WFU winter break and temperature setback program

Snow on campusWake Forest University’s winter break and temperature setback program will begin the evening of Thursday, Dec. 22, and end the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 3. The program will maintain building temperatures at no less than 55°F during the holiday period. Staff and faculty who intend to visit or work on campus during the holiday period are advised to wear appropriate clothing and consider bringing a light jacket or sweater to work.

Beginning at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the heating systems will gradually return the buildings to more comfortable conditions. Temperatures should reach 70°F by the time employees arrive at work. Facilities technicians will arrive early to ensure building heating systems have reactivated as scheduled.

Energy reduction efforts through previous unoccupied setbacks have saved the University over $1.5 million in utility costs. For departments that would like an exemption or have received exemptions in the past, contact Tim Mitchell at and state your exemption needs as soon as possible.

Thank you for supporting this effort to save energy during the holiday period.

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