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Richard Wolk

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am saddened to inform you that Richard (Rich) Wolk, a student in the Charlotte Evening Working Professional MBA Program, died March 15 after being fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident that morning in Stanly County.

We extend our condolences to his family and fellow students, as well as faculty and staff who knew him.  His passing is a loss for the entire Wake Forest community. May Rich’s family and friends find comfort and support as they grieve his loss and remember his life.

The University will share information on services for Rich when that information is available.

Each of us is affected by loss in different ways, and there is no right way to grieve.  I encourage you to take care of yourselves and your fellow Deacs during this difficult time.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff.  The University Counseling Center may be reached at 758-5273 and the Office of the Chaplain may be contacted at 758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 716-5493. Please do not hesitate to seek support.

Sincerely,

Nathan O. Hatch
President

Interim Housing Application for Students Staying On Campus

If your student is participating in or attending WFU’s 2016 Commencement, or is staying for any other reason besides graduation before or beyond May 16, 2016, he/she must request Interim Housing.

To request Interim Housing, your student must apply through WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing before May 2nd at 8 AM.

Interim Housing (unless you are a graduating senior, a sibling of a graduating senior, or a student marshal) is $36 per night.

For questions, please contact Erin Angel at angeleg@nullwfu.edu.

Poteat and Huffman Halls closing on May 6th at 7 PM

The following message was sent to residents of Poteat and Huffman Halls by Residence Life and Housing.

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Dear Poteat and Huffman Hall Residents –

Welcome back and we hope you enjoyed the break!

You received the me​ssage below on January 11th, but we wanted to send it again and ask for you to review it as we approach the end of the semester.

This message has some very important information regarding the spring 2016 closing process. Please read it carefully. Work on Poteat and Huffman Hall improvements are set to begin on May 7, 2016, which means the building will close on May 6, 2016.

If you do not need housing beyond May 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Please be sure to follow all instructions regarding our closing process provided by your Hall Staff, check out of your room in Poteat or Huffman Halls, and turn in your keys prior to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2016.​

In order for us to plan accordingly, we would ask that you please email Zach Blackmon, Residence Life Coordinator, at blackmzr@nullwfu.edu by April 29 if you do not need housing beyond May 6 at 7:00 PM.

If you need housing after May 6, 2016
If you will need to be on campus beyond May 6, you will need to move to interim housing located in Babcock Hall. Please be sure that you complete the 2016 Interim Housing Request, which will be available starting March 4, 2016, through WIN by visiting WIN> Virtual Campus> Residence Life and Housing by May 2 at 8:00 AM.

Additional information will be sent ​soon to seniors and others officially involved in commencement regarding your transition.

As these dates get closer, we will send you further communication regarding check-in and check-out for your interim housing room.Prior to May 6, you should follow all instructions provided by your Hall Staff regarding our closing process. You will need to check out of your current assignment in Poteat or Huffman Halls and turn in your keys prior to 7:00 PM on Friday, May 6.​

Please let us know if you have any questions. You may contact us at housing@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5185.

Thank you,

Wake Forest University        

Residence Life and Housing
336-758-5185

Wake Forest EMS Team to Hold Training Event on March 19

The Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services team will participate March 19 in a mass casualty drill at the nearby Reynolda Business Center.

The drill will run from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the Univesity’s Reynolda Business Center, which is located at 2815 Reynolda Road across from the Reynolda Road entrance to the University. 

The Wake Forest EMS team is a student-run organization with about 25 student volunteers who respond as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to 911 medical calls 24/7 during the academic year.

The drill is intended to provide hands-on training to prepare them for a potential serious accident or other emergency on campus.  The students will be dispatched, in the drill, to a simulated incident and will practice how to call for additional resources to assist them. The student EMTs will be unaware of what the incident is until the training occurs March 19 and will conduct themselves as though a mass casualty incident has happened.

The University Police Department, the Winston-Salem Police Department, the University’s Student Health Service, the Winston-Salem Fire Department and the Forsyth County EMS will participate in the drill.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

 

March Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has released its March 2016 Dining Update.  The Spring Break Hours of Service are also online.

Grocery Store Shuttle and Spring Break Dining Hours

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For anyone staying on campus during spring break:

 

Grocery Store Shuttle Bus

This Friday March 4th

running continually between

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Pick Up / Drop Off in Benson Circle

 
 

There will be limited dining options on campus next week.  See the Spring Break Dining Hours of Service.

Wake Forest community encouraged today to stay informed about the weather

Due to forecasts for unsettled weather today in North Carolina, it is recommended that Wake Forest students, faculty and staff stay informed about the the weather through local news media–TV, radio, print and online.

In addition to substantial rain, the forecast Wednesday for the Winston-Salem area is for potentially strong, damaging winds. Detailed forecasts are available from numerous local news outlets.

Safe Spring Break Info Session – March 3

University Police and its campus partners are hosting a Safe Spring Break Info Session on March 3rd from 11:30am-1 pm in the Benson University Center, 3rd floor.

Information is available here: 2016 Safe Spring Break Info Session

Room Selection for Fall 2016 (Current Students Only)

Housing selection for fall 2016-2017 for current students only will take place April 11 – 15, with some specific processes (e.g., Fraternity/Sorority housing selection) occuring in early April. Please see the Room Selection 2016 flyer for specific dates. Room selection times, which will be delivered to students on March 28, are randomly generated based on your student’s housing classification. (i.e., all rising seniors have selection times that are randomly assigned for April 11 and 12) The more semesters a student has lived on campus, the earlier the selection time will be.  Selection times are not based on GPA or number of credit hours. Please encourage your student to attend an information session, and consult our FAQs for additional information.

For new families with students in the Class of 2020, room assignments for incoming first-year students will take place later this summer.  Information will be available in early May whe the New Students website for 2016 goes live.

Citizens Police Academy Lunch and Learn Series

The police department will be conducting a Citizens Police Academy Lunch and Learn series from February 10 through April 20.  This will give Wake Foresters an opportunity to gain insight into the daily functions and responsibilities of our law enforcement personnel. The overall goal of the Academy is to improve police and community interaction. Graduates will be able to share knowledge gained with others in the community, thereby helping others become more familiar with the University Police.

Sessions include instruction in:

Executive Staff Responsibilities

Records and Technology

Administration/Financial/Budget

Rape Aggression Defense

Community Oriented Policing

Events/Security

Detectives Division

Communications 911 Center/ Emergency Manager

Patrol Division

You must attend 6 of the 10 sessions to receive a graduation certificate.