- Is orientation mandatory?
- What do I wear to Orientation?
- Dress is business casual-nice slacks/khakis and nice top (wear what is comfortable for you).
- Remember, you’ll be taking a picture on Thursday during check-in, so dress accordingly. The photo will be used for the School’s online directory, Intranet. Note: You will not be able to login until after the start of classes.
- Where do I park?
Due to parking constraints on campus and freshman move-in day, plan to park in the Winston-Salem First Church Lot, located at the corner of Polo Road and Long Road, adjacent to the Wake Forest campus. Once you park, it is a short walk to Wingate Hall across Polo Road and through the Polo Road entrance to the University. Please review this WFU Parking Map – it is designated with the letter B and is highlighted green.
If you have accessibility needs, please let Mary Ellen Walter in the Office of Admissions know: 336.758.3748 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Should I bring my computer?
Yes. There will be an Information Systems session during Orientation on Thursday which will go over connecting to the student wireless network and how to access electronic resources. You will also have an opportunity to register for your classes on Friday morning and will need your computer to access WIN and the class schedule. Lastly, there are breaks built into the schedule, so you can use that time to check email, update Twitter and Facebook with Orientation awesomeness for your friends to be jealous of, etc.
- Can I bring my family to Orientation?
While your family is welcome to join us at the welcome dinner on Wednesday night, orientation events on Thursday and Friday are about you becoming a member of the community here at Wake Forest School of Divinity.
- What is the Welcome Dinner?
The welcome dinner is an event open to first years and their families. Faculty, staff, and other students will also be invited. It is an opportunity to get to know your classmates as well as the greater community of Wake Forest School of Divinity. Your family is more than welcome to attend this meal.
- How will I know what classes to register for and when do I register?
As an entering student, you will be assigned an adviser and will register for classes as a part of orientation. You will meet with your adviser on Thursday during orientation to discuss your semester schedule. Then, you will be able to register online for classes, using WIN, Friday morning. For now, you can view the Fall course listing and new course descriptions on the Academic Resources page for students.
Here’s a suggested course of study for the Fall:
Fall 2013 – 12 hours (13 hours if opt for an one-credit spirituality and art offering)
- OT I or NT I
- Church History
- Art of Ministry
- Elective, options include:
- Church and State in America
- The Church’s Care for Sick
- Religion & Social Transformation
- Elementary Hebrew
- Introduction to New Testament Greek
- One-credit spirituality and art offerings, options include:
- Spirituality and Ministry in Theater and Performance
- Spirituality and Ministry in Film and Photography
- Spirituality and Ministry in Visual Arts
First year students cannot enroll in Ministry of Pastoral Care or Homiletics.
The requirements for the MDiv program are outlined here.
- What if I don't have a car?
Ride the Wake, Wake Forest University’s free shuttle system, can help you get to where you need to be. View the schedule and where it stops online.
Information on The Winston Salem Transit Authority (WTSA) bus service and schedule.
Information on biking around Winston-Salem. It is also good to note that WSTA busses have racks for bikes that you can use at no charge beyond your fare.