Hurricane Florence: Watching, Waiting, but are you Prepared?

Disaster Supply Kit

The buzz this week is all about Hurricane Florence.

Administrators and staff at Wake Tech are monitoring local forecasts as the track and impacts from the hurricane come into perspective.  The best thing to do right now is to make sure you are as prepared as possible and that means making sure you’re able to get messages from the college.

If you are not signed up for Wake Tech Warn, do it!  The college will send you text notifications as conditions warrant.

Wake Tech Warn

You’re also invited to follow Wake Tech on Twitter, @waketechcc.  Wake Tech’s twitter feed is a great place to find breaking news from the college as well as updates on the go.

For preparedness and safety tips, the National Weather Service has some great information.

Assemble Disaster Supplies

Be Safe, Be Ready!

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Wake Tech Idol Season 6

Visit: for full details.

Auditions for Wake Tech Idol Season 6 are scheduled for September 19th, 20th, & 21st at the Southern Wake Campus and Scott Northern Wake Campus.  For building information, visit

Here are a few tips for the upcoming auditions

  • Auditions are first-come-first-served
  • Contestants will have one minute to “Wow” the judges.
  • Registration will close 30 minutes after auditions begin.
  • Current students only.
  • Come prepared to sing acapella or self-accompanied.
  • Must be in good academic standing, GPA of 2.0 or higher.

The top ten contestants selected from the September auditions will advance to the live Wake Tech Idol Finale to compete for a $2,500 scholarship and the title of Wake Tech Idol Season 6 Champion.  Two runners-up will receive $750 scholarship each.

Wake Tech Rugby Club Returns!

Wake Tech Rugby Club is back and preparing for its second season!  The inaugural 2017-2018 season was a great success, and the club looks forward to building on the skill and experience gained last year.

The new season starts with practice on Tuesday, August 28th.  Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 pm at Lake Benson Park in Garner.  Anyone interested in playing rugby (or just learning about it) can contact Head Coach John Etheridge, or just come out to practice!  Rugby experience is welcome, but not necessary.  The club will teach new players how to play.

For more information, contact
John Etheridge
Head Coach/Faculty Advisor, Wake Tech Rugby Club

Chief Michael Penry’s Tips For the First Day

The Wake Tech Campus Police Department, established in 2012, is a fully-sanctioned law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting the life and property of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on all Wake Tech campuses.

As you head back to class, Chief Penry has a few helpful tips to make your time at Wake Tech as smooth as possible.

  1. Arrive early, finding a parking spot can take some time
  2. Know where your classes are located
  3. Remember what lot you parked in
  4. Watch out for pedestrians
  5. No parking in reserved, staff, or faculty parking areas
  6. Pay attention to road signs on campus
  7. Slow down
  8. Download the ‘Wake Tech app‘!  It has valuable information to make your time at Wake Tech a success.

Important Dates for Fall 2018

Payment deadline: August 15

Tuition payment plan:
Enroll before August 15: 2 payments – if you registered between July 24 & August 15

First day of the 16-week semester: August 16

Last day to drop a class with 100% refund: August 15

Last day to add a class: August 22

Last day to drop a class with 75% refund: August 27