Computing (draft page)
All students are required to run a current version of the Windows operating system.
ATTN: Mac Users You MUST install Windows on your laptop to meet the computer requirements Your myDeacNet Account
Once your tuition deposit is processed (allow 5-7 business days), a MyDeacNet account will be created for you. You will receive an activation e-mail from
firstname.lastname@example.org to the personal e-mail account you listed in your application. Account Activation
You must activate your MyDeacNet account within 10 days of receiving this e-mail. For your security, you will be required to enter your account activation code as well as provide information from your initial application.
Haven’t received your activation e-mail yet? Please check your spam or junk mail folder for an email from email@example.com. Need assistance activating your account? Please contact the School of Business Help Desk at 336-758-4126 or . firstname.lastname@example.org WFU UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLING IN GRADUATE SCHOOL:
You will NOT receive an account activation e-mail. Please continue to use the same username and password that you used as an Undergraduate student.
back to top System Access Prior to Orientation
Your MyDeacNet account will allow you to access many Wake Forest resources such as G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education), WebEx, Wake Information Network (WIN), and Sakai. Prior to Orientation, you have access to the following WFU systems:
WFU Google Mail | Your Wake Forest University Google Mail account will be your official e-mail address that the University will use to communicate with you. Use your full email address and password to log in. http://google.wfu.edu – WIN (Wake Forest Information Network) | WIN provides students with a variety of tools to view their grades, access online bills and search directories for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Use your full email address and password to log in. Please log out of your personal gmail account prior to logging in. https://win.wfu.edu – Sakai | – Sakai [sah-kahy] is Wake Forest’s online Collaboration and Learning Environment. Many instructors will use Sakai to post announcements, assignments, and quizzes. Use your username (without @wfu.edu) and password to log in. http://sakai.wfu.edu back to top Computer Requirements The School of Business has standardized on the Windows operating system for two primary reasons: 1) to ensure compatibility with required course software and 2) the Windows operating system is the predominant operating system used in business. The specifications listed below will meet your computing needs during your tenure at Wake Forest University. All students are required to run a current version of the Windows operating system. back to top Minimum PC Requirements Processor: Intel Core i5, Quad Core 2.4 GHz or better Memory: 4 GB minimum Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10 Hard Disk Drive: 256 GB minimum Display: 12.5 inches or larger Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (MUST support the WPA-2 security protocol) Software (more details in software section) : Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 Valid anti-virus/anti-malware software back to top Minimum Mac Requirements Students are strongly encouraged to use a PC instead of a Mac. However, if you prefer using a Mac, you also run the Windows operating system and Office for Windows in order to support the software required for your courses. must Model Year: Early 2013 or Newer Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 or better Memory: 8 GB Minimum Operating System: macOS Sierra Hard Disk Drive: 256 GB Minimum Display: 12 inches or larger Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n (MUST support the WPA-2 security protocol) Software (more details in software section) : Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System via Boot Camp Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (for Windows via Boot Camp) Valid anti-virus/anti-malware software back to top Getting FREE Software
As a student, you have access to free or discounted software. OnTheHub is the online software distribution partner for Wake Forest University. Students are eligible to download software packages for little or no cost by visiting
Software for your PC back to top Software for your Mac Microsoft Windows 10 via Boot Camp Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 ( installation instructions) Anti-virus/malware software back to top