Transportation recommendations for move-in days

Wake Forest will welcome a new freshman class early on Thursday, Aug. 22, when new student 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.

On Aug. 22, the University asks that faculty and staff enter campus through the Polo Road entrance. New students and their families will be encouraged to enter campus via the University Parkway and Reynolda Road entrances. 

Traffic is expected throughout the day and will begin around 7 a.m. as families arrive for move-in. Because of the increased traffic, faculty and staff seeking to park on campus are encouraged to arrive on campus early. The Hearn Plaza lots will be available for faculty and staff parking. However, the University asks that faculty and staff avoid parking on South Campus (Lots E, G, H and J) and in Lots Q and W1/W2 to allow parking for our new students and their families. See a parking map [PDF]

Faculty and staff may park in the 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 campus from 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

The University will operate the Gray Line shuttle that normally operates between University Corporate Center and campus on Thursday, August 22.

Additionally, the University will welcome back its returning students on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25. Faculty and staff will not be able to park in Hearn Plaza lots (Lots A, B, C, M, N, P) as those will be entirely reserved for move-in. Additionally, faculty and staff are asked to avoid Lots Q and R to allow our returning students a smooth move-in.

The University is committed to making the move-in experience the best possible time for our students and their families, and as convenient as possible for faculty and staff. Thanks in advance for your assistance and flexibility as we welcome the newest Demon Deacons to campus!