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Power Outage On and Near Campus

A Duke Energy power outage has affected part of the western side of the Reynolda Campus and nearby neighborhoods today.  Duke Energy is estimating electricity will be restored to the affected areas between 2-4 p.m. today.

The outage is also affecting some nearby traffic lights, including the one at the Polo Road entrance to campus.

On campus, buildings known to be affected include North Campus Apartments, the Porter Byrum Welcome Center and Starling Hall.  Also without electricity are many University-owned residences on and near Polo and Reynolda Roads, as well as on University Parkway near campus. The Human Resources office at Polo and Reynolda Roads is also without electricity.

Duke Energy reports that numerous private residences, as well as University-owned houses, are affected in the area near campus. An initial estimate was that up to 5,000 Duke Energy customers might be without electricity.

The power outage occurred late in the morning today, shortly before noon.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Family Weekend Football Game Time Announced

The Wake Forest vs. Boston College football game on October 25th during Family Weekend will have a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.  This was announced on Wakeforestsports.com.

Add On Sale for Meal Swipes

ARAMARK/Campus Dining wants to make families aware of an Add On Sale for Meal Swipes taking place.

Any student with a current meal plan who does not have enough meal swipes to make it to the end of the semester can add more swipes. Students can take advantage of the Add On Sale for Meal Swipes by going to Reynolda Hall, Room 12.  Prices are available here: Add On Sale for Meal Swipes.

Spring Room and Meal Plan Changes

Residence Life and Housing sent the following email to students regarding spring room changes and meal plan changes.

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Dear Student,

If you are planning on requesting a room change or requesting to leave campus housing for any reason for the spring semester, please review the Spring Housing & Meal plan Information below and on our website paying special attention to all published deadlines.  The information can answer the following questions:

  • Are you interested in moving to a new assignment and/or changing your meal plan?
  • Will you have a vacancy and wish to pull a friend into your room?
  • Is your roommate going abroad or graduating and you want to know what is going to happen to that empty space?
  • Are you planning on studying abroad or graduating in December?

Spring Room & Meal plan Changes 

How do I request a room or meal plan change?

1. Complete the online Spring Room Change Request at http://rlh.wfu.edu/room-change-2/ and submit byFriday, November 7, 2014.

2.  Room change decision letters with further instructions will be e-mailed to your WFU address Monday, December 1, 2014. If you are approved for a room change based on your request you must move to the new assignment.

3. E-mail all meal plan change requests between October 6, 2014 – January 1, 2015 to housing@nullwfu.edu .Please include your full name, student ID #, and the meal plan requested.

What kind of room or meal plan changes can I request? 

1.   A move to a single room.

2.   A move to, or change of assignment within, Greek Block or Theme Housing.

3.   A “Pull-In” to a vacant bed in a friend’s room.

4.   A move within your current, or to another, building.

5.   A meal plan change for spring term adhering to residence hall or class year minimums (freshmen).

Please refer to the specific instructions for each type of change request online at http://rlh.wfu.edu/current-students/you-choose/processes/room-change/

Release from Housing & Dining Agreement

What do I do if I am in order to terminate my financial responsibility for room and/or meal plan charges if I am: 

  • leaving campus housing to study abroad, or
  • graduating, or
  • withdrawing/transferring, or
  • going on continuous enrollment

1.    Submit the online Petition to be Released request by 12 noon Monday, November 3, 2014

2.    Confirmation letters will be e-mailed to your WFU e-mail address by Friday, November 21, 2014.

What if I am interested in moving off campus?

All undergraduate eligible students desiring to reside in off campus residential areas must complete the online Off-Campus Housing Registration process.  Remember there is a three-year residency requirement, and students who have not satisfied this requirement are not eligible to move off-campus.  Students are not guaranteed a release from on-campus housing or their meal plan by submitting a petition to move off-campus.  Only sign a lease if you have received written approval to move off campus.  To apply for off-campus housing: 

1.    Submit the online Petition to be Released request by noon Monday, November 3, 2014.

2.    Decision letters will be e-mailed to your WFU e-mail address by Monday, December 1, 2014.

3.    Please refer to the RL&H website at http://rlh.wfu.edu/current-students/you-choose/off-campus/ to review the official Off-Campus Housing Policy.

If you have any questions please contact Residence Life and Housing at 336-758-5185.

 

Thanks,

Kristy Eanes
Assignments Coordinator
Residence Life and Housing

 

 

Upcoming Events in the OPCD

The Office of Personal and Career Development invites you to encourage your student to participate the following opportunities for development.

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students should complete the Work Experience Survey to have their Fall 2013- Summer 2014 work experience included in the university’s data. Setting up an appointment with a career coach is also a great way for your student to learn how to talk about their experience with potential employers.

First Year Students should register via DeaconSource to attend FreshStart on October 22. This power session equips your student with tangible next steps to help jumpstart the career development journey.

Seniors should register via DeaconSource to attend the Senior Summit on October 28. They will learn directly from WFU alumni about what it takes to thrive in the real world.

Senior Portraits for the 2015 Howler Yearbook

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2015 – WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Time to celebrate all you’ve achieved!  Senior Portraits for the 2015 Howler Yearbook 

When: Beginning Monday, October 20th

Where: Benson University Center – Room 500 (Yearbook Office)

Schedule your appointment at www.ouryear.com, entering school code 87110 or by calling 1-800-OUR-YEAR™ (687-9327), during normal business hours.

Please be prepared to provide the photographer with your major at the time of your sitting.  Don’t forget that you can use these portraits for your Professional Networking and Job Search sites.  Please do not miss this opportunity to be photographed for the 2015 Howler Yearbook.

The scheduled hours are as follows: Benson University Center, Room 500

Mon    10/20/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Tue    10/21/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Wed    10/22/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Thu    10/23/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

Fri    10/24/14    11:00-2:30    3:30-7:00

 

To order yearbooks, visit www.yearbookordercenter.com.  The order number for WFU is 13941

 

NOTE: The portrait studio mistakenly sent info to first-year parents as well as senior parents.  The Benson University Center apologizes for any confusion.

A Message about Technology and its Future at Wake Forest

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

In May 2014, a committee of Wake Foresters representing various areas of the University completed a review of the technological landscape in higher education and began the important challenge of exploring what the future of collaborative work might look like in the next five years.

After site visits, interviews and research, the committee produced “Vision 2020: Charting A Course for Academic Computing at Wake Forest,” a white paper that envisions how technology changes already underway can support teaching and learning at Wake Forest.

From an environmental scan to recommendations regarding teaching and learning, the 27-page report offers informative and insightful details on IT-based technology and higher education. We would like to showcase several important points from the paper as people begin to delve more deeply into Vision 2020.

Vision 2020 captures the changes in teaching and learning already underway across campus. Our students, faculty and staff are exploring and imagining creative ways to use IT-based tools to improve learning, productivity and collaboration. They enjoy the freedom that a variety of devices, software and Web-based solutions can bring to the educational experience. In interviews, the Wake Forest community made it clear that technology choices should be driven by addressing individual goals and missions, rather than applying blanket solutions to solve problems that differ among departments and disciplines. 

Personal computing is becoming increasingly personal. To continue to build a premier and innovative learning environment, students, faculty and staff are asking for choice in IT hardware, while expecting the University to provide the software solutions that best support the work at hand. Discussions are underway as to how and when this change can be facilitated. With cross-platform and cloud-based technologies, we can empower the Wake Forest community to engage with each other wherever they are and with whatever device they have on hand. 

Technology choices must effectively aid teaching and learning. Faculty must lead us to the best technologies that enhance the University’s academic mission — those that will support, never detract from, the personal relationships between faculty, students and staff that are the hallmark of a Wake Forest education.

Vision 2020 anticipates the entire community will help lead Wake Forest into this exciting new future. Community support and input is our best opportunity to turn this vision into a reality.

As with any new endeavor, we expect the community will have questions and feedback. Two forums will be held for open discussion — the first on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at noon in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium and the second on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in DeTamble Auditorium.

We look forward to sharing more about the future of technology in higher education and at Wake Forest.

Sincerely,

School of Business Vice Dean of Programs Gordon McCray (Author of the Vision 2020 report)
Former CIO, Information Systems and Professor of Physics Rick Matthews, (Co-chair of Vision 2020)
Vice Provost and Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lynn Sutton, (Co-chair of Vision 2020)

October Dining Update

ARAMARK has sent the following October 2014 Dining Update to the Parent Programs office to be shared with families.  Please take note of the Fall Break hours of operation, as well as the other items listed.

Family Weekend Registration Ends October 19

Student Union has shared the following information with the Parent Programs office.

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Fall Family Weekend Online Registration closes Sunday, October 19th.

Visit https://familyweekend.su.wfu.edu to purchase football tickeFamily Weekend registration endsts, tailgate tickets, Sunday brunch tickets and find more information about campus activities! Limited ticket quantities are available on Friday, October 24th in the Benson University Center Rotunda.

More Options for Flu Vaccine for Students

From the Student Health Service:

We will be offering flu vaccines in study room 225  in the ZSR Library every Tuesday and Wednesday through the month of October beginning Oct. 7.  The times are 5:00-7:00pm.  The cost is $27.00 which will be applied to the student’s account unless the student has Student Blue in which case it will not cost them anything more.

We are also giving flu shots in the Student Health Service Monday through Friday from 9:00-3:30 on a walk-in basis.  No appointment needed!  Again the cost is $27.00 which will be applied to the student’s account, unless the student has Student Blue.