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Winston-Salem State University Commencement Ceremony

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex
(Next the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
414 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

December 17, 2021


Countdown to Commencement




All Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Summer and Fall 2021

  • Friday, December 17, 2021
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • Guest tickets will not be required for guests, but
    COVID safety protocols will be in place.*

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Virtual Commencement
Summer and Fall 2021 
Graduating Classes

    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 12:00 noon
    • You must opt-in to participate in the virtual ceremony. 
    • View the Virtual Commencement!



*All Commencement Ceremony attendees must be verified for either a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event or a valid vaccination card at the time of entry.  Masks will be required while seated in the annex

RSVP deadline is Tuesday, December 7, 2021. RSVP Now! 

Getting Prepared
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Virtual Commencement - Class of 2020
Commencement 2021
Commencement Scepter
Commencement Regalia

Get Ready Guide

The Winston-Salem State University Commencement preparation guide is a one stop shop for what potential graduates need to do in order to be cleared for graduation and ready for commencement day. The university's faculty and staff are here to assist the students in their final steps in this phase of their "Enter Learn, Depart to Serve." path.

While this guide will be a useful resource for the face-to-face ceremony, there is still some important and relevant information for all WSSU graduates to complete prior to the end of the semester. These include the alumni registration process, senior surveys, and exit interviews for student loans. Please continue to use this guide.

Stay In the Know

  • Stay up-to-date with Commencement news and events on Facebook and Twitter (#WSSUGrad,  #WSSU21)
  • Direct any questions you may have to
  • Update your contact information as necessary via WSSU Graduation Services. 
  • Be sure to RSVP now! RSVP deadline is Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Be sure to include your Banner ID on all Commencement-related correspondence.