2018 Commencement Ceremonies Moved Indoors

May 15, 2018

Byron Pitts, a multi-Emmy award-winning journalist for ABC News.

Due to predicted severe weather on Friday, May 18, the university has decided to move the Commencement Ceremony and Thursday’s rehearsals to its indoor location at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem. Tickets will not be required.

Please plan to arrive at the coliseum early and consider carpooling, as heavy traffic is expected. Free guest parking will be available the Pepsi lot. Overflow parking also will be available at BB&T Field adjacent to the coliseum, with shuttle pick up at Bridger Field House.

The mandatory Commencement rehearsals will take place on Thursday at Lawrence Joel Veteran's Memorial Coliseum with the following schedule:

Undergraduate Programs

  • Arts and Sciences – noon
  • Business and Education – 1 p.m.
  • Health Sciences – 2 p.m.

Graduate Programs – 3 p.m.

Student graduates should park in the Sierra Mist lot and enter in Section 116. For information on commencement, please visit the WSSU Commencement website.