Commencement 2023

May 5th, 2023 at 6pm


Carolina University's 2023 Commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 5th, 2023 at 6:00PM EST at the Benton Convention Center located at 425 N Cherry Street Winston Salem, NC. 



We recommend parking in the Cherry St. and Marshall St. Parking Deck as it has the shortest walk to the venue entrance. To navigate straight to the Cherry St and Marshall St Parking Deck, use the following address:

460 N Cherry Street Winston Salem NC 27101



Graduates are allotted tickets for up to eight guests. Graduates must complete the Guest Ticket Form to reserve tickets. Once ticket reservations have been received by administration from all graduates, all remaining tickets will be distributed to graduates expecting more than eight guests on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Children aged 2 years and under do not need a ticket if they will be seated on an adult’s lap or in a carrier/stroller. 


Graduate Preparation: 

  • Graduates must arrive by 5:00PM.
  • Honor cords will be distributed during the lineup before the ceremony. 
  • Graduates are responsible for ordering their regalia through Herff Jones. We recommend ordering by April 6th to avoid expedited shipping costs.


This page will be updated as more information becomes available.