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Meal Swipe Sale March 16-31

Campus Dining would like families to be aware of their Meal Swipe Sale that is taking place after Spring Break. Starting March 16th, any student with a current meal plan can add more meal swipes and Old Gold swipes. Students can take advantage of the sale by going to Reynolda Hall, Room 12.

Prices will be available on www.wakeforest.campusdish.com on March 16th. Sale ends March 31st.

Comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver WFU’s 2015 commencement address

stephen cComedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 18, 2015.

Stephen Colbert is a best-selling author, writer, comedian, former presidential candidate and television personality. He is most widely known as the host and executive producer of Comedy Central’s acclaimed series, “The Colbert Report,” which audiences and critics alike hailed as one of the top comedy shows on television.

“We are thrilled Stephen Colbert has accepted the invitation to speak at Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony,” said President Nathan O. Hatch. “I’m not sure what our graduates will enjoy more – how his creative genius reflects the exaggerated extremes of politics and contemporary life or how so many of us at Wake Forest will find ourselves on the receiving end of his jokes.”

Also joining Wake Forest for the commencement weekend will be baccalaureate speaker Jonathan L. Walton, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Pusey Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church. He is also a professor of religion and society on the faculty of divinity.

“As a social ethicist and scholar of American religions, Jonathan Walton asks us to commit ourselves to building a country where all people feel valued,” Hatch said. “His work is a call to action that demands we look honestly at ourselves and our country to both recognize injustice and stand up against it.”

Read the full story on both speakers.

Spring Break in Punta Cana, DR Malaria Advisory

The Student Health Service asked to have this information posted for parents.  There is a Malaria Advisory in the Punta Cana Resort Area for March 2015.  If your student is traveling to the Dominican Republic for Spring Break, please share this information with him/her and recommend your student contact Student Health to discuss preventative medication.

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The Quebec Department of Public Health has reported that three (3) Canadian citizens who traveled to resorts near Punta Cana and Bávaro Beach in the Dominican Republic since December 2014 have developed malaria. Previously, travelers to this resort area were not thought to be at risk for malaria.

Students traveling for spring break 2015 to resorts in the Punta Cana area or in the area nearBávaro Beach (in La Altagracia province in eastern Dominican Republic) should take precautions to limit their risk for acquiring malaria. These include:

1. Prophylactic antimalarial medication such as doxycycline or Malarone (atovoquone/proguanil). These are available through the Student Health Service pharmacy or can be obtained from your primary care physician.

2. Personal protective measures to minimize the risk of mosquito bites.

For more detailed information about preventing malaria please see:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases/malaria

If you are going to this region in the Dominican Republic for Spring Break and wish to get preventative medication from the Student Health Service, please contact the pharmacist by email (shs@nullwfu.edu) or by phone (336-758-5218 menu option “2”).

March Dining Update

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has shared its March Dining Update 2015.  Students will want to take special note of the Spring Break hours of operation.

Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest to open at 9 a.m. Friday Feb. 27

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 9 a.m. Friday, February 27.

Classes scheduled to start before 9 a.m. will not meet Friday.

The University’s Black and Gold shuttle line will begin running at 7:50 a.m. Friday.  The University’s Gray shuttle line will begin running at 7:28 a.m. Friday.

Local Conditions will vary in the region, so please use your best judgment regarding your own safety.

Please see the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest Closed Thursday Feb. 26

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will be closed for classes and offices on Thursday, February 26.

Travel on and off campus is hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.

For those planning to attend events on campus Thursday, check with the host or sponsoring organization. To obtain information on campus dining, visit wakeforest.campusdish.com. Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Benson University Center will be open Thursday. The Student Health Service will be open for urgent care only.  Please see the Student Health website at shs.wfu.edu for further information.

University shuttles will not operate Thursday.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Weather-related Closings, Delays Announced in Several Ways

In the event of severe weather that prompts a delay or closing, Wake Forest will use several methods to alert students, faculty and staff to schedule changes.

On occasion, because of snowy or icy weather conditions, Wake Forest officials have announced a decision to close the campus for the day or delay the start of classes and the opening of offices. In such cases, the University will use the following communication channels:

  • The Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu.
  • A headline across the top of the University home page at wfu.edu. It will link to the Wake Alert website.
  • An email message to faculty, staff and students.
  • A voice mail message to faculty and staff.
  • A message on the University’s weather/emergency phone line (336-758-5935).
  • Announcements on radio stations WFDD (88.5 FM) and WSJS (600 AM).
  • Announcements on TV stations WXII, WGHP, WFMY and News 14 Carolina.

Men’s Basketball Game to be Played Tonight As Scheduled

The following email was sent to the Parent Programs office from Athletics.

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Wake Forest University’s men’s basketball game against the University of Virginia will be played as scheduled at 7 p.m. this evening.

Although there is a chance of inclement weather this evening, the Demon Deacons will still host the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers in an important ACC matchup. Wake Forest looks forward to having a great atmosphere with your help tonight at The Coliseum.

All game day reserved lots near the Coliseum (Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Sierra Mist lots) will be reserved as normal.

The general public lots will open on a first-come-first-serve basis ($10 per vehicle).

Student shuttles will run to and from campus (Lot Q) to the front entrance of the Coliseum beginning at 5:30pm. All other student parking options will be available.

Fans attending tonight’s game are asked to travel with caution to and from the Coliseum.

Wake Forest staff will be on hand to help clear the majority of sidewalks around The Coliseum to provide a safer path back to your vehicle.

See you tonight!  Go Deacs!

Reynolda Campus of WFU to open at 11 a.m. today Feb. 24

This is an update regarding the schedule Tuesday, February 24, for the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University.

Due to unexpected snow, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 24.

Classes scheduled to start before 11 a.m. will not meet Tuesday.

The University’s Black and Gold shuttle line will begin running at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday.  The University’s Gray shuttle line will begin running at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday.

Local Conditions will vary in the region, so please use your best judgment regarding your own safety.

Please see the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Reynolda Campus to open at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 18

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 18.

Classes scheduled to start before 9:30 a.m. will not meet Wednesday.

The University’s Black and Gold shuttle line will begin running at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.  The University’s Gray shuttle line will begin running at 8:28 a.m. Wednesday.

Please see the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations