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Winston-Salem State University Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 13, 2016
9:45 a.m.
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2825 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Due to predicted severe weather for Friday's Commencement Ceremony, the university has decided to move the ceremony to its indoor location at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located at 2825 University Parkway. Tickets will not be required.

Please plan to arrive at the coliseum early and consider car-pooling, as there will be a lot of congestion. There will be plenty of parking and parking is free. Overflow parking will be available at BB&T stadium adjacent to the coliseum. Shuttle buses will be available between overflow parking and the coliseum. Please see LJVM parking maps below.

The mandatory Commencement rehearsals will take place as scheduled today at Bowman Gray Stadium.

There are no guest limits or ticket requirements for the ceremony. The graduation ceremony will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. and it is expected to last approximately three hours.

We anticipate there could be as many as 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students participating in the 2016 Commencement Ceremony, including those who completed their requirements in August and December 2015, as well as students who applied for May 2016 graduation. The ceremony will be streamed live.

Listen to a a special message to the graduating class of 2016 from Chancellor Elwood Robinson.

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at Bowman Gray Stadium with graduates and faculty seated on the field. Guests will be seated in the stands. 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.


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