International Undergraduate Arrival Days

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.

*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 Black Tie 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: https://blacktietransportation.net/

If you ARE participating in a Pre-Orientation Program:

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.You will receive information from Residence Life & Housing related to your move-in date and time.

Please email iss@nullwfu.edu if you are participating in a Pre-Orientation Program. The ISS team provides assistance to international students to help them settle into life at Wake Forest before joining your pre-orientation program. Please carefully review the instruction that you receive by email from the Office of Residence Life and Housing so that you know how to obtain your Deacon One Card (WFU ID Card that allows you access to your residence hall) and your keys for your room.

Several first-year residence halls do not have elevators so bear in mind you may have to carry your luggage up multiple flights of stairs.

The residence halls 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 residence halls are like by visiting the following website (https://rlh.wfu.edu/housing/halls/).

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 is open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Target Shuttles

Please review your communication from ISS as we will offer a shuttle service to a local superstore (Target). 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 in the Arrival Guide that you received from ISS.

A packing list suggesting items to pack vs. items to purchase on arrival was included in the Arrival Guide booklet within 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 are usually not available during arrival days. Please review the information in the housing portal to confirm when your meal plan will start.

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

 


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

You will receive information from Residence Life & Housing related to your move-in date and time.

20100614donate4472On arrival day, you should follow the instructions sent to you from Resident Life & Housing (RL&H). You should review all RL&H emails carefully.

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

The residence halls 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 residence halls are like by visiting the following website (https://rlh.wfu.edu/housing/halls/).

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.