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United Way 2020 Campaign

Dear Wake Forest colleagues,

I hope this message finds you healthy and coping as well as possible with the many emotions and stress that we live with these days. I remain grateful for the ...

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A message from President Hatch

Dear Wake Forest community,

In a few days, the election for our nation’s president will be over. It is possible that it may take some time before we learn the results of the election and have ...

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Campus Now Operating in Orange Status -- Modified Campus Operations

Dear Wake Forest community,

We have made the decision to move the campus to Orange Operating Status — Modified Campus Operations. This decision comes after thorough analysis of recent trends in ...

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A message from President Hatch

Dear Wake Forest community,

Fifteen years ago, Julie and I accepted the call to join the special educational community of Wake Forest University. These years have been the opportunity of a ...

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A Message of Gratitude from President Hatch

This message was sent on behalf of President Hatch.

Dear Wake Forest faculty and staff,

This week marks one month since we started classes on campus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While other institutions determined it best to remain completely virtual and some fellow schools were forced to take drastic measures early on, we have been fortunate to reach this milestone. It is with my utmost gratitude and simple humility that I thank you for everything you have done to get us to this point.

In a few months, we reinvented every aspect of University life. No office, department or role has gone unchanged. We have had to reimagine every function — often with the contingency of delivering the same quality with limited resources. The challenges we are facing are not easy; they are multi-faceted and get more complex with every layer we peel back.

The demand these circumstances have put on you is not lost on me. I see the late nights and early mornings that you give to Wake Forest when you are already beyond exhaustion. I understand that you are going the extra mile — reaching beyond your typical job scope and often outside your comfort zone — to make sure our community continues to succeed. I know that you are taking on many other roles and responsibilities outside of Wake Forest and yet still giving this institution your best. And I realize that what we thought might be a short-term sprint is turning into a marathon with more hills than we thought. Read More »

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