Spring Affinity Experience for Faculty and Staff to be held Jan. 28

The Wake Forest University Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites faculty and staff to join a virtual Spring Affinity Experience on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The event will be facilitated by Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Practice Malika Roman Isler and will include community updates and breakout room affinity spaces.

The Spring Affinity Experience will link underrepresented faculty, staff and allies to affinity groups and resources at Wake Forest University to support a sense of belonging and community.

Event poster with white text on black and gold design that says "Spring Affinity Experience for Faculty and Staff" Text says "Wake Forest University Office of Diversity & Inclusion" with interlocking circle logo above

Current affinity/identity spaces include:

  • International
  • African-American Women
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parent and Caregivers
  • Women
  • African-American Men
  • Asian
  • Latinx
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Disability
  • Ally

Visit the PDC website to view full event details and register to join.

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Updates from HR: Faculty-staff forum, MLK Day, revised COVID-19 Notice

Faculty & staff update: Jan. 15

Faculty and staff colleagues are invited to a joint update this Friday, January 15, at 4 p.m. via Zoom webinar for the most up-to-date information on public health and safety, vaccination planning, and a financial update.

Faculty and staff received an email from the Provost’s Office earlier this week with joining information.

University closed: Jan. 18

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University will be closed Monday, January 18.

View 2021 holidays » hr.wfu.edu

Revised COVID-19 Notice

The COVID-19 Notice has been updated to reflect the University’s ongoing efforts to respond to the pandemic during the spring semester. Key updates include information regarding the approach to asymptomatic testing of students and encouragement that individuals receive a COVID-19 vaccine when available.

Read more » ourwayforward.wfu.edu

Returning from international travel

Those who are returning to the United States are encouraged to follow the new CDC recommendations for international travel. Including, but not limited to:

  • Get tested 1-3 days before travel and again 3-5 days after travel.
  • Quarantine for 7 days after travel, or 10 days if you did not get tested.
  • If there are people in your household who did not travel with you, wear a mask and ask everyone in the household to wear masks in shared spaces inside your home for 14 days after travel.

Learn more » cdc.gov

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Spring Semester COVID-19 Update

Dear students, faculty and staff,

We are eager to welcome you back for the spring semester. As shared in earlier messages, our goal is to begin the spring semester on campus in late January. Given continued consultation with public health officials and careful evaluation of our health protocols, we remain optimistic that it will be safe for students to return on time. The intent of this email is to inform you of factors that have influenced our current thinking and to share what we currently know about COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Wake Forest faculty, staff and students. Read More »

New extended hours at the IS Service Desk

The following message is shared on behalf of Mur Muchane, vice president for information technology & CIO.

Beginning this semester, the IS Service Desk is extending the hours of support as follows:  Photo of two students and a staff member wearing masks at the IS Service Desk

  • AskDeac, Email and Live Chat are available 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Phone support is available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Walk-in support is available 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12 – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 – 10 p.m. on Sundays. However, as we continue to socially distance, we encourage you to contact us first via one of the channels above to determine if you need to schedule a visit.

Hours may be affected by holidays and campus closings. Please visit the Service Desk page for the latest about updated hours for phone, walk-in, live chat and AskDeac support.

Our new evening time Service Desk Analyst will be available to assist you with account issues, Canvas questions, connectivity troubleshooting and more. Canvas users are also encouraged to continue to utilize our WFU-dedicated 24/7 Canvas Support line at 833.383.5792.

As a reminder, in the event of a system outage or maintenance, visit the Statuspage by navigating to:

Please also consider opting-in to receive real-time outage alerts by selecting Subscribe to Updates on the Statuspage.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year and successful spring semester, Mur

Updated WFU 2020 Annual Crime and Fire Safety Report

An updated copy of the 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available on the Wake Forest University Police website.

An error under the Medical Center 2017 On-Campus Liquor Law Referral has been changed from 1 to 0 to reflect the corrected statistic. The change was identified and made on 01.06.21.

This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety. It also contains information about crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Crime statistics are for occurrences on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wake Forest (including branch campuses); and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Fire statistics are for on-campus residence halls.

Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 102(a) through (d) of HEA can be found on the University’s Thrive website here.

If you are unable to access the website and/or you would like a printed copy, please contact police records at 336-758-4566.

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