Winthrop University: Commencement

Winthrop Commencement

Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

May 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Winthrop University will celebrate its May 2021 graduates with five separate ceremonies over three days from May 6 through May 8, 2021 in the Winthrop Coliseum.  Due to seating capacities in the Coliseum, graduates will be socially distanced and the program altered slightly to maintain social distancing for the safety of all in attendance.  All in attendance will be required to wear masks and tickets will be required of all guests.

Graduate Degree Candidates

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.  

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

For more information on the Graduate ceremony, see the Graduate School Website.

Undergraduate Degree Candidates

Friday, May 7, 2021

10:00 a.m.

College of Visual and Performing Arts
and College of Arts and Sciences, BS and BSW degrees, and those graduating with the BA in Mathematics

3:00 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences, BA degrees

Saturday, May 8, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Richard W. Riley College of Education

3:00 p.m.

College of Business Administration

For more information on the Undergraduate Ceremonies, see the Records and Registration website.

December 2020

Winthrop will celebrate our graduates with a virtual ceremony on December 19, 2020, at 3 p.m.  Graduates were invited to submit a photo or video to participate in the virtual ceremony.  The link to the virtual ceremony will be posted here and on the Winthrop homepage.

December graduates will also be invited to pick up their diplomas on December 19, 2020.  Pick-up times will be scheduled by college between 9 a.m. and noon.  The pick-up event will be held in the West Center, with only five to 10 students allowed inside at a time. Masks inside are required.  Full details will be sent to the graduates. 

Pick-up times are as follows: 

9-10 a.m.: College of Arts & Sciences
10-11 a.m.: College of Business Administration
11 a.m.-noon: The Richard W. Riley College of Education and the College of Visual & Performing Arts


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May 2020

Due to the pandemic, Winthrop celebrated its May 2020 graduates virtually.  See our May 2020 celebration website.


December 2019

The December ceremony was held at the Winthrop Coliseum.

All degrees were awarded at the ceremony on December 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.


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FacebookCheck out the photos on Winthrop's Facebook page

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Last Updated: 4/13/21