As students get ready for a new academic year, it’s a good time to take a close look at Wake Ready.
The Wake Ready web site is a constant resource for information related to potential emergencies and proper responses to them, key University contacts in emergencies, crime prevention, an archive of crime alerts, and more. The crime prevention link, for instance, provides a thorough list of practical suggestions for students and others, including avoiding walking at night, downloading the LiveSafe app, locking doors routinely and enrolling in personal safety and security programs offered by the University.
The site contains handy campus maps, including a map featuring every call box on campus and another showing where students should gather in the event of a building evacuation.
Students’ family members and others can subscribe to University crime alerts by providing their email address on the Wake Ready site.
The Wake Ready site also links to the Wake Alert web site, the most informative place to go online for information during an emergency.
The Wake Forest University Police Department offers extensive practical advice on personal safety and crime prevention on its web site. The tips apply to on-campus and off-campus living as well as off-campus activities. Among its tips are using the LiveSafe app regularly and taking advantage of the University shuttle system.
The LiveSafe app is free and available to students, faculty, staff and others who may find it useful. Downloading information is available here.
For more information on how to contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
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.