Winthrop University: Graduate School - Commencement Information
Contact Information
Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (tollfree)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Commencement Information


Fall 2020 Graduation Information Session - PDF (963 KB) 
and link to Zoom recording: Passcode: ucQK%r24   



     May, August, and December 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the virtual commencement ceremony. Winthrop University has contracted with StageClip and Name Coach to produce a virtual ceremony that will air on YouTube the afternoon of December 19, 2020. Graduates will receive an email directly from StageClip & Name Coach to submit their photos, videos, shout-outs, etc. directly to the production company.

    The Graduate School Records Coordinator will start clearing all graduate degree applicants for December 2020 beginning Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  Degree applicants may check Degree Works to view the completion of degree requirements.Below, you will find an example of how Degree Works should look once you have been cleared and your degree awarded.

    Degree Works

    Yes. December graduates may elect to pick up their diplomas on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at a planned "diploma pick-up" event that will include photographers from LifeTouch. Details regarding the event will be sent directly to December graduates. All other diplomas will be mailed out to the mailing address listed in Wingspan.  Please make sure that your mailing address in Wingspan is current; if not, please update as soon as possible.

    Yes. Please email your first and last name and your shipping address to  In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, you may experience longer shipping times.

    Yes. Please email your first and last name and the order number given at the time of purchase to  In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, you may experience a longer return timeline.

    Yes. Please visit to purchase regalia and have it shipped to your home.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact The Graduate School at


Commencement Ceremony Details (everything you need to know for graduation day)

Steps to Prepare for Graduation (application deadlines, how to purchase cap and gown, etc.)


Hooding Ceremony Instructional Video

Commencement Ceremony Videos

Last Updated: 11/19/20