Our Way Forward

Our Way Forward is designed to serve our Wake Forest community by providing timely information and answers to the most frequently asked questions about living at Wake Forest during the pandemic.

Here you will find our current operating status and dashboard information, which shares how our community is contending with COVID-19. Additionally, our comprehensive plan for operating during the semester, key guidelines for life on campus and answers to questions from our students, faculty and staff are available.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please make a recommendation or ask your questions here.

Thank you for all you are doing to help keep our community healthy.

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Wake Forest continues to experience positive cases of COVID-19. Impacted individuals are isolating and quarantining. Continue following public health guidelines.

See full COVID-19 Dashboard

Get your questions answered

Residence Life & Housing updates:
Move Out Process | Housing Selection


Mental Health & Wellbeing: If you (or anyone you care about) are struggling with the effects of the pandemic, please know that you are not alone. Help is here, and it’s here for you.


Quarantine & Isolation: While we hope you don’t have to spend time in quarantine or isolation, information is available to help you understand the experience and what resources are available.


Vaccinations: Learn more about the vaccine, where you can get it and how to let Wake Forest know you’ve received it here »

Expectations for Fall 2021

On March 31, President Nathan Hatch, Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue shared a message with expectations for Fall 2021, including the assumption that improving public health conditions will enable a full offering of in-person classes. On April 20, they shared Wake Forest’s intent to require proof of vaccination for all students in the fall.

Read the full March 31 message » Read the full April 20 message »

COVID-19 Update: Normal Gate Access as of May 1

On April 16, Wake Forest shared a COVID-19 operational update, including plans to return gate access to normal operations on May 1.

Read the full April 16 message »

Undergraduate Commencement 2021 Updates

Find details about the Diploma Ceremonies, the Commencement Celebration and ticket registration, as well as the speakers.

Commencement website »

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Show Humanitate takes Pro Humanitate to heart. Learn more vital information and our community-minded approach to how we will succeed.

Learn more about Show Humanitate »

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Spring has sprung, and fun is blossoming on campus.

Photo gallery »

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • May 6: Last day of classes
  • May 7, 9, 13: Reading days
  • May 8, 10-12, 14-15: Final exams
  • April 7: Housing Application available
  • May 16: Commencement for the Class of 2021
  • Aug. 23: First day of fall classes for undergraduates

View the academic calendar »
View the university calendar »

Connecting with Campus Resources

Your go-to guide for connecting with campus resources and offices, both in-person and virtual.


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