Winston-Salem seeing Red this week during WSSU Homecoming

Winston-Salem State University Senior running back Kerrion Moore rushed for three touchdowns in the game against Saint Augustine's Falcons on Saturday. The Rams take on the Blue Bears of Livingstone College this weekend for Homecoming.

Winston-Salem seeing Red this week during WSSU Homecoming
October 18
02:00 2018

Concerts, reunions, step shows, coronations, parades and the big game are just a few of the offerings at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) for Homecoming 2018, which continues through Saturday, Oct. 20.

This year’s theme, Forever Red, honors the legacy and loyalty of WSSU and what it means to be a Ram.

On Saturday, Rams will be in full force, starting with the Homecoming Parade at 10 a.m. It will start at Poplar Street NW and Fourth Street and end on Cromartie Street on WSSU’s campus.

The Homecoming Game against the Blue Bears of Livingstone College begins at 1:30 p.m. at historic Bowman Gray Stadium. Tickets are available at The Rams Sports Information Department reports that the Winston-Salem State Rams (3-3, 2-2 CIAA) clicked on all cylinders when the team took an impressive 36-6 win over the Saint Augustine’s Falcons (2-4, 2-2 CIAA), Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13. The Rams combined 419 yards of total offense with a defense that only allowed 244 yards and six points to claim a key Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) victory.

The effort left the Rams with a 36-6 win and improves the Rams to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The win also keeps the Rams at 2-0 in CIAA Southern Division play. The team will return to action this weekend. For more information on Rams football, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to

The celebration continues after the game with the Return to the Yard Block Party.

Not sure what to wear to the game? Get real-time weather data from WSSU WeatherSTEM, a new high-tech weather monitoring unit that links to the web and provides text alerts, forecasts and a live camera feed. Live data is available online at: or @WSSUWxSTEM on Twitter.

Homecoming Safety

The safety of students and visitors is always WSSU’s no. 1 priority. WSSU police are in close contact with area law enforcement and have developed a comprehensive security plan for the event. This year, WSSU Police and Public Safety will also receive assistance from Forsyth County Sheriff Office and Kernersville Police Department through mutual aid agreements.

Other Homecoming Events

On Thursday, Oct. 18 the Department of Education’s honors WSSU alumni educators with Forever Ed: The Department of Education’s Luncheon at the McNeil Banquet Hall in the Anderson Center.

The community is invited to the vendor fair and community stage, starting at 4 p.m. on campus.

The party moves to Downtown Winston-Salem with The Red & Black Affair, featuring R&B singer Brent Faiyaz, B-Daht and DJ Deron Juan, at the Millennium Center.

On Friday, Oct. 19 the Wreath Laying Ceremony, honoring WSSU founder Dr. Simon Green Atkins will be 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 events include:

*Vendor’s Fair on campus from 12:30- 8 p.m.

*The Ram Rave-Mini Parade, Pep Rally and Day Party, starting at 2 p.m. at the clock tower.

*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. WSSU’s official Homecoming party features Stokely of Mint Condition, Midnight Star, the Uptown Swagga Band and go-go band Jus Once. Tickets are available at

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

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