Wintry Wednesday

It’s another cold one, and our part of NC is starting to be included in the winter storm announcements.  Some models show us getting a small amount of snow tonight, but late Thursday night/Friday morning could be the real deal. Or it could be nothing. You never know.  Here is what we are predicted to see as of this moment, courtesy of the Weather Channel.

In case you are wondering how your students get alerted to a weather-related delay or closing, students can find out via a variety of methods.  (I actually am really bummed that we no longer do campuswide voicemails to students as they did when I was in school.  When all the students had land lines in their rooms, we had the ability to robocall them, which is how my friend Kevin Cox achieved such a fan following when he’d call with a weather related announcement.  Now that students are cell phones only, we’ve lost that land line voicemail magic.).

As we wait to see what the weather does, we have a Grand Opening to look forward to next week.  On Wednesday the 27th will the the Grand Opening of Phase I of the Reynolds Gymnasium Transformation and Expansion – runs from 4-7 pm.

For you first-year parents and families who are Daily Deac readers, our Weekly Messages for First-Year families is back online.  And speaking of publications, did you know the Old Gold and Black student newspaper turned 100 this past week?

And for all of you who are in the path of these various winter storms, may you and yours stay safe and well (and warm) through the storms. Keep an eye on the Quad Cam too, because if we do get a lot of snow, there is nothing quite as fun as watching students make giant snowmen and have snowball fights on the Quad.  Here’s a few shots from winters past.

— by Betsy Chapman

Wake Forest students take advantage of a rare snow day to build snowmen and have snowball fights on Hearn Plaza on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Wake Forest students take advantage of a rare snow day to build snowmen and have snowball fights on Hearn Plaza on Thursday, February 26, 2015.

Wake Forest students take advantage of a rare snow day to build snowmen and have snowball fights on Hearn Plaza on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Emma Kook ('18), in ear muffs, Cardinal Do ('17), in white jacket, Edima Udom ('18), in gray, and Phylicia Montaque ('18), in black coat, have a little snowball fight among friends.

Wake Forest students take advantage of a rare snow day to build snowmen and have snowball fights on Hearn Plaza on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Emma Kook (’18), in ear muffs, Cardinal Do (’17), in white jacket, Edima Udom (’18), in gray, and Phylicia Montaque (’18), in black coat, have a little snowball fight among friends.

Views of Reynolda Village after a major snow storm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Views of Reynolda Village after a major snow storm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Wake Forest students play in the snow on Hearn Plaza during a major storm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Wake Forest students play in the snow on Hearn Plaza during a major storm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Wake Forest students play in the snow on Hearn Plaza during a major storm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Wake Forest students play in the snow on Hearn Plaza during a major storm on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

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