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February Dining Update

ARAMARK has provided a February 2014 Dining Update.  Your students may wish to take advantage of some of the special events and new dining venues.

Wake Forest Reynolda Campus to Open 10 A.M. Thursday Jan. 30

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 30.

Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. will not meet Thursday.

The University Black and Gold shuttle lines will begin running at 9:20 a.m. Thursday.

Please see the Wake Alert website for any other announcements that may be made.


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WFU Classes and Offices to Open at 11 A.M. Today Jan. 29

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 11 a.m. today, January 29.

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

The University’s Black and Gold shuttle lines will begin running at 9:20 a.m. today.

Please see the Wake Alert website for any other announcements that may be made.


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Reynolda Campus to Close Today at 3 p.m.

Due to weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University is closing today at 3 p.m.

Classes and labs currently in session may continue at the instructor’s decision.

For those planning to attend afternoon and evening events, check with the host or sponsoring organization.


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Wake Alternative Break

The Volunteer Service Corps e-newsletter included an item about applying for Wake Alternative Break, which provides students with service opportunities over Spring Break.  The deadline to apply to Wake Alternative Break is this Friday, January 24.

If your student is interested, he or she must log into the Org Sync website, where the information is located (note: students must log in with their Wake ID and password). A description of the Wake Alternative Break trips (as listed in the Org Sync website) is below.


1. Campus Kitchen Food Insecurity: Students will travel to Washington, DC to work with DC Central Kitchen and learn more about food insecurity and how the organization addresses it and systemic homelessness in the District.  You can learn more about the DCCK by visiting their website at David Hale and Brittany Forniotis will be serving as leaders.

2. Chicago Urban Hispanic Outreach: Students will learn about the needs of and services for recent immigrants and Hispanic residents in an Urban setting by volunteering at Casa Central in Chicago. The group will mainly be working with children and youth but some other service is possible as well.

3. Environmental Conservation in Knoxville, TN:Students will serve with two Americorps projects in Knoxville focused on waste reduction and environmental conservation.  They will be hosted by recent Wake Forest alums serving as Americorps members, Denoia Woods and Laura Coats.

4. Everglades Conservation Trip: Students will stay at the Everglades Hostel and do conservation work at two national parks and a sea turtle habitat. Because of the distance to this trip, a staff adviser will accompany the group.

5. Health Outreach in Baltimore:  Students will serve with health clinics in Baltimore that address health disparities affecting at-risk populations.  This trip was developed by Rachel Tay and she will be serving as one of the leaders.

6. Literacy Staycation: Students interested in staying in Winston-Salem over Spring Break can serve in collaboration with the ZSR Library on this staycation WAB trip!  The trip’s cost is much reduced, $100, and students will serve with El Buen Pastor and other community partners working to advance literacy in Winston-Salem.  In the evenings students will have access to special locations on campus and exciting opportunities in the community.

7. New Orleans Rebuilding Together Trip: Students will continue to work in communities still damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Rebuilding Together is one of the most consistent agencies active in New Orleans before, during, and after the storm.

8. New Orleans Education and Food Security: Students will serve with Blair Grocery, an alternative school and 10 acre urban farm in the Lower Ninth Ward.  They will work with the farm and help lead social justice education programs. For more information on Blair Grocery, visit  Kelsey Wessels has developed this trip and will serve as one of the leaders.

9. Virginia State Parks Conservation: Students will serve in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with the Virginia State Parks service combating invasive species, performing trail restoration, and exploring the beautiful mountains.

10. Youth Empowerment in Nashville, TN: Students will serve with a variety of organizations serving youth with a diversity of needs including the Ronald McDonald House and youth with special needs. Leaders for this trip have already been selected as it was developed by Sarah Fine and Alexa Erb.

Sean Randolph

In December, Wake Forest lost a member of our community.  Sean Randolph died on December 21 in a single-vehicle accident in Winston-Salem.

The University will hold a memorial service for Sean on Tuesday, January 21, at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel.  All are invited.

His funeral service was held on December 30 in Highland, California. Sean came to Wake Forest as a student from California.

Sean had earned enough credits for graduation at the time of his death, but his degree was yet to be conferred.

Sean had been a student-athlete at Wake Forest.  He was a member of the men’s soccer team from 2009-2012.

We extend our condolences to Sean’s 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 Sean’s family and friends find comfort and support as they grieve his loss and remember his life.


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Reaching the University After Hours or on Holidays

Monday, January 20 is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday observance.  University offices will be closed.

As a reminder, if you have an urgent need to reach someone at the university because you have a concern that must be addressed quickly, we have designated the University Police as our 24/7 contact.  They can assess the situation and determine who best to address your concern. The 24-hour contact number for  University Police number, 336.758.5591 (non emergency) or 336.758.5911 (emergency). They can get in touch with on-call duty staff 24-hours/day.

Campus Crime Alert

The following message was sent to students, faculty, and staff on January 16.


Wake Forest is issuing a crime alert following an early morning assault of a student.

An unidentified man repeatedly struck a female undergraduate student at approximately 2 a.m. today outside the Delta Kappa Epsilon house at 1101 Polo Road, immediately across from the Wake Forest entrance.

The student was treated and released this morning at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating the assault with the assistance of the University Police Department.

After walking outside the house alone, she was grabbed and struck in the face repeatedly by an unidentified man wearing a hooded shirt or sweatshirt.  The man fled when another female student walked outside the house and saw the attack.  A description of the assailant is not available at present.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800 or University Police at (336) 758-5911.   Information can also be provided using Silent Witness:

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Room Thaw Available to Request Room Changes

Residence Life and Housing has published a Room Thaw website with information for students who wish to request a room change.  If your student is seeking a room change, please direct him or her to the Room Thaw website.  The site is live and requests are accepted through the 21st of January.

January Dining Update

Campus Dining has provided the following January Dining Update.  The new North Dining Hall is open as of today, and we hope your students will go check out the wonderful new options there.