Events Calendar

2017 Events


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
WSSU administrative offices will be closed December 21, 2016-January 2, 2017 for Winter Break.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
WSSU administrative offices will be closed December 21, 2016-January 2, 2017 for Winter Break.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Student, Faculty and Staff, Community Connections
Spring semester at Winston-Salem State University begins.

Monday, January 16, 2017

7 pm
Community Connections
The 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech with actor, author, comedian and political commentator D.L. Hughley. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

10 am
Community Connections, Student, Faculty and Staff
Rams hoops legend Earl "The Pearl" Monroe will keynote the Second annual Bond. Score. Win! which supports WSSU's male student-athletes. This event is part of WSSU's yearlong 125th anniversary celebration.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2 pm
Community Connections, Faculty and Staff, Student
In celebration of Black History Month, WSSU will host a thought-provoking public conversation on the impact of Black women scholars and activists globally.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

9:30 am
Community Connections
Wear your most stunning hat and come out to support scholarships for WSSU's female student-athletes. This event is part of WSSU's yearlong 125th anniversary celebration.

Monday, February 20, 2017

1 pm - 3:30 pm
Faculty and Staff, Student, Community Connections
Help celebrate the Chinese New Year with live performances from WSSU students, staff and the Chinese community; traditional food; and decorations. This event is presented by the Department of World Languages and Cultures, the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education, and the School of Health Science. Location: Donald Julian Reaves Student Activities Center (DJR), Room 100.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3:30 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff
WSSU's Department of Computer Science presents Dr. Ed Hammond, director of the Center for Health Informatics at Duke University. Dr. Hammond will present information on the rapidly growing field of health informatics. The seminar is free and open to the public. Location: Elva J. Jones Computer Science Building, 2200.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2 pm - 4 pm
Community Connections, Student, Faculty and Staff
As part of C-SPAN's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) tour, the TV channel's bus will make a stop at Winston-Salem State University. The bus will be parked in the traffic circle on Rams Drive adjacent to R.J. Reynolds Center.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

4 pm - 6 pm
Faculty and Staff, Student
Join the School of Health Sciences in a conversation with students, scholars, health care professionals, and governmental leaders on some of the factors impacting health care. Theme: "Race, Class, Gender and Health Care in the Age of Polarizing, Partisan Politics: A Student/Community Conversation." Location: F.L. Atkins, Room 102

Thursday, March 2, 2017

12 pm - 3 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff
All WSSU students are invited to join Career Development Services for the Career, Internship and Graduate School Expo. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to meet with more than 60 employers and graduate programs that are interested in you! The expo will be in the Donald J. Reeves Student Activities Center Gym.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.
Student, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.
3:30 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff
Lecturers will present on the theme of "The Varieties of Black Women's Spirituality." Location: Cleon F. Thompson Jr. Student Services Center, room 207. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Show your love for WSNC 90.5 FM by supporting the Spring Fund Drive. From March 3-10, WSNC-FM is calling on its listeners to help support the programming that you love. Make your donation at wsncradio.org or by calling 336-750-2325.

Monday, March 20, 2017

2 pm - 3:15 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff
Contemporary artist Giang Pham, assistant professor at University of Alabama, will offer an artist talk from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building, Room 119. The talk, which is free and open to the public (no need for reservations), is hosted by WSSU’s Department of Art + Visual Studies.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3:30 pm
Faculty and Staff, Student
What do people mean when they say, "Water is life"? What do the Black Lives Matter and Dakota Access Pipeline movements have to do with one another or with Duke Energy? What lies ahead for environmental justice in 2017? Join a group of scholars and activists as they discuss the environmental justice movement — globally, nationally, in North Carolina and here at WSSU. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be at 3:30 p.m. in Hill Hall, Room L05.
6 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff
Learn more about the WSSU Master in Business Administration (MBA) program at an upcoming open house. Location: R.J. Reynolds Center, Room 107.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

4 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff
The Singing Rams will present their annual spring concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, at First Baptist Church, 700 N. Highland Ave., Winston-Salem.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

7 pm
Faculty and Staff, Student
The WSSU Music Department presents Crescendo: WSSU Piano Showcase, featuring the talents of WSSU music faculty, staff and alumni. Location: Dillard Auditorium, Anderson Center. A reception will immediately follow in McNeil Ballroom. The showcase is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 7, 2017

11 am
Faculty and Staff, Community Connections, Student
Dr. Devyn Spence Benson, assistant professor of Africana and Latin American studies at Davidson College, will make a presentation on "Race: Cuba's Unfinished Revolution." Benson's newest book, "Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution" (UNC press, 2016), is based on over 18 months of field research in Cuba where she has traveled annually since 2003. The presentation is free and open to the public. Location: Thompson Student Services Center, Room 207C
1 pm
Faculty and Staff, Community Connections, Student
Get ahead this summer with WSSU’s Summer Sessions. At WSSU this summer, you can complete courses in a little as five weeks. Also, because WSSU offers two sessions, you don’t have to spend your entire summer in class if you don’t want to.
1 pm
Student, Faculty and Staff, Community Connections
The graduating class of occupational therapy will deliver public presentations on year-long, faculty-directed research projects. Location: Hill Hall, L05

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Parents, Community Connections, First-Year Students
Plan to attend the next WSSU Open House on Saturday, April 8.
7 pm
Parents, First-Year Students, Community Connections
Winston-Salem State University, in collaboration with the Young Alumni Council (YAC), honors 40 remarkable alumni who are making great strides in their careers and contributions to their communities through the WSSU “40 Under 40” Alumni Awards. Purchase your ticket for the 40 Under 40 Alumni Awards Gala, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Winston-Salem’s Benton Convention Center, Piedmont Room 4.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

3 pm
Parents, First-Year Students, Community Connections
The 2017 John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes Lecture will feature writer and historian Lawrence Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at John Hopkins University. The lecture, titled, "Long Quarter at the River Bend," will focus on African American social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Maryland Eastern Shore. The lecture is free and open to the public. Location: Diggs Gallery

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:30 pm
Community Connections, Faculty and Staff, Student
WSSU Jazz Ensemble - Section One will present its Spring Concert in Dillard Auditorium of the Albert H. Anderson Center. Doors will open at 7 p.m. This concert is open and free to the public.

Friday, April 21, 2017

10 am - 3 pm
Community Connections, Student, Faculty and Staff
The Faculty of Education at Winston-Salem State University present the 2017 Transforming Education Community Roundtable. The annual forum brings together scholars, educational professionals and community representatives to advance fresh thinking and bold ideas designed to enhance public education in our community. This year's theme is: "Race, Gender, Place and the Future of Education in America." Location: Albert H. Anderson Conference Center

Friday, April 28, 2017

First-Year Students, Parents, Community Connections
Enjoy 18 holes of golf at Winston Lake Golf Course while supporting WSSU students at the 17th annual WSSU Golf Classic. All proceeds from the event benefit the WSSU Foundation General Scholarship Fund.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Faculty and Staff, Community Connections, Student
Taking summer courses at WSSU? Please be ready to enroll when registration reopens on Monday, May 15.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Community Connections, Faculty and Staff, Student
Get ahead this summer with Winston-Salem State University. At WSSU this summer, you can complete courses in a little as five weeks. Also, because WSSU offers two sessions, you don’t have to spend your entire summer in class if you don’t want to.

Friday, May 19, 2017

9:45 am
Student, Community Connections, Faculty and Staff
Winston-Salem State University's Commencement Ceremony will be held at Bowman Gray Stadium. (Rain site: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum).

Monday, May 29, 2017

Academic Calendar
Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday, June 24, 2017

First-Year Students, Faculty and Staff, Student: Events, Student
Rams at Home (RAH) is designed to prepare new freshmen for move in on Aug. 12.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Faculty and Staff, Student, Academic Calendar
Summer Session II classes begin

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