Thanksgiving Break 2017

Thanksgiving Break 2017

Information for Students

If you’re staying in Winston-Salem during Thanksgiving Break, this page is for you! We’ve included departments offering free food options, shuttles for dining and shopping, hours that ZSR Library and Reynolds Gym will be open, important information from RL&H, SHS, and UCC, and links to campus and community activities.

Free Lunches

Please note each of these lunches are offered while supplies last:

    Thursday, November 23:
    12:00 PM
    Campus Recreation will offer free Chinese food from East China Restaurant in Reynolds Gymnasium.
    Friday, November 24:
    12:00 PM
    Deacon Dining will offer free Subway Sandwiches in Reynolds Gymnasium.
    Saturday, November 25:
    12:00-1:30 PM
    ZSR Library will offer free Chipotle Burritos in the ZSR Atrium.

WFU Residence Life and Housing Logo

As you prepare for the break, please visit the Office of Residence Life and Housing’s website to review important information including a break checklist.

For Thanksgiving, our communities will remain open; however, as you plan ahead please note that all of our communities close at 9:00 AM on December 17 for the Winter Break.

If you have any questions after visiting our website don’t hesitate to contact us at or 336.758.5185.

Parking Questions?

Transportation and Parking Services has posted 2017 Thanksgiving Break parking policies here.

Winston-Salem Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day (11/23)

The Winston-Salem Journal has published this list.

Grab a friend and go to the movies!

Don’t miss the blockbuster movies opening on Thanksgiving weekend. Discount Movie Tickets to the Grand Movie Theater are available at Reynolds Gymnasium.

Other nearby theaters:

Dining and Shopping Shuttles

Shuttles will depart from front of the Benson Center and pick up from the same location as drop off. If you miss the last shuttle bus, you will be responsible for making your own way back to campus via taxi/Uber.

Date Shuttle Hours Other Info
Wednesday, 11/22 Dinner Shuttle to Sherwood Forest Shopping Center 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Restaurants available: River Birch Lodge, Mizo Japanese Restaurant, Burke Street Pizza, and Lowes Foods
Friday, 11/24 Hanes Mall Shopping Shuttle 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Dinner Shuttle to Downtown Thai 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Free dessert with WFU ID
Saturday, 11/25 Dinner Shuttle to Sweet Potatoes and Downtown Thai 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Downtown Thai: Free dessert with WFU ID

Social Spaces

Hours of Operation

Date ZSR Library Reynolds Gymnasium
Wednesday, 11/22 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, 11/23
(Thanksgiving Day)
Closed 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, 11/24 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, 11/25 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, 11/26 Opens 1:00 PM 11:00 AM – Midnight

Deacon Dining Hours

While Campus Dining locations are not open Thursday, November 23 – Saturday, November 25, SUBWAY & P.O.D. at Davis Hall will re-open at 12:00 PM on Sunday, November 26 and most other locations will be open beginning in the late afternoon/evening.

View Deacon Dining Hours for Thanksgiving Break

WFU Student Health Service
For more information about schedules and other available health care resources, download this document.

Student Health Service

The Student Health Service will close on Tuesday, November 21 at 5 pm and reopen Monday November 27 at 8:30 am. To assist students with urgent concerns, a registered nurse will be available for telephone consultations while the clinic is closed. For medical questions about a current illness or injury during the Thanksgiving break, call campus dispatch at (336) 758-5591 and let them know you need to speak with the nurse on call for Student Health Service.

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University Counseling Center

While it is closed for business during Thanksgiving Break, the University Counseling Center remains available 24/7 by phone for urgent mental health concerns by calling 336-758-5273. We will reopen at 8:30 am Monday November 27.

Campus & Community Activities

Costs vary by event. Click the links below to find out more and purchase tickets:

Special Thanks

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