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  • Thanksgiving Break

    Residence halls will 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.

    Inspections

    Residence hall staff will enter student rooms to conduct a visual health and safety check. This will be a scaled down version from the mid-semester inspections. Staff will inspect rooms to ensure all doors and windows are locked, excessive trash has been removed, and that other checklist items have completed.

    Staying On Campus During Break

    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.

    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.

    Break Checklist

    Regardless of travel plans, residents are expected to complete the tasks below prior to inspection:

    • Store all food in closed containers. Remove perishables.
    • Personal property should be moved off the floor.
    • Remove all trash and recyclables from your room and common areas to outside containers.
    • Take bicycles home or store them on designated bike racks (not in hallways, on balconies, under stairwells, or attached to banisters). Motorized bikes are NOT allowed in the residence halls or under breezeways; these should be parked in designated moped spaces.
    • Key(s) and identification, including passports, should not be left in room.
    • Take all valuables (i.e., computers, books, money, medications, clothing, etc.) that may be needed during the break. This can also be a precaution against theft or damage.
    • Unplug all items from wall outlets. MicroFridge© units should remain plugged in, but please dispose of any perishable food.
    • Leave blinds down if your room is on a ground floor or faces a balcony. Pull blinds up if your room is on an upper floor and does not face a balcony.
    • Fan coil units should be set to 70° and low fan speed.
    • Turn off your lights.
    • Close and lock all windows and room door(s).
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    Room Entry Policy

    Wake Forest University staff will enter student rooms during the break to perform inspections and for routine maintenance. During this time we will lock all windows and doors.  Administrative action, billing and/or student conduct referral can result if unauthorized items or unsafe/unclean conditions are found. All staff members are expected to report the presence or evidence of pets, weapons, illegal substances, lounge furnishings, fuel or other prohibited items (see the Guide to Community Living).

    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@wfu.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.

    Questions?

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

  • Winter Break

    Winter Break Information

    Please visit the Winter Break Departure page for up-to-date information.

    Room Entry Policy

    Wake Forest University staff will enter student rooms during the break to perform inspections and for routine maintenance. During this time we will lock all windows and doors.  Administrative action, billing and/or student conduct referral can result if unauthorized items or unsafe/unclean conditions are found. All staff members are expected to report the presence or evidence of pets, weapons, illegal substances, lounge furnishings, fuel or other prohibited items (see the Guide to Community Living).

    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

    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@wfu.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.

    Questions?

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

  • Spring Break

    Staying On Campus During Break

    Students may remain on campus for the entirety of Spring BreakThe residence halls are open, and students’ card access is limited to only their hall and/or suite.

    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.

    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.

    Break Closing Checklist

    Residents who will be away for all or any significant portion of the break should follow the steps listed below:

    • Remove all trash and recyclables.
    • Take all valuables (i.e., computers, books, money, medications, clothing, etc.) that may be needed during the break. This will also be a precaution against theft or damage.
    • Close and lock all windows, room and apartment doors. Key(s) and identification card should not be left in resident’s room.
    • Remove any items that may be blocking or have been placed on or near the air conditioner/heater unit.
    • Clean all Common Area refrigerators and remove all personal items in these refrigerators.
    • Unplug all electrical appliances (fish tanks, surge protectors, alarm clocks, and computers) from wall outlets.
    • Do NOT unplug MicroFridge units.
    • Fan coil units are to be set on 70° and low.
    • Personal property should be moved off the floor. This could avoid loss or damage if there is an unforeseen facility issue.
    • Store all food in closed containers. Remove perishables.
    • Take bicycles home or store them in residence hall rooms (no motorized bikes are allowed in the residence halls).
    • Pull blinds down if room is on a ground floor or faces a balcony. Leave blinds up if room is on an upper floor and does not face a balcony. Turn off lights and lock room door.

    All rooms will be inspected regardless if the student remains on campus during the break period. To avoid improper check out and/or housekeeping charges, students must comply with each item on the above check list.

    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 (see the Guide to Community Living).

    Questions?

    See your hall staff or contact Residence Life and Housing via e-mail at housing@wfu.edu or telephone at 336.758.5185.