"Residence Life and Housing" Archive

Parking, traffic information about student move-in

This message was emailed to faculty and staff on behalf of Residence Life and Housing on August 11.

Wake Forest will welcome a new first-year class on Wednesday, Aug. 18, and Thursday, Aug. 19, when new student move-in begins at 9 a.m. For faculty and staff scheduled to be on campus, the University has recommendations for where to enter campus and park.

On Aug. 18 and 19, the University asks that faculty and staff enter campus through the Polo Road or Reynolda Road entrances. New students and their families will use the University Parkway entrance after checking in at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Increased traffic is expected and will begin around 8:30 a.m. as families arrive. Faculty and staff seeking to park on campus are encouraged to arrive early. This year, the University will welcome new students into the South Campus and Hearn Plaza residences. Many of the Hearn Plaza parking lots (Lots B, N and the inner portion of Lot A)  will not be available for faculty and staff parking. Additionally, the University asks that faculty and staff avoid parking on South Campus (Lots E, F, G and J) and in Lots Q and W1/W2 to allow parking for our new students and their families. (parking map) Read more

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Wake Forest University Police Department announces annual awards and honorees

The Wake Forest University Police Department (UPD) held its annual awards ceremony virtually on Jan. 28 to recognize staff and campus and community partners for their contributions to the department and its mission.

“Keeping our campus safe is a shared responsibility, and it takes all of us working together to make that happen. That is why campus and community partners are so important,” said Wake Forest University Police Chief Regina Lawson.

The UPD presented the WFU Office of Residence Life and Housing with the “Campus Partner Award” for its dedicated support and collaboration amid the pandemic. Assistant Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Residence Life and Housing, Matt Clifford accepted the award on behalf of the staff.

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management team was recognized with the “Community Partner Award.”

UPD staff honorees include:

  • Communications Officer Thomas Harris – “Communications Officer of the Year”
  • Security Officer John Smith – “Security Officer of the Year”
  • Officer J.B. Davis – “Police Officer of the Year”
  • Security Supervisor Chris Batista – “Best Team Player”
  • Paul Hudson – “Going the Extra Mile COVID Award”
  • Officer Jeff Holleman – “Thomas W. Slater Jr. RAD (Rape Aggression Defence) Award,” in recogition of his dedication to the program and service as an instructor
  • Emergency Services Manager Chauncey Bowers – “James Worthington Award,” which recognizes overall excellence in emergency services management

Honorees appear below in order from top left to bottom right.

Two rows of headshots, showing WFU University Police Department staff Thomas Harris, John Smith, J.B. Davis, Chris Batista, Paul Hudson, Jeff Holleman and Chauncey Bowers, with the UPD logo in the top right corner

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Campus events Sept. 18 to recognize Campus Fire Safety Month

In recognition of Campus Fire Safety Month, Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey is partnering with Wake Forest this month to raise awareness of campus fire safety.

Sept. 18 is Campus Safe NC Day for North Carolina colleges and universities. The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

An event at 10 a.m. on Sept. 18 will involve Winston-Salem firefighters setting fire to a mock dorm room outside Scales Fine Arts Center.  It will take place in the traffic circle outside Scales on a flatbed trailer especially set up for the demonstration.  The demonstration is intended to demonstrate how sprinkler systems in University and college residence halls can save lives.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff and others.

The Wake Forest event is one of several similar efforts by the State of North Carolina on campuses to inform college students how to avoid injury due to fire.

Several speakers will be present at the Wake Forest event. They include: Commissioner and Fire Marshall Causey,Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Winston-Salem Fire Chief Trey Mayo, Dr. Anju Bakhshi Saraswat of the Wake Forest Baptist Burn Center, T.J. McLamb of the Fayetteville Fire Department, and Chief State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor.

Wake Forest departments that offer safety programs for students, faculty and staff will host Campus Safe Day activities in Benson University Center, Room 401 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. featuring door prizes, food and safety information.

Following is a list of Campus safety partners who will participate:

·      Environmental Health and Safety

·      University Police

·      Emergency Management

·      Residence Life and Housing

·      Facilities and Campus Services

·      Counseling Center / Suicide Prevention Program

·      Information Systems

·      Student Health / Student EMTs

·      Deacon One  

·      Office of Chaplain

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Deacs Donate program resumes at residence halls

The following message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on April 29 on behalf of Residence Life and Housing:

Soon, the spring semester will conclude and more than 4,000 students will move out of our Residence Life communities.  As a part of our closing process each spring, we partner with Goodwill in Winston-Salem on our Deacs Donate program. This program provides convenient opportunities for students to donate gently-used, unwanted items for a good cause as they move out. Throughout May, items will be collected at designated, marked areas in our residential areas.  All of the items will be collected for and picked up by our Goodwill partners.

In order to honor the intent of donations, we ask that items are not removed once they are placed in the donation bins (or at a donation collection site). Wake Forest and Goodwill appreciate the generosity of our students.  The University also appreciates Goodwill’s participation in the Deacs Donate program.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at housing@nullwfu.edu or 336.758.5185.

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Pendergrass honored by North Carolina Housing Officers organization

D’Najah Pendergrass, assistant director of Residence Life, was recently recognized by the North Carolina Housing Officers (NCHO) as their Mid-Year Professional of the Year.

“As our assistant director of Residence Life, D’Najah Pendergrass supervises our four Residence Life coordinators,” according to an announcement by the Residence Life and Housing Office.  “In her role, she provides overall leadership for our in-community staffs and is a crucial part of the residential experience here at Wake Forest.”

“We are delighted for this well-deserved recognition of D’Najah’s hard work and are excited to have her on our team,” Residence Life and Housing announced.

North Carolina Housing Officers (NCHO) was organized in 1973 by housing professionals in North Carolina to create a professional community that promotes an exchange of ideas and philosophies among institutions with residence hall programs. NCHO is associated with the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers (SEAHO), and sends a representative to the business meetings of SEAHO. The Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award recognizes a professional who has three to seven years full-time experience in Housing and Residence Life. The recipient must display a commitment to exemplary service to the field and their own institution; this includes involvement within the profession, development of junior staff members, and exceptional commitment and work to further the mission of Housing and Residence Life.

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