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Emergency situation over

posted by Mark Anderson   [ updated ]

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 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.


Sincerely,


Nathan O. Hatch

President

Police continue to investigate shooting

posted 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.

Police do not believe suspect on campus at this time

posted by Mark Anderson

Winston-Salem Police and University Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at The Barn tonight.  Police do not believe the suspect is on campus.

 

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.

 

Police have increased patrols of the campus and nearby areas.

 

A shooting victim has been taken to the hospital. Students off campus may return to campus now. 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.

Police continue search for suspect in shooting

posted by Mark Anderson

Police continue to search for a suspect in a shooting at The Barn tonight. Police are on the scene. A shooting victim has been taken to the hospital. Students off campus may return to campus now. 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.


Winston-Salem Police and University Police are increasing patrols of the campus and campus area. 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.


Police seeking suspect in shooting at The Barn

posted by Mark Anderson

Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at The Barn tonight on campus. Police are on the scene. Stay in place until further notice. If you are off campus, stay away. Police are responding. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. Updates will appear on this site as soon as possible.

Armed and dangerous person reported at The Barn

posted by Mark Anderson   [ updated ]

Armed and dangerous person reported at The Barn. Police are responding. Follow updates on this site.

Seek shelter now. Stay in place until further notice. If you are off campus, stay away.

Reynolda Campus to open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19

posted Jan 18, 2018, 4:31 PM by Mark Anderson

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19


Classes will not meet until 10 a.m. Offices will open at 10 a.m.


The University’s Black and Gold shuttle lines will begin at 8:50 a.m. The Wake Downtown shuttle line will begin at 8:55 a.m. The Gray line will begin at 9 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 that may be made.

Wake Forest Reynolda Campus to open at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18

posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:39 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 11:09 AM ]

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

 

Classes will not meet until 11 a.m. Offices will open at 11 a.m.

 

The University’s Black and Gold shuttle line will begin at 9:50 a.m. The Wake Downtown shuttle line will begin at 9:55 a.m. The Gray line will begin at 10 a.m. 


NOTE: Changes are being made for tonight's (Jan. 18) University shuttle schedule. The following shuttles will make their last pick-ups by 7 p.m.:  the Wake Downtown, the Gold and Black lines, and the Gray lines. The OnCall shuttle and the Gray Line night route shuttle will not operate tonight.


Reynolds Gym and the Sutton Center will open at 9 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 of Wake Forest closed Jan. 17

posted Jan 17, 2018, 2:29 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 2:30 AM ]

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will be closed on Wednesday, January 17. Classes will not meet on campus. Offices will be closed.


This includes Wake Downtown.


Travel on and off campus Wednesday is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.


For those planning to attend events on campus Wednesday, check with the host or sponsoring organization. 


To obtain information on campus dining, visit deacondining.com


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


University shuttles will not operate Wednesday


Please continue to check the Wake Alert website for any other announcements that may be made.

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