January 29th, 2014
Our thoughts are with all the Deac families dealing with snow today, especially our friends to the south who do not have the sort of infrastructure needed to salt and plow. Hope you are faring well.
Our campus started seeing snow yesterday (Tuesday) in the morning. It was not long after we’d gotten to work in the Parent Programs office, and from our perch in Alumni Hall, those with windows started cheering early when they saw the white stuff. It was a steady snow for most of the morning – however, the flakes were very small. It was a needle-fine, powdery snow, not the big wet flaky kind that is better for snowmen and snowflakes.
Wake made an announcement about 3 pm yesterday that they were closing early (late classes at the instructors’ discretion). All told, campus probably got an inch or inch and a half of snow. Enough to be pretty and cover the surfaces, but not enough to cause the kinds of problems seen in Atlanta and other places.
Classes today were canceled until 11 am to allow for extra time so people could get to campus. I expect most of your students had some fun in the snow last night and were happy to go back to bed this morning when they realized classes were canceled. As an aside, during emergency notifications (such as a campus closings), you will see a banner appear at the very top of the Parents’ Page and main Wake Forest page, or you can also go to Wake Alert, the official web site for such notifications.
If you have not been checking out the Quad Cam, with its view of Hearn Plaza, you might wish to bookmark it. I was sitting home yesterday afternoon watching the students play in the snow as it was coming down. Great fun. This is a hasty screen capture from the webcam.
Category: campus life