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Operating status normal

posted Dec 2, 2017, 4:16 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 4:16 AM ]

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Phone service to University has been disrupted

posted Dec 1, 2017, 6:52 PM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest is experiencing a major disruption tonight with the University's telephone system.  

In general, calls made to University telephones from off-campus phones and cell phones are not getting through to the University.

To reach University Police from a cell phone or from off campus, call 336-759-0443.  On campus, using a University phone (landline), call 5911 or 5591. University Police can be reached also by emailing dispatch@wfu.edu or using the LiveSafe app.

A campus phone (landline) can be used to call another campus phone.

The University's Information Systems Department is aware of the phone service disruption and is working to correct the situation tonight.  IS has been told that the phone disruption is related to a larger phone system disruption in North Carolina.

A message will be emailed to students, faculty and staff tonight when regular phone service is restored.

Operating status normal

posted Sep 20, 2017, 5:40 AM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Update to campus crime alert

posted Sep 19, 2017, 4:19 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:40 AM ]

Tonight, the Winston-Salem Police Department has taken into custody a man who was sought after he fled Wake Forest University police officers on campus and wrecked his car at the intersection of Polo Road and Reynolda Road.  After the wreck, the man ran away to his nearby residence, west of the intersection.  Winston-Salem Police Department officers arrested him at his residence.

The University Police Department has charged the man with felonious assault with a deadly weapon.  According to University Police, the man attempted to strike University Police officers with his car. Other charges may be filed later.

The incident began late this afternoon when University Police Department officers engaged the man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  The man got away from the officers and fled in his car.

Campus crime alert

posted Sep 19, 2017, 3:03 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:39 AM ]

University Police Department officers engaged a suspicious man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library late this afternoon. The man fled the scene and soon afterward crashed his car at the intersection of Reynolda Road and Polo Road. After the crash, he fled on foot.

Winston-Salem Police officers know the individual's identity and are attempting to apprehend him at his residence off Polo Road, west of the intersection.

A large number of police officers are at and near the Polo Road/Reynolda Road intersection.

Operating status normal

posted Sep 13, 2017, 5:35 AM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Hurricane preparation update

posted Sep 8, 2017, 5:03 PM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest is continuing preparations for potential effects from Hurricane Irma. At this time, officials are cautiously optimistic about a relatively low impact to the Winston-Salem area.


Current weather forecasts indicate a storm track that would take it west of the region around Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University.  Conditions in our area may include moderate levels of rain and wind beginning Monday and continuing through Tuesday


The University’s Crisis Management Team is meeting regularly and will continue to do so in the days ahead.  Team members are consulting closely with senior University leadership as well as local and state officials to prepare for potential effects of the storm.


Numerous Wake Forest administrative departments are directly involved in storm preparations, including Facilities and Campus Services, the University Police Department and Residence Life and Housing.  Facilities staff are working to keep drains and gutters clear and secure objects that might otherwise be tossed about by wind gusts.  Special attention is being given to securing objects and equipment in construction areas on campus. 


The University is not in an area prone to flooding during heavy rain, but Residence Life and Housing is preparing to address any potential problems with water buildup in residence hall areas. 


Potential storm effects are not expected to prompt the necessity for an evacuation of the University.


At present, there are is no expectation for significant disruption to any University operations and services.


The University will continue to communicate with students, faculty, staff and others if the need were to arise during the weekend and beyond.  Significant developments likely would prompt messages to be emailed to the campus community and others.  Minor announcements most likely would only be posted on the Inside WFU web site.  Additional announcements may not be necessary.


If emergency conditions were to occur at Wake Forest, the University’s Wake Alert Emergency Notification System will be activated.  In an emergency, alerts and updates would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and distributed through other methods


Frequently updated information on weather conditions at Wake Forest is available through WeatherSTEM.  The information is available through Facebook and Twitter (@WakeForestWxSTEM).  WeatherSTEM also offers apps for iOS and Android.


You may visit Irma.weatherstem.com to see Hurricane Irma’s proximity to Wake Forest.  Enter 27109 as the zip code.  You may also text Wake Forest’s zip code, 27109, to 336-750-6434 to get texted back in real time with Hurricane Irma information from WeatherSTEM.


Students whose families have been, or could be affected, by the storm may find the following resources helpful:

 

-- Office of Chaplain

-- University Counseling Center

-- Office of the Dean of Students

-- Residence Life and Housing


Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Test of the alert system

posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:05 PM by Mark Anderson

This is a test of the Wake Forest University Alert System. This is only a test.

Operating status normal

posted May 24, 2017, 7:44 PM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Tornado warning changed to watch

posted May 24, 2017, 3:07 PM by Mark Anderson

The tornado warning for Forsyth County has been changed to a watch until midnight. Watch local news for future updates.

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