This message was sent on behalf of Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life.

Dear Wake Forest students,

On Monday, we begin our multi-day move-in process to welcome you back to campus for our fall semester. Over the last several weeks, we have shared many details about what it will take to resume life at Wake Forest, and I am grateful for your attention to new guidelines and procedures that will help protect our community’s overall health.

Before you physically arrive in Winston-Salem, I want to emphasize the various expectations and tasks that must be completed in order to access campus. Please make sure you have taken the following steps below so that you are able to move onto campus smoothly.

Complete the COVID-19 Requirements
In an email last week, we shared that all students returning to Wake Forest for the fall must complete all of the tasks listed on the COVID-19 Requirements checklist. Please visit and log in with your student credentials to access the important issues of student compliance with public health measures, including the Student Social Compact, a COVID education module, and the Public Health Addendum to the Student Code of Conduct.

Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing Update
As we shared on July 29, all undergraduate students are required to submit a COVID-19 test and be cleared by Student Health Service to return before moving into campus housing or accessing campus. Many of you have contacted our partner, Azova Health, and others have taken tests locally and submitted the results to the Student Health Service. We will have an up-to-the-minute list each day of move-in.

If you haven’t taken a COVID-19 test yet, you should attempt to get one prior to arriving on campus and send your results to Student Health Service at If you do not, you will be asked to take one once you arrive to check in.

Based on the status of your test result, please visit this page to understand what you can expect upon checking in. It is important to bring any test results in your possession to your move-in appointment. If you have received a positive test result, please contact Student Health Service for guidance.

Delays with United States Postal Service
We are aware that significant delays with the United States Postal Service have resulted in many tests not being processed yet. We understand the situation and have consulted with public health officials to make accommodations in our move-in process. It is our intent and expectation that everyone can retain their move-in appointment, and we are looking forward to welcoming you and ensuring your transition to campus will be as smooth and safe as possible.

Move-In Expectations, Policies and Logistics
On your designated appointment date, all undergraduate students will need to check in at the LJVM Coliseum to begin the move-in process. Please review the details and logistics about checking in, accessing campus and what to expect once you move into the residence halls before you arrive. Should your plans have changed and you do not intend on moving in at your assigned time, please contact Residence Life and Housing at

As always, we will continue to share important information about the fall semester with you. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please visit Our Way Forward.

Thank you again for your attention to these very important details. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in the next few days.


Penny Rue
Vice President for Campus Life