Plan for Announcing Weather-Related Closings and Delays This Winter

The Office of Communications and External Relations sent the following email to students, faculty and staff regarding weather-related closings and delays.


In the event of snowy or icy weather this winter, Wake Forest may announce a delay in opening the University or a closing for classes and offices.

The University will announce a delay or closing through a variety of communication methods, generally starting before or by 6 a.m. on the morning of a winter weather event.

This year, for the first time, the University will use the new Wake Alert web site for delay and closing announcements.  An alert headline will appear at the top of the University home page, linking to the Wake Alert web site for more details.

As in past years, the University will:

  • E-mail a message to faculty, staff and students.
  • Send a voice mail message to faculty and staff’s office phones.
  • Place a voice message on the weather and emergency line at 758-5935.
  • Provide information to radio stations WFDD-FM and WSJS-AM.
  • Provide information to TV stations WXII, WGHP, WFMY and News 14 Carolina (24-hour news channel).


For more information on how to contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.

If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the most important ways parents and families can help their students in college is by encouraging them to solve their own problems. Please bookmark or print out this Stop, Drop, and Roll flyer so you have it when your student contacts you with a problem.  Also, the flyer lists contact information for urgent and serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2016 Handouts and Slide Shows

Select information and presentations from Orientation 2016 are available online.