May 22nd, 2013 | University Announcement
This summer, the parking lot improvements for Lot Q will close half of the lot at a time.
- The eastern half, entering from Carroll Weathers Drive, will be closed from May 24 through July 1.
- The western half, entering from Allen Easley Street and Aaron Lane, will be closed from July 1 through August 12.
In addition to Lot Q, the parallel parking spaces along Wake Forest Road in front of Lot Q will be closed from May 24 through June 28.
See a map of the closures [PDF] »
Thank you for your cooperation during this construction work.
Questions? Please contact the parking and transportation department at ext. 7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 3rd, 2013 | Events
The Strategic Resource Initiative (SRI) working group has received valuable feedback and questions since sharing the initial outcomes of the SRI on April 25. We would like to remind you of additional opportunities to discuss the impact of these SRI changes:
Now: A summary of the presentation and the PowerPoint slides are available on Inside WFU. Additional feedback and questions may be sent to SRI@wfu.edu.
May 6, 4-5 p.m., Pugh Auditorium: Faculty Senate Meeting (open to faculty, staff)
May 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Benson 401: Staff Advisory Council Meeting (open to faculty, staff)
Changes to parking, tuition concession and technology purchases and refresh schedules have generated numerous questions. The following addresses those most frequently asked: Continue reading »
March 22nd, 2013 | University Announcement
Wake Forest’s gatehouses will begin operating two hours early on Friday night, March 22, as the University hosts a sold-out concert on Davis Field. The Reynolda Road and University Parkway gatehouses will start operating at 8 p.m., and the Polo Road entrance will close at that time. The gatehouses will be staffed until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
The University Police Department reminds students, staff and faculty to go to the police website and register in advance for guests coming onto campus at 8 p.m. or later Friday night. Anyone not pre-registered should expect delays at the gatehouses. Also, vehicles without proper vehicle identification will be stopped at the gatehouses between 8 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will be asked for name and destination; officers may issue a short-term visitor pass.
The WAKEstock concert will run from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., but concert gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking will be available in lots W and Q.
January 25th, 2013 | University Announcement
The planned construction project at the University Parkway exit that eliminates left turns northbound (see previous story) has been postponed. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has approved the safety plan and anticipates construction will begin until this summer. As dates become firm, additional updates will be provided.
When construction begins, drivers who need to leave campus and head north on University Parkway are encouraged to use the Polo Road exit. By travelling through the light onto Long Drive, a safe left turn can be made at the intersection with University Parkway. Drivers who use the University Parkway gate will make the right turn, head south on University Parkway and then make a legal U-turn to head north.
November 14th, 2012 | University Announcement
Winston-Salem will eliminate left turns onto University Parkway at the exit gate
During the holiday break, the city of Winston-Salem will eliminate left turns onto northbound University Parkway at entrance of our campus to improve safety. This difficult intersection has had 45 accidents in the last five years, most recently involving a pedestrian Wake Forest student who was seriously injured when struck by a passing vehicle. This change will be effective sometime in January 2013.
“The Department of Transportation has determined that this intersection needed a redesign to improve safety and reduce accidents,” said Jim Alty, associate vice president of Facilities and Campus Services.
The Winston-Salem department of transportation will change the concrete curb at the exit gate so vehicles leaving the University will no longer be able to turn left onto northbound University Parkway. All vehicles will be directed to turn right or southbound onto University Parkway.
Drivers who need to leave campus and head north on University Parkway are encouraged to use the Polo Road exit. By travelling through the light onto Long Drive, a safe left turn can be made at the intersection with University Parkway. Drivers who use the University Parkway gate will make the right turn, head south on University Parkway and then make a legal U-turn to head north. Continue reading »
August 23rd, 2012 | University Announcement
Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class early on Friday, Aug. 24, when freshman move-in begins at 8 a.m. For faculty and staff scheduled to be on campus that busy morning, the University has recommendations for where to enter campus and park.
The University suggests that faculty and staff enter campus through the Polo Road entrance and park in Lot Q, by turning onto Carroll Weathers Drive on the right. Access to Lot Q from that location has been closed this summer, but it will be open by move-in day.
Faculty and staff may also want to park in lots on either side of Long Drive, near Winston-Salem First Church and Polo Road. A shuttle bus will provide transportation to and from those lots and the bus stop shelter on Wake Forest Road. The shuttle will run from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
On that day, the University will not operate the Gray Line shuttle that normally operates between University Corporate Center and campus.
New students and their families will be entering campus for move-in at the University Parkway and Reynolda Road entrances. Traffic will be heavy at those locations.
In addition, the University is expecting the arrival of returning students on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 26 and 27, prompting some lot closures to meet the needs of students and families at that time. On Sunday and Monday, faculty and staff will be able to park in limited portions of Lots A and P (adjacent to Wait Chapel), but other Hearn Plaza-area lots will be entirely closed for move-in.
The University is committed making this the best possible time for new students and their families, and as convenient as possible for faculty and staff. Thanks for your cooperation.
August 3rd, 2012 | University Announcement
Click the image to view a parking map (PDF).
Parking Lot W1 — the lot between Poteat Field and the Worrell Center — will be closed Monday, Aug. 6, to be re-striped. Additional parking can be found in surrounding parking facilities (Parking Lots W2, W3 and W4).
Click here to see a parking map [PDF] »
If you have any questions, please contact Facilities and Campus Services at at ext. 4255.
May 22nd, 2012 | University Announcement
Facilities and Campus Services has announced this update on Carroll Weathers Drive construction: Final portions of road/curb/gutter/sidewalk/lighting/landscape improvements will resume May 22 and conclude before the start of the fall semester.
Access north/south will remain open this summer through the W1 parking lot via a clearly marked detour path. Construction crews will post signage on May 22 that clearly identifies the detour path through W1 lot.
See a Wake Forest parking map [PDF] »
May 18th, 2012 | Events, University Announcement
To Reynolda Campus staff:
Commencement is the highlight of our academic year. It is a wonderful time for the campus community to come together and celebrate with graduating students and their families. This year’s Commencement ceremony will be held Monday, May 21, on Hearn Plaza, beginning at 9 a.m.
It is always important for us to be gracious hosts to our visitors and make sure their access to campus is as easy as possible. This year will be more challenging than recent years considering the amount of construction underway on campus and our recent loss of 350 parking spaces. To make this the best commencement experience possible for our graduates and guests, please observe the following guidelines:
- Faculty and staff should not attempt to park on campus before 1 p.m. on the day of commencement. Passes, which have been issued to graduates and their families, will be required for all cars entering campus.
- Faculty and staff who need parking should park at BB&T Field and ride the shuttle to campus. Enter the stadium parking lot through the Deacon Boulevard entrance and follow the signs to the parking area and the shuttle pickup point. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the day from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Wake Forest ID will be needed to access the shuttle.
- Faculty and staff may park on campus after 1 p.m.
- Reynolda Campus staff who do not have a direct commencement responsibility need not report for work until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, unless otherwise required by their department. Non-exempt staff may record the hours not worked that morning as administrative leave.
- Please have your Wake Forest I.D. with you at all times on campus during commencement.
In case of rain, the Commencement ceremony will be held at Joel Coliseum, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Parking on campus will not be affected if the ceremony is held at the coliseum.
Thank you your cooperation and understanding.
Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance
May 14th, 2012 | University Announcement
“We’ve had more than 300 students, faculty and staff agree to short-term solutions to alleviate parking problems in the spring semester created by the construction of two new residence halls and a dining center,” said Alex Crist, director of parking and transportation. “Now we have created a long-term plan that will start with students re-registering their cars this summer for the fall semester.”
Crist outlined this plan at a Campus Connections meeting that drew about 250 people to Benson Center on May 3. It’s a plan that he has been developing with Jim Alty, the associate vice president of Facilities and Campus Services, through meetings with Student Government, Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council in the last few weeks.
Here’s what to expect this fall: Continue reading »