Residence halls will remain OPEN for the Thanksgiving break!
During Thanksgiving Break, residents may remain in their room for all or any part of the break at no extra cost. There are no forms or paperwork that need to be completed to allow residents to stay.
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.
During the break, dining hours may be reduced or eliminated. For specific hours, please refer to Deacon Dining’s website at deacondining.com.
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).
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).
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.