University Police Department announces All Clear message regarding severe weather announcement

The University Police Department issued an All Clear announcement at 5:45 p.m. today, April 15, after issuing an earlier severe weather announcement.  It was issued through the University’s Wake Alert emergency notification system.

The announcement read, in part: “The situation is all clear. Resume normal activities.”

The University recommends that students, faculty and staff continue to monitor weather information tonight as weather forecasts call for the possibility of continued unstable weather.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. for the Winston-Salem area.  A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

Information about today’s weather, including current forecasts, is widely available on local TV stations, such as WXIIWGHPWFMY and Spectrum’s News 14.  Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel.

At Wake Forest, detailed weather information is always available thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

In the event of a weather emergency tonight, the University would make announcements using the Wake Alertemergency notification system.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations


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 2018 slide shows

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