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Wake Forest classes canceled for Thursday, Feb. 18

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Winston-Salem and surrounding areas from midnight tonight until 7 a.m. Friday. Due to the potential for ice accumulation and significant power outages, all Reynolda Campus undergraduate and graduate school classes have been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 18, regardless of modality.

Hazardous conditions could make travel extremely difficult throughout the day and evening tomorrow.

University employees scheduled to work on-site should use their best judgment when deciding whether to come to campus. If you are scheduled to work from campus and are concerned about traveling, contact your supervisor. If you experience a power outage and are unable to work remotely, you may use Administrative Leave time and should notify your supervisor if possible.

  • University shuttles will not operate Thursday.
  • The Pit will open at 9 a.m. Other dining options will open as staffing allows.
  • The lower gym at the Sutton Center will open at 11 a.m. as a study space.
  • Farrell Hall will be closed to students on Thursday.

The following information is for students:

Medical issues

  • If you need medical attention, Student Health will be open with limited services from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please email apptsshs@nullwfu.edu to make an appointment or call (336) 758-5218 to speak to someone if you have urgent needs. Please call the clinic after hours if you have any medical problems.

Reporting power outages and weather-related issues

  • If you live in University Housing, notify Facilities and Campus Services at 336-758-4255.
  • If you live at Crowne Properties or other off-campus properties, notify Duke Energy (1-800-769-3766) of power outages and let your landlord or property management know about other issues.

Students in Quarantine or Isolation
If you are currently in quarantine/isolation in an off-campus community that loses power, please contact rlhiqcor@nullwfu.edu to explore options for alternate arrangements.

Should you have an emergency, please contact 911 (on campus) or call University Police at 336-758-5911 for assistance.

Current Covid-19 campus health and safety measures remain in place. Some services may adjust hours of operations based on weather conditions. Students should check individual campus service websites for any change in hours of operation for Thursday and Friday morning.

— Communications and External Relations

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Classes cancelled for rest of today (10/29)

Because of power and internet outages as well as dangerous travel conditions, Wake Forest University has cancelled all classes for the remainder of today, Thursday, Oct. 29.

Students should communicate directly with faculty about any issues related to outages and classes that occurred before this notification.

On campus and in surrounding Wake Forest properties, power and internet connections may continue to be intermittent while repair work is completed. Trees and limbs are down on campus, and crews are working to clear them.

Faculty, staff and students on campus should limit movement as much as possible. Off-campus faculty, staff and students should only come to campus for essential reasons and should use caution in traveling because of road closures, downed trees, debris from wind damage and other potential hazards.

For the most up-to-date information on campus dining options, including potentially revised hours of operation, please go to dining.wfu.edu/menu-hours.

Shuttle service may be slow or delayed in some cases because of road conditions, and service will end early:

  • Gold/Black Lines – last departure from campus will be 2:50 p.m.
  • Gray Line – last departure will be 2:40 p.m.
  • Wake Downtown – last departure from campus will be 2:25 and last departure from Wake Downtown will be 2:40
  • Deacons Station – last departure from campus will be 2:35 p.m.
  • Faculty/Staff onCall – service stops at 3 p.m.
  • Student OnCall – no service tonight

Classes will resume on Friday, Oct. 30, as scheduled.

Because of unstable weather conditions, any University-related events planned for today may be impacted. Please contact event organizers for updates.

Outages may affect the availability of the Call Center today, which is scheduled to be open today until 3 p.m. Eastern at 336-758-7500. Messages can be shared on the Our Way Forward contact form.

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Tornado Warning to Watch

The National Weather Service tornado warning has expired. A tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area remains in effect until 12:00 p.m A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

Please monitor local weather reports for the latest information. 

Resources include:

TV Stations: WXII, WFMY,  WGHP  or Spectrum News Triad

National Weather Service

The University recommends keeping cell phones charged and set to receive calls and text messages.

Updates will be posted here.

In the event of a tornado warning, Wake Forest will use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty, and staff.  An announcement would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and the University’s home page at wfu.edu; sent by text, email and voice mail; and posted on the Wake Alert Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Tornado Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

The current NWS watch is in effect 12:00. p.m.

Please monitor local weather reports for the latest information.

Resources include:

TV Stations: WXII, WFMY, WGHP or Spectrum News Triad

National Weather Service

The University recommends keeping cell phones charged and set to receive calls and text messages.

Updates will be posted here.

In the event of a tornado warning, Wake Forest will use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty, and staff. An announcement would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and the University’s home page at wfu.edu; sent by text, email and voice mail; and posted on the Wake Alert Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Wake Forest to open at 10 a.m. Friday Feb. 21

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21. This includes Wake Downtown.

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

The University’s shuttles will begin operating at 8:20 a.m.

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

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

Please see the Wake Alert website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements that may be made,

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