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Commencement Day

Commencement Security

We will all be at Commencement to celebrate your family member's, loved one's, friend's, or colleague's success and we would like everyone to enjoy themselves.  The Winston-Salem State University maintains certain regulations and procedures to promote and ensure a positive experience for all.  Please note the below information regarding admission to the venue.

All guests are subject to security screenings conducted by contracted personnel in order to detect and remove prohibited items from the venue.  Guests with prohibited items will be allowed to return these items to their vehicles.  Any items left at any entrance to the WSSU Intramural Field will be discarded by facility personnel.


Allowed / Prohibited Items

All bags brought to the commencement venue must meet the description of a permissible bag.  

Permissible bags are:

  • Bags that are un-tinted and clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12; or
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc or similar); or
  • Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand (4.5” x 6.5”);
  • Exceptions to bags may be granted for medically-necessary items, working personnel, and media.

All bags, including permissible bags, are subject to search by the university or event staff prior to entry. Any prohibited item will be immediately confiscated to ensure the safety and security of other guests, graduates, and staff. 

*Please Note : All bags and containers will be searched.