Independence, Maturity, & Safety

Independence is fundamental to a residential summer enrichment program. For many students, this level of independence will be a new experience. They will need to practice self-discipline to manage their time, set their priorities, and to be mindful of things like eating balanced meals and getting enough sleep—all without parental assistance.

The Wake Forest Summer Immersion program is a great opportunity for bright, motivated young people to practice managing daily life in a supportive environment.

Supervision: Students are supervised and supported each day by enthusiastic and committed Wake Forest Pre-College Programs staff. A team of professional staff members, as well as Wake Forest undergraduate student Program Assistants, ensure that students have a meaningful experience while at Wake Forest. The student to staff ratio is 10: 1 during the Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program.

Health Services: The Wake Forest Student Health Center is available to students in the case of an illness or emergency. Students who receive treatment are responsible for payment at the time of the visit. Visits to the Student Health Center during the summer are typically between $40-$60, depending on the length and severity of the visit.

Saftey: Safety and security are prioritized during the Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program. The Wake Forest University Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The WFPD is a full-service department with a 24-hour communications center, security officers, and commissioned police officers.

Student Behavior: The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program takes the Student Code of Conduct very seriously. To guarantee that all students have a safe and enjoyable experience, failure to abide by the Student Code of Conduct will lead to immediate dismissal and as a result, tuition payments will not be refunded. The following behaviors are strictly prohibited: possession and/or distribution of illegal substances, leaving residence halls after hours, possession and/or distribution of cigarettes and/or smoking, and possession of weapons. The Summer Immersion Program requires that students show respect towards fellow students, staff and Academic Leaders and uphold all University policies.

Protection of Minors Policy: Wake Forest University’s Protection of Minors Policy is designed to protect those under 18 years of age who participate in programs and activities associated with the University and to provide guidance and requirements that apply to University students, faculty, and staff who are involved with such programs and activities. The policy also includes requirements for non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on campus.

Contacting Your Student: Students may bring a cell phone to campus this summer to contact you outside of instructional time.