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Operating status normal

posted Mar 13, 2018, 7:34 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.

Reynolda Campus will open at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13

posted Mar 12, 2018, 6:25 PM by Mark Anderson

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest will open at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13.


Classes will not meet on campus until 9:30 a.m. Offices will open at 9:30 a.m. This includes Wake Downtown.


The University’s shuttle schedule for Tuesday:

  • Gold/Black Lines, service will begin at 8:20 a.m.
  • Wake Downtown, service will begin at 8:25 a.m.
  • Gray Line route, service will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Conditions will vary in the region, so please use your best judgment regarding your own safety.


Please see this website for any other announcements.

Reynolda Campus to close at noon on Monday, March 12

posted Mar 12, 2018, 7:42 AM by Mark Anderson

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus will close at noon today, March 12. Offices will be closed. Any in-progress, on-campus classes will end at noonThis includes Wake Downtown.


Travel on and off campus today is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside. For those planning to attend events on campus today, check with the host or sponsoring organization.


Food service will be available. To obtain information on campus dining, visit


Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library and Benson University Center will be open today.


Here is the revised University shuttle schedule for today:

  • The last departure for the Wake Downtown shuttle from Innovation Quarter will be 1:10 p.m.
  • The last departure for the Gold/Black Lines from campus will be 12:50 p.m.
  •  The last departure for the Gray Line from campus will be 1 p.m.
  •  There will be no Gray Line or On Call shuttle service tonight.

Please continue to check the this website at for any other announcements.

Operating status normal

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:10 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.

Test of Wake Alert system

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:03 AM by Mark Anderson

This is a test of the Wake Forest University Alert System. This is only a test. No action is required.

Operating status normal

posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:03 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 PM ]

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

Updates on the on-campus shooting from Jan. 20 can be viewed here.

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

Investigation into campus shooting remains active

posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:03 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 2:13 PM ]

From the Winston-Salem Police Department: The investigation into the murder of Najee Ali Baker has remained active and ongoing by detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Authorities continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses as part of that investigation.

At this time, authorities are not releasing any additional details regarding this active investigation. Subsequent media updates will be published by investigators with the Winston-Salem Police Department as information becomes available.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336.773.7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.

Emergency situation over

posted Jan 20, 2018, 3:39 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 3:44 AM ]

The emergency situation at Wake Forest is now over. The investigation continues. Updates will be posted to Inside WFU as appropriate.

Letter to campus from President Hatch

posted Jan 20, 2018, 3:38 AM by Mark Anderson

Dear Wake Forest Community,

At approximately 1 a.m. this morning, Najee Ali Baker, a student at Winston-Salem State University, was shot during an altercation at a party on campus in The Barn. I am deeply saddened to report that the student later succumbed to his injuries. My thoughts and prayers this morning are with the student’s family, friends and classmates, as well as our Wake Forest community.

The Winston-Salem Police Department is leading the investigation with support from Wake Forest Police. Police have no reason to believe that the shooter remained on campus. The investigation is still in the early stages. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Winston-Salem Police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

Several students from Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University attended the event, and officials from both universities are working together to support students impacted by the incident.

There is no greater priority than the safety of our campus community, and this incident is troubling and unsettling for all of us. Police are increasing security and patrols on campus and in the surrounding area.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain's Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.

I am grateful for the partnership of Winston-Salem State University and the Winston-Salem Police Department, and all of the staff from several campus departments that responded in the early morning hours.


Nathan O. Hatch


Police continue to investigate shooting

posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:29 AM by Mark Anderson

Winston-Salem Police and Wake Forest University Police are investigating a shooting at The Barn on campus that occurred around 1 a.m. Jan. 20 in which a person was injured and taken to a hospital. Police do not believe the suspect in the shooting remained on campus.


Police have increased patrols of the campus and nearby areas.


The Wake Forest campus is open.


No one is permitted to come to The Barn area. Residents of Palmer and Piccolo should go to the University Police Department in Alumni Hall if they are trying to return to their residence hall.


Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. Updates will appear on this website as soon as possible.

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