Begin your experience as a Wake Forest University student on campus, where you can get connected academically and socially through Connect@Wake: Campus, International Student Arrival Days, Pre-Orientation Programs, and Freshman Orientation.
Connect@Wake: Campus allows you to experience a Wake Forest University classroom, sharpen your academic writing, and to be connected with faculty, staff, and students when you arrive on campus. Students who completed the Connect@Wake course content reported higher connectedness and belonging than other students at Wake Forest.
After you apply for Connect@Wake: Campus you will need to apply for one of the pre-orientation programs for new incoming students.
Eligibility: Rising, first-year international undergraduate students accepted to Wake Forest University
Connect@Wake: August 11-17, 2018
Arrival Days: August 15-18, 2018
Pre-Orientation: August 19-22, 2018
Orientation: August 22, 2018
Program Fee: $2,300 (includes pre-orientation program fee)
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
The comprehensive program fee for Connect@Wake: Campus is US$2,300, which includes academic instruction, housing, meals, and evening activities.
If you are accepted to Connect@Wake: Campus, you will make your tuition playment via Flywire in the same manner you pay your semester tuition to Wake Forest University.
No, you do not earn a credit for Connect@Wake: Campus.
International students typically graduate with extra credits. Summer credits cost money, so we have chosen to reduce the program cost rather than include a credit.
Connect@Wake Campus participation is capped at 25 students.
This course size ensures individual student attention, as three faculty and two teaching assistants will be leading the course. The small course size provides an opportunity for students to form strong relationships and connections with the faculty, staff, and students on campus.
Please click this link to check the updated list of Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students who will be present at Connect@Wake: Campus.
Please encourage your friends and family to give you this time without interruption. We have a very busy schedule (day and night) and cannot accommodate visitors. Overnight guests are not allowed in the Connect@Wake: Campus residence hall.
Yes. In fact, we expect you to participate in a pre-orientation program after you complete Connect@Wake: Campus. You will need to participate in a pre-orientation in order to remain in campus housing.
As you complete Connect@Wake:Campus, we will host International Student Arrival Days, where you can join in and meet even more new students starting at Wake.
After students complete International Student Arrival Days, they participate in a pre-orientation program and Wake Forest University Orientation. More details can be found here.
Research shows that students have better academic adjustment at college when they participate in academically-focused bridge or pre-orientation programs. Additionally, students have better social experiences when they build relationships when arriving on campus before the semester starts.
Through Connect@Wake: Campus, you will enhance your already strong academic writing and presentation skills so that you are better able to deepen the relationships you form with faculty, staff, and students at Wake Forest University. You will also receive important insider information about the academic norms and expectations at Wake Forest University, which differ from those at other colleges or universities in the US.
As you continue in Global Connections during your first year at Wake Forest University, you will further hone these skills while engaging with student-run organizations and other campus leaders.