a spice bar, an array of vegetables and more. For suggestions on how to build a performance dining meal or snack, students can visit

Meet Our Registered Dietitian

Our efforts to promote a more sustainable food system include the following:

Food is the fuel your body needs to function. Making smart choices is a critical part of health and wellbeing. Special dietary needs and concerns can be accommodated by contacting our registered dietitian. Please visit our main office in Reynolda Hall, Room 12, visit or call 336.758.6410 for more information.

Diverse Dietary Needs Deacon Dining strives to accommodate the diverse dietary needs of our students. Students can view menus and ingredients for all residential and retail locations online at, and have access to a dietitian who works with medical providers to help guide students on how to eat on campus with their specific food allergies, intolerances and preferences. We actively participate in the Global Foods Committee as well as other international student organizations to provide culturally authentic foods. We offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, kosher and halal items across residential and retail dining locations.

Performance Dining We engage and inform students about the healthy functions of foods to help them make choices that will fuel performance across the day, from the classroom to the gym. Students will find a performance dining station in the Fresh Food Company stocked with lean

Sustainability in Dining

•P rioritizing foods and beverages that are fresh and in season, organically certified, humanely raised and handled, fair-trade certified and/or approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium whenever possible. •C reating delicious menus that optimize the nutrition of fruits, vegetables and grains for fully vegan, vegetarian or plant-forward options that include animal proteins. Shifting to a more plant-based way of eating helps reduce freshwater withdrawals and greenhouse gas emissions and is a win‑win for both our personal health and the environment. •C ollecting prep waste in the Pit, coffee grounds at Starbucks and Campus Grounds, and all food waste in North Dining for composting. For more information on Wake Forest University’s commitment to sustainability, please visit

Reducing Food Waste with Campus Kitchen Campus Kitchen and Wake Forest Dining partner to tackle food waste and hunger. Food that is prepared but never served is repurposed into 300 regular meals per week for foodinsecure individuals and families. Produce from the Campus Garden complements the repurposed food, so volunteers can make fresh meals from scratch in the Campus Kitchen.

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You’re a balancing act. We can help.

OFFICE OF WELLBEING Website: Phone: 336.758.3089 Email: LOCATION Reynolds Gym at WF Wellbeing Center A321 SOCIAL WFUTHRIVE

In the Wake Forest tradition of educating the whole person, we are committed to sustaining a multidimensional culture of health and wellbeing that will benefit our students long after they leave the Forest. Wellbeing is about much more than physical health. Here, it’s a multifaceted balancing act that — when maintained properly — leaves us best able to cope with adversity, build rewarding relationships and live with a sense of purpose. Thrive is a campuswide initiative — owned by every member of the Wake Forest University community. The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making wellbeing a part of every experience in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. If you’re ever curious about the University’s commitment to wellbeing, look no further than the Wellbeing Life in the Forest 63

Center inside Reynolds Gym. Here you will find conversation nooks, a workout facility and resources to help you relax and take care of your personal wellbeing. With large windows for natural light, a fireplace, full-body massage chairs and an aromatherapy station, the Wellbeing Center’s Living Room and Office of Wellbeing are sure to be your new favorite spaces on campus. Continue reading to see just some of the many services and programs the Office of Wellbeing offers to support your wellbeing.

empower and promote wellbeing within the campus community. Through their collaborative outreach and awareness programs, the peer group promotes services, tools and resources involving alcohol and other drug misuse, stress, sleep awareness and mental health.

Gold Apron Cooking Learn how to cook delicious, healthy meals that will fuel your mind and body. You can stop by our mobile kitchen in Reynolds Gym to talk to a nutritionist from Deacon Dining, watch a cooking demonstration and try free samples!

Wellbeing Coaching

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Work with a certified coach to identify professional or personal goals around any of the eight dimensions of wellbeing. Develop action plans to achieve your goals and measure your progress.

Deacs Thrive

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Safety

DeacsThrive TXT supports the wellbeing and academic success of students at Wake Forest University. Subscribers receive helpful text messages on wellbeing topics such as mental health and resilience, affirmations, physical activity, social connection, nutrition, sleep, alcohol and other drugs harm reduction, and other general wellbeing tips.

The Office of Wellbeing coordinates Wake Forest’s alcohol and other drugs (AOD) misuse prevention program. The office offers a number of services: AOD-related workshops, training and programming; private AOD individual assessments and brief consultation to students, parents, faculty and staff with regard to AOD concerns; referrals to community support services; and support for individuals in recovery from addiction.

Students may text “Thrive” to 833.230.8900 to join the DeacsThrive TXT community. You’ll receive three text messages each week with tips to aid in your wellbeing practice. Reply STOP at any time to opt-out of the program. Message and data rates may apply.

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Bystander Intervention Training Upon entering Wake Forest in the fall, all first-year students will participate in interactive, discussion-based training to learn how to be an active bystander in situations regarding alcohol, mental health and sexual assault. These sessions are intended to raise awareness of helping behaviors, increase

motivation to help, develop skills and confidence when responding to problems or concerns, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of self and others.

Prevention Programs Wake Forest University is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all members of the University community. As part of our comprehensive program for first-year students, Wake Forest University requires you to complete four online programs: 1. A lcoholEdu is designed to increase students’ knowledge, decrease harmful behaviors and provide information for safe decision-making in your college years and beyond. 2. A s part of Wake Forest University’s efforts to prevent sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, students are required to complete Part 1 of Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, an online course that defines behaviors that constitute sexual misconduct, ways to prevent sexual misconduct through bystander intervention, the avenues that are available to report sexual misconduct and the support resources available for students. 3. T he Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Course is designed to enhance your awareness of experiences others may have had or might have — experiences related to differences in our society and on our campus. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of the differences that make our campus a community of students, staff, faculty and supporters that value one another. 4. T he Hazing Prevention 101™ Course College Edition is designed to provide evidence-based best practices that teach you how to recognize, prevent and report hazing.

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You’ve got spirit. Yes, you do.

OFFICE OF THE CHAPL AIN Website: Phone: 336.758.5210 Fax: 336.758.3193 M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7204, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATIONS Reynolda Hall Suite 8 Kitchin Residence Hall Suite 40 Benson University Center Room 317

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The Office of the Chaplain sponsors a variety of opportunities for exploring the spiritual dimensions and meaning of your life. We can help you find a spiritual home base or form a new group, widen your circle of inclusion and identifications, handle an ethical dilemma or research a class project. The Office of the Chaplain collaborates as a multifaith team to promote enriching dialogue, meaningful celebrations and remembrances, and enduring friendships among people of all religious and spiritual backgrounds.

To these ends, the Office and its chaplains and campus ministers seek ways to encourage:

Religious Life Pre-Orientation Retreats

• spiritual wellbeing

• Jewish: MazalWAKE is a fun three-day pre-orientation to college and Jewish life at Wake Forest, with an opportunity to explore your campus community and to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

• a n exploration of the spiritual dimensions of leadership • ways to resiliently engage with life • l istening deeply and living your truth • community cohesion: a caring and compassionate Wake Forest • religious and spiritual commitment within the context of religious pluralism

• C hristian: Exclusively for first-year Demon Deacons, Summit offers Christian students the opportunity to get to know others who are both anxious and excited about their new lives as Wake Forest students.

• spiritual practices that encourage emotional intelligence

Religious/Spiritual Student Groups

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Founded on the principle that each religious tradition is an equally valued part of this community — and that this diversity contributes to a vital learning community — the Office of the Chaplain supports the life of all spiritual and religious traditions represented at Wake Forest. Groups include:

• active engagement in the search for meaning and purpose

Religious and Spiritual Spaces From Wait and Davis Chapels to the Reynolda Village trails, there are many sacred spaces at Wake Forest that nurture the lives of people who encounter them. They include:

• Athletes in Action (AIA) • Baptist Student Union (BSU) • Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

• R eligious Life student lounges

• Chi Rho

• meditation rooms (Benson University Center and Wake Downtown)

• Episcopal Student Fellowship (ESF)

• M indfulWake meditation room (Reynolda Hall)

• H illel (Jewish)

MindfulWake The central objective of MindfulWake is to help you develop mindfulness practices that deepen self-awareness and increase wellbeing. We offer:

• G ospel Choir • H indu Student Association (HSA) • L iving Parables • Lutheran Student Movement (LSM) • M inor Variations • Muslim Student Association (MSA) • Orthodox Christian Fellowship

• d rop-in weekly meditation & practice groups

• P resbyterian Student Fellowship (UKIRK)

• m indfulness-based coaching

• R eformed University Fellowship (RUF)

• half-day retreats

• Wake Forest Catholic Community

• koru mindfulness classes

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Wake Forest’s annual Christmas Lovefeast is one of our most beloved traditions.

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december 5, in wait chapel and honors our shared history with the moravian church

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moravian buns served to the congregation by

dieners (german for servers). during the meal , music is offered by the wake forest concert choir, flute choir and the messiah moravian church band. handmade beeswax candles

decorated with red paper frill are distributed to each worshipper. the candles are lit while the worship space is darkened, except for a large, illuminated moravian advent star.

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Every student deserves a playground

CAMPUS RECREATION Website: Phone: 336.758.7178 Email: LOCATION Wake Forest Wellbeing Center (Reynolds Gym) SOCIAL WFUCAMPUSRECREATION @WFUCAMPUSREC

Demon Deacons are extremely active both inside and outside the Forest. The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center is the hub for fitness and recreation on campus. Campus Rec offers workout spaces, intramural sports and club teams. Looking to get off campus? Outdoor Pursuits hosts outdoor adventure trips for all experience levels!

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Recreational Facilities Come check out the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center. This renovated and expanded facility boasts state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment as well as four gyms, four exercise studios, a pool and whirlpool, comfortable lounges and a climbing and bouldering wall. Our campus also offers five acres of playing fields, over three miles of running trails, a disc golf course and outdoor basketball, tennis and sand volleyball courts. Campus Recreation has an extensive equipment checkout, including basketballs, tennis rackets, cornhole sets and more. And when the family comes to visit, they can get a guest pass and join you! To learn more, visit

Fitness In addition to offering state-of-the-art equipment, Campus Rec offers daily group fitness classes ranging from Zumba to yoga, as well as small-group training like TRX and HIIT. Personal trainers are also available in Reynolds Gym. All instructors and trainers are professionally certified and trained to give you the best fitness experience possible. Learn more at

Intramural Sports Most Deacons participate in at least one of several intramural sports each year. Both recreational and competitive leagues are available, so you can have fun no matter how competitive (or noncompetitive) you may be, and championship T-shirts are prized possessions! Check it out at intramurals.

Club Sports Wish you could continue competing in your favorite sport here at Wake Forest? You can! There are 35 club sport teams that compete against other universities. If we don’t currently field a team in your favorite sport, you can start your own club team. Learn more at go.wfu. edu/clubsports.

Outdoor Pursuits Ready for an adventure? Outdoor Pursuits is your outdoor adventure headquarters. We offer not only a wide range of day and overnight trips, but also an extensive inventory of rental gear. Want to meet others who enjoy

the outdoors? Participate in Wilderness to Wake, the University’s largest first-year preorientation program. Come join us at go.wfu. edu/outdoors.

Aquatics Go ahead! Take the plunge and dive into our eight-lane pool or relax in the 14-person whirlpool. Whether you want to swim for fitness, competition or fun, we’re here for you! Whatever you do, jump in, ’cause the water’s great! Find out more at

Student Employment Looking for a job during college? We want you! Campus Rec is the largest employer of students on campus, and we have jobs including lifeguard, trip guide and climbing wall attendant. We also hire and train group fitness instructors, personal trainers and intramural officials. Working on campus is super convenient, and we like to think we’re pretty fun too! Visit

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Green. Like a Forest should be.

The Office of Sustainability provides students with the support to transform their interests in sustainability into passionate leadership. Whether we can encourage you to carry a reusable water bottle or inspire you to become a change agent for sustainability, there is a place and a way for you to get involved.


Oh, the Places You’ll Go ... and the Things You’ll Learn

Campus Engagement for Sustainability

What do drones, coral reefs in Belize, backpacking across Alaska and exploring the Peruvian Amazon have in common? They’re all part of the Environmental Program here at Wake Forest, where the world is your classroom. Even on campus, you’ll enjoy real-world learning by experiencing the inner workings of Wake through Campus as Lab. Explore to learn about our majors, minors, courses of study and the many research opportunities that abound. 72 Life in the Forest

Website: Phone: 336.758.3328 Email: LOCATION Reynolda Hall 101 SOCIAL SUSTAINABLEWFU

Unique events and opportunities throughout the year will help you have some fun, expand your mind and be inspired to act. Give a presentation and learn from other students at “Earth Talks,” attend seminars on climate justice and hear from world-renowned guest speakers, from rock star authors to actual rock stars. Celebrate with us each spring during Earth Month, featuring service projects, tree plantings, campus sustainability awards and more.

Get Involved

Lead the Way

Meet sustainability student leaders and learn how you can get involved at “Let’s Taco-Bout Sustainability.” Join a sustainability student organization or start your own. Volunteer in areas such as plant-forward dining, youth environmental education, waste reduction, composting, energy conservation, clothing and fashion, and more.

Join SLG ‘25, a group of first-year students who serve as peer leaders for sustainability within their residence halls. Train to become a Sustainability Ambassador or a Greeks Go Green peer educator. Jump-start your career by applying for a paid internship with the Office of Sustainability; you can even propose your own project or position!

Connect & Cultivate

Walk the Talk

Global sustainability concepts get rooted in hands-on experience in the Campus Garden. Practice the fundamentals of sustainable gardening, learn about the connections between regenerative agriculture and climate change, and harvest produce to alleviate local hunger. Oh, and take a minute to crunch a carrot or cuddle a chicken!

At Wake, caring for the world around us is a way of life. From energy conservation and waste minimization in your residence hall to sustainable dining and alternative forms of transportation, you’ll be primed to have a positive environmental impact starting on day one. We can’t wait for you to join us in the sustainability transformation!

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Because there’s more to school than school


Log on to “the link” at to get involved

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Wake Forest offers you the opportunity to expand your horizons within a community that is at once rooted in enduring traditions and characterized by innovation and adaptability to fast-changing contexts. Student Engagement invites you to become an engaged citizen in our community, to enhance your self-awareness while growing as a courageous leader, and to be a part of a tradition as well as part of the future. Your Wake Forest experience will allow you to not only broaden your perspective but also deepen your view.

Student Engagement at Wake Forest offers a multitude of ways to connect, explore and grow. Throughout the year, you’ll be able to take part in programs that complement your academic experience through the arts, traditions, political involvement, media and community service. Throughout these experiences, you’ll develop new skills, new friendships and new ways of seeing the world. Consider becoming an invested community member in one of the over 200 chartered student organizations and campuswide initiatives. From service-oriented organizations to political groups to social organizations and religiously affiliated groups, there is bound to be an organization that aligns with your interests and curiosities.


Student Involvement Fair The Fall Student Involvement Fair will be live. Students will be able to meet many of Wake’s student organizations and learn how to get involved on campus and in the community. Look out for a link to the fair in your email near the end of the semester.

Wake the Demons/First-Year Tailgate, September 3 Kick off the 2021 Wake Forest football season with your class against Old Dominion! Athletics and Campus Life sponsor an event exclusively for the incoming class prior to the first home football game. More details to come!

Homecoming, October 29-31 Homecoming is fall reunion weekend for alumni, friends and students of Wake Forest. It includes the Homecoming football game against Duke and activities organized by Student Union, Student Government, the Alumni Office and Athletics.

ober 1 -3, 2021

Parents and families of Wake Forest students are invited to attend an exciting weekend, including the football game against Louisville, parent information sessions, an address by President Susan Wente, programs on the history of Wake Forest, and numerous open houses and gathering opportunities. Life in the Forest 75

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Like the fight song says,

your new home is unrivaled by any The history, events, quirks and rituals that make Wake Forest unique help form a lasting bond among those who call themselves Demon Deacons. In a time before Google, these were things passed from one generation of Wake Foresters to the next. Embrace them. Make them your own.

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in 1834, the wake forest

Manual Labor Institute was founded in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

the first student was 12

years old, and the first graduating class included four students.

in 1946, the school accepted an invitation from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to move across North Carolina to Winston-Salem.

the reynolda campus opened its doors in 1956.

wake forest was the first major private institution in the South to integrate.

wake forest college

became Wake Forest University in 1967. The letters WFC can still be found in ironwork around campus.

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the honesty, trustworthiness and personal integrity of each student is integral to the life and purpose of the Wake Forest community. Together, we seek the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. An even higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto, pro humanitate, as the passion for knowledge is translated into compassionate service.

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Project Pumpkin Project Pumpkin is an annual event around Halloween sponsored by the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. It brings approximately 700 children from the Winston-Salem community onto campus and pairs them with Wake Forest undergraduates for trick-or-treating and carnival games.

Wake ’n Shake What do over 1,200 students do together in Reynolds Gym for 12 continuous hours in March? They dance, sing, play games, hear inspirational stories and have a fantastic time, all to help find a cure for cancer. So get on your feet and get ready to dance!

Hit the Bricks “This is college!” These were the words of a first-year student while racing around the Quad as a member of his residence hall’s relay team. More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff join together in Wake Forest’s annual eight-hour team relay event to benefit the Brian Piccolo Cancer Drive.

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Magnolias You’ll find them gracing Manchester Plaza, and they hold a special place in the hearts of Wake Foresters across the globe. The magnolias of today come from seeds that were collected from the Old Campus in 1947, grown for five years in a swimming pool in South Carolina, then transplanted to the Reynolda Campus.

The Stone Arch It’s not our first arch. What graces the Quad today is a replica of the original, which can still be found on our Old Campus in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Each year during Commencement, the graduating class carries on the tradition of entering the Quad through the arch.

Wait Chapel Named for Samuel Wait, our University’s first president. The 12-ton carillon consists of 48 bronze bells. There are only 100 of its kind nationwide. The chapel has hosted a wide range of events, including two presidential debates, the memorial service for longtime faculty member Maya Angelou, NPR’s “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me” and many notable speakers, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Jimmy Carter, James Earl Jones, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Tony Dungy, Senator John McCain, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Laverne Cox. Life in the Forest 83

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Old Gold & Black YOUR FIGHT SONG


O here’s to Wake Forest A glass of the finest Red ruddy, Rhenish


Filled up to the brim. Her sons, they are many Unrivaled by any With hearts o’erflowing, We will sing a hymn.


RAH, RAH, WAKE FOREST, RAH! Old Alma Mater’s sons are we! We’ll herald the story


and die for her glory:


Old Gold and Black is ever waving high. As frosh we adore her, As sophs we explore her, and carve our names upon her ancient walls. As juniors patrol her, as seniors extol her, and weep to leave fore’er her sacred halls. (WIPE TEARS AND REPEAT CHORUS)


Pro Humanitate The Wake Forest motto, Pro Humanitate, is regularly translated as “For Humanity” and is probably most often understood to mean that we do what we do for the sake of humanity, for the people of the world. It is often heard as a very specific call to community service.

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Pack your game face

WAKE FOREST ATHLETICS Website: Phone: 336.758.5616 Fax: 336.758.6090 M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7265, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Manchester Athletic Center SOCIAL WAKE FOREST SPORTS @DEMONDEACONS

The Deacon has been dominating opponents in one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences for years. As the smallest school in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Wake Forest continually proves that it’s not the size of the school in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the school. With national championships, ACC regular-season titles and tournament championships, NCAA basketball tournament appearances, bowl games and a signature ACC football championship in 2006, Wake Forest University competes — and wins — at the highest level of collegiate athletics. With the full support of the legendary Screamin’ Demons and the entire Wake Forest community wearing their black and gold, Demon Deacon athletic events are opportunities you don’t want to miss. And much like our loyal fans, your voice will also return.

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Them Deacs?! the deacons

took the crown in

1955 as the first ACC school to win baseball’s

College World Series.

brian piccolo, the subject of the

acclaimed movie “Brian’s Song,” was the 1964 ACC player of the year for the Deacs.

nine ncaa championships

have been claimed by the following teams: field hockey (2002, 2003, 2004), men’s golf (1974, 1975, 1986), baseball (1955), men’s soccer (2007) and men’s tennis (2018).

wake forest has won 53 ACC Championships.

4 former wake forest golfers

have won a total of 11 major championships, which is the third most of any university.

arnold palmer, golf legend and

former Wake Forest student, won the inaugural ACC championship in 1954.

other notable deacons:

Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, Dearica Hamby, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, John Collins, Jack Harrison and Laura Diaz

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How do I get tickets to athletic events? All undergraduate students receive free admission to all Wake Forest athletic events by showing their Deacon OneCards. However, the number of seats at these games is limited, and spots are first come, first served.

How much does it cost? There is no cost for students to attend athletic events. There is a minimal cost for students to join the Screamin’ Demons.

Can students tailgate at football games?

Where are the athletic facilities? Wake Forest’s facilities are located both on and off the Reynolda Campus. Field hockey and track and field utilize Kentner Stadium, which is located next to Reynolds Gym. The men’s and women’s soccer teams play at Spry Stadium, adjacent to Polo Residence Hall. The volleyball team uses Reynolds Gym as its home facility. The baseball, football and basketball facilities are adjacent to each other off campus on Deacon Boulevard. The football team plays at BB&T Field, the basketball teams host their home games at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the baseball team competes at David F. Couch Ballpark. The men’s and women’s tennis teams practice and play at both the Wake Forest University Indoor Tennis Center and the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

How do I get to the football stadium? Prior to football games, the athletics department runs shuttle buses between the Reynolda Campus and BB&T Field. The buses typically start picking up students at Wait Chapel four hours before game time. As kickoff approaches, additional shuttle buses will also make pickups at Benson University Center.

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There is a designated student tailgate area within the University Tennis Center, which is behind the East Stands at BB&T Field. Any recognized student organization can reserve space at the student tailgate by contacting WFU Sports Marketing.

Where can I get apparel? Wake Forest apparel items are sold at Deacon Shops in Kitchin Residence Hall and in Hanes Mall. Be proud and wear your black and gold!

How do I try out for a team? The walk-on tryout process varies from team to team. The best thing to do is to contact the specific athletic team on which you would like to participate.

What is a Screamin’ Demon? The Screamin’ Demons are a student group that supports all Wake Forest athletic teams. They are considered the loudest and proudest Wake Forest fans, and their presence helps to create the energy and atmosphere that make Wake Forest sporting events such a great tradition. Membership in the Screamin’ Demons includes T-shirts for football and basketball games. Screamin’ Demons also receive priority for the best seats at sporting events. For more information, visit

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to sa y


not possible

everything. — sa n d e e p M a z u m d e r

fo r m e r d e pa r t m e n t c h a i r a n d A s s o c i at e p r o f e s s o r o f e c o n o m i c s

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Your hometown away from home

With a laid-back, artsy vibe, Winston-Salem offers the convenience of a smaller city without the drama of a metropolis. Head west to the mountains, head east to the beach — either is just a few hours away. Along with 250 years of history, the City of Arts and Innovation has two film festivals, six colleges and universities, professional baseball, 450 restaurants, opera and plenty of green space. So grab a friend and get out there, explore and make yourself at home.

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Explore. eat. enjoy. riverrun international film festival Mozelle's Fresh Bistro west end Cafe

First Frida y Gallery Hop

the Porch Bailey Park YAMAs Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA) Finnegan's Wake and Irish Pub

the Ramkat

Thruway Center Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District sixth & vine

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Crafted Taco King's Crab Shack and Oyster Bar

Aperture Cinema Mellow mushroom sweet potatoes old salem Artivity on the Green

Camino Bakery cugino forno Camel City BBQ FACTORY taqueria luciano's


Burke Street Pizza quanto basta

and more!

Reynolda House, Gardens and Village The origins of your new WinstonSalem home can be found a few steps away at Reynolda, the former estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and tobacco magnate Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds. At Reynolda, you can find your new favorite lunch spot, boutiques and salons within walking distance, a peaceful lawn for studying under the sun and works of art that will inspire you for years to come. A visit to Reynolda in your first year is essential to understanding why the ground you walk on is called the Reynolda Campus. Reynolda gets its name from the feminine of Reynolds, a nod to the estate’s visionary, Katharine. As a 1,067-acre working estate, Reynolda originally incorporated the main house, now called Reynolda House Museum of American Art, formal and informal gardens known as Reynolda Gardens and farm buildings turned into the unique shops and restaurants of Reynolda Village. Wake Forest’s Reynolda Campus rests on the land that was once farmland of the Reynolda Estate. Reynolda is an easy quarter-mile walk from campus along the Reynolda Trail, a wooded, paved trail that connects to South Campus.


What can you do at Reynolda? • enjoy free admission to a renowned art museum and free or discounted Reynolda programs and events

• study in the quiet of the galleries

• discover three miles of walking and running paths • tie up a hammock beneath the trees

• become a student docent at the museum

• learn about nonprofits and arts leadership through an internship

• get a relaxing pedicure & a scrumptious crepe • become BF F s with an American art masterpiece

• impress your parents with a self-guided museum tour • find inner peace through meditation or yoga in Reynolda Gardens

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start Gallery

The START Gallery, the Wake Forest University Student Art Gallery, was founded in 2009 and is located in Reynolda Village adjacent to the University campus. The gallery offers students the opportunity to display and sell their artwork, and, through its eight to 10 exhibitions a year, strives to create a unique experience for students interested in art or art management. START boasts various opportunities for students to get involved, including STARTyourself, which allows interested students to present solo shows of their work or to curate exhibitions of the work of others. Life in the Forest 99


A tour guide to your future

As expressed in the University’s Statement of Purpose, Wake Forest dedicates itself to fostering “habits of mind that ask ‘why,’ that evaluate evidence, that are open to new ideas, that attempt to understand and appreciate the perspectives of others, that accept complexity and grapple with it, that admit error and that pursue truth.” Advising at Wake Forest reflects this vision and aspires to encourage students on a personal journey — one in which courses chosen and decisions made both inside and outside of the classroom are intentional and reflect exploration, open-mindedness, creativity, appropriate risk-taking and willingness to learn from challenges.

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING Website: Phone: 336.758.3320 Fax: 336.758.4548 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7225, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Reynolda Hall 125 SOCIAL WFU.OAA @WFU_OAA @WFU.OAA

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Advising Sessions in June 2021 In June, new students are encouraged to contact the Office of Academic Advising to have a telephone advising session with a member of our staff. Students should follow the schedule below and should use Forestry 101, the new student website, and other resources to prepare specific questions. Due to volume, we cannot offer multiple telephone advising sessions, so please prepare your questions ahead of time as much as possible. After your advising session, if you have additional questions, we will ask that you direct those to us via email at This email address is monitored closely and you will typically receive a reply within 48 hours. We will be accepting advising calls MondayFriday, June 7-July 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Appointments are not scheduled; call 336.758.3320 and be prepared to be advised, with your WFU student ID number in hand.

Last name begins with

Call during the week of


June 7-11


June 14-17*


June 21-25


June 28-July 2

* The University will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth.

Lower-Division Advisers The lower-division adviser is a member of the faculty or staff who provides academic guidance and support. Your lower-division adviser will be available during New Deac Week to review your schedule with you. Until you declare a major, your lower-division adviser will guide and support you during and between registration periods except the first

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round this summer. A face-to-face meeting with your adviser is required before all registration periods except the first. Students are encouraged to arrange additional meetings at any time to seek advice or assistance.

Student Advisers Your student adviser is a current student who is trained to provide academic guidance and mentorship and will work with your lowerdivision adviser. Both will be available to assist you with your transition to Wake Forest. Your student adviser will reach out to you via WFU Google Mail in mid-August. You will be assigned a lower-division adviser and a student adviser in mid-August.

Professional Advising Staff In addition to your lower-division adviser and your student adviser, academic counselors in the Office of Academic Advising can assist with academic planning, exceptions and any other academic need or concern. See Walk-in hours are daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Reynolda Hall, Room 125.

Pre-Professional Advisers Pre-professional advisers for the health professions (medical, dental, veterinary medicine, PA, PT, nursing, etc.), pre-law, preengineering, pre-business, pre-investment banking and pre-graduate school are also available to meet with you. Visit pre-professional-tracks.

Note the 2021-22 academic calendar : It contains important dates regarding holidays, exams, and course drop and add dates. Copy these dates into your calendar now; you are expected to be present on all dates when the university is in session through your last exam. Do NOT schedule travel plans until you know course meeting times, assignment due dates and your final exam schedule!



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You have chosen a school that emphasizes the liberal arts, so you should be expecting — and eager — to play the intellectual field. Explore. Learn broadly. Use your first two years to see which areas of study excite you and draw on your strengths so that you can choose a major wisely. The Undergraduate Bulletin is an essential document that describes the academic policies that bind both students and the University, including your core academic requirements. You can find the Undergraduate Bulletin at It is a document that you will need to read carefully and refer to throughout your time at Wake Forest. Bookmark the section titled “Requirements for Degrees.” These requirements are also summarized over the next few pages. 106 The All-You-Can-Learn Buffet of Knowledge

Core Requirements Basic Requirements First Year Seminar (FYS 100, 3 hours): Required for all students. This class is to be taken during the first year. Writing Seminar (WRI 111, 4 hours): Required unless you are exempted by an AP Language & Composition score of 4 or 5 or AP Literature & Composition score of 5 only, or an IB higher-level English Language score of 6 or 7. This class is to be taken during the first year. A 200-level foreign language course (3 hours), which might require prerequisites: Placement is determined by the Foreign Language Placement Test. See the Foreign Language Placement section for more info. You might be exempt based on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate score. Students whose primary language (the language of instruction in the student’s prior schooling) is other than English are exempt from the basic requirement in foreign language. Please contact the Office of the Dean of the College for more information. Health and Exercise Requirement (HES 100): Required for all students and should be taken within the first year.

Humanities — 2 Courses* History Philosophy Study of Religions Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Literatures — 1 Course Literatures Written in English (English Department)

Divisional Requirements You must complete courses in each of the five divisions of the undergraduate curriculum while enrolled at Wake Forest. Qualifying Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores count towards general elective and some major/minor credit, but cannot be used to satisfy divisional requirements. Courses satisfying a divisional requirement are designated (D) after their descriptions in the Undergraduate Bulletin and under course attributes on WIN. The Course Completion Checklist ( also lists current courses that meet divisional requirements.

Cultural Diversity and Quantitative Reasoning Requirements One Cultural Diversity (CD) and one Quantitative Reasoning (QR) course are required. These can be taken at the basic, divisional or major/minor level or as electives. CD and QR designations are found after course descriptions in the Undergraduate Bulletin and under course attributes on WIN.

In English Translation (Classical Languages, East Asian Languages and Cultures, German and Russian, French Studies, Spanish and Italian, and the Program in Humanities)

Fine Arts — 1 Course Art Music Theatre Dance Social Sciences — 2 Courses* Anthropology Communication Economics Education Politics and International Affairs Psychology Sociology Math & Natural Sciences — 2 Courses* Biology Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics and Statistics Physics *must be from two different departments The All-You-Can-Learn Buffet of Knowledge 107


Choose your own adventure

Choosing a major is a big decision, and it is one you don’t need to make right away. Our core requirements are designed to provide you with the appropriate time to expand your perspective and either confirm your instincts or turn you in an entirely new academic direction.

In your first year, we encourage you to test the waters for the majors and potential careers that interest you most. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss majors and minors you are considering with your academic advisers, the Office of Academic Advising (OAA), the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD), departmental representatives at the Major/Minor Fair and adults who have made a career of the majors you are considering. Enjoy the journey!

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major & minor

minor only

major only


African Studies


Art History

American Ethnic Studies

African American Studies



Applied Mathematics


Bioethics, Humanities and Medicine

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Creative Writing


Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

Business and Enterprise Management*


Classical Languages

East Asian Studies

Elementary Education



Film and Media Studies

Health and Exercise Science

Global Trade and Commerce Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Health and Human Services (counseling)

Mathematical Economics

Chinese Language and Culture Classical Studies Communication* Computer Science Economics Engineering English Environment and Sustainability Environmental Science French Studies German German Studies Greek History* Japanese Language and Culture Latin

Mathematical Business

Health Policy and Administration

Mathematical Statistics

Interdisciplinary Humanities

Music Performance

Music in Liberal Arts

International Studies Italian Language and Culture Jewish Studies Journalism


Latin American and Latino Studies




Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Politics and International Affairs

Middle East and Asia Studies

foreign areas of study Italian Studies Spanish Studies



Interdisciplinary Honors


Military Science

Russian and East European Studies

Self-Instructional Languages


Schools, Education and Society

*concentration available

Studio Art

Secondary Education



Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Psychology Religious Studies* Russian Sociology*

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It’s all about class

You will register for your fall classes online in July. Although your personal lower-division adviser will not be assigned to you yet, there are many resources available to help you plan, including academic counselors in the Office of Academic Advising. You will register for your spring semester courses in November. Your registration can be accomplished using any device with internet access. Access to registration begins at the assigned times on July 12 (round I) and July 14 (round II). Registration will end on July 16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Time tickets for registration are assigned randomly. We recommend registering at your assigned time. If you will be unavailable the entire week of registration, please contact the Office of Academic Advising prior to July 7. 110 The All-You-Can-Learn Buffet of Knowledge

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ADVISING Website: Phone: 336.758.3320 Fax: 336.758.4548 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7225, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Reynolda Hall 125 SOCIAL WFU.OAA @WFU_OAA @WFU.OAA

Begin checking your wfu email regularly!

Important emails will arrive with information regarding surveys, registration and orientation events.

July 12-16

These are some resources to help you along the wa y. Visit to receive step-by-step instructions.

Forestry 101 Academics & Registration Sections and the corresponding part of Advising resources, including pre-professional advising resources, on the Office of Academic Advising website: for-students All incoming students will have the opportunity to participate in an individual advising session in June via phone or in person. Visit advising. for more details. The Undergraduate Bulletin can be found at

Course Completion Checklist. A list of all courses that count for basic and divisional credit in a particular academic year is found at Academic counselors in the Office of Academic Advising are available by telephone at 336.758.3320 and email (undergraduateadvising@ during business hours. Timely email messages will arrive regularly from the Office of Academic Advising and the Office of the University Registrar with information about choosing courses and registration.

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1. Complete the Directed Self-Placement (DSP). Due June 7 (available May 31).

2. Report incoming Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores.

The Directed Self-Placement (DSP) helps you make an informed decision about which writing-intensive course (WRI 105, WRI 111, WRI 210 or WRI 212) you should take, or whether you should take FYS during your first semester. The DSP simulates a typical college writing assignment, in that you will have one week to read an article and write a response to a specific task related to that article. You will then answer questions designed to help you reflect on this writing experience as well as your previous reading and writing experiences. Based on your responses to these questions and instructions provided, you will indicate your preferred writing-intensive course.

If you think your academic past can be part of your Wake Forest future, we want to hear all about it.

The DSP faculty coordinator will receive your writing and the answers to the reflective questions. Although you will not receive direct feedback on your writing, the DSP faculty coordinator will email you feedback to guide your course selection prior to registration. In most cases, the DSP faculty coordinator will affirm your choice. Occasionally, we may recommend another course, but ultimately the choice is yours. The professor of your first writing course will also receive your DSP materials. That professor will not grade your DSP essay, but they may use it in writing assignments and reflections on writing development in your writing course. For instructions, more information and course descriptions for all writing-intensive course options, see

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AP/IB credit is reviewed and awarded by the Office of the University Registrar. Some of these credits will serve as a prerequisite for higher-level courses. AP/IB credit cannot be used to satisfy divisional requirements. However, credits earned through AP/IB will count toward the 120 hours necessary to graduate. Instructions for submitting scores are below. Students often forget to send scores from previous years; log in to your College Board profile to make sure all your scores are sent to Wake Forest. For tests taken in 2021: If you indicated that Wake Forest should receive your scores when you took the test(s), no action is needed. If you did not indicate Wake Forest as a college to receive your scores when you took the 2021 test(s), you will need to log in to your College Board profile when you receive an email (in early July) with your 2021 test scores.




3. Complete Foreign Language Placement (FLP) Test. Due July 9 (available May 13).

When registering for your foreign language:

You must complete the FLP test if you have studied any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian or Spanish. The tests can be found on the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) website at Each test will take between 1 and 1.5 hours to complete. You should take the FLP test for any language(s) studied in high school, even if you intend to start the study of a new language (in case you change your mind in the future).

If starting a new language, start at the level 101 or 111.

If you know you scored 3 or higher on an AP language exam or 6 or higher on an IB foreign language higher-level test, you do not need to take the FLP test because your foreign language placement will be based on your AP/ IB score. (See Step 2 for instructions on how to report your official AP/IB scores.) If it is after July 6 and your AP/IB scores have not been applied to your academic record or you do not know the results of your AP/IB scores, complete the FLP test. Your placement will be adjusted if a late-arriving AP/IB score indicates a different placement. If English is your second language, do not take the FLP test in your native language. You might be exempt from the foreign language requirement. Contact the Office of the Dean of the College about processing a foreign language requirement exemption. For further instructions, information on exemptions and other frequently asked questions, please see

If continuing with a language you previously studied, enroll in the class in which you are placed through the FLP test or AP/IB score. If you believe your placement score is inaccurate, register as directed by your score, but discuss your concerns with your foreign language professor once you arrive on campus. Students will not receive credit for a class at a lower level than the level of their placement without following the procedure outlined in the Undergraduate Bulletin under “Foreign Language Placements.” 4. Complete Course Preference Survey (CPS). Due July 16 (available July 9). You should begin the CPS before you register. It will help you start thinking about course selection for the fall semester as well as more broadly about your academic plans and goals. Once you have finalized your fall registration, put the final touches on your CPS, considering the classes you selected. Review your answers carefully, since you will not be able to make changes to the CPS once submitted. The CPS helps academic counselors in the OAA take your interests, concerns and academic plans into consideration when reviewing your course schedule. In addition, the CPS will help your lower-division adviser get to know you and advise you more effectively.

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What’s a typical schedule? Consult with your adviser for your specific needs, but a typical firstsemester schedule is 12-15 credits and includes: 1. F YS or WRI111 (but not both in the same semester) 2. Foreign language

3. D ivisional requirement (in a subject you like or are good at, or is a prerequisite for a potential major)*

4. D ivisional requirement (in a subject you like or are good at, or is a prerequisite for a potential major)*

5. B onus class(es) — this could be another divisional, an elective, or a combination of 1- & 1.5-credit classes such as HES100, LIB100, FYE100, EDU120 *Pre-business majors and students interested in health careers should see the PreProfessional Advising website.

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Advising for Pre-Professional Interests Interested in a career in health? Careers in the health professions (e.g., medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, nursing) do not require a particular major, but they do require planning in order to complete requirements and take advantage of additional learning opportunities such as study abroad. Most prehealth students will take one or two science classes in the first semester. For important information about course recommendations based on your AP/IB experience and projected major, see Interested in law school? There are no specific requirements for students interested in attending law school. You are encouraged to take courses that develop your skills and interests, challenge you to think critically and creatively, and prepare you to read, write and communicate well. For more information, see college.wfu. edu/prelaw. Interested in the School of Business? Admission to the School of Business undergraduate program is by formal application in January of the sophomore year, and applicants are screened by the School’s Committee on Admissions, Continuation and Scholarships. The number of students that can be accommodated is limited, and meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admission. The School of Business, therefore, reserves the right to grant or deny admission or readmission to any student even though he or she meets the minimum requirements. For more details about admission requirements, see the 2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin:

Interested in investment banking, asset management, sales and trading, and private equity? The Pre-Wall Street Career Track will provide early and focused professional preparation for qualified Wake Forest students intending to pursue careers in investment banking, asset management, sales and trading, and private equity on a global basis. Please visit for more information.

Advanced Placement Scores Wake Forest needs to receive your AP scores directly from the College Board. Log in to your College Board profile no later than June 20 to request that your scores be sent to the Office of the University Registrar (college code 5885). If you request your scores by this date, they should be received at Wake Forest University in time for registration in July. You must complete this process to ensure that the University Registrar receives your official scores, even if you submitted AP scores with your admissions application or prior to your enrollment. Please note that score processing may take up to two weeks once Wake Forest receives the scores from the College Board. Scores of 4 or 5 will generally

result in AP credit, but there are exceptions. For information on credit awarded, course equivalency and exemptions for specific tests and scores, see

International Baccalaureate Scores Official IB transcripts must be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar. Contact your IB program coordinator or submit a request through the IB website as soon as possible. For more information regarding transcript submission, credit awarded, course equivalency and exemptions, please refer to

Checking Credits Awarded To determine if your AP/IB credits have been applied to your academic record, go to WIN > Virtual Campus > Academic Transcript. If you believe you will have AP/IB credit for a course but it is not recorded on your transcript by the time of registration, do not register for the course in question. Most students do not want to take a class at Wake Forest for which they will obtain AP/IB credit. Qualifying scores received later will still gain you course credit.




If you crave a complete change of scenery from the Quad’s Georgian architecture, grab your scientific calculator and safety goggles and hop on a shuttle bound for Wake Downtown. Located in Innovation Quarter in the heart of WinstonSalem, Wake Downtown is where tradition meets innovation as engineering, the sciences, the arts and the humanities cross paths inside high-tech labs and classrooms. Students enrolled in the engineering and biomedical sciences programs at Wake Downtown are immersed in an active, roll-up-your-sleeves learning environment. Experiential learning normally reserved for graduate-level study is the cornerstone of these undergraduate opportunities. Wake Downtown’s innovative, interdisciplinary space also houses

courses in the arts and humanities alongside our new anchor programs in engineering, biochemistry and molecular biology, and medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. To provide our Wake Downtown students with every advantage, we set up shop right next to the Wake Forest School of Medicine facilities — not only to give our undergraduates proximity to those labs and research spaces, but to increase collaboration with the School of Medicine faculty as well. Classes aren’t the only thing happening downtown. There is life outside the lab, and we’ve made having fun very convenient. When your brain reaches capacity, we suggest you fill up your senses at an art gallery, outdoor concert or unique downtown eatery. The All-You-Can-Learn Buffet of Knowledge


B.S. in Engineering This bachelor of science program is innovative and hands-on, just like a good engineer. It offers a comprehensive and fully immersed technical education with a firm academic grounding in the liberal arts. With Wake Forest’s unsurpassed studentfaculty engagement and real-world learning opportunities, the curriculum extends beyond that of a typical undergraduate engineering program.

B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Students explore the chemical principles that define life with this interdisciplinary degree offering from the departments of chemistry and biology. Understanding growth, development, reproduction and genetics begins with the study of living organisms at the biochemical, molecular and cellular levels. Faculty and students use a highly engaged, hands-on approach to learning to develop practical skills for addressing today’s complex biochemical, molecular biological and

biomedical challenges. Emphasizing research that employs analytical and quantitative methods along with high-resolution imaging, this major provides a strong foundation in chemistry and biology. Undergraduates partner with faculty mentors for at least two semesters and/or summers of research, culminating in a senior research project.

Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery Discovery is for people who love a challenge as much as they love learning. Leveraging the strength of the chemistry department’s research program, Wake Forest now offers a concentration in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, providing a new avenue to earning an American Chemical Societycertified B.S. degree. With the goal of identifying new therapeutic agents, faculty engage students in an in-depth study of the connections between chemical structure and biological function. This concentration is ideal for students interested in health-related fields, biomedical sciences and pharmacology.


L et’s go ahead and make this official

Registration for fall classes will take place over the summer. In July, the Office of the University Registrar will notify you via your WFU Google Mail where to check WIN to find your assigned registration days and times. This section will introduce you to the process of registration.

OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTR AR Website: Phone: 336.758.5207 Fax: 336.758.6056 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7207, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Reynolda Hall 110

Wake Information Network (win) WIN is a source for accessing many Wake Forest online services and resources. Most of your academic services are under VirtualCampus in WIN. You can use links in VirtualCampus to view your midterm and final grades; to access DegreeWorks, where you can track how each of your credits is applied to your degree; and to access the Registration Portal, where you can view the schedule of classes each term, make a plan of classes to take, register for classes and view your class schedule.

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beginning at your

assigned time, and you

will be permitted to make changes until the end of self-registration —

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important da tes JULY Notification email from the Office of the University Registrar JULY 12-16 Self-registration JULY 16 Course Preference Survey due AUGUST 23 Drop/add begins

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Registration will occur over the week of July 12-16 in two rounds. At your designated registration time on July 12, you will be permitted to log in to WIN and access registration. You will be allowed to register for up to eight hours. This initial round will remain accessible until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 13. On July 14, at your designated time, registration will reopen for you to complete the remainder of your fall schedule, up to a max of 17 hours. This final round will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 16. You will receive a Course Preference Survey on July 9 that will help you organize your thoughts regarding choices of courses for which you hope to register. Once you complete your registration, you must submit the survey to help us learn more about your academic plans. This survey is due July 16. The following pages will walk you through the basic process of registering for classes in WIN. See for more details.

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Access wake information network (win) Let’s start by logging into your Wake Forest Gmail account.

FIND YOUR GOOGLE APPS MENU Google Apps houses many helpful apps, including WIN.



You may have to click “more” and scroll to find the WIN app.

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Access the registration system Utilize the Registration portal for all things registration, including checking your start date and time for Round I of registration. ACCESS VIRTUALCAMPUS Once you are logged in to WIN, you can access VirtualCampus by using the link located in the top right corner of your WIN home screen.


LOCATE REGISTRATION PORTAL In VirtualCampus, you will find a section titled “Registration Portal.”

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Prepare for registration You can register beginning at your assigned time, and you will be permitted to make changes until the end of self-registration — July 16 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.






CHECK YOUR STUDENT STATUS AND HOLDS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE GREEN. *Note that your Time Ticket will be red until it is your time to register.

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Create a Plan You can plan your classes before registration opens so that you have time to consider your options.








CLICK THE CREATE A NEW PLAN BUTTON Multiple plans may be created, e.g., a plan for Round I and a plan for Round II.

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Search for classes

USE THE SEARCH OPTIONS Use the basic search options.

Or advanced search options are available.

Once search criteria have been entered, click the Search button.

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Click any tab on the left to see relevant information.

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Add classes to your plan


The added section will appear in the plan summary panel on the lower right.



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Continue to add sections, up to eight Total Planned Hours. This is the maximum number of hours you can register for in Round I.

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Save your plan You can plan up to eight Total Planned Hours. This is the maximum number of hours you can register for in Round I. SAVE THE ADDED SECTION(S) BY CLICKING THE SAVE PLAN BUTTON ON THE LOWER RIGHT

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In the summary panel, the Status of the added sections will change from Pending to Planned once saved. Note that only classes with a Status of Planned count toward the Total Planned Hours in the lower left. Pay attention to the Status of added classes to ensure that they are saved to your plan. The Schedule panel on the left shows a calendar view of your planned classes.

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Create your round ii plan Create a Round II registration plan that will result in full-time status after registering in Round I and Round II.





REPEAT PREVIOUS STEPS TO CREATE A ROUND II REGISTRATION PLAN THAT WILL RESULT IN FULL-TIME STATUS AFTER REGISTERING IN ROUND I AND ROUND II. For example, if you planned for seven hours in Round I, plan for at least five hours in Round II to be registered for 12 hours in total.

Note: Planning for sections does not guarantee you will be able to register for those sections.

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Register! Register for the classes on your plan.





Then click the Continue button.



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Click the Add All button for the plan you are registering for.



You are not yet registered until you click the Submit button in the lower right to attempt to register for the class sections.



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Resolve any registration errors Fix anything that’s gone wrong with your plan.







The course will be added to the Summary panel. Remember to click the Submit button to attempt to register for the section.

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What Do I Do?

Class Restriction

Course or section is restricted to students in a particular classification (e.g., first-year, sophomore, junior).

Your classification level must be the same as the course at the time you take it. Restrictions are listed following the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin.


Course has corequisite; you must be registered for both courses simultaneously.

Corequisites are listed in the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin (as indicated with a “C”). Select both corequisites simultaneously and register for them at the same time.

Missing Prerequisite and/or Test Score

Prerequisite or placement test score is missing or insufficient to register for the course.

Prerequisites are listed in the course description in the Undergraduate Bulletin (as indicated with a “P”). Make sure all AP/IB and prior college credits have been received by WFU and are visible on your academic transcript.

Time Conflict

Course conflicts with another registered class.

Find another class that meets at a different time.

Duplicate Course

Course is the same as another registered course.

Register for a different course.

Maximum Hours Exceeded

Maximum hours for that registration round will be exceeded with addition of the class.

Make adjustments to schedule. Cannot exceed the limit established for the registration round.

Instructor Signature (POI)

Permission of instructor (POI) is required to register for class.

Seek permission of instructor. Contact department for more information.

Closed Section

Section is at maximum capacity.

Register for another course.

Reserved Closed

Reserved seating for entry term is at maximum capacity.

Register for another course.

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Then click the Submit button.

The class section will have Deleted as the Status.

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View your registration Check to make sure your schedule is correct.


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How do I begin to decide what courses to register for during my registration week? There are many resources available to help you think about course selection. What you decide to prioritize for registration will depend largely on your academic interests. The Course Preference Survey will help you reflect upon those interests and will also guide you through making decisions about courses to fulfill basic, divisional or pre-professional requirements. A typical first-semester schedule will include a writing-intensive course, as guided by your DSP (unless you received AP/IB credit for WRI 111, in which case you may wait to take an FYS in the spring). *If you do not register for either FYS 100 or Writing 111, your schedule will be altered to include a writing-intensive course.

How are my registration dates and times determined? The assignment of registration time is randomized across your class.

What do I do if I am traveling or have a conflict when my registration period starts? Your registration can be accomplished using any device with internet access. Your access to registration begins at the assigned time and ends July 16 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, so you can register for classes at any time that is most convenient for you once your registration time opens. If you will be unavailable the entire week of registration, please contact the Office of Academic Advising prior to July 7.

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Many students choose to begin working on their foreign language requirement along with other divisional requirements, while others choose to delve right into areas of academic interest or electives.

How many credit hours should I have each semester? Your credit hours each semester will be somewhere between 12 and 17 hours; 12 hours is the minimum required to be considered a full-time student. Exceeding 17 hours requires special permission, and is rarely approved for your first semester; 15 credit hours is the average course load per semester to graduate in four years. We typically recommend having 12 to 15 hours for your first semester at Wake Forest. A strong first semester is always better than an overly ambitious plan.

What should I register for if I am interested in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or an allied health field, such as physician’s assistant, nursing, pharmacy, etc.?

coordinator help guide your decision-making about your first writing course. The writing task you complete is commonly used in your writing courses (but not evaluated) in assignments and reflections on your writing development. Visit

Consult the pre-health professions website:

Why am I getting a prerequisite error when I try to register for a foreign language course?

What should I register for if I am interested in pre-business? If there is availability, you may register for ECN 150 or MST 111 (MST 112 for Mathematical Business), but these do not need to be completed until the fall of your sophomore year. *If you register for both ECN 150 and MST 111, your schedule will be adjusted by dropping one of the two courses.

What should I register for if I am interested in law school ? There are no specific requirements. You are encouraged to take courses that challenge you to think critically and creatively, and prepare you to read, write and communicate well. For more information, see prelaw.

Can I wait-list a class? No, not for your first fall semester. It is important that you are registered in classes instead of being wait-listed for classes where seats may never become available. In future registration periods, wait-listing will be available to you.

What is the relevance of the Directed Self-Placement for my first writing course? The Directed Self-Placement and your recommendation from the DSP faculty

The results of your Foreign Language Placement test will determine your placement for your first foreign language course. You must register for the course level indicated on your placement test or determined by your AP/IB score. If you are receiving AP/IB credit for a foreign language and still see this error, the Office of the University Registrar has not received your official AP/IB score. Please see p. 112 for more information on AP/IB score submission.

I know I will be receiving AP/IB or prior college credit, but this credit is not yet in the WFU system. Therefore, I am having difficulty registering for a higher-level class. What should I do? Please contact the Office of the University Registrar at or 336.758.5207.

What should I register for if I am interested in engineering? Consult the engineering department website: undergraduate/current-students.

What do I do if classes that I need or want are closed? We understand that it can be frustrating not to get your first-choice classes, but please do

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not get discouraged. It is not uncommon for first-year students to find that some classes are already full. Some closed classes might open up during the add/drop period, and if not, most classes will be offered again in the future. As a new student, you will have many classes to take, and many options, so therefore, we encourage you to explore: academic-planning/major-exploration.

Will changes be made to my schedule? It is possible that some small changes may be made to the class schedule you made for yourself. Our advisers work hard to make sure that you have a balanced schedule that fits your needs. If we find that you have made an ill-advised choice in your schedule, we will usually call you to discuss the change we recommend. An example of this may be that you have indicated an interest in the pre-health track, but that you did not register for CHM 111 and CHM 111L. It is important that you begin chemistry during your first semester to stay on track with the pre-health curriculum. Similarly, you are required to begin with certain courses for the pre-business and pre-engineering programs. You may also find that you have been registered for an additional class, MST 105L, if you registered yourself for MST 111. MST 105L is a 1-hour pass/fail class offered to all students enrolled in MST 111 that supports you as you work in ALEKS PPL. ALEKS PPL is an adaptive pre-calculus learning system that is a required component of MST 111. All MST 111 students must take the placement assessment in ALEKS PPL before the semester, and the proctored final assessment in ALEKS PPL will count towards their grade in MST 111. MST 105L provides you some extra structure and support and is a way to earn course credit for your work in ALEKS PPL.

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Accessibility for all Deacs

Wake Forest is an equal access institution that admits qualified applicants without regard to disability. When a student with a disability is admitted, the University seeks to accommodate those needs that are determined to be reasonable and that do not compromise the integrity of the curriculum.

LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER AND DISABILITY SERVICES (L AC-DS) Website: Phone: 336.758.5929 Fax: 336.758.2455 M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7283, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Reynolda Hall 118

If you are a student with a disability and require an accommodation, you will need to: A. Use the student portal located on the LAC-DS website to create an application B. Submit documentation electronically through the portal or by email at, or you may choose to send documentation directly to our mailing address

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Guidelines for documenting Disabilities can be found on the disability services webpage.

Submit disability documenta tion to: Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services P.O. Box 7283 Winston-Salem, NC 27109 Email: Or upload it through the student portal at Phone: 336.758.5929

documentation is due no later than july 1 for decisions regarding the fall 2021 semester.

The information that you send to us will be treated confidentially and will be shared with other administrators or faculty members only to the extent necessary to reach decisions and take actions on requests for accommodations. Once your documentation has been received and reviewed, you will receive an email with instructions about scheduling an appointment to discuss your accommodations. Additional information on disability services is available on the LAC-DS website:

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Office Hours. to get to

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Your completely fair advantage

Whether you’re looking for a little help with your fundamentals, trying to secure the right tools for success or even hoping to fine-tune the areas in which you already excel, this Forest is overflowing with ways to supplement your classwork and hone your academic skills. These resources exist to encourage you, challenge you and support you along the path that leads to the realization of your full potential. Seek them out early and often, as they can ensure your success in the classroom and enhance your intellectual growth across your entire Wake Forest journey — and beyond.

Office of Academic Advising The Office of Academic Advising (OAA) strives to help students achieve their potential as whole persons. Toward this end, academic counselors provide caring and timely individual guidance, connect students with resources, help students form relationships within the Wake Forest community, promote personal responsibility and encourage an intentional personal journey. OAA assists students in choosing courses and making decisions, both inside and outside of the classroom, that reflect thoughtfulness, exploration, open-mindedness, creativity, appropriate risk-taking and willingness to learn from challenges. OAA also monitors student academic progress, aiming to intervene as early and proactively as possible when problems arise. OAA offers students the opportunity to meet with an academic counselor one on one while respecting privacy and confidentiality. Students are welcome to stop by Reynolda Hall 125 — Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. — ­ to see a counselor, or they can make an appointment in advance by calling 336.758.3320. Walk-in hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily for brief requests or concerns. Visit The All-You-Can-Learn Buffet of Knowledge


Math & Stats Center The Math & Stats Center offers free peer tutoring for Wake Forest students enrolled in classes in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Assistance is available in one-onone appointments or group study sessions. Students may reserve one appointment per day and two appointments per week by going to the Math & Stats Center website and following the link to PLANNER. Students may also request recurring appointments for the semester. Recurring appointments will schedule the student to meet with the same tutor at the same time and same day each week. Students who do not have an appointment may drop by the Math & Stats Center, Kirby 117, to see when a tutor is available, or they may attend group student sessions. Math & Stats Center hours, the link to PLANNER and the study session schedule will be available within the first few weeks of each semester on our website at . We invite you to stop by and see how we can help!

Writing Center The Writing Center offers students a relaxed and welcoming place to discuss writing and the writing process with trained peer tutors. The Writing Center is staffed by undergraduate and graduate students; these tutors ask questions to help students discover what they want to say — effectively. Because everyone writes differently, tutors tailor their assistance to meet each student’s needs. Students may make appointments online, by phone or by visiting the Writing Center in Z. Smith Reynolds Library 426. The center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m.

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registration for classes, keeping the academic records for the University and overseeing the security and privacy of these records. The University Registrar will announce important academic dates and the details of academic procedures throughout the year. The office is located in Reynolda Hall 110. For other academic services provided, visit

The Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services (LAC-DS) The LAC-DS provides academic coaching and peer tutoring. Academic coaching focuses on familiarizing the student with study, time management and organizational strategies that enable successful learning at the college level. Our peer tutoring program offers students individual or group tutoring, at no cost, in many courses, including foreign languages. The LAC-DS also coordinates accommodations for students with disabilities. Find us in Reynolda Hall 118. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chemistry Center Located in Winston 38. Visit chemistry.wfu. edu/chemistrycenter.

Computer Science Center Located in Manchester Hall 229, the center is open Monday through Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Visit

Biology Center Located in Winston Hall, the Biology Center offers support exclusively for the new biology majors’ intro sequence, BIO 150 and BIO 160. Hours of operation are Sunday through Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Contact the biology department for more details.

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Your portal to infinite knowledge

Z. Smith Reynolds Library, fondly referred to as ZSR, is the main library on campus and provides a host of services to help you succeed.

Z. SMITH REYNOLDS LIBR ARY Website: Phone: 336.758.4931 Email: SOCIAL @ZSRLIBRARY

Resources • Access online and in-person: books, journals, DVDs, music, databases and equipment • R esearch and project assistance: schedule a personal research session with a subject specialist — make the request in person at the reference desk, via the Ask ZSR form online or by email ( • Study space: 10 study rooms and accessible space with a variety of resources throughout the library • Classes and workshops: topics include citations and information literacy • Course reserves: access class readings electronically • Writing Center and Information Systems: both are housed inside ZSR

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Connect Look for this symbol to find assistance.

throughout the library

Stop by the Reference Desk for personal assistance (Wilson Wing, Fourth Floor).

Events Year-round events include the Dean’s List Gala, Wake the Library, Graphic Novel Book Club and game nights.

Hours ZSR is open 24 hours a day, Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the library closes at 7 p.m., but the two-story, 24-hour room near the front entrance and across from Starbucks is always open.


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STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES Website: Phone: 336.758.5234 Fax: 336.758.4004 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7366, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION AND HOURS Reynolda Hall 107, Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. SOCIAL WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES @WFUSTUFINSRVCS

Student Financial Services manages all Wake Forest student accounts, including tuition, housing and other University-related fees. We’re here to help you in any way we can, and we welcome all questions you may have. Please visit our website for more information on tuition and fees, billing, DEAC, Deacon OneCard, student account refunds, Dewar Tuition Insurance and other student financial information. Tuition Insurance Program An unexpected withdrawal due to sickness or injury can mean significant financial consequences for families. Wake Forest offers an elective tuition insurance program through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., that will help minimize financial loss if a student suffers a serious illness or accident and must withdraw before the end of a semester. This plan extends and

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enhances the University’s published refund policy. The last day to purchase this plan is the day before the first day of classes. Please see our website for further details.

Student Account Refunds Adjustments to charges, prepayments, financial aid disbursements and overpayments often result in credit balances on student accounts. A credit balance is indicated on the student account statement by parentheses around the balance. Example: ($100). Students may sign up for direct deposit for quicker refund processing. Please visit our website for further information regarding sign-up and the refund process.

Tax Form 1098-T A 1098-T will be issued for all students who made payments for qualified tuition and fees during the tax year. Students are encouraged to sign up for online access by completing an authorization via WIN>Personal>1098-T Electronic Consent. Otherwise, a paper copy will be mailed to the primary home address by January 31 each year.

The Deacon Electronic Account Center (DEAC) This electronic billing system allows students and authorized payers to view student account activity in real time, 24/7. Payments are made via e-check through an automated clearinghouse. DEAC accounts are automatically set up for all incoming students but are not automatically set up for parents or other third parties due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students must authorize parents and others to have access to their accounts. If a student does not set up their parents or others as authorized payers, only the student will receive the billing

notifications, as all bills are viewable online only via the DEAC system. If a student chooses not to have any authorized payers, he/she will need to be sure to check WFU email for billing notifications. Failure to meet a payment deadline could result in a financial hold, which will prevent the student from registering for classes. Being an authorized payer within DEAC also gives SFS employees permission to speak with that individual regarding the student account. Students access their DEAC accounts by logging into WIN>Personal>DEAC. DEAC has mobile and text message capabilities, making it easier and more convenient to view accounts via mobile devices and receive billing notifications via text message. Please visit for helpful information regarding DEAC, including setting up authorized payers, authorizing text messages and making online payments.

Prepaid Tuition Plans Money from a Prepaid or 529 Plan can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for study at any accredited college, university or vocational school in the United States. Parents/students should notify their Prepaid or 529 Plan of their intent to use the plan for the academic year and provide any necessary documentation. Payment from a Prepaid or 529 Plan needs to be paid to the student account by the established due dates for the semester they apply to; failure to do so could result in registration holds being placed on the account. Depending on the plan, payments typically arrive within 30-45 days. For more information on Prepaid Tuition Plans and the processes involved, please visit and select “Sponsored Billing & 529 Plans.”

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Dollars and sense

Navigate your best financial path! Browse the bolded topics, then visit helpful-resources/new-deacs for detailed information or step-bystep instructions.

FINANCIAL AID Website: Phone: 336.758.5154 Fax: 336.758.4924 Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7246, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION

Good Stuff, for All Students Financial Wellbeing — Get started and thrive. Financial Literacy — Get the most bang for your buck. Student Financial Services (We give props to our neighboring office’s webpage.) — Learn about tuition insurance, student account refunds, Deacon OneCard and DEAC.

More Good Stuff, Just for Aid Recipients Check your Financial Aid Portal – Act now to make sure your aid is all set (accept/ decline loans and work-study, complete loan promissory note and entrance counseling, submit work-study placement survey and

Reynolda Hall 4 Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. SOCIAL WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL AID

complete federal verification requirements). We can help you cut through the red tape. is a friend — Check your WFU email account regularly. You won’t receive any spam from, only important information to ensure maximum aid eligibility and timely receipt of funds. Please help us to help you by responding without delay. Federal Work-Study — It’s not like other aid programs. It’s a real paycheck to help with daily expenses during the year. It’s not available to pay upfront charges like tuition, Like a Big Hug, We’ve Got You Surrounded 159

housing and meal plans. So, your student account (DEAC) statement will not include estimated Federal Work-Study earnings. Spend Wisely — Aid eligibility is based on “modest but adequate” standard estimates of expenses. Don’t overspend on a meal plan that you might not fully need. Consider used or rented textbooks. Access free entertainment. Use free or low-cost transportation. Get local discounts. Find other tips. One, Two, Three, Four — Tip: Create a calendar reminder now for the next three years. Aid eligibility is an annual process. Returning students must reapply for need-based aid each year by February 1. When a family’s financial circumstances change, aid eligibility also changes. (For example, if fewer siblings will be enrolled as undergraduate students in college in future years, then the remaining enrolled student’s aid eligibility will likely be reduced for those years.) Use the Net Price Calculator to project your likely future aid eligibility if you anticipate such changes. Report Your Outside Scholarships Now — Let us know if you have received (or expect to receive) a scholarship from any source that is not already included in your current financial aid record at Wake Forest. Current merit scholarship recipients with any questions should visit Wake Forest Scholars. Athletic scholarship recipients should contact Athletics Compliance at 336.758.3992 with any questions. Taxes — Are scholarships taxable? Am I required to file a tax return? Find answers. Veterans Education Benefits — We are your link to the VA. RDS — Complete the Residency Determination Service online interview if you are receiving aid from the State of North Carolina. Summer School Aid — Student Financial Aid does not provide scholarship assistance for summer study. Information for Aid Recipients — Learn

about your responsibilities as an aid recipient and other important information. Changes in Status — Changes in your enrollment (full-time vs. part-time), living location (on-campus, off-campus apartment, or at home with parents/family), and/or learning mode (in-person vs. remote) may change your aid eligibility. Please contact us for advice. Withdrawal and Aid Reduction — If you get sick and must leave Wake Forest during a semester, aid amounts may be reduced. Consider purchasing tuition insurance.

And Bonus Good Stuff, for All Students Student Employment — Read about when and where to look for local jobs. Internships — Let the Office of Personal and Career Development help you explore the possibilities. Outside Scholarship Announcements and Private Scholarship Searches — Don’t fall for scholarship scams. WakeWare — Wake Forest’s academic technology program provides the opportunity to purchase a laptop computer. Students receiving a Wake Forest need- or merit-based aid or an athletics grant are eligible for a WFU Technology Grant to purchase the current standard model. Returning Student Scholarships, Organization Merit Scholarships, Research and Creative Funding Opportunities, Entrepreneurship Assistance, Study Abroad Scholarships, Other Global Student Funding, Scholarships for Christian Outreach and Chaplain’s Emergency Fund — See a sampling of what’s available to returning students. Keep your eyes and ears open. Opportunities are varied and everchanging. Federal PLUS Loan, Supplemental Loans and Monthly Payment Plan — There are many financing options. Borrow conservatively and calculate your future Repayment Schedule.

In Conclusion Achieving your education goal requires a significant investment of effort, time and money. Start learning now what you need to know to spend wisely and to take advantage of opportunities. A good place to start is new-deacs.

improve your financial literacy & financial wellbeing ! Visit to learn how to make informed financial decisions throughout your college years and into your professional life.

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You’re among friends

The Forest is intentionally small so that the individuals who are drawn here will never be lost in a crowd or see themselves as anything less than a vital part of a true community. Wake Forest takes education personally. That means providing all possible means of supporting students in what can be an exhilarating yet stressful time in a young person’s life. We are committed to providing a vast network of support services and centers designed both to guide our students throughout their time at Wake Forest and to provide outlets of individuality and commonality within a diverse environment rich in perspective, inclusion and open dialogue.

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LGBTQ+ CENTER Benson University Center 311 Website: Phone: 336.758.4665 Email: THE INTERCULTUR AL CENTER Benson University Center 346 Website: Phone: 336.758.5864 Email: WOMEN’S CENTER Benson University Center 314 Website: Phone: 336.758.4053 Email: CENTER FOR GLOBAL PROGR AMS AND STUDIES Reynolda Hall 116 Website: Phone: 336.758.5938 Email:

UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER Reynolda Hall 117 Website: Phone: 336.758.5285 (scheduling and crisis support) SAFE OFFICE Reynolds Gym B104-B107 Website: Phone: 336.758.2134 24/7 Help Line: 336.758.5285 COLLEGIATE RECOVERY COMMUNITY WF Wellbeing Center B103 Website: Phone: 336.758.4371 Email:

LGBTQ+ Center Queer, trans, bi, pan, questioning or just an ally who wants to learn more? The LGBTQ+ Center is here for you! Check out our lounge in Benson 311 for comfy couches and free coffee. Need virtual engagement? No problem! We have virtual programming, online meetings and community building events available as

well. Need help navigating college life while thinking about your gender identity or sexual orientation? Reach out to us at, or visit us online at Don’t forget to check out Gender-Neutral Housing options on your Housing Application and LGBTQinclusive Lower-Division Advising on your Course Preference Survey!

The Intercultural Center The Intercultural Center strives to influence campus culture by cultivating intercultural knowledge, competency and leadership. We are committed to enhancing the experience of domestic and international underrepresented groups by offering co-curricular programming, student support and engagement, identity development initiatives and opportunities for comprehensive learning and development. To learn more, stop by Benson University Center 346 or visit our website at

The Women’s Center The Women’s Center strives to create an educational and professional environment that supports women and promotes gender

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equity. Our initiatives encourage students to explore gender as a critical component of their identities and experiences, from their interpersonal relationships to their postgraduate aspirations. We offer a range of opportunities, including discussion hours, workshops and enhanced student-faculty interactions. Some of our programs are designed as women-only spaces, but most of our initiatives are open to all members of our campus community. Come to the Women’s Center in Benson 314 to learn more or to make new connections at Wake Forest.

Center for Global Programs and Studies (GPS) At Wake Forest University, global learning experiences are an integral part of your education. Wake Forest has made global study and cross-cultural understanding a priority. The Center for Global Programs and Studies is your on-campus resource to assist with incorporating global learning opportunities into your academic experience. We offer more than 30 Wake Forest-administered study abroad/away programs and can provide information on our many affiliate program offerings. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) division of GPS supports all international students, faculty and staff participating in programs at Wake Forest University. We strive to leverage our abroad, campus and outreach efforts to enhance the global campus community. Our goal is to provide the resources and support for all Wake Forest students, staff and faculty to develop as global citizens and create a global campus community. Visit us in Reynolda Hall 116.

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counseling and psychotherapy for a broad range of personal and interpersonal issues. Individual assessment and counseling for concerns related to alcohol and other drug use are also available. The Counseling Center offers outreach programs and consultation to students, faculty and staff as well as referrals for off-campus mental health providers. For mental health emergencies outside business hours, the counselor on call can be reached 24/7/365 by calling the University Counseling Center at 336.758.5273. All services are free to full-time Reynolda Campus undergraduate and graduate students. Contact with the UCC is confidential to the fullest extent provided by law. Appointments may be scheduled by telephone at 336.758.5273 or in person at Reynolda Hall 117.

The Safe Office The Safe Office provides confidential crisis response, ongoing support and prevention services to Reynolda Campus students for concerns related to interpersonal violence, including sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking. For urgent matters, the Help Line can be reached 24/7 during the academic year at 336.758.5285. For non-urgent appointments, call 336.758.5285 or email Visit for more information.

Collegiate Recovery Community The Wake Forest University Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) exists to support students who wish to live lives free of drugs, alcohol or other forms of addiction. The CRC offers students support meetings, professional and peer supports, and sober programming to support them in their effort to maintain their recovery.

There are hundreds of substantive campus employment

opportunities that provide students transferable life skills and career development as well as income. Once you are on campus, check out the wide variety of jobs and internships available to students through the Office of Personal and Career Development. Handshake is the OPCD’s online portal for on-campus jobs, internships and career-related events. While not an exhaustive list, here are a few departments that provide student employment opportunities: Admissions

Campus Recreation

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Benson University Center

Learning Assistance Center Residence Life & Housing Bookstore & Deacon Shop

After school has started, log on to Handshake at, complete your profile, upload required documents and begin applying. You will not only earn extra money; you will also gain experience for your resume and build professional references for future internships, full-time jobs and graduate school. Like a Big Hug, We’ve Got You Surrounded 167


This won’t hurt a bit

Student Health Service (SHS) is here to help keep you as healthy as possible. College is more fun that way. When you’re sick, we’ll do everything we can to get you back to 100%. But more importantly, we provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to form lifelong habits that lead to sustained wellbeing.


Through a variety of services — including a 24-hour nurse available during the academic year — we are committed to promoting and maintaining the health of our students with a comprehensive approach involving health education, health maintenance, acute care, appropriate care of chronic illnesses and referral assistance.

The following page provides more details on what we do and how we can help you during your time in the Forest. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or stop by.

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Website: Phone: 336.758.5218 Fax: 336.758.6054 Administrative Questions Email: Appointment Request Email: M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7386, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Lower Level of Wake Forest Wellbeing Center

Student Insurance Program Health insurance coverage is required as a condition of enrollment for all degree-seeking students. Students may waive the coverage if they can demonstrate comparable coverage. Please see the Student Insurance Program website for more details about benefits, policy, enrollment/ waiver instructions and eligibility. The deadline to enroll or waive this coverage is August 1. All students who do not complete this form will be automatically enrolled. Please visit

Health Information & Immunization Wake Forest University, per North Carolina state law, requires documentation of certain immunizations for students attending college. The Health Information and Immunization Form can be found at Forms must be completed and uploaded to your student portal at student-health-portal/ or returned via email to by July 1.

Student Health Fee Most services at SHS are covered by the Student Health Fee. In addition, there are discounted “fee-for-service” charges for medications, laboratory tests, observation care, procedures and some supplies. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit/debit cards or Student Blue Insurance, or charged to the student’s account. Each student is given a copy of the medical charges incurred on the date of service, which can be used for insurance filing. Student Health Service neither participates in nor files insurance claims on behalf of patients. Forms can be found at Like a Big Hug, We’ve Got You Surrounded 169

Wake Alert The University’s Wake Alert website is the primary source of information on emergencies:

Wfu Google Mail

The University will send a message to all WFU Google Mail addresses of students, staff and faculty.

Twitter Wake Alert website announcements will appear on Twitter. Follow @WakeAlert.

Indoor alert system Many academic and administrative buildings have advanced fire alarm systems that can announce an emergency using speakers in particular common areas. The messages are prerecorded.

Outdoor warning system An alert message will be broadcast outdoors using speakers that activate a siren and announce a brief prerecorded or live message.

Text messaging The University will send brief text messages to students, faculty and staff who have registered their cellphones on WIN. Undergraduates must register for the messages by providing their cellphone numbers when they register for classes each fall.

Please complete by August 16, 2021 Using your WFU login, register your cellphone with Wake Ready in order to receive emergency notifications: Register all property with WFUPD: View the Safety 101 and Shots Fired videos:

Review all the following links: Anonymous reporting: Rape Aggression Defense: Safety tips: Emergency preparedness: ownload LiveSafe app: D

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There is nothing on campus more valuable than you

UNIVERSITY POLICE Website: Emergency: 336.758.5911 Non-Emergency: 336.758.5591 M AILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 7686, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 LOCATION Alumni Hall 104 SOCIAL WFUPD @SAFEWAKE

The Wake Forest University Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are a full-service department with a 24hour communications center, security officers and commissioned police officers. To help you learn more about programs, services and the operation of University Police, please browse the website at Available Resources Follow the WFU Police Department on Facebook. Get the LiveSafe App! Live chat with police communications, give anonymous tips or safe walk with a friend. Check out the Resource Officer page to find out who your building resource officer is.

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College-to-career starts here

The Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) is here to help you navigate the college-tocareer process and get started on the right track from your first days on campus. Many resources are available, including career coaching, self-assessments, workshops, tools, opportunities to meet and interview with all types of employers and much more. In conjunction with the department of education, the OPCD offers career courses, for credit, in which you can learn what you need to know about the entire career development process. Numerous programs and resources are also available to help you learn about mentoring as well as personal, professional and career development.

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OFFICE OF PERSONAL & CAREER DEVELOPMENT Website: Phone: 336.758.5902 Email: LOCATION Reynolda Hall 230 Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. SOCIAL @WFUOPCD

Check out our website or schedule an appointment through Handshake to meet with a coach to get a start on identifying your path. It’s never too early to start getting career ready!

Get ready, stay ready. For Life. We’re here to help you craft your unique, individual journey so that you feel prepared for whatever adventure awaits when you leave the Forest. Explore the boundless possibilities — across majors, grad schools, careers and more — and take advantage of the tools and resources we offer to help you flourish in work and life. We’ve even developed a system, Ready7, that clearly defines the steps to take to prepare you for life after Wake Forest. There are endless approaches to engage with our office. Whether the end goal is employment, grad school, service or something else, we offer award-winning events, career fairs, career treks, college-to-career courses, workshops, coaching appointments and more to help you develop the skills needed to succeed. To get started, visit opcd.wfu. edu, stop by our office, make an appointment with a career coach or sign up for a college-to-career course.

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The power button to our campus

From keeping the network safe and secure to providing access to multiple computing resources, the Office of Information Systems is your one stop for all things computing. As a Wake Forest student, you can access many services, such as WFU Google Workspace, WIN, Canvas, Adobe Creative Cloud and LinkedIn Learning, using your WFU username and password. These tools will empower you to collaborate across the University and beyond.

INFORM ATION SYSTEMS SERVICE DESK Website: Phone: 336.758.4357 (HELP) Email: Location: Atrium of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library WAKEWARE Website: Phone: 336.758.4081 Email: WAKERSPACE Website: Phone: 336.758.MAKE (6253) Email: Location: Modular units in Parking Lot Q between Scales Fine Arts Center and Dogwood Residence Hall SOCIAL @WFUIS



WIN is the administrative system used by students to update contact information and access student accounts. You can access WIN by using your WFU username and password at You can find your Student ID number under Personal>Your Personal Information. Like a Big Hug, We’ve Got You Surrounded 175

Action items! Visit our Incoming Students Page at

June 1 New academic year WakeWare laptops available for purchase online or in the Bookstore

Canvas Canvas is the university’s supported Learning Management System (LMS). With Canvas, you can view grades and course content, submit assignments, keep track of course work with your to-do list and calendar, send and receive messages, post to discussions, and more. All WFU students have access to 24/7 live chat within Canvas and a WFU-dedicated support line. You can access Canvas by using your WFU username and password at

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academic software. Students have the choice to purchase a laptop through the WakeWare program or bring their own device from home. Students bringing their own laptop should check the minimum configuration requirements posted on the WakeWare website each spring. The WakeWare program provides all students the opportunity to purchase specially selected laptops at educational prices with extended insurance and warranties. All WakeWare laptops are bundled with four years of warranty and accidental damage protection. Our on-campus Information Systems Service Desk is certified to repair all WakeWare laptops and guarantees that you have a loaner if we are repairing the laptop. Students may order their laptop year round, online or at the Bookstore. If having the newest model available or taking advantage of any summer promotions from the vendors is important to you, we recommend waiting to purchase your laptop until late July. Students receiving any institutional aid, including need-based, merit or athletics scholarships, are eligible for a Technology Grant. Technology Grants cover the full cost of the standard WakeWare laptop, including insurance and Winston-Salem sales tax. Students receiving a Technology Grant will be contacted in late May. Additional information about the WakeWare program, including software, minimum configuration requirements and support limitations on non-WakeWare laptops, is available online at

Software @ WFU Software @ WFU offers a variety of academic software available at no cost for all Wake Forest students, including Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud and more. Students should visit to download all needed academic software before the first day of class.

Cloud Storage & Backup It is important to back up your data! There are multiple cloud storage and backup solutions tied to your WFU account, including Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. Learn more about which option is best for you at services/data-backup.

One Button Studio The One Button Studio is an automated video recording facility with a student focus, located in ZSR Library behind the Service Desk. No need to mess with camera, lighting or audio equipment. Just bring a USB thumb drive and the studio will do the rest. Visit services/one-button-studio to learn more.

WakerSpace The Wake Forest makerspace, WakerSpace, is a great addition to the multimodal and digital culture at Wake Forest. The 3,000-squarefoot facility serves as a location for hands-on experiences that foster creativity, ingenuity, problem-solving and intellectual curiosity. For more information about WakerSpace, visit the website at

Technology Support Resources • A skDeac help portal at to submit tickets, Live Chat our Service Desk analysts, submit a Common Request form, view solution articles and view the status of your tickets. • F ull-time professional consultants and student assistants at the Information Systems Service Desk, located in the Atrium of the ZSR Library for walk-in assistance. • The Information Systems website at for computing information, technology tips and Live Chat.

BB&T Benson Center Third floor across from the Information Desk Wells Fargo

Quad (Hearn Plaza) near Subway

Banking Branches If your home bank is not listed below, please contact your bank to see if it has a location in the Winston-Salem area. Bank of America 4001 University Parkway Winston Salem, NC 27106 BB&T 2815 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 First Citizens Bank 1920 Peace Haven Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Piedmont Federal Savings Bank 2095 Peace Haven Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 PNC Bank 2150 Country Club Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104 State Employees’ Credit Union 4985 University Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Wells Fargo 2925 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Reynolda Campus Map 1 Wait Chapel/Wingate Hall 2 Efird Residence Hall 3 Taylor Residence Hall Bookstore Campus Grounds 4 Davis Residence Hall Subway 5 Reynolda Hall Dining Hall Magnolia Room Green Room 6 Benson University Center Pugh Auditorium Food Court, Shorty’s Post Office 7 Z. Smith Reynolds Library Camino Bakery 7A. Wilson Wing Information Systems Service Desk 8 Olin Physical Laboratory 9 Salem Hall 10 Winston Hall 11 Luter Residence Hall 12 Babcock Residence Hall 13 Tribble Hall DeTamble Auditorium 14 Johnson Residence Hall 15 Bostwick Residence Hall 16 Collins Residence Hall 17 Facilities Management 18 Carswell Hall 19 Manchester Athletic Center 19A. Pruitt Football Center 20 Calloway Center 20A. Manchester Hall 20B. Kirby Hall


21 Wake Forest Wellbeing Center Reynolds Gymnasium Sutton Center Student Health Service 22 Kitchin Residence Hall Deacon Shop 23 Poteat Residence Hall Zick’s and Flying the Coop 24 Huffman Residence Hall 25 ROTC Building 26 Alumni Hall 26A. University Advancement 26B. University Police Transportation & Parking 27 Residential Community 28 WFDD Radio Station 29 Museum of Anthropology 29A. Anthropology Lab 30 Piccolo Residence Hall 31 Palmer Residence Hall 32 Worrell Professional Center School of Law Health and Exercise Science Elder Law Clinic 33 North Campus Apartments 34 Student Apartments 35 Scales Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre, Hanes Art Gallery, Brendle Recital Hall 36 Starling Hall 37 Kentner Stadium 38 Angelou Residence Hall Office of Residence Life & Housing Deacon OneCard Office 39 Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center 40 Haddock Golf Center

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