Introducing 'Project WakeDay' – new Student Information System coming in 2024

A message from Provost Michele Gillespie and Executive Vice President Hof Milam.

Dear faculty and staff,

We have important news to share. Wake Forest has undergone a thorough, multi-year evaluation of our administrative systems to better ensure our students’ academic success and evolve with changing needs and expectations in higher education. As a result of this evaluation, our community shared its desire for modern, mobile-friendly platforms that have intuitive user interfaces, expand access to reliable data, and leverage secure and scalable technology to help us deliver the best learning outcomes possible for all our students. 

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Faith Coordinating Center launches initiative to end the HIV epidemic

screen shot The Gilead COMPASS Initiative® Faith Coordinating Center at Wake Forest University School of Divinity announced the launch of the “Black Faith and HIV” initiative, a dynamic hub for interfaith communities to access educational and communications resources, virtual and in-person professional development opportunities, and sustainable mechanisms for addressing the HIV epidemic in their communities.

Learn more about the new initiative on the School of Divinity website here.

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WFU October challenge 'Cultivating Inclusivity'

A message from Wake Forest’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Information Systems 

Wake Forest University is embarking on a Strategic Framework process. Do your part to get ready!

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Information Systems for the October Inclusivity Challenge.

Between October 3 – 28, watch 12 videos on various inclusion topics and complete personal reflections for the chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to the WFU bookstore. All videos are about 5 minutes or less.

More information can be found on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website here.

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Wake Forest closing at noon today (Sept. 30)

Because of weather conditions caused by Hurricane Ian, the Reynolda and Charlotte campuses of Wake Forest will be closed from noon today (Sept. 30) through Sat., Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in order to minimize travel to and from campus. This includes Wake Downtown and Brookstown.

All Reynolda Campus undergraduate and graduate school classes have been canceled, regardless of modality, with the exception of the School of Law, which will move to online classes. Offices will be closed. Events and activities are canceled.

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A weather-related message regarding Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian moves northward, Winston-Salem and surrounding areas may be affected. High wind gusts, heavy rain and flooding are possible beginning Friday through Monday, with the most significant impacts Friday evening into Saturday.

The University does not anticipate canceling classes or events; however, student or department-sponsored activities may change because of weather forecasts. Check with the sponsor of the event for updated information.

Managers should be aware that varying conditions throughout our area and K-12 school closures may result in employees needing to request flexible arrangements or to use PTO. Please be supportive of such requests.

Safety and preparedness reminders:

  • Stay alert to weather forecasts.
  • Check phones and electronic devices to ensure they are fully charged in case of power outages.
  • Lack of internet access is possible.
  • Be aware that conditions in Charlotte and other areas of the state may be different than those predicted for the Winston-Salem area. Check before traveling.

This message is for awareness. In the event of a weather emergency or impact to campus operations, Wake Forest would use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty and staff. Additional information is available here.

Where to find weather information

Information about weather, including current forecasts, is 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.

– Communications and External Relations


Chaplain's Emergency Fund
As you consider opportunities to give, the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund supports Wake Forest community members experiencing financial hardship.



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