Hurricane Florence update

posted Sep 12, 2018, 10:13 AM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University continues to monitor Hurricane Florence’s potential impact and prioritize the safety of the campus community.


The latest forecasts regarding Hurricane Florence, shared in an 11:30 a.m. briefing from the National Weather Service, show the storm slowing and tracking farther south than predicted earlier this week.


Wake Forest University will remain open for regular hours and operations for Thursday, Sept. 13.


Classes will be canceled and offices will be closed from Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16.


University emergency managers continue to prepare for the storm in consultation with facilities, food services, health services and residence life and housing staff. Residence halls will remain open, food service will be available and Student Health Service will remain available. Additional information about campus services over the weekend, such as the Wake Forest Wellbeing Center, ZSR Library and shuttle transportation, will be issued by Thursday at noon.


Residence Life and Housing plans to send information to off-campus students today regarding how the University can best support them if they experience hurricane-related issues.


Those with questions about the status of scheduled non-class events and activities should contact coordinating programs and offices.


Wake Forest students in online courses or degree programs, as well as students enrolled in programs that meet in Wake Forest facilities outside of Winston-Salem, should contact their program administrators for any updates regarding class meeting schedules and statuses.


Wake Forest recommends that students, faculty and staff stay informed about weather forecasts for the Triad and surrounding areas.


Conditions statewide will vary, so please use your best judgment regarding your own safety.


All Hurricane Florence-related updates will be posted on the Wake Alert website (wakealert.wfu.edu). Please continue to monitor the Wake Alert website, follow @WakeAlert on Twitter and Facebook (facebook.com/WakeAlert), and add the Wake Forest Weather/Emergency line (336-758-5935) to phone contacts.


Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

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