OAA Mission


The Office of Academic Advising strives to help students achieve their potential as whole persons. Toward this end, we provide students with caring and timely individual guidance, connection to resources, help in problem-solving, support for development of relationships within the Wake Forest Community, and encouragement toward intentional choices and responsibility.  To achieve this mission, we actively collaborate with academic advisers, professors, and many others in the Wake Forest community.


As part of the broad network of advising resources at Wake Forest University, the Office of Academic Advising is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Providing a “backup” support system for faculty and staff advisers
  • Training new and continuing faculty and staff advisers
  • Communicating directly with students to provide support and encourage accountability regarding registration, low academic performance, absenteeism, illness, add/drops, and withdrawals/readmissions
  • Providing information for the general student population regarding academic events, deadlines, and resources
  • Ongoing evaluation and enhancement of advising resources, via dedicated listening to and communicating with both students and their advisers
  • Ongoing dialogue and learning about best possible advising practices