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Winter weather advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect for portions of the North Carolina Piedmont, including the Triad through 10 a.m. this morning. There is a possibility of light freezing rain. Icy conditions are possible with light ice and slick spots on bridges and elevated roadways. Motorists should allow extra travel time. Current forecast information can […]


Classes resume in person on Monday, Feb. 7; Planning for make-up days underway

The Reynolda campus, Wake Downtown and Brookstown will return to in-person classes and normal operations on Monday, Feb. 7. Each school is working through plans for making up vital instructional time, in consultation with their accrediting bodies. The academic leadership has affirmed that no school will reduce planned spring break days to make up for […]


Voluntary Evacuation Area Reduced

As of 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, the city of Winston-Salem will reduce the voluntary evacuation area to a radius of one-eighth of a mile from 4440 N. Cherry Street. Faculty, staff and students who were displaced are now permitted to return to their homes. Classes remain canceled for the Reynolda Campus, Wake Downtown […]


Classes canceled for Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4

Following the University’s announcement today that classes and normal operations would resume tomorrow, we received additional information from students and families regarding the scope and degree of challenges faced by those displaced. This understanding has informed a decision by academic leadership to cancel classes on the Reynolda Campus, Wake Downtown and Brookstown for the remainder […]


Classes will resume in person on Thursday, Feb. 3

Based on updated safety information from emergency responders and city officials and after in-depth discussions among the University’s leadership, the Reynolda campus, Wake Downtown and Brookstown will resume in-person classes on Thursday, Feb. 3. Normal operations also will resume for staff. Students displaced by the voluntary evacuation are receiving support as needed, and campus operations […]


Classes canceled on Wednesday, Feb. 2

Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the continued disruption and displacement of students, faculty, and staff living in the voluntary evacuation zone, Wake Forest will cancel classes on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Staff who are not needed to support the evacuation effort and are able to work remotely are encouraged to do […]


Update on fire and evacuation

On Monday evening, a fire at the fertilizer plant at 4440 N. Cherry Street in Winston-Salem led to the Winston-Salem Fire Department asking for the evacuation of residents living within a one-mile radius. Faculty, staff and students who reside inside that radius are encouraged to leave the area. The Winston-Salem Fire Department said that the […]


Classes canceled for Tuesday, Feb. 1; overnight housing available for those evacuating

Because of the impact of the fire on North Cherry Street, Wake Forest will cancel classes on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Staff who are not needed to support the evacuation effort and are able to work remotely are encouraged to do so. If you are unsure if you should report to campus, contact your supervisor. Wake […]


Voluntary evacuations requested for some areas of off-campus housing

Because of a fire at 4440 N. Cherry Street, the Winston-Salem Fire Department is asking for voluntary evacuations by residents within a one-mile radius of that address. That includes off-campus housing north of Polo Road between Cherry Street and Long Drive. (See image of one-mile radius.) On-campus housing is not included in the evacuation. Any […]


Emergency Update message: All clear; shelter in place lifted

Early this morning an anonymous caller made numerous threats related to a shooting on Wake Forest’s campus. University Police and Winston-Salem Police conducted a thorough sweep of threatened buildings without finding any evidence to support the claims of the caller. Police believe the calls were a hoax. Police will continue to investigate the threat. Anyone […]


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