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Graduation Steps

Check your Wingspan degree information

Make sure that the following information is accurate:
MAJOR
CONCENTRATION/OPTION
CATALOG YEAR
The Degree Progress Report is based on this information. If the information is incorrect, please visit Robbie Hampton in the Records and Registration Office to update your information

Apply to graduate

Complete the Graduate School application for graduation. Diploma orders are based on the information provided on your application. Please make sure to complete the “Name to appear on diploma” on the application.

DEADLINES: Completed applications must be received in the Office of Records and Registration, 126 Tillman, by:

  • February 3, 2014 for May and August 2014 graduation
  • September 15, 2014 for December 2014 graduation

Graduation filing fees:
• Graduate $50
• Graduate $50 PLUS Late fee $10 after first established deadline
• Graduate $50 PLUS Late fee $20 after second established deadline during semester of anticipated graduation

Do not enclose payment with your application; the graduation fee will be charged to your student account. 

After you have applied a number of reviews will be completed; click to read the details.  

Review Commencement Information

The winter commencement ceremony for December 2014 graduate candidates will be Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Coliseum.  Candidates for degrees should check-in at 5:45 p.m.  See the Graduate Commencement Bulletin for full details, including parking, seating, etc.  Participation policy: Only those graduate students who have successfully completed all their degree requirements as outlined in the Graduate Catalog will be permitted to participate in commencement ceremonies. No exceptions will be made for any students who have not completed all their degree requirements. 

Purchase Graduation Attire

Cap, gown, and hood can be ordered through the Winthrop Bookstore: 803/323-3800.

Master cap, gown, and tassel (sold as a unit) $57.00*
Master hood $45.00 

*If purchased individually
Master gown $40.00
Cap $10.00
Tassel $10.00

Please be advised the master's gown is different from an undergraduate gown, and therefore, you cannot wear your undergraduate gown for the graduate commencement ceremony. If you arrive with the wrong regalia, you will need to purchase the proper attire in order to participate in the ceremony. 

Order Invitations and Announcements

Invitations and announcements are available through Jostens. Students may order them online at www.Jostens.com or by telephone at 800/854-7464.  Invitations and announcements must be ordered in quantities of 25 and should be ordered six weeks in advance. Students may also have invitations printed at local print shops or print their own.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2204
803/323-2292 (Fax)
gradschool@winthrop.edu

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