WSSU Homecoming continues this week

WSSU Homecoming continues this week
October 26
05:30 2017

Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are all part of the many offerings for Winston-Salem State University’s 2017 Homecoming Celebration, which kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 22, and continues through Saturday, Oct. 28.
With WSSU celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2017, this year will be extra special.

Today, Thursday, Oct. 26
Alumni Return to Serve: Nearly 100 alumni will serve as visiting professors in classrooms across campus. This event, hosted by Career Development Services, is from 7 a.m.-noon.
The Department of Education’s honors WSSU alumni educators with Educators Endured, Enriched and Embodied Excellence Luncheon at the McNeil Banquet Hall in the Anderson Center. The cost is $35 per ticket.
The community is invited to the vendor fair and community stage, starting at 4 p.m. on campus.
The WSSU Nurse Alumni Organization celebrates innovators in nursing with the Nurses Gala Homecoming 2017 reception and awards dinner at the Anderson Center McNeil Ballroom.

Friday, Oct. 27
Friday will feature the Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring WSSU founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins at 8:45 a.m. at the S.G. Atkins Statue (Rain Site: K.R. Williams Auditorium) followed by Founder’s Day Convocation at 9:45 a.m. in K.R. Williams Auditorium.

Other Friday events include:

Vendor’s Fair from 12:30- 8 p.m.
The Ram Rave-Mini Parade, Pep Rally and Day Party, starting at 2 p.m.
Homecoming Alumni Greek Step Show in the K.R. Williams Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Step Show can be purchased at the WSSU Ticket Office.
RAMS Music Super Lounge from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Benton Convention Center. The event, featuring Grammy-nominated SWV (Sisters with Voices), S.O.S. Band, go-go bands, including Be’la Dona and Jus Once, and local DJs and a Jazz Cool Down Room. Tickets are available at

Saturday, Oct. 28
WSSU’s Homecoming Parade returns to downtown Winston-Salem. The parade gets underway at 10 a.m., starting at Poplar Street NW and Fourth Street and ending on Cromartie Street on the WSSU campus. The parade will feature three breakdown locations.
The Homecoming Game against the Bears of Shaw University begins at 1:30 p.m. at historic Bowman Gray Stadium. Tickets are available at After the game, there’s Return to the Yard, a victory party on campus featuring DJ Diesel.

For more information about Homecoming events, please visit Follow events on social media through #WSSUHomecoming.

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