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This Evening’s Dining Hours

ARAMARK/Campus Dining has asked that we share the following:

The Pit (aka Fresh Food Company) and the Sundry will be closing at 7 pm tonight. Tomorrow the Pit will be opening at 9 am.  

Campus Dining Update 9 am Friday 1/22

From Campus Dining:  though the Reynolda Campus is closed today due to inclement weather, the Pit (aka Fresh Food Company) will be opening at 9 am and the C-store Sundry in the Benson Center will be opening at 11am.

If Campus Dining provides additional updates on locations and hours of service, they will be posted here and also on the Wake Forest Parents Facebook page.


Campus to Be Closed Friday 1/22 Due to Weather

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will be closed on Friday, January 22.  Classes will not meet on campus.  Offices will be closed.

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

For those planning to attend events on campus Friday, check with the host or sponsoring organization. To obtain information on campus dining, Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Benson University Center will be open Friday.

University shuttles will cease operation after 10 p.m. tonight and they will not operate throughout the weekend.

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

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

How You Can Learn about Weather-Related Closings, Delays

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
  • A headline across the top of the University home page at It will link to theWake Alert website.  The same banner will appear across the top of many other University web pages.
  • 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.
  • Social media, including the @WakeAlert Twitter account.

Grand Opening of Phase 1 of the Reynolds Gym Transformation/Expansion

This message was sent to the campus community on behalf of Office of Wellbeing and Campus Recreation.


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., the Office of Wellbeing and Campus Recreation will be hosting the Grand Opening of Phase I of the Reynolds Gymnasium Transformation and Expansion.

Both new gymnasiums, connector spaces and the new Outdoor Pursuits Suite will be dressed in a welcoming decor, open for the campus community to experience.  There will be light food and refreshments served throughout the event as well as special appearances by several campus organizations.

President Nathan Hatch and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue will be speaking at 4:45 p.m., followed by a video, a gallery walk, demonstrations from four different dance groups, four club sports teams and some special contests by Outdoor Pursuits and Intramural Sports.

The very first basket will be celebrated, as well as several other firsts to be enjoyed by all.  Vendors and various information tables will be on site showcasing current services and opportunities, including free massages, aromatherapy experiences, and nutritional consults.  Giveaways, contests, demonstrations, food, fellowship and fun are promised.

Come be a part of a very special time in the life of our campus.  It is a once in a lifetime scene. Come see the first phase of the three-phase program which will bring exciting wellbeing, recreation and student health opportunities to every student, faculty member and staff member. Come Thrive with us!


Malika Roman Isler
Director, Office of Wellbeing

Max Floyd
Director, Campus Recreation

Spring Semester Message from President Hatch

President Hatch sent the following message to the campus community on January 14


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The beginning of a new year elicits hope. No matter what has occurred in the previous 365 days, we cling to the aspiration that the days ahead will bring something more, something better.

With refreshed optimism, we make resolutions – get fit, eat healthier, get out of debt, quit procrastinating, volunteer, spend more time with family and friends – in an effort to improve ourselves. When the calendar turns to January, we hope that we will be better this year, and we anticipate the chance to try.

From the very start, education encouraged people to stretch their minds, explore new ideas and engage deeply in thought. At its very core is the idea that education can make us better – thinkers, listeners, citizens, writers, communicators, problem solvers, contributors – and by being better, we can inspire those around us in similar ways.

I invite you to approach this new year with hope and a drive to improve in the coming months. Give this semester – your classes, your peers, your colleagues, your community – your full attention. Invite your mind, soul, intellect and emotions into the affairs of your day; be present and engaged in your activities and relationships.

Some opportunities for you this semester include:

  • Ambassador Attallah Shabazz and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughters of civil rights icons Malcom X and Betty Shabazz, will join Dean Gillespie in a conversation to celebrate and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on January 18. Learn more here.
  •  On February 20, we will host TEDxWakeForestU, where we will hear messages from national and international leaders around the theme, “Haven: Fearlessness Reimagined.” Learn more here.
  •  Celebrate writers and writing at Words Awake! This event brings together our campus, alumni, area and regional schools, and friends from around the globe. Learn more here.
  • Help end childhood hunger by serving alongside other Demon Deacons during Pro Humanitate Day on April 9. Be on the lookout for more information.

My hope for you and our community is that this semester will be the best one yet. Welcome back!


Nathan O. Hatch

Influenza – “the Flu”

The Student Health Service asked that parents receive the following information about influenza (“the flu”).


Winter has hit the campus at Wake Forest and so has the flu. Influenza is common to occur in the winter months and is spread more readily with the close contact that occurs when students stay indoors to keep warm.

Student Health Service is recommending that students who have not yet received a flu vaccine to do so now. It is not too late to receive this vaccine which is the best protection against contracting this virus. Flu shots are available in Student Health Service without an appointment Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM (Tuesdays 10 AM- 4 PM).

Students who have symptoms of the flu should not attend classes until their symptoms have improved and they have been free of fever for 24 hours. Appointments are available in Student Health Service for students who are ill and need care from a medical provider. Frequently asked questions about the flu and specific information about resources on campus is available on our website.

May Closing of Poteat and Huffman Residence Halls

Residence Life and Housing sent the following email to residents of Poteat and Huffman residence halls.


Dear Poteat and Huffman Hall Residents –

Welcome back and we hope you enjoyed the holiday break!

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 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 in the coming weeks 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 or 336-758-5185.

Thank you,

Wake Forest University
Residence Life and Housing


Policy on Electronic Skateboards and Similar Equipment

Residence Life and Housing has shared the following information, which has been communicated to resident students on campus.


Dear Residents,

After consultation with our various partners here at Wake Forest, Residence Life and Housing has made the decision to prohibit the use, possession or storage of electronic skateboards including self-balancing boards/scooters and other similar equipment in all University owned or leased residence halls, apartments, and houses. Any violation of this policy will result in automatic removal of the item, potential fines and/or student conduct referral.

It has been reported that, these devices’ batteries can burst into flame–especially while being charged–resulting in a metal fire that can burn with intense heat.  As a result, we are not willing to risk your safety nor the safety of our residential community.

Please keep this new information in mind as you travel back to campus from winter break, and leave any device in this category at home. Also, check your travel plans as a number of shipping companies, retailers, airlines, and others have banned these devices.

You can see the complete policy on page 18 of the Guide to Community Living.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this new policy.

We wish you a safe travels and a wonderful spring semester!

Residence Life and Housing

Wake Forest University



The Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team serves the Wake Forest University community by evaluating and responding to disruptive, troubling, or threatening behaviors brought to the attention of the Team.  As a part of this work the Team also seeks to help identify members of the Wake Forest community who are in need of support, guidance, or other intervention and to refer them to appropriate campus and community resources.

The Wake Forest University Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation (CARE) Team facilitates the identification and management of behaviors which may disrupt or interfere with the day to day functions of the University.

The CARE Team is composed of representatives from throughout the University who have specific expertise and professional training in the assessment of, and intervention with, individuals who may present a threat to themselves and/or the University community.

The CARE Team serves to follow up with persons who display behaviors of concern and connect them with supportive resources as warranted. The CARE Team also educates the campus community about how to identify and promptly report concerning behaviors.

The CARE Team is empowered by the University President to make decisions and take appropriate action in fulfillment of its mission.  The Vice President for Campus Life provides administrative oversight for the Team.

Please see for more details and contact information.