SPARC (Students Promoting Action and Responsibility in the Community) is a week-long service-oriented Pre-orientation program for first-year students, or SPARCies.
During the week, SPARCies get to know the Wake Forest and Winston-Salem communities through service and evening outings; learn about issues facing the Winston-Salem community; and meet with community partners that work regularly with Wake Forest students.
Participants are accepted on a rolling basis. Once accepted, SPARCies will be placed in a small group with a mentor for the week.
There is a $350 Program Fee due upon acceptance into the program. The fee covers housing, transportation, food and entertainment for the duration of the program. You may pay by check or wire transfer.There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance. If you apply for financial assistance, we will review your request in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid.
Checks should be made out to Wake Forest University with the student’s name in the subject line and mailed to the address below:
SPARC c/o Brad Shugoll
Pro Humanitate Institute
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27109
Wake Forest University has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the payment process for those paying from bank accounts located outside of the U.S. With peerTransfer, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases). You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard. An email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.
In order to identify where wire proceeds are to be applied, please include the following information:
Full name of student
Student ID number (if available)
Please select “OTHER” under “Payment Type” and enter “Deacon Camp” to the comment
To begin the process, please visit wfu.peertransfer.com.
For questions, please contact PeerTransfer at:
There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance. If you apply for financial assistance, we will review your request in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid.
Application Deadline: July 15
Move-in: August 18
Program: August 18-21
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with notification of acceptance sent within 10 days of the application being received.
Brad Shugoll (firstname.lastname@example.org)