General Guest Information

Parking will not be permitted in the businesses around the stadium. There will be no parking on the streets around the stadium which include Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Williamson Street and Argonne Street. These no parking zones will be monitored and cars parked there will be subject to being ticketed or towed.

Handicapped parking will be in the Bowman Gray South Lot.  Signs will be posted for your convenience.

Guest parking is free, but there will be restrictions that will allow "only right turns" to access the parking lots.

Guests traveling north on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will park in the East Lot at the stadium. Once that lot is filled, guests will be directed to the overflow areas which are, in order to be filled, Lots O, P, Q, E and F (see campus map for locations).

Guests traveling south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will park in the West Lot at the stadium which will be accessed by Williamson Street. Once that lot is filled, guests will be directed to the overflow areas which are, in order to be filled, Lots, Y, Z, DD, CC, B, C and A (see campus map for locations)

There will be signs to direct you to the closest available lot for parking.

Guest should look for shuttle stops at the front of each lot.

The shuttle buses will start at 7:00 a.m. on the morning of Commencement.  They will pick passengers up at bus shelters as well as people walking in the parking lot at the Anderson Center. The shuttle buses will not stop on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  They will continue running until the event is completed and everyone has cleared the stadium. 

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

Gates will open at 8 a.m. and due to construction in the area, normal Friday morning traffic and the number of commencement attendees expected. You are urged to leave for ceremony in plenty of time to get to the stadium, get parked and make your way to the seating areas.  The commencement exercise will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m.

Accessible seating for persons with impaired mobility will be available in the stadium in the two street level patios and the top two rows of the stadium general admission seating throughout the stadium. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The procession will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. so that all degree candidates will be seated for the start of the program at 9:45 a.m. 

The concession stands on the stadium concourse will be opened 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 obstruct anyone’s view of the ceremony will not be allowed.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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