Join us in a shared commitment to providing a safe community for all our guests.
Our goal is to have all our guests feel safe and secure while visiting campus. The following safety information is based on the best practices established by the University. Additional information regarding campus security, personal safety, fire safety, & crime prevention is available on the Wake Forest University Police website.
SAFETY & SECURITY
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
- Dial 911
- Move to a safe place if necessary.
CAMPUS POLICE INFORMATION
- On Campus: 911
- Cell or Off Campus: 336.758.5911
- Non Emergency: 336.758.5591phone
- LOCATION (Dispatch/Admin Offices):
- Alumni Hall, Reynolda Campus
EMERGENCY ALERT METHODS
University Police automatically receive an alert and call the fire department when an alarm occurs in any residence hall.
- Sign Up for Emergency Text Alerts: (To opt in Text WFUEvents to 226787)
- Alert Methods
- Go to Wake Alert for the latest emergency information
- How to Report an Emergency
- Emergency Situations and How to Respond
HEALTH & MEDICAL FACILITIES
- Forsyth Memorial Hospital 3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, 27103 (336) 718-5000
- Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 1 Medical Center Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27157 (336) 716-2011
- Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care 2452 Fairlawn Ct, Winston Salem, NC 27106 (336) 443-9910
- Student Health Services. Inquire for summer hours of operation as they may change. A Summer Health Medical Form must be completed before visiting Student Health Services.
In the event of a fire, please follow the procedures below:
- Activate the fire alarm and leave the building immediately.
- Call University Police, 911 from on-campus or 336.758.5911 via cell phone and report the following: * Your name; the name of the building, location of the fire (wing, floor, room); nature of fire (laundry equipment, kitchen, mattress, etc.). * Stay on the line for questions, if it is safe to do so. * The police dispatcher will contact the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
- Close all doors leading to the area (do not lock them).
- Proceed to your residence hall’s evacuation area found below.
- Wait for further instructions from emergency personnel and/or staff from the Conference & Event Services Department.
FIRE ALARM & SPRINKLER SYSTEM POLICY
Causing false fire alarms, tampering with fire alarms, fire extinguishers or sprinkler equipment is a misdemeanor under the state of North Carolina criminal law.
Take special precautions to avoid tampering with or accidentally activating the building sprinkler or fire alarm systems. Sprinkler heads should not be used as a way to hang items in the room.
OPEN FLAME POLICY
Candles, incense, and similar items producing and open-flame are not allowed in residence halls. Candle warmers and similar hot plate items are also prohibited.
Fireworks are prohibited under North Carolina state law and are not allowed in residence halls. Flammable Materials Policy
Including, but not limited to charcoal, lighter fluid, propane, kerosene, gasoline, oil-based paint(s), tiki torches, sternos, and paint thinner – are not allowed in residence halls (including all lounges and/ or common areas).
TITLE IX: MINORS ON CAMPUS
Wake Forest University is dedicated to the safety & welfare of minors on the University’s campus. All programs & events must adhere to the Protection of Minors policy. In accordance with this policy, summer camp & conference clients must inform and provide proper training to its chaperones, employees, volunteers, and representatives regarding these procedures.
The purpose of this policy is to provide information about reporting abuse and neglect of minors on Wake Forest University properties and to establish guidelines related to the oversight of minors participating in programs or activities on University property.
EVACUATION & TRIAGE AREAS
The evacuation area is where all guests, students, and staff should proceed during an emergency. The triage area is the location to which injured persons should be taken in case of a major disaster in order that they may be assessed for medical treatment and transported to medical facilities. Emergency personnel will be informed of these areas and respond accordingly.
ANGELOU HALL Evacuation Area: Lot G Beside Bostwick Triage Area: Courtyard in front of the building
BABCOCK HALL Evacuation Area: In between Luter and Babcock Triage Area: Area near Volleyball Pit
BOSTWICK HALL Evacuation Area: In between Bostwick and Johnson (Gully Dr.) Triage Area: Lot G
COLLINS HALL Evacuation Area: Across the street from Collins (behind Bostwick) Triage Area: Basketball court
DAVIS HOUSE Evacuation Area: Reynolda Hall traffic circle Triage Area: Grass area in Lot B
EFIRD HALL Evacuation Area: Grass area in Lot A Triage Area: Grass area next to Wait Chapel
DOGWOOD HALL Evacuation Area: Lot Q Triage Area: Grass area next to R2
HUFFMAN HALL Evacuation Area: Grass area in Lot P Triage Area: Grass area next to Wait Chapel
JOHNSON HALL Evacuation Area: In between Bostwick and Johnson (Gully Dr.)Triage Area: Area near volleyball pit
KITCHIN HOUSE Evacuation Area: Grass area in Lot M Triage Area: Grass area in Lot N
LUTER HALL Evacuation Area: In between Luter and Babcock Triage Area: Grass area behind library
MAGNOLIA HALL Evacuation Area: Lot Q Triage Area: Grass area next to R2
MARTIN HALL Evacuation Area: Grass area in traffic circle Triage Area: Volleyball pit near 1210 Polo Rd.
NORTH CAMPUS APARTMENTS Evacuation Area: In front of buildings 2, 4, 7, and 9 Triage Area: Sidewalk in front of buildings
PALMER/PICCOLO HALLS Evacuation Area: Lot U (near WFDD) Triage Area: Basketball court
POLO HALL Evacuation Area: Grass area in traffic circle Triage Area: Grass area next to R2
POLO AREA HOUSES Evacuation Area: Back yard of houses Triage Area: Front yard of houses
POTEAT HOUSE Evacuation Area: Grass area in Lot P Triage Area: Grass area in Lot N
SOUTH HALL Evacuation Area: Volleyball court behind Johnson Triage Area: Basketball court Guide to Community Living 29
STUDENT APARTMENTS – A Evacuation Area: Grass area in traffic circle Triage Area: Courtyard of Student Apartments—B
STUDENT APARTMENTS – B Evacuation Area: Grassy area in traffic circle Triage Area: Courtyard of Student Apartments—A
TAYLOR HOUSE Evacuation Area: Grass area in Lot A Triage Area: Grass area in Lot B