Five tips for navigating the Forest

1) Get out and explore
“Welcome to Wake Forest! I hope your experience here broadens the mind, strengthens the body, and inspires the spirit. Find your niche by joining one of more than 150 student organizations or simply relax by enjoying the outdoor spaces on Hearn Plaza. I’m new here, too, so let’s take in all the opportunities the University has to offer and make the next four years an adventure together.”
Penny Rue
VP of Campus Life


2) Get Trailblazing
“Being in college is all about exploring and discovering your interests and strengths, as well as what excites you – both on campus and out in the world. Take charge of your personal and career development journey from your first days on campus. Come visit our office, talk to a career coach, delve into our website and DeaconSource, or register for a popular College-to-Career course. Taking these simple steps today will get you on the trail to creating your amazing future – at Wake Forest and beyond.”
Andy Chan
VP of Personal & Career Development


3) Help others along the way
“Did you know that more than 1,000 students annually provide 20 or more volunteer hours per semester? A commitment to service is a defining characteristic of Wake Foresters, and it is the essence of our motto, Pro Humanitate (for humanity). Learn more about Project Pumpkin, Hit the Bricks, Campus Kitchen and so many more opportunities to help us leave the world a little better than we found it.”
Marianne Magjuka
Director of Campus Life


4) Always be prepared
“Like any journey worth taking, college is challenging. The academic and Honor Code expectations at Wake Forest are high, but there are many resources to help you handle the rigors and rewards ahead. Find the right faculty mentor to serve as your guide. Hone your skills at the writing center. Stop by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library for assistance. Take notes from those more experienced. And don’t forget to get your rest and do your homework!”
Jacquelyn Fetrow
Dean of Wake Forest College


5) Get Your Deac On!
“Don’t sit quietly, show me some school spirit! Round up your hall mates and celebrate the first home football game of your collegiate experience at the first-year student tailgate. Sing the fight song (“O Here’s to Wake Forest”) loudly and proudly. Learn and appreciate the traditions. And don’t forget to roll the Quad when we win!”
Demon Deacon

Categories: Admissions, Campus Life, Life on Campus, Mentoring, Personal and Career Development, Pro Humanitate, Wake Forest College