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Advisory: Class of 2013 arrives at Wake Forest


August 19, 2009

Wake Forest expects 1,200 incoming freshmen to arrive on campus Aug. 20. Students will begin moving into their rooms at 8 a.m. Most residence halls for freshmen are located on the south side of campus near Manchester Plaza. Wake Forest staff and students will help freshmen and their families unload vehicles. With activities ranging from computer distribution to New Student Convocation, freshman orientation activities will continue until classes begin Aug. 26.

FRESHMAN FACTS —

  • Forty-four states and 19 foreign countries are represented
  • Twenty-five percent are from North Carolina
  • Thirty-eight percent graduated within the top 5 percent of their high school classes and 75 percent graduated within the top 10 percent of their classes
  • Ten percent are first-generation college students
  • Number of Valedictorians:  38
  • Number of Senior Class/Student Government Presidents:  57

The following list of activities, dates and times is intended to help members of the media consider opportunities for move-in coverage.  For additional information, please contact the Communications and External Relations Office at (336) 758-5237.

AUG. 20, MOVE-IN DAY SCHEDULE —

8 a.m. –  5 p.m. Residence Halls open for move-in

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. First-year students pick up their ThinkPad computers at the Information Systems building

OTHER ORIENTATION ACTIVITIES —

Aug. 16-19 – S.P.A.R.C (Students Promoting Action and Responsibility in the Community) is a four-day introduction to service opportunities in the Winston-Salem area.  Students do activities such as preparing meals at a homeless shelter, hosting an ice-cream party for the elderly and mentoring young children.  Contact the Communications and External Relations Office for details.

Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. – New Student Convocation in Wait Chapel.

Aug. 21, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – “Spirit of Wake Forest” – Students meet in Wait Chapel to learn about Wake Forest traditions

Aug. 23, 2 p.m. – “Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century” – M.A. Sanjayan, lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy, will speak in Wait Chapel on challenges and opportunities related to environmental sustainability.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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