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WFU: Test of Emergency Alert Systems

This is a TEST of the Wake Alert System. The test is being conducted to assure that the emergency notification system is operating properly. Testing is being carried out by the University Police Department and the Office of Communications and External Relations. No action is required in response to this message. Emergency procedures can be […]


All clear after armed robbery on Long Drive

Four students were victims of an armed robbery that occurred on Long Drive this morning. No injuries were reported. Winston-Salem police have responded and there is no longer an immediate threat. Wake Forest students’ safety and security are the university’s top priority. Anyone with information that may be helpful in this investigation, contact the University […]


Dangerous Suspect

Wake Alert Emergency. Polo Rd and Long Drive. Dangerous suspect was reported. Seek shelter now. Close and lock doors and windows, if possible. 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 […]


Tornado Warning

Wake Alert Emergency. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. Seek shelter now. Go to the lowest level of a building. Stay away from doors and windows. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. The current NWS warning is in […]


Tornado Warning

Wake Alert Emergency. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. Seek shelter now. Go to the lowest level of a building. Stay away from doors and windows. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. The current NWS warning is in […]


WFU Test of Emergency System

This is a TEST of the WFU Wake Alert System. The test is being conducted to assure that the emergency notification system is operating properly. Testing is being carried out by the University Police Department and the Office of Communications and External Relations. No action is required in response to this message. Emergency procedures can […]


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 […]


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