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WSSU cancels Homecoming 2020

WSSU has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Homecoming event.

Based on guidance from public health officials, feedback from alumni, and the university’s overriding concern for the health and well-being of the Ram Family, Winston-Salem State University has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Homecoming events.

The week-long celebration, originally slated for Sept. 13-19, was expected to bring more than 10,000 people to the campus to participate in nearly 40 events. The decision to cancel was made to proactively protect the health and well-being not only of guests, but also the individuals who study, live, and work on campus.

The goal of this decision is simple: to decrease the number of situations that require the campus community and beyond to gather in large groups. Officials wanted to make this decision early enough for people to change their travel plans for September.

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on nearly every aspect of North Carolinians’ lives; the university regrets that its traditional Homecoming festivities are among the casualties of this pandemic. Depending on North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, university leaders hope to invite alumni and friends to an event in spring 2021.

For the latest updates on WSSU’s COVID-19 response, please visit our Coronavirus website.

 

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