International Undergraduate Arrival Weekend

Airport Information

A Wake Forest shuttle bus makes its rounds on campus on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The shuttles run around campus and to local apartment complexes.

The closest airport to Wake Forest University is Greensboro Piedmont Triad Int’l Airport (GSO). It is strongly recommended you use this airport when you are booking flights.

While flights to Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport (CLT) and Raleigh-Durham Int’l Airport (RDU) may be cheaper, please keep in mind that both of these airports are located approximately 2 hours away from Winston-Salem. Therefore, the transportation costs from these airports may equal or exceed the amount you saved on flights.

If you ARE participating in a Pre-Orientation Program:

Complimentary transportation from the Greensboro airport (GSO) to campus will be provided on Saturday, August 20. Please try to schedule your flight to arrive in Greensboro between 8am-4pm (Eastern Standard Time). Shuttles to campus will run approximately every 2 hours. You MUST complete the Airport Arrival Form in order to guarantee transportation when you arrive.

A Wake Forest representative will be stationed in the baggage claim area at GSO to greet you. The representative will then tell you when the next shuttle will leave for campus.

*Should you decide to fly into Charlotte or Raleigh instead of Greensboro, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation and you will also be responsible for the associated costs. Wake Forest University partners with Airport Connection Express (ACE Transportation) for students needing transfers to/from the Charlotte or and Raleigh airports. Information on this shuttle service and reservation instructions can be found on their website: http://www.airportconnectionexpress.net/

Tyler Pruitt ('11) and Anqi Zou ('12) demonstrate the Deacs Donate program outside Johnson Residence on Monday, June 14, 2010. The program collected household goods for donation as students moved out of their rooms at the end of the spring semester.Special arrangements have been made to allow F-1 and J-1 visa sponsored undergraduate students to move into their on-campus residence halls on August 20, 2016. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will have your Deacon One Card (WFU ID Card that allows you access to your dorm), and your keys for your room available for pick-up from 9am-5pm EST in Alumni Hall (#26B on a campus map).

The complimentary GSO airport shuttles will stop initially at the Office of Residence Life and Housing so you may pick-up your keys/ID card. The shuttle will then take you to your dormitory. Current students will be on-site at the dormitories until 4 p.m. to assist with luggage should you need it. Several first-year dormitories do not have elevators so bear in mind you may have to carry your luggage up multiple flights of stairs.

The dormitories come with a twin extra-long bed, mattress, desk, closet, mini-refrigerator/freezer unit, and bureau. You can get a sense of what the WFU dormitories are like by visiting the following website (http://newstudents.wfu.edu/housing/your-new-home/).

However, items such as bedding and towels do not come with your room. It is strongly encouraged that you order your bedding/linens ahead of time from an ordering service such as http://www.rhl.org/wfu or websites of other retailers in the U.S.  Please try to have your packages arrive no more than 10 days in advance of your arrival on campus.

The shipping address to use is:

     [YOUR NAME]
     1834 Wake Forest Road
     Winston-Salem, NC  27106
     HOLD FOR ARRIVAL

target-244x300The Campus Post Office will be open special hours on Saturday, August 20 from 3-5 p.m. Otherwise, you may pick-up your package during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target Shuttles

On Saturday, August 20, for a few hours shuttle service to a local superstore (Target) will be provided. The store carries all items including bedding, electronics, school supplies, food, clothing, and much more. A list of recommended items/prohibited items for the on-campus dormitories can be found here: Dorm Room Checklist

A packing list suggesting items to pack vs. items to purchase on arrival should have been included with your I-20 package. Please read through that list to get an idea of what you should consider bringing with you as you’re planning your arrival to WFU.

Meal Information

Campus dining facilities will not open until Friday August 26, 2016. As such, your meal plan will not take effect until this date.

All major meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during international student arrival weekend and the pre-orientation programs will be provided. You may also purchase food to keep in your dormitory for snacks/additional meals.

 


If you are NOT participating in a Pre-Orientation Program:

Complimentary transportation from the Greensboro airport (GSO) to campus will be provided on Friday, August 26 only. Please try to schedule your flight to arrive in Greensboro between 8am-4pm (Eastern Standard Time). Shuttles to campus will run approximately every 2 hours. You MUST complete the Airport Arrival Form in order to guarantee transportation when you arrive.

A representative of Wake Forest University will be stationed in the baggage claim area at GSO to greet you. The representative will then tell you when the next shuttle will leave for campus.

*Should you decide to fly into Charlotte or Raleigh instead of Greensboro, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation and you will also be responsible for the associated costs. Wake Forest University partners with Airport Connection Express (ACE Transportation) for students needing transfers to/from the Charlotte or and Raleigh airports. Information on this shuttle service and reservation instructions can be found on their website: http://www.airportconnectionexpress.net/

20100614donate4472The shuttle from GSO will take you directly to your residence hall where you will unload your belongings, pick up your Deacon One Card (WFU ID Card that allows you access to your dorm), and keys for your room.

Current students will be on-site at your dormitories to assist with luggage should you need it. Several first-year dormitories do not have elevators so bear in mind you may have to carry your luggage up multiple flights of stairs.

The dormitories come with a twin extra-long bed, mattress, desk, closet, mini-refrigerator/freezer unit, and bureau. You can get a sense of what the WFU dormitories are like by visiting the following website (http://newstudents.wfu.edu/housing/your-new-home/).

However, items such as bedding and towels do not come with your room. It is strongly encouraged that you order your bedding/linens ahead of time from an ordering service such as http://www.rhl.org/wfu or websites of other retailers in the U.S.  Please try to have your packages arrive no more than 10 days in advance of your arrival on campus.

The shipping address to use is:

     [YOUR NAME]
     1834 Wake Forest Road
     Winston-Salem, NC  27106
     HOLD FOR ARRIVAL
Packages may be picked up during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.