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October Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has posted its October 2015 Dining Update.

Adding Food Dollars During Family Weekend

Campus Dining sent the following message to be shared with parents.


Campus Dining hopes you are all ready for Family Weekend! While you’re in town, if your student is running low on food dollars, you can stop by Reynolda Hall room 12 to get more or go to our website at to do it online! Hope to see you all here this weekend!”

Study Smarter, Not Harder

From the Learning Assistance Center:


The Learning Assistance Center’s “Study Smarter, Not Harder” workshop series will introduce WFU students to a number of helpful strategies that will improve academic performance. Our first workshop for the fall semester is scheduled forWednesday, October 7, from 5:00-6:00 in the ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404). This workshop will focus specifically on time management and stress/anxiety relief.

Message from Office of Academic Advising about Last Day to Drop & Orientation Check-Ins

The following message was sent to new students (Class of 2019) from the Office of Academic Advising.


Dear New Deacs,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Homecoming weekend, despite the weather!

Please be aware of several important things happening THIS WEEK:

  • The last day to drop a class without grade penalty is TUESDAY, SEP. 29.  After Tuesday, you cannot drop a class without making an appeal to the Committee on Academic Affairs.  The Committee approves late drops only if there are extenuating circumstances (e.g., family emergencies, lengthy illnesses).  The Committee does not approve late drops solely because a student did not receive a grade until after the last day to drop.  If you are wondering about whether to drop a class because you are unsure about where you stand, now is the time to time to talk to your professor.  If you receive a less than satisfactory grade after the last day to drop, continue to attend class and seek out academic support (e.g., professor’s office hours, tutoring, Learning Assistance Center, Office of Academic Advising).
  • The Major/Minor Fair is WEDNESDAY, SEP. 30 – see
  • Required Fall Orientation Check-Ins begin this week (see
    • LIVING IN COMMUNITY – Contact your RA if you need information about when your Living in Community check-in is scheduled.
    • ACADEMIC SUCCESS – the first of these check-ins occurs onOctober 12, but in preparation you have a short reflection dueOct. 5.  You can complete this reflection at:

Contact us in OAA with any questions!


~Dean Buchanan
Christy M. Buchanan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Advising
Professor of Psychology
PO Box 7225, Reynolda Hall 125

Temporary Closing of Campus Sidewalk

The sidewalk on the east side of Collins Residence Hall will be closed for one day,Sept. 25, due to construction-related activity.

As a result, faculty, staff and students who park in Lot J are advised to walk between Collins and South residence halls on that day (to and from the lot).  Lot J is a large lot behind those buildings.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Available Online

The following message is sent on behalf of the University Police Department:

The 2014 Annual Crime and Fire Safety Report is available on the Wake Forest University Police website at:

This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety. It also contains information about crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Crime statistics are for occurrences on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wake Forest (including branch campuses); and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Fire statistics are for on-campus residence halls.

Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 102(a) through (d) of HEA can be found at:

If you are unable to access the website and/or you would like a printed copy, please contact police records at 336-758-4566.

Wake Forest University Police Department

Mid-Semester Health and Safety Inspections

Residence Life and Housing will be conducting visual imspections of student rooms in the residence halls Monday, September 21-Thursday, September 24th.  The following flyer provided by Residence Life and Housing has more details:  Midsemester Health and Safety Inspections pt1 and Midsemester Health and Safety Inspections pt2

The President’s Ball – September 25

The following email was sent to the campus community on behalf of President Nathan O. Hatch.


I hope you will join in the fun September 25 at the “President’s Ball.”  Our Wake Forest community will start the party at 9 p.m. in the Coliseum.

~Nathan O. Hatch
 pres ball 2

Additional Flu Vaccine Mini Clinics to be Offered

The following information was sent to the Parent Programs office from the Student Health Service so it could be shared as a news item for parents.


Flu Clinic on October 7th

Maxim Healthcare will be on campus Wednesday, October 7th from 12:00 – 7:00 pm offering flu vaccines for students!  The event will be held in Benson 401.  The cost is $27.00 cash or check.  If paying by credit or debit card, a voucher can be purchased at the Benson Ticket Office on October 7th.

The following insurance cards are accepted at the time of service:  Aetna;  Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield;  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC,RI, MA, TX, IL;  Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Premera Blue Cross; Regence BC/BS of OR and WA; Healthspring; Humana; Independence BC/BS, Sierra Health & Life, SummaCare, and United Healthcare.  2015 Flu Vaccine Flyer

Additional Fall Mini Clinic Offerings

The Student Health Service will continue giving flu vaccines through out the fall semester.  We will offer mini clinics in the Z Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm beginning on October 13th and running through the month of October.

Students can also just “walk in” to the Student Health Service during clinic hours M-F between 9:00 and 4:00 pm beginning October 8th.   There is a charge of $27.00 if the student gets the vaccine through the Student Health Service as we do not file insurance.  However, a receipt will be generated after the vaccine, that can be printed off and  filed with your insurance.

LiveSafe App and Operation ID

University Police shared information about two important safety and security programs that we encourage all students to use.


University Police has a new LiveSafe app and asks parents to encourage their students to download the app.  LiveSafe is a free personal mobile application for Wake Forest students to engage in a two-way conversation with WFU police. With LiveSafe, students can use their cell phones as a personal security device that allows direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer SafeWalk tool. Learn more here – and encourage your student to get LiveSafe on his/her cell phone.  Live Safe App

University Police also encourages students to participate in Operation ID, a nationwide program designed to discourage burglary and theft of valuables.  It also provides a way to easily identify stolen property and increases law enforcement’s chances of recovery and conviction:

“Most burglars steal valuables for resale. But if you mark all items with permanent identification numbers, the burglar may be unable to sell them. If a criminal knows all your valuables are marked, he or she will look for easier and more profitable victims.  Register your Property Here”

Please encourage your student to download the LiveSafe app and to participate in Operation ID.