We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus later this month. As you have come to know, the residential community is a core part of your experience here and we would like to share some important information regarding your arrival.


We look forward to welcoming you to campus on starting Friday, August 19. As you plan for the day, remember the following:

  • PRIOR TO COMING TO CAMPUS, students will check in at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Veterans Coliseum (LJVM, aka The Joel), at 2825 University Parkway, Winston Salem, NC 27105.
  • Check-In will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 19 through August 21. 
  • Your Deacon OneCard is REQUIRED for check-in and to access your community. If you need a replacement card, Deacon OneCard staff will be on-site at the LJVM during check-in.
  • If you plan to arrive after 5 p.m., please let our office know by completing this After Hours Arrival form.
  • As you plan, feel free to refer to the University's maps page.

If you are participating in a pre-orientation program or another early arrival group, you should have already received instructions on when and where to check-in and can follow those dates. If not, please contact us at housing@wfu.edu.


Preparing To Live In Community

Once you arrive on campus, you will have the opportunity to complete a roommate agreementWe encourage you to begin thinking about what you expect in regards to your room and roommate relationship now, so that once you are on campus that conversation is more productive.

For more on expectations surrounding living in community at Wake Forest, please take time to review the Guide to Community Living and Student Handbook.

Stay Connected
The Office of Residence Life and Housing is always available via phone at 336.758.5185 or email at housing@wfu.edu.

Also visit our website at rlh.wfu.edu and be sure to follow @WFURLH on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for helpful information and resources as well as ways to connect with our team.
Thea Scott, M.Ed
Assignments Manager
Ryan Howard, MFA
Operations Manager
Zach Blackmon,
Ph.D., MBA
Associate Director, Operations
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