Dec. 8, 2017: California wildfires

Dear Wake Forest Alumni, Friends, and Current and Past Parents and Families,

My thoughts and prayers, and those of the Wake Forest community, are with you and your loved ones as you face the heartbreaking effects of the destructive wildfires in Southern California. With the holidays upon us, it is an especially difficult time for families to be displaced and without basic comforts. We are here to support you.

Parents and families in affected areas are encouraged to contact the Office of Family Engagement should the University need to be aware of any extraordinary circumstances affecting their students. The Office of the Dean of Students, University Counseling Center, Office of the Chaplain and Resident Advisers (RAs) are available to listen to students who need to speak with someone here.

As always, our Office of Alumni Engagement is here to assist with the needs of Wake Forest graduates. If we can do anything to support your needs, please contact

If Wake Forest can do anything to help you, please let us know.


Nathan O. Hatch