Update on Monday, September 11

Wake Forest Parents and Families,

The Crisis Management Team met this morning to discuss Hurricane Irma’s track, and we are fortunate that it has shifted far  west of us.  Winston-Salem is projected to get some rain and wind today and tomorrow, but no significant impact was predicted by the National Weather Service.

While we are grateful to have limited physical impact from Irma, we are mindful that your students may have been affected by Irma as well as Harvey.  Students (as well as faculty and staff) may be experiencing concern for homes, friends, and families in storm-impacted areas, or they may be anxious about not being able to reach their loved ones due to power or cell phone outages.

We want to assure you that there are many resources on campus to help your students should they need support.  Students can seek support from any of the following:  

Office of the Chaplain

University Counseling Center

Office of the Dean of Students

Residence Life and Housing

In addition, the Office of Academic Advising will encourage faculty to be mindful of students who might be impacted by the hurricanes and refer those students to sources of support if needed.

We continue to extend our thoughts and prayers to those families impacted by Harvey and Irma and hope that you are safe.


With best wishes,

Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ‘94
Executive Director of Family Communications and Volunteer Management


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 2017 slide shows

Select slide shows from Orientation sessions are available online.