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Alumni FAQs

Hello WSSU Alumni and friends! We are excited to welcome you home to a fun-filled homecoming season as we celebrate 131 years of education, excellence, and Ram Pride! We look forward to reconnecting and celebrating this momentous occasion with all our WSSU alumni, family, and friends. If you have additional questions regarding the alumni homecoming experience, please email the Director of Alumni Engagement, Thesha Woodley at  

When do game tickets go on sale and who do we play?  

Ticket sales begin the week of August 28, 2023. The Rams will compete against St.  Augustine’s Falcons at 1:30 pm. 


What's happening on campus for alumni? 

Alumni are welcome to return to campus throughout the homecoming week. Please review the calendar for full details of all the on-campus events. Here are just a few events; please look at the entire calendar and/or download the Homecoming or WSSU Alumni app.  

  • Alumni Return to Serve and Return to Serve Panel  - ALUMNI PARTICIPANTS AT CAPACITY
  • Dr. Alex Johson Education Celebration of Excellence
  • Vendor Fair 
  • Alumni Nurses Organization Gala 
  • 50th Class Reunion
  • Founder’s Day Convocation 
  • Vendor Fair 
  • NAA Hall of Distinction
  • Crowning Ceremony of Miss and Mr. Alumni
  • Alumni Gala for Miss and Mr. Alumni  - Night of Elegance Gala - SOLD OUT
  • Rams Music Super Lounge - SchoolDaze Edition
  • Brown Sugar: A R&B Only Affair - SOLD OUT
  • Homecoming Parade 
  • Football Game vs. St. Augustine’s University begins at 1: 30pm at Bowman Gray Stadium 
  • Return to the Yard following the game 
  • The 4th Quarter 4th Alumni Basketball Game
What about parking on campus?  

Complimentary shuttle buses from WSSU to downtown Winston-Salem will be offered. Complimentary parking will also be provided on the WSSU campus. Parking downtown will be extremely limited during Homecoming. We encourage you to utilize the complimentary shuttles.

Where can I purchase tickets? 

Tickets to the football game can be purchased online or by visiting the ticket office, Monday - Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. The ticket office is in the Anderson Center on the Ground floor in G14A. 

Game Day Parking and tailgate spaces are sold the day of the game at Bowman Gray Stadium. Tailgaters can begin lining up at 6 am on the game day. Parking lots will open at 6 am.

Will there be any vendors on campus? 

Yes, our vendor fair will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The bookstore will be a vendor at the football stadium. 

When will the bookstore be open? 

The bookstore will be open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm, and on Saturday they will be a vendor at the stadium. 

Will there be a parade this year? 

Yes, we are excited for the return of the parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Research Parkway and ends at Cromartie Street on the WSSU campus. 

Will there be tailgating?  

Yes, tailgating is allowed at Bowman Gray Stadium. If you are interested in purchasing your tailgate parking spot, the line begins at 6am at the stadium. Reserved tailgating spots are $40 in the South lot and $30 in the East/West lot. Cash Payments only. For additional information, contact the WSSU Ticket Office at (336) 750-2905. 

My class is celebrating a reunion this year. Do you have any event details? 

Class of 1970 – 50th/53rd Class Reunion – Pre-registration Required 
Class of 1973- 50th Class Reunion – Pre-registration required