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

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Commencement Information





    Winthrop University has postponed MAY 2020 commencement ceremonies to Saturday, August 15, 2020.

    Interim President Dr. Hynd stated,“....the committee and senior leadership felt strongly that students' Winthrop experiences should not end without appropriate recognition and celebration. Therefore, we will remain hopeful about the status of gatherings in mid-August and will share more details as we move forward with our plans."

    The Graduate School Records Coordinator will start clearing all graduate degree applicants for May 2020 beginning Wednesday, May 6, 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.  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


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Last Updated: 5/4/20