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)

Commencement Information





    The tentative date for the ceremony is Thursday, May 6, 2021. Due to current COVID restrictions, we are unable to guarantee an in-person ceremony will take place but will have a final decision on that as the spring 2021 semester progresses.

    The Graduate School Records Coordinator will start clearing all graduate degree applicants for May 2021 beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021 as final grades are entered.  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. All diplomas not collected at any in-person event 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 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)

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Commencement Ceremony Videos

Last Updated: 1/8/21