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FAQs

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Is orientation mandatory.

Yes. You need to plan on being in attendance for all components of New Student Orientation.

What do I wear to orientation?

Dress is business casual – 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 (you’ll be given to access to this shortly after the start of the academic year and will be notified via email).

Where do I park?

Due to Freshman Move-In, on both days of Orientation you will need to park in the First Assembly Lot, located behind Winston-Salem First Church, which is across Polo Road. [see the University parking map, labeled B and is lime green]

  • To access Lot B (First Assembly Lot), please use Polo Road.
  • At the Reynolda Road entrance from Silas Creek Parkway,  head north by making a left onto Reynolda Road. 
  • Make a right onto Polo Road at the first stoplight.
  • Turn left onto Wingate Road at first stoplight.
  • Lot B is the main parking lot to your right.
  • Walk across Polo Road through the Wake Forest gate entrance. There is a walking path, to the right, after you pass through the gates that will empty into Lot Q.
  • Proceed to Wingate Hall as you head toward the steeple of Wait Chapel.
If you have accessibility needs, please let Mary Ellen Walter in the Office of Admissions know: 336.758.3748 | walterme@wfu.edu
What if I don't have a car?

>>Shuttle Schedule

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.

>>Public Transportation

Information on The Winston Salem Transit Authority (WTSA) bus service and schedule.

>> Biking and Bike Routes

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.

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. Also, 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?

No. While your family is welcome to join us at the welcome dinner on Wednesday night, orientation is about making you a member of the community here at Wake Forest School of Divinity.

What is the welcome dinner? Can I bring my family?

The welcome dinner is an event open to first years and family as well as Wake Div faculty and staff, and current upperclassmen. It is an opportunity to get to know your classmates as well as the greater community of Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

Your family is more than welcome to attend this meal.