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





    Dr. Hynd, Interim President stated: 

     "As we see the rise in COVID-19 cases happening locally and across the state, the Commencement Committee has determined that a traditional, in-person Commencement ceremony Saturday, August 15, 2020 to celebrate our May graduates is not the safest way to welcome our newest graduates into the Winthrop family. A survey was sent to our May graduates to gather their feedback on other options and formats that will allow us to safely celebrate with them and their families. "

    We will continue to keep our graduates, their families and the Winthrop community informed as plans develop in the coming weeks.

    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: 7/20/20