A message from Police Chief Regina Lawson

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

As Wake Forest begins the academic year, it is a good time to remind you about University resources related to safety and security:

Wake Alert

  • Wake Alert is the University’s mass notification system for communicating about situations affecting safety and security.  Visit the Wake Alert website, and Wake Ready, which offers considerable information about emergency preparedness, key University contacts and more.
  • Wake Forest uses a mass notification software that will enable Wake Alert messages to be delivered rapidly through several communication methods such as posts to Wake Alert website, a banner at the top of the University home page, text messaging, e-mail, voice mail, Twitter and Facebook. The University may also activate outdoor and indoor audio alert systems.




University Shuttles

  • Transportation and Parking Services offers a system of complementary shuttles to the University community.  Throughout the night, the OnCall demand shuttle is available daily during the academic year from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Check this website for shuttle schedules and more details.

  • The Transloc Rider app can be used to catch a ride and track University shuttles through GPS technology.

University Police

  • The University Police Department can be reached at 336-758-5911.  If using a campus phone, call 911. In non-emergencies, University Police can be reached at 336-758-5591 or, when using a campus phone, at 311.

  • Anonymous tips can be made to University Police through the LiveSafe app or the Silent Witness form on the University Police website.

  • The University Police Department, located in Alumni Hall, is staffed 24/7. If the building’s exterior door leading to the department’s offices is locked, a phone at the entrance can be used to gain entry.

Support Services for Crime Victims

Wake Forest is committed to a safe and secure setting for students, faculty, staff and all visitors.  In addition to sending emergency alerts, crime alerts and similar messages, University officials will communicate as directly as possible with the campus community when safety and security matters are at the forefront of campus concern and discussion.

We are here to help, and welcome your comments and concerns.

Regina Lawson

Chief of Police


To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.

If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem.  The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2019 slide shows

Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.