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Tree falls onto residence hall, no one injured

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on April 24 by Communications and External Relations:

Due to significant rainfall, a pine tree fell today onto the roof of Student Apartments Building B on Allen Easley Street.  No one was injured in the incident.

Tree branches damaged a small section of the building’s roof and one bedroom’s ceiling.  Residence Life and Housing staff are moving the two residents of the affected room to another room.  At this time, it appears no other rooms were impacted.

Facilities and Campus Services staff are inspecting the area around the building as a safety precaution.  Inspections will determine if damage is more extensive than it appears.

The building remains open for students.

Work is expected to be performed on power lines near the building.  Potentially, power will be out at that building and, perhaps, at others nearby when work is underway.  The University will announce by email any power outage.

Comings and Goings for February 2017

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Comings and goings for January 2017

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Livestreaming planned for Maya Angelou Hall ceremony

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Maya Angelou Hall will be available for anyone to view through livestreaming on Feb. 17. It will be livestreamed at go.wfu.edu/angelouhall.

The residence hall, which opened this semester, is named in honor of world-renowned writer, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest until her death in 2014.

The 3 p.m. ceremony will include remarks by Angelou’s grandson, Elliott Jones.  Legendary singer and songwriter Valerie Ashford Simpson will perform a musical tribute.

Wake Forest leaders–including President Nathan Hatch, Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair Melissa Harris-Perry, Dean of Residence Life and Housing Donna McGalliard and Chief Diversity Officer Barbee Oakes–will also speak at the event open to the Wake Forest community.

Full announcement available here.

Open house to be held Feb. 1 at police department’s new home

Wake Forest University holds its annual Commencement ceremony on Hearn Plaza on Monday, May 16, 2011.

Chief Regina Lawson

The Wake Forest University Police Department is hosting an open house Feb. 1 at Alumni Hall, where it recently moved its administrative offices from the H.S. Moore Building.

The police department is inviting students, faculty and staff to Alumni Hall to help the department celebrate having its first new home since the 1980s.  An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors, including off-campus community partners, will be taken on guided tours following brief opening remarks by various speakers and a ribbon cutting formally opening the department’s new offices.  Light refreshments will be served.

Speakers include President Nathan O. Hatch and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue.

During the winter break, the police department moved into Alumni Hall, where University Advancement and Parking and Transportation are also located.

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University Police Department moves into Alumni Hall

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Alumni Hall

The spring semester has opened with the Wake Forest University Police Department in a new home.  During the winter break, the police department moved into Alumni Hall, where University Advancement and Parking and Transportation are also located.

The police department moved into the area of Alumni Hall formerly occupied by Residence Life and Housing and the Deacon OneCard office, which moved into the newly-built Maya Angelou Residence Hall.

The police department is inviting students, faculty and staff to Alumni Hall on Feb. 1 to help the department celebrate having its first new home since the 1980s.  An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Visitors, including off-campus community partners, will be taken on guided tours following brief opening remarks by various speakers and a ribbon cutting formally opening the department’s new offices.  Light refreshments will be served.

“We are pleased to be in our new professional and welcoming space. We can much better serve our community and meet the day to day operational needs of the University Police Department,” said University Police Chief Regina Lawson, who joined the department in 1989.

Until now, Lawson had worked her entire Wake Forest career in the department’s former offices in the H.S. Moore Building located at the far southern end of campus.  They had shared the building with Facilities and Campus Services.

“All of us in the University Police Department hope to see many of our campus community members and off-campus community partners at our open house,” Lawson said.  “As chief, I would like to see our students, faculty, staff and others become familiar with our new home and more familiar with all of us who are committed to serving Wake Forest.”

The police department’s business offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can call the department 24/7 on its emergency line, 336-758-5911, or its business line, 336-758-5591.

At present, the police department’s communication center remains in Davis Residence Hall.  It is open to receive visitors 24/7.  The center will move into Alumni Hall this spring.

Residence halls to open on Jan. 6, a day earlier than planned

This message was distributed by Residence Life and Housing on Jan. 5 to students who live in University residence halls:

Dear Resident,

Due to the inclement weather forecast for the Winston-Salem community and some other Eastern US areas, Residence Life and Housing will open residence halls for the spring semester one day early, Friday, January 6 at 9:00 a.m. We encourage you to consider safety of travel as you make plans to return to campus, knowing that weather conditions may improve prior to classes beginning on Tuesday, January 10.

Please be aware that because the University does not officially reopen until Saturday, January 7, some services may be limited.

Dining services will be operating the Fresh Food Company (The Pit) on reduced hours on Fridayfor lunch and dinner using food dollars, cash or credit cards only. Meal plans (swipes) will begin on Saturday, January 7.  Please see the Campus Dish website for specific hours of operation of The Pit and other retail outlets.

Additionally, Facilities and Campus Services crews may continue to be in the residence halls completing routine work that occurs during the winter break period. If you have a facilities need upon arrival, please contact Facilities and Campus Services at campus extension 4255.

For students who need urgent or emergency medical care, personnel from Wake Forest Emergency Medical Services (Wake EMS) will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. January 6. Call 911 if medical assistance is needed. The Student Health Service will open on Monday, January 9 at 8:30 a.m.

Please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 336.758.5185 or housing@nullwfu.edu if you have any questions.

Safe travel Deacs!

Residence Life, Deacon OneCard begin moving Dec. 12

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff by Communications and External Relations:

Construction continues on the new residence hall on the south campus of Wake Forest University on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

The Residence Life and Housing Office and the Deacon OneCard Office will begin Monday, Dec. 12, moving to a new location on campus.

Currently located in Alumni Hall, both offices will move to the ground floor of Maya Angelou Residence Hall, which is scheduled to open for residential students in January 2017.

The entrance for the offices will be at the rear of Maya Angelou Residence Hall.  The building is located at the corner of Wingate Road and Jasper Memory Lane.

Due to on-going construction at the new location for the remainder of this year, the offices’ services will be limited until Jan. 2.

If you have questions or need services pertaining to your campus ID Card, Card Access Systems, Physical Security Technology, Residence Life and Housing operations (exam care package pickup, moving out/checking out of the residence halls, etc.), please call 336.758.5185 or email housing@nullwfu.edu.

Updated information regarding off-campus robbery

This information was distributed by e-mail to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 9:

The Winston-Salem Police Department is continuing to investigate the armed robbery of four male Wake Forest students at their off-campus residence on Long Drive, across University Parkway from campus. The robbery occurred around 10 a.m. today at a house leased by the students. The University Police Department is assisting with the investigation and increasing patrols of the campus.

Meanwhile, the University is taking several steps to respond to the incident, including directly offering assistance and resources to the affected students.

Last week, Residence Life and Housing met with students living off campus to emphasize the risk associated with living off campus and ways to stay safe. In light of today’s events, a message reiterating those safety tips is being sent to students living off campus. In that message, students are encouraged to download the University’s LiveSafe app.  LiveSafe is a personal mobile application for Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.  With LiveSafe, an individual can use their mobile device for direct access to police, 911 emergency services, and more.  It also features a SafeWalk tool.

In today’s incident two black men wearing all-black clothing with bandanas covering their faces forced their way into the house.  The suspects pointed handguns at the students and one shot was fired in the house.  No one was injured in the shooting.  One suspect hit one of the students in the head with a baton, but the student did not request medical attention.

The suspects demanded cash and valuables and took items from the students.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

Timely warning notices are required to contain information that may help others avoid becoming the victim of a similar crime. For information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of similar incidents, visit: http://wakeready.wfu.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety-tips/.

This information is provided in compliance with federal statute 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, better known as the Clery Act.

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations