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Test Planned April 29 for University’s Emergency Text Alert System

Thousands of students, faculty and staff are scheduled to receive a test text message on Wednesday, April 29, from Wake Forest University’s emergency notification system.

The text will be sent as a test by the University Police Department at 5 p.m. to all who have registered online to receive emergency text messages.  Anyone who has not registered may be do so by visiting the University’s Wake Ready web site at  Registration by undergraduates is required. Directions are provided for arranging to receive the messages, including the test message set for the 29th.

The content of the text message will be, “This is a test of the WFU Emergency Mobile Phone Alert System.  It is not necessary to reply to this message.”

Wake Forest has several methods for communicating with faculty, staff and students in the event of an emergency.  Those used will depend, largely, on the situation.  Wake Alert, the University’s emergency notification system, provides alerts and updates through the Wake Alert web site at, text messaging, an outdoor warning system, cable TV, e-mail, voice mail, the Wake Alert Twitter account and a recorded message on the Wake Forest weather and emergency phone line at 336-758-5935.  Other means may be used, too.

Also, all faculty and staff will receive a voice message on their office phone during the test.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Special Olympics and Related Parking/Traffic Matters

Hosted by Wake Forest’s Athletics Department, the Special Olympics will be held this week on campus for three days—April 21, 22 and 23.

During this time, Special Olympics athletes will arrive in large numbers in buses.  Traffic will be heavy on campus.

Although no roads will be closed, police officers will be directing traffic and pedestrians in front of Reynolds Gym and Manchester Athletic Center.  Parking lots M and L will be closed to accommodate the loading and unloading of participants for this event.  Lot M is located between Reynolda Hall and Reynolds Gym; Lot L is between Reynolds Gym and Manchester Athletic Center.

The Special Olympics will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 through 23 in Kentner Stadium.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Second Round of Housing and Dining Selection for Currently Enrolled Students

Residence Life and Housing has provided a flyer about the Second Round of Housing 2015.  The content is also reproduced below.


There is a second round of the housing and dining selection process which occurs during the middle of the summer every year. All rising sophomores (’18) and juniors (’17) that do not select housing during the first round of housing and dining selection process, are automatically placed on the Yet To Be Assigned list (YTBA) to select during the second round.

This is a normal part of the assignments process and occurs each year. During the summer, rooms open up across campus for a number of reasons, including when students decide to go abroad or transfer. We can’t guarantee a single or a particular residence hall, but there will be housing options available for everyone.

Students on the YTBA list will receive an e-mail with a selection day and time in July to go online and select housing from what is available at that time. Students will select in the same priority order (Juniors and then Sophomores). You will not have to have a roommate to select a bed space in a double during this round.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Eanes, Coordinator of Assignments at .

Residence Life and Housing
Wake Forest University
P.O. Box 7749, Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109
336.758.5185 (p) 336.758.4686 (f)!/WFURLH

Housing and Dining Selection is for Current Students Only

We have had a number of Class of 2019 families ask us if the Housing and Dining Selection process (which concludes today) applies to their incoming ’19 students; it does not.  All new students in the Class of 2019 will do their Housing and Dining Selection, course registration, etc. over the summer.  The New Students web site will go live fo the Class of 2019 in early- to mid-May and full details will be available then.

Please see our New Parents (Class of 2019) page for Q&A on some of the summer processes (scroll down mid-page to see it): 

Housing and Dining Selection Information

The following message was sent by Residence Life and Housing to students.

 We are excited to announce that you have a new way to select your room!Visual selection will be the default option during Housing and Dining Selection, though you can always click “Display Table” in the top right corner of the Search Results Area. See more in the attached document…

Help Desk: Come to the Luter Lobby between 8:00AM and 6:00PM anytime this week for assistance with selection!

Attached are four helpful documents:

Visual Selection Instructions – See more!  Visual Selection Instructions

Info Session PowerPoint- This is a copy of the information session in case you missed it and need to catch up on the major points of what you need to do! Residence Life and Housing Room Selection Info Session 4-7-2015

Room/Block Type Availability List- This will be updated on the RL&H website each evening between the 13th and the 16th.  Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter for other updates throughout the week. Availability List for Web on 4-10-2015

Selection Planning Document–  This spreadsheet will help you make sure you have all of the info you need ready during selection Checklist

Residence Life and Housing
Wake Forest University


WFU Police Investigating Numerous Car Break-ins

The University Police Department is investigating an extraordinary number of car break-ins on campus this month.

Since April 3, 16 car break-ins have been reported at locations across campus.  Locations include lots H, J, Q and R2, as well as along Jasper Memory Lane and Allen Easley Drive.  Lots H and J and Jasper Memory Lane are located at the southern end of campus, while lots Q and R2 and Allen Easley Drive are at the opposite end of campus.

Thieves have rummaged through the vehicles, opening compartments and apparently looking for such items as cash and purses.

Some vehicles had been left unlocked by drivers, others were locked.  Police recommend that cars always be locked.

Officers are regularly patrolling lots and roads, but ask for the campus community’s assistance if suspicious behavior is seen in such areas. The University Police Department recommends calling 336-758-5911 to provide information that may assist in the investigation, including observing suspicious behavior. Also available is the Silent Witness web site.  The web site is not recommended for reporting emergencies or crimes in progress.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Housing and Dining Selection April 13-17

Residence Life and Housing will hold Where Will You Wake? room selection April 13-17.  Encourage your students to read the Where Will You Wake? website and to visit the help desk in Luter Residence Hall Lobby from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm during room selection for assistance or questions.

Mass Casualty Drill, Outdoor Alert Test on Saturday April 11

Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services will soon be conducting a mass casualty drill to test campus resources in case of a serious accident.

Those on campus during the morning of April 11 will likely see a simulated incident and student EMTs responding to the incident. The incident will include patients with varying degrees of simulated injuries. Emergency vehicles will be on campus and some traffic may occur.   The drill will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

On the same day, Wake Forest University will be testing its outdoor alert equipment that is part of the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system. Anyone outside on campus will likely hear chimes followed by test messages announcing an active shooter, an armed intruder, a tornado or other threatening weather. This test will occur between 10 and 11 a.m.

No action is required by anyone who hears these test messages. If an actual emergency were to occur, the numerous test messages would not be used.

Anyone with questions about the mass casualty drill or testing may call emergency manager August Vernon at 336-758-3377.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Senior Sendoff – Encourage Your Seniors to Register

The Senior Sendoff is a celebration for current seniors to come together to look back on their four years at Mother So Dear, and reminisce about the wonderful time! This event is put on each April by the Office of Campus Life and the Office of Alumni Engagement. Last year, alumna Mary Tribble (’82), spoke to the graduating class on why their legacy as Wake Foresters was far from over, and why they should “Go Forward, For Humanity”.  The event takes place downtown at a venue chosen by each class’ committee, and is an evening full of fun with friends dancing to live music, enjoying fancy food and drinks, and listening throughout the evening to toasts from peers.

The Spring 2015 Senior Sendoff date is Wednesday, April 22.

The Office of Alumni Engagement has been involved in the execution of this event since 2014, and looks forward to doing so for many years to come! It is such a thrill for our office to celebrate each class, as we welcome them to the alumni family, and help get connected and involved with their Deacon community, no matter where they are being “sent off” on the next chapter in their lives. Here’s to you, seniors!

If you would like to at all be involved as a student or alumni in the planning of The Senior Sendoff, please reach out to Stephen Edwards.

Summer Storage Options

Some parents and families have had questions about shipping and/or storing their students’ belongings over the summer.  Because our residence halls get used over the summer for summer school, camps and conferences, students cannot store their belongings in their residence halls.

For students who want to ship their belongings home, Mail Services on campus has shipping supplies and can do the shipping as well.  They also have hand trucks students can use.  Mail Services will store some belongings for up to 10 students who are going to the first session of summer school ($30 for two weeks, and available on a first come, first served basis).

Residence Life and Housing has provided the following list of end of year storage options.  The local storage companies listed below are convenient to campus and students have used them in the past.  None of these companies are affiliated with the University.

All Pro Self Storage
3975 University Parkway  
Extra Space Storage  
2720 University Parkway  
Moore Self Storage  
3125 University Parkway  
Reynolda Storage & Business Center
3590 Yadkinville Road