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Operating status normal

posted Apr 15, 2018, 2:52 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 3:32 PM ]

The University Police Department issued an All Clear announcement at 5:45 p.m. today, April 15, after issuing an earlier severe weather announcement. It was issued through the University's Wake Alert emergency notification system.

The announcement read, in part: "The situation is all clear. Resume normal activities."

The University recommends that students, faculty and staff continue to monitor weather information tonight as weather forecasts call for the possibility of continued unstable weather.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. for the Winston-Salem area. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. 

Information about today’s weather, including current forecasts, is widely available on local TV stations, such as WXII, WGHP, WFMY and Spectrum’s News 14. Information is also easily accessed from other news organizations, such as The Weather Channel 

At Wake Forest, detailed weather information is always available thanks to WeatherSTEM stations on top of the Miller Center and the scoreboard at BB&T Field.

In the event of a weather emergency tonight, the University would make announcements using the Wake Alert emergency notification system.


Severe weather warning issued

posted Apr 15, 2018, 1:48 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 1:51 PM ]

Severe weather warning issued. Monitor local weather reports on radio and TV for further information. Possible 70 mph winds and hail one inch in diameter. Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Remain alert. Severe thunderstorm warning.

Accidental activation of the indoor alert system in Miller Center

posted Mar 26, 2018, 11:45 AM by Mark Anderson

This afternoon, there was an accidental activation of an "active shooter" alert in the Miller Center. There is no incident taking place in the building. The message was distributed unintentionally one time, according to University officials.

The alert was distributed in the building over the building's indoor alert system. Occupants heard a message declaring there was an active shooter in the building.

We apologize for the false alarm and are investigating what occurred to cause the indoor alert to be accidentally issued in the building.

Operating status normal

posted Mar 13, 2018, 7:34 AM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Reynolda Campus will open at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13

posted Mar 12, 2018, 6:25 PM by Mark Anderson

The Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest will open at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13.

 

Classes will not meet on campus until 9:30 a.m. Offices will open at 9:30 a.m. This includes Wake Downtown.

 

The University’s shuttle schedule for Tuesday:

  • Gold/Black Lines, service will begin at 8:20 a.m.
  • Wake Downtown, service will begin at 8:25 a.m.
  • Gray Line route, service will begin at 8:30 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 to close at noon on Monday, March 12

posted Mar 12, 2018, 7:42 AM by Mark Anderson

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus will close at noon today, March 12. Offices will be closed. Any in-progress, on-campus classes will end at noonThis includes Wake Downtown.

 

Travel on and off campus today is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside. For those planning to attend events on campus today, check with the host or sponsoring organization.

 

Food service will be available. To obtain information on campus dining, visit deacondining.com

 

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

 

Here is the revised University shuttle schedule for today:

  • The last departure for the Wake Downtown shuttle from Innovation Quarter will be 1:10 p.m.
  • The last departure for the Gold/Black Lines from campus will be 12:50 p.m.
  •  The last departure for the Gray Line from campus will be 1 p.m.
  •  There will be no Gray Line or On Call shuttle service tonight.

Please continue to check the this website at wakealert.wfu.edu for any other announcements.


Operating status normal

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:10 AM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Test of Wake Alert system

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:03 AM by Mark Anderson

This is a test of the Wake Forest University Alert System. This is only a test. No action is required.

Operating status normal

posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:03 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 PM ]

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

Updates on the on-campus shooting from Jan. 20 can be viewed here.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Investigation into campus shooting remains active

posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:03 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 2:13 PM ]

From the Winston-Salem Police Department: The investigation into the murder of Najee Ali Baker has remained active and ongoing by detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Authorities continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses as part of that investigation.

At this time, authorities are not releasing any additional details regarding this active investigation. Subsequent media updates will be published by investigators with the Winston-Salem Police Department as information becomes available.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336.773.7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.

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