Breaks and Inspections

BREAKS


Getting ready to leave campus for break?


COMMUNITIES STAY OPEN:

  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Spring Break

COMMUNITIES CLOSE:

  • THANKSGIVING

    Residence halls remain OPEN for the Thanksgiving break!

    During Thanksgiving Break residents may remain in their room for any portion of the break at no extra cost. There are no forms or paperwork that need to be completed to allow residents to stay.

    • Staying On Campus

      Please follow these simple, common sense, safety suggestions :

      • Keep your room locked and your key(s) and identification card in your possession at all times.
      • Close all exterior doors when entering or exiting. Never prop doors open or let others prop doors open. Lock your windows when out of the room.
      • Call University Police, 336-758-5911, if you observe unusual behavior by strangers or any person unauthorized to be in your building.
      • Make it a priority to know who the other residents are in your building during the break period.
      • Never walk alone on campus.

      Guests or friends may be entertained during the break, but no parties are permitted. ALL LEASED LOUNGES ARE CLOSED.

    • Leaving Campus

      If you’re planning to leave campus, make sure you’re completing all steps on our Break Prep webpage.

    • Inspections

      Residence hall staff will enter student rooms to conduct a visual health and safety check. Read more below.

      Room Entry Policy

      Please visit our Guide to Community Living to review this policy.

    • Dining Services

      During the break, dining hours may be reduced or eliminated. For specific hours please refer to Deacon Dining’s website at deacondining.com.

    • Parking

      For details on break parking, please visit the Transportation and Parking Services website or contact Transportation and Parking Services at 336.758.PARK (7275) or parking@nullwfu.edu.

      If you are driving home and need to load your vehicle, you should follow the direction given in the Rules and Regulations.

      • Park in an authorized parking space or loading zone space
      • Use your headlights and emergency blinkers while loading your vehicle
      • Pack your items prior to bringing your vehicle from satellite and freshman parking.
      • Cars parked for extended periods of time will be ticketed.
      • Parking in a fire lane, handicapped or other reserved spaces will subject you to ticketing or towing (even with blinkers on).
      • Students may use student, 15 min. and 30 min. spaces to load your vehicle.
  • WINTER BREAK

    Residence halls CLOSE during Winter Break!

    Each year, you’ll receive confirmation of our winter closing date. You’ll be expected to vacate your housing until spring opening.

    As you plan your departure from campus, make sure you’re completing all steps on our Break Prep webpage.

    • Inspections and Room Entry

      Residence hall staff may enter student rooms to conduct a visual health and safety check. Read more about inspections in the next section.

      Room Entry Policy

      Please visit our Guide to Community Living to review this policy.

    • Spring Sorority Recruitment

      Students involved with sorority recruitment will receive details regarding their return to campus via email. You can also visit the Fraternity & Sorority Life website for more information.

    • Parking

      Parking

      For details on break parking, please visit the Transportation and Parking Services website or contact Transportation and Parking Services at 336.758.PARK (7275) or parking@nullwfu.edu.

      If you are driving home and need to load your vehicle, you should follow the direction given in the Rules and Regulations.

      • Park in an authorized parking space or loading zone space
      • Use your headlights and emergency blinkers while loading your vehicle
      • Pack your items prior to bringing your vehicle from satellite and freshman parking.
      • Cars parked for extended periods of time will be ticketed.
      • Parking in a fire lane, handicapped or other reserved spaces will subject you to ticketing or towing (even with blinkers on).
      • Students may use student, 15 min. and 30 min. spaces to load your vehicle.
  • SPRING BREAK

    Students may remain on campus for the entirety of Spring Break. 

    The residence halls are open and students’ card access is limited to only their hall and/or suite.

    • Contact During Break

      The Office of Residence Life & Housing is available 8:30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm EST each day during Spring Break.

      After hours, students should reach out directly to University Police (336.758.5911) with any emergency concerns, as there are no Resident Advisers on Duty. 

    • Staying On Campus Safety Tips

      The best advice in terms of personal safety for residents who choose to remain in their current room assignment during Spring Break is to exercise reasonable precaution while in and around the residence halls and on campus. Other tips include:

      • Keep individual rooms locked and key(s) and identification card in one’s possession at all times.
      • Close all exterior doors when entering or exiting. Never prop doors or let others prop doors.
      • Call University Police, extension 911, if unusual behavior by strangers is observed or any person unauthorized is in the residence hall.
      • Make it a priority to know who the other residents are in the residence hall during the break period.
      • Never walking alone on campus.
      • Call University Police at 336.758.5591 if one becomes locked out of one’s room.

      Guests or friends may be entertained during the break, but no parties or activities are permitted. ALL LEASE LOUNGES ARE CLOSED.

    • Leaving Campus

      If you’re planning to leave campus, make sure you’ve completed all steps on our Break Prep webpage.

    • Dining Services

      Many of the Wake Forest Dining Service’s facilities are either closed or have limited operation hours during the Spring Break period. Please contact Dining Services at extension 5607 for additional information or visit wfu.edu/dining.

    • Entry and Inspection

      Entry and Room Inspection Policy

      The University and Residence Life and Housing Staff will enter and inspect or perform work requests in all student rooms during the break period.

      Administrative action, billing and/or judicial referral may result if unauthorized items or unsafe or unclean conditions are found. All staff are expected to report the presence or evidence of pets, weapons, firecrackers, illegal substances, lounge furnishings, fuel or other prohibited items

      Room Entry Policy

      Please visit our Guide to Community Living to review this policy.

INSPECTIONS


During inspections, every residence hall room and apartment on campus will be entered for residence hall staff to check the general health and safety of the living spaces. 

This will include checking for electrical hazards, fire safety issues, general cleanliness, and other policy violations such as alcohol, drugs, and weapons.


  • Students do not have to be present in their room during inspections.
  • It is important that all students keep their keys and student ID’s with them at all times during these weeks.  Residence Life and Housing staff will always close and lock doors as we finish inspections. 
  • Staff from the Office of Residence Life and Housing will communicate via email with students who have failed inspections.
  • During all processes, violations will be addressed with the appropriate charge and/or referral upon first documentation.
  • Please note, specific violations of the Guide to Community Living and any violations of the WFU Student Code of Conduct will be documented and result in an immediate response.
Some examples of unhealthy environments are:
  • Excessive trash/trash not being removed from a room
  • Excessive dirty, wet or unlaundered clothes present in a room
Some examples of safety violations are:
  • Unapproved bed loft
  • Unapproved extension cords
  • Candles and/or other flammable items
  • Items hanging from the ceiling and/or fire safety equipment (i.e. sprinkler head)
  • Blocked or covered fire safety equipment (i.e. smoke detector or strobe light)

Please visit our Guide to Community Living to review our Room Entry policy.

QUESTIONS?

See your community staff or contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at housing@nullwfu.edu or 336-758-5185.