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Temporary Road Closing on July 2

A portion of Carroll Weathers Drive will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 2, requiring a slight detour for campus drivers.  Carroll Weathers Drive runs past the side of Worrell Professional Center, as well as Alumni Hall before crossing Wake Forest Road and continuing past Farrell Hall.

Closed will be the section that runs directly alongside Worrell Professional Center where construction is underway.

Lot W1 and other area parking lots will remain open and accessible.

Construction company workers will be available to direct drivers.

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University Closed on Friday, July 3

Wake Forest University will be closed on Friday, July 3 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.

If you have an urgent need to reach someone at the university because you have a concern that must be addressed quickly, we have designated the University Police as our 24/7 contact.  They can assess the situation and determine who best to address your concern. The 24-hour contact number for University Police is 336.758.5591 (non emergency) or 336.758.5911 (emergency). They can get in touch with on-call duty staff 24-hours/day.

Select Individuals Authorized to Access Academic Records

The following message was sent to all new students from the Office of the Registrar.  The instructions apply to rising sophomores through seniors as well.  If you wish to have access to your student’s grades but he or she has not yet granted that, your student can follow the steps outlined below.


You can grant others access to view certain pieces of your academic information in WIN. This is accomplished by you granting them “proxy access.”  The most common scenario is for a student to grant proxy access to a parent or parents; however, you can choose anyone who has an e-mail address.  By granting proxy access you are giving Wake Forest permission to share the selected information with that individual. This permission is necessary to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

You are completely in control the proxy/student relationship.  You can create proxy user accounts and assign access to very specific items in your record …such as your class schedule, holds and registration status, mid-term grades, final grades, and your academic transcript. You can decide at any time to discontinue an individual’s proxy access or discontinue that person’s access for a specific item. 

It is our experience that most new students decide to provide parents with access to their records.  To get started with setting up proxy access for those you select, first read the instructions at

​You can read more about Proxy Access at .  If you still have questions, email or call us at 336-758-7207.

Registering Bicycles on Campus

From the Office of Sustainability:

Did you know…

Like motorized vehicles, all bicycles must be registered at Wake Forest University. You can register your bicycle for free at the Parking & Transportation Office or online. Make sure that you know the make, model, and serial number of your bicycle before you begin the process.

Registration helps in recovery efforts of stolen property and is the only way university staff can contact you to determine whether or not your bicycle has been abandoned.

Register your bike by midnight on 6/21/15 for a chance to win a $50 Ken’s Bike Shop gift card.

A Message from President Hatch

The following message was sent to students, faculty, and staff on June 5th from President Nathan O. Hatch.


Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am pleased to announce that Tim Pyatt has accepted my invitation to serve as the next Dean of the Wake Forest University Z. Smith Reynolds Library, effective August 3. Provost Rogan Kersh chaired a national search for a leader of impeccable experience and accomplishment to serve as a zealous advocate for the essential role of the library in learning, teaching and research. Throughout the process, Tim distinguished himself as the best choice for Wake Forest.

Tim comes to Wake Forest from Pennsylvania State University where he most recently served as the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library.

Tim is a North Carolina native who graduated from West Forsyth High School. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Duke University and a master’s of library science from North Carolina Central University. Prior to his time at Penn State, Tim worked at Duke University where he was the university archivist in the Perkins Library (2002-2011), associate director of the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library (2006-2010), and coordinator of institutional repository services (2010-2011).

Prior to Duke, he was the director of the Southern Historical Collection and Curator of Manuscripts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tim also taught archival administration at UNC-Chapel Hill in its School of Information and Library Science from 1998 to 2007. Tim has held several elected offices for the Society of American Archivists, is a past-president of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, and was appointed by the governor of North Carolina to serve on the State Historical Records Advisory Board from 2000 to 2005.


Nathan O. Hatch

Suzanne Reynolds Named Wake Forest School of Law Dean

The following email was sent to students, faculty, and staff from President Hatch.


Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

I am pleased to announce that Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) has accepted my invitation to serve as the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law, effective July 1. Guided by members of the Board of Trustees, Board of Visitors, faculty and staff, Provost Rogan Kersh chaired a national search. After evaluating many excellent candidates, the committee selected Dean Reynolds, currently serving as interim dean, as the best choice for Wake Forest.

Dean Reynolds, who joined the Wake Forest law faculty in 1981, has served as interim dean for the past year. She is the first woman to head the law school.

As executive associate dean and interim dean, she has proven herself to be well qualified to lead Wake Forest School of Law. Dean Reynolds is a wonderful mentor and model for our law students, exemplifying the blend of research and practice that distinguishes the school. She has the vision and experience to ensure Wake Forest will continue to set the highest standards in legal education.

Widely respected for her scholarship, teaching and public service, Dean Reynolds served as executive associate dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2014. In recognition of her talent as a professor, she earned the Joseph Branch Teaching Excellence Award in 1994. She has earned many awards for her contributions to the legal profession and on June 19, she will receive the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award, which recognizes contributions to professionalism and the practice of law, from the North Carolina Bar Association.

I am excited for and confident in the future of the Wake Forest University School of Law under Dean Reynolds’ leadership. A reception in her honor will be announced at a future date.

Please join me in congratulating her on her new role.


Nathan O. Hatch

Student Insurance/Waiver Period Is Open

From the Student Insurance Office:

All full-time enrolled students, new and returning, are required to have health insurance.  Open enrollment for the Student Blue Plan begins today, June 1st, and will end on Monday, August 3rd.  If your student has health insurance that meets the University’s criteria for waiver, please visit to submit the current policy information and opt out of the Student Blue plan for ’15-’16.  If a waiver is not submitted by Monday, August 3rd, your student will be enrolled in the insurance plan and charged for the fall premium.

Boston WFU Event on June 3

Outlook 2015/2016 Panel & Networking Event – Wednesday, June 3, 2015

You are invited to join fellow Boston-area Wake Forest alumni, parents, and friends working in the business, finance, and related fields for a panel and networking event featuring several prominent Deacs!

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and light hors d’Registeroeuvres are included in the $10 registration fee. Friends and colleagues are also welcome. Please R.S.V.P. in advance.

Moderator: Neil Moses, P ’14, EnerNOC – CFO & COO. Neil has nearly 30 years of experience in financial operations and management in the retail and technology sectors. He previously worked at Dunkin Brands as their CFO & Chief Strategy Officer as well as PTC serving as EVP & CFO.


Bill Boyle ’80, P ’08, P ’09, P ’10, P ’13, D.A. Davidson – Managing Director, Institutional Sales. Bill has over 30 years of experience in both the Domestic and International equity capital markets. He joined D.A. Davidson in 2008 after working with Needham & Company, NationsBanc Montgomery Securities and Lehman Brothers.

David Carroll P ’18, P ’19, Financial Architects Partners – CEO. David specializes in wealth transfer life insurance and the design, implementation and monitoring of large life insurance portfolios. David started his career at John Hancock Life Insurance Company and has over 20 years experience specializing in advising high net worth families in the area of estate planning and generational wealth transfer.

Jon Jacobson P ’19, Highfields Capital Management – CEO & CIO. Jon is the founder of Highfields Capital, a Boston-based investment management firm which invests globally on behalf of endowments, foundations, pension funds and other institutional investors. Jon founded Highfields in 1998, following eight years as senior portfolio manager at Harvard Management Company.

Jim Dunn, Verger Capital Management – CEO & CIO. Jim oversees all investment decisions and is responsible for setting the course for the company, including corporate strategy. Previously, Jim was VP & CIO at Wake Forest University, responsible for investment of the University’s endowment, working capital and life income.


Registration & Reception: 6 – 6:45 p.m.

Panel: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Networking: 7:30 – 8 p.m.

DATE: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
TIME: 6 – 8 p.m.
LOCATION:  EnerNOC Offices, One Marina Park Drive, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02210
COST: $1

Register now

Graduating Students: Immunization Records and Test Results

Is your son or daughter about to graduate?  Encourage him/her to log onto their Student Health Portal to print off important health care records.  Students can access and print off official copies of their immunization record as well as reports from any laboratory tests obtained during visits to Student Health Service.

Most graduate programs, some jobs and volunteer positions require a copy of immunization records.  Copies of receipts of fees incurred during visits to Student Health Service are also available on this portal.  Documentation and coding needed for reimbursement from insurance, health savings accounts and FSAs are included on these receipts.

While Student Health Service will maintain copies of health care records electronically, direct student access to this portal ceases 60 days after graduation (when their WFU email accounts expires).

Students who will be returning in the fall will continue to have access to this information over the summer.  For more information about and access to the Student Health Portal, please visit:

Campus memorial service for Grant Backerman

The following message was emailed to students, faculty, and staff.


A campus memorial service honoring the life of Grant Madison Backerman, will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.

A Wake Forest senior, Grant passed away unexpectedly at his off-campus residence on May 2.

For those grieving at Wake Forest, the University offers assistance to all.  The Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273. The Chaplain’s Office may be reached at 758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493.  Please do not hesitate to seek support.

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