Out of an abundance of caution and managing congregate crowds, commencement rehearsal will not be held. All participants are asked to continue to monitor their emails, the commencement website and social media for details regarding day of logistics.
Graduation degree requirements include a student having met all academic requirements (summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021) and not have any pending charges, active suspensions or dismissals by the Student Honor Court.
The graduation fee of $50 is automatically charged to student accounts. Graduates must clear with the Student Accounts Office, 200 Thompson Center by Friday, May 7, 2021 to make sure there are no outstanding charges. Students also need to check with Campus Police and the O’Kelly Library to clear any outstanding fines or debts.
- Herff Jones - Caps and gowns (regalia), class rings, and announcements may be purchased online at Herff Jones. You can have your order shipped to the bookstore or to your home. Shipments to your home carry a shipping charge of $15.00." If you chose to ship to the bookstore you will not have your cap and gown until early May. If you choose to ship to your home you will have it within 2 1/2 weeks. To avoid additional shipping costs, plan to order your regalia as soon as possible.
- Graduation Degree Requirements
- Graduation Checklist
It is mandatory for seniors who have received a student loan to complete the exit counseling questionnaire on line. The entire loan counseling session will probably take about an hour. The website Federal Student Aid is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions regarding repayment or loan forbearance, please contact the Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243. For further information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 336-750-3296.
Exit interviews for seniors who receive funds from the Federal Perkins and University Loans need to be completed online at Mapping Your Future.
For further information, contact the Student Accounts Office, 200 Thompson Center or schedule a virtual one on one session.
Completing the Graduating Senior Survey (undergraduates) is also required prior to graduation. Responses help the university better understand the student experience at WSSU. Diplomas will not be mailed to graduates until the Graduation Senior Survey (undergraduates) is completed. Graduating seniors on 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina system participate in this survey.
Graduate Student Survey (Masters /Doctorate only)
Please contact Institutional Assessment and Research at 336-750-8036 if you have any questions.
As you embark on this exciting new chapter in your life, the Office of Career Development would like to hear about the path you have chosen to take after graduating from WSSU.
The First Destination Survey is a brief online survey that asks about what graduating students are doing or plan to do upon graduating from WSSU. With the information you share, we will work to enhance services provided to all WSSU alumni as well as current and future RAMS to help you reach your career and post-graduation goals.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Mr. Linwood Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-750-3261.
After April 30, graduates must register online with the Winston-Salem State University Alumni Engagement office. Please follow the steps below:
- Go to - Alumni Engagement
- Scroll down to - Alumni Update Form
- Please complete the form in its entirety. It will be automatically sent to Alumni Engagement.
For further information, contact The Office of Alumni Engagement at email@example.com.
The Office of Information Technology is happy to provide an extension to the use of some of the applications to which you have become accustomed. Please be sure to read communications from the Office of Information Technology as they will provide important changes regarding your access to WSSU IT resources and applications after graduation. We recommend that you create a new or use and existing personal email account for paying bills, applying for jobs, signing up for services, etc. to ensure you do not lose access to those services when your WSSU email access ends.
We also encourage you to visit our Graduating Seniors page for additional information.
Graduation Services is your source for information in preparation for graduation and commencement exercises. All potential graduates should review the Graduation services web pages to ensure that they have taken the proper steps to ensure a trouble free graduation process. Review the graduation services pages by selecting the button to the right!
Registration to participate in the Spring 2021 Commencement is required. If you are planning to participate in the Spring 2021 Commencement Exercises, you must RSVP. Your RSVP will be compared against a list of cleared graduates to ensure you have applied for graduation and satisfied all degree and financial requirements. Participants who have RSVP’d will be provided with a ticket. This ticket will be required for entry into the commencement ceremony. RSVP today by clicking the button to right! RSVP deadline is Tuesday, May 11, 2021.