Chief Michael Penry’s Tips For the First Day

The Wake Tech Campus Police Department, established in 2012, is a fully-sanctioned law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting the life and property of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all Wake Tech campuses.

As you head back to class, Chief Penry has a few helpful tips to make your time at Wake Tech as smooth as possible.

  1. Arrive early, finding a parking spot can take some time
  2. Know where your classes are located
  3. Remember what lot you parked in
  4. Watch out for pedestrians
  5. No parking in reserved, staff, or faculty parking areas
  6. Pay attention to road signs on campus
  7. Slow down
  8. Download the ‘Wake Tech app‘!  It has valuable information to make your time at Wake Tech a success.

Important Dates for Fall 2018

Payment deadline: August 15

Tuition payment plan:
Enroll before August 15: 2 payments – if you registered between July 24 & August 15

First day of the 16-week semester: August 16

Last day to drop a class with 100% refund: August 15

Last day to add a class: August 22

Last day to drop a class with 75% refund: August 27

Khadijah’s 5 Tips for Wake Tech Student Athletes

Khadijah Daniels graduated from Wake Tech in May and will be continuing her education at William Peace University.  She’s also signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Pacers this fall.

  1. Apply yourself in the classroom to the best of your ability. Grades matter and you’re going to need solid grades no matter if you are entering the workforce or transferring to a 4-year school.
  2. Always sit in the first two rows in class!
  3. No matter what, participate in class.
  4. Organize and plan accordingly. It’s so important to be able to manage time wisely
  5. Skill your craft and always work hard. Whether it’s baseball, soccer, basketball, golf, or volleyball- practice hard to get the results you want.

Read her Success Story

Khadijah Daniels Signs to Play Basketball at William Peace University

Sarah Allevato: Top 5 Scholarship Tips

Wake Tech graduate, Sarah Allevato was recently featured on WRAL after she won the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.  What’s the secret to Sarah’s success?  Read along for her Top 5 Scholarship Tips…

  1. Write Passionately—the best way to stand out from the rest is to write with lots of emotion and authenticity. It doesn’t matter how amazing your personal statement is, if it’s not able to evoke empathy then the judges will forget it.
  2. Don’t Underestimate yourself—A lot of people are deterred from writing scholarships because they think their personal story, or journey, is not good enough to deserve a scholarship. I can say with confidence that your story is enough. In the end, it’s really not even about what you write, but how you write it.
  3. Have all your essays proofread—What I really struggled with was grammar. I could write endless pages of quality content right off the top of my head, but I made so many grammatical errors, like comma splices and run-on sentences, that it overshadowed my work. So, I had every essay checked for grammatical and spelling errors by my school tutors. This is a must if you want to write a winning essay.
  4. Find your scholarships through a scholarship listing website—For me, it was easy finding scholarships because they were all in one place. I used the website: to find scholarships to apply to. This website has the option of filtering scholarships by deadline. I would usually apply for scholarships that had a deadline that was at least two weeks out.
  5. Never Give Up— It might take a long time and a lot of rejection letters before you win a scholarship, for me it took 7 months and 72 rejection letters, but when you do win, the time and effort will be well worth it. After all, a winner is only a loser who tried one more time.

Join the Student Government Association!

Are you interested in serving your fellow students and learning more about leadership?
Would you like to get involved but don’t know how?

Join the Wake Tech SGA!

Wake Tech’s Student Government Association has several openings and no experience is necessary! Find all the details on our website!

We look forward to reviewing your applications!

SGA members are awarded scholarships for their service! 

Stress Management

Stress Management Series
Sponsored by Wellness Services & Student Activities

Feeling Stressed? Overwhelmed? Tired? Unhappy?

This is a 3 session workshop involving basic yoga/body movements, progressive muscle relaxation, open discussion, and self-exploration. 

Each session is one hour and limited to 15 participants. Students do not have to attend each session, although it is recommended as each session will cover different topics.

Students must sign up for the sessions they would like to attend.

Comfortable clothing is recommended as we will be practicing simple yoga movements and deep breathing. No previous experience with yoga needed.

Southern Wake Campus | Building N (Gym) | Studio 120 | 11:00 – 12:00pm

Northern Wake Campus| Building K (Gym) | Studio 260 | 3:00 – 4:00pm

At the end of the series, one winner will be announced for a 1-year subscription to the Calm App and giveaway bag!

Questions about this workshop can be sent to

Campus Civility Project – Keep Calm and Keep it Civil

Campus Civility Project – Keep Calm and Keep it Civil
Guest speaker Traciana Graves, founder of Say Something Beautiful and Project Bully Free Zone, will be presenting a highly engaging presentation that tackles issues facing campuses today in creating a safe campus environment that appreciates, respects, and encompasses all demographics. 

What: Keep Calm and Keep it Civil
Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Location: Southern Wake Campus, Building L Conference Center

The first 125 students who register, will be provided lunch and a free t-shirt!

Please bring Student IDs for check-in.