Scholar HousingIncoming freshmen are housed in the Martin-Schexnider residence hall, and continuing students are in Rams Commons Hall. Scholars engage in a living/learning community and have access to workshops, seminars, and programs in their residential space.
Academic AdvisingFreshman and sophomore Scholars have a designated academic success counselor (ASC). The ASC serves as the first point-of-contact regarding academic advising issues, assists with course and curriculum choices, and supports Scholars through the timely completion of the General Education curriculum requirements of the university.
Special Programs and WorkshopsScholars participate in professional and leadership development workshops, social/cultural events, and a variety of educational experiences to help prepare them for life after WSSU.
Community Service and Engagement
WSSU’s motto is “Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve.” Therefore, community service and engagement are integral parts of the Scholar Society and of WSSU. Students are exposed to a plethora of opportunities to engage with community organizations, non-profits, and members of the Winston-Salem community.
JumpStart is a 3-day introduction to the Scholars program. Held in August, immediately prior to Ramdition, this orientation includes talks and workshops by faculty/staff and cultural and social events designed to develop an appreciation for the program, the university, the community and fellow Scholars.