General Guest Information

There are no guest limits or ticket requirements for the ceremony.

Gates at Bowman Gray Stadium will open at 8 a.m. Due to construction in the area, normal Friday morning traffic, and the number of Commencement attendees expected, you are urged to leave plenty of time to get to the stadium, park and make your way to the seating areas. Commencement will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m.

Guest parking is free and will be in the East and West Lots at the stadium, as well as on campus. Parking will not be permitted in the businesses near the stadium.

There will be handicapped parking in the stadium’s South Lot and handicapped seating on the two patios adjacent to the press box on the west side of the stadium on a first-come, first-served basis. The top two rows of the entire stadium will also be reserved for those guests with mobility issues.

There will be an interpreter on stage for the hearing impaired.

The concession stands on the stadium concourse will be open for soft drink and water service only.

Guests will be able to bring stadium seats in, but no coolers or backpacks will be allowed. Also, umbrellas, balloons and anything else that would obstruction someone’s view of the ceremony will not be allowed. (See complete list of prohibited items on the stadium map page).

Information on lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment is available at Visit Winston-Salem, NC.

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