Countdown to Commencement

May 18, 2018

Chancellor Robinson Congratulates the Graduating Class of 2018

Due to predicted severe weather, the Commencement Ceremony will be held at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem. Tickets are not required. Please plan to arrive at the coliseum early and consider carpooling, as heavy traffic is expected.

There are no guest limits or ticket requirements for the ceremony. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. on May 18, 2018 and it is expected to last approximately two hours.

We anticipate there could be as many as 800 undergraduate and graduate students participating in the 2018 Commencement Ceremony, including those who completed their requirements in August and December 2017, as well as students who applied for May 2018 graduation. The ceremony will be streamed live.

As in previous years, we ask that students RSVP to help us determine the number of graduates to expect for Commencement. Eligible students who will not be participating in Commencement should also respond to the survey and indicate that they will not be attending.


• Stay up-to-date with Commencement news and events on Facebook and Twitter (#WSSU18, #WSSUGRAD)

• Email with any questions. Please be sure to include your banner ID on the subject line of all Commencement-related correspondence.

Dr. Simon G. Atkins
Getting Prepared
Commencement 2017
Participants 2017
Dr. Elwood Robinson
Be sure to include your Banner ID on all Commencement-related correspondence.