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Work underway to repair water main break on campus today

(Update:  Water service has been restored to Poteat and Huffman residence halls.  Water service to the Chapel is estimated to occur by 4 p.m. today.)

Work is underway this morning to repair a water main break near Zick’s in the Hearn Plaza area.  At present, there is no water service to Poteat and Huffman residence halls and Wait Chapel.  The repair is expected to be completed by noon today and water service restored at that time to all affected buildings.

Part of Parking Lot P, on the east side of Wait Chapel, is closed due to repairs crews working in that area.

Updates will be posted on the Wake Alert website at

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End-of-year reminders from Human Resources

A guest post on end-of-year reminders from Wake Forest Human Resources

Paid Time Off (PTO) Entry DueDecember 14: Enter all PTO into Workday by Friday, December 14 to ensure 2019 PTO balances will be accurate. Your 2019 PTO balance will be viewable in Workday January 1 for exempt staff and January 12 for non-exempt staff.

Final Pay Date – December 21: December 21 is the final 2018 pay date for Reynolda Campus faculty and staff paid both biweekly and monthly.

Winter Break – December 24-31: University closed. Departments may offer administrative leave for early dismissal December 21 at 3:00 p.m. or two hours before the end of the regularly-scheduled shift.

New Year’s Day – January 1: University closed. 2019 Reynolda Campus holidays may be found on the Human Resources website.

Benefit Elections Effective – January 1: Your 2019 benefit elections will be effective January 1. You may view your 2019 benefit elections via Workday by completing the steps below. Note you cannot view your benefit elections at this time using the Workday mobile app.

  • Click the Benefits worklet
  • In the View section, click Benefit Elections as of Date
  • Select January 1, 2019 for your View as of Date
  • Click OK.

Wellbeing Incentive: The University will offer a 2019 wellbeing incentive for faculty and staff medical plan participants who complete the required steps through Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Wake Forest's Reynolda Campus to be on regular schedule Wednesday, Dec. 12

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Dec. 11 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus will be open and will operate on its regular schedule Wednesday, Dec. 12.  This includes Wake Downtown.

Travel conditions vary in the Triad, including Winston-Salem, so all at Wake Forest are encouraged to be cautious. We urge everyone to prioritize safety and make their own decisions regarding their personal safety.

University shuttle service will be provided Wednesday.  There are some changes in scheduling on Wednesday.

–Black and Gold Line:  The first departure time from campus will be at 8:20 a.m.  If you do not have an exam at 9 a.m. Wednesday, it is requested that you wait for the 9:20 a.m. departure shuttle for a ride to campus.

–Wake Downtown: Service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will operate on a 30-minute loop throughout the day.  Shuttles will depart in front of Benson University Center at the bottom of the hour (xx:30) and depart Wake Downtown at the top of the hour (xx:00).

–The Gray Day Line, the Gray Night Line and the OnCall Service will not operate on Wednesday.  In addition, there will be no Brookwood service on Wednesday due to the neighborhood’s road conditions.  If you drive from that area, please park in the First Assembly of God Church parking lot, off Polo Road and Long Drive.

To assist in snow removal operations on campus, the University is requesting that students with a vehicle parked in any faculty/staff parking lot or along campus roads relocate their vehicle to a general parking lot this afternoon (Tuesday) by 6 p.m.

Freshman and sophomore students with a vehicle already parked on campus are approved to park in general lots for the rest of the week.

Since there is no Gray Line service on Wednesday, students who have a satellite parking permit are authorized to park in the First Assembly of God Church parking lot off Polo Road and Long Drive on Wednesday.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at for any other announcements that may be made.

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Update: Wake Forest's Reynolda Campus closed Tuesday, Dec. 11

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Dec. 10 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Because of weather conditions, the Reynolda Campus of Wake Forest University will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 11. There will be no academic operations.  Offices will be closed.  This includes Wake Downtown.

Travel on and off campus is expected to be hazardous, so all are encouraged to be cautious outside.

Dining services will be available.  To obtain information on campus dining, visit The late-night breakfast has been cancelled; it had been scheduled for Monday night.

Campus shuttles will not operate Tuesday.

Recreation facilities, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, the Student Health Service and Benson University Center will be open Tuesday. The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center/Reynolds Gym will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  ZSR Library is open 24 hours.  The Student Health Service will operate on an urgent-care basis, only. Appointments are cancelled. Benson Center will operate with regular hours.

The President’s Holiday Party has been cancelled.  It was scheduled to be held Tuesday for staff and faculty and their families.

Please continue to check the Wake Alert website at for any other announcements that may be made.

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