President Nathan Hatch Archive

COVID-19 Update: Intent to Require Vaccination (current students)

This message was sent to current students. A separate version was sent to the incoming undergraduate Class of 2025. This message is sent on behalf of President Nathan O. Hatch, Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue. Bottom Line Up Front: Wake Forest intends to require that all students enrolled in […]


COVID-19 Update: Intent to Require Vaccination (Class of 2025)

This message was sent to the undergraduate Class of 2025. A separate version was sent to current students. NOTE to the Class of 2025: While the New Students website will launch on May 3 with information and action items for students and families, we wanted to share this important update with you now. It also […]


Expectations for Fall 2021

This message was sent to students. To read the introduction sent to faculty and staff, see here. Bottom Line Up Front: Fall semester undergraduate classes are scheduled to start on August 23, with the assumption that improving public health conditions will enable a full offering of in-person classes on the Reynolda Campus. Continuing student housing […]


2021 Commencement

Dear Class of 2021, I am pleased to announce that Wake Forest is planning to hold 2021 Commencement ceremonies in person this May. Public health conditions and guidance are shifting rapidly, and we are refining plans to celebrate our graduates and protect the health of our community. Our plans currently include the following: Most undergraduate […]


Celebrating the Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, Nearly a year has passed since we celebrated your academic achievements with a virtual conferring of degrees. Much has happened and much has changed over the last year, but one desire remains consistent: we intend to celebrate your graduation from Wake Forest in person. We are grateful for your patience and […]


COVID-19 Update: Campus Now in Yellow Operating Status

This message is sent on behalf of President Nathan Hatch, Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue. Bottom Line, Up Front As of today, the Reynolda Campus is returning to Yellow Operating Status. We are reducing the quarantine period to 10 days. Students currently in quarantine will be released 10 days […]


COVID-19 Update: Working Toward a Change in Operating Status

This message is sent on behalf of President Nathan Hatch, Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue. Bottom Line Up Front Positive cases of COVID-19 on campus, in our region and across the state continue to trend downward. Wake Forest anticipates a return to Yellow Operating Status on March 12, creating […]


COVID-19 Update: More Restrictions Lifted and Commencement

This message is sent on behalf of President Nathan Hatch, Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue. Bottom Line Up Front: The governor of North Carolina has issued a new executive order easing some statewide COVID-19 restrictions, including lifting the statewide curfew. On-campus residential students may host one other residential student […]


COVID-19 Update: Lifting Some Campus Restrictions

This message is sent on behalf of President Nathan Hatch, Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue. Bottom Line Up Front: Temporary restrictions have allowed our community to overcome a significant surge. We will continue to test every eligible undergraduate student weekly for at least the next five weeks, as well […]


COVID-19 Update

Dear Wake Forest students, Positive cases of COVID-19 and related public health indicators continue to require heightened vigilance to reverse current trends. We remain in Orange Status: Modified Campus Operations. Our decision to add health and safety measures to Orange Status was made in consultation with public health officials, who continue to review all relevant […]


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