Admissions updates for the campus community

The following is a guest post from Eric Maguire, vice president for enrollment.

While working remotely, the Undergraduate Admissions staff joined in solidarity with our colleagues throughout campus to  The Porter Byrum Welcome Center and orange maple leavessustain a strong and vibrant Wake Forest community. Our staff quickly pivoted from our signature face-to-face work to creative virtual efforts. For over six months, our work has included yielding our first-year class, conducting webcam interviews, hosting live virtual sessions, planning fall virtual visits and college fairs, and evaluating Early Decision applications.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 8, in partnership with our student tour guides, we began to welcome back visitors in a limited capacity to the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center. As we developed our campus-visitor policy and built our visit program, we consulted with members of Wake Forest, including Student Health Service. The health and safety of our campus community, as well as of our visitors, are of the utmost importance and, therefore, the cornerstones of our policy. In advance of the visit, we require prospective students to complete a registration process to become approved visitors. When confirming their visits, students and guests agree to adhere to a stringent set of directives, including a health screening and temperature check, remaining outside all campus buildings, and wearing a mask for the visit’s duration. At every step, as we crafted the Prospective Student/Family Campus Visitation Policy, we thoughtfully considered our campus community’s welfare.

Thank you for your support. We appreciate your partnership in helping to keep our community healthy while also sharing our campus with prospective students.