Winthrop University: Winthrop to Celebrate May Graduates During Five In-Person Commencement Ceremonies
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Winthrop to Celebrate May Graduates During Five In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

February 25, 2021

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  • This spring’s Commencement will take the form of five ceremonies in the Winthrop Coliseum.
  • All degree candidates will need to confirm attendance in advance for their assigned seating and will only be allowed up to four tickets for their guests.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University will hold Commencement in person this May for all interested Spring 2021 graduate and undergraduate degree candidates.

“I hope you are as thrilled as I am with the prospect of the first, large in-person indoor events to be held on campus in more than a year,” said Interim President George Hynd in a Feb. 25 campus-wide e-mail. “As long as we continue to do the right things as far as our campus safety protocols for the remainder of the spring semester, we will be able to once again host these long-awaited ceremonies.”

This spring’s Commencement will take the form of five ceremonies in the Winthrop Coliseum: 

*Thursday, May 6

7 p.m.: All graduate degree candidates 

*Friday, May 7

10 a.m.: College of Arts and Sciences (B.S. and B.S.W. degree candidates) and the College of Visual and Performing Arts 

3 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences (B.A. degree candidates) 

*Saturday, May 8

10 a.m.: Richard W. Riley College of Education

3 p.m.: College of Business Administration 

All degree candidates will need to confirm attendance in advance for their assigned seating and will only be allowed up to four tickets for their guests.

The university will implement COVID-19 measures, such as: requiring masks to be worn; seating degree candidates and their guests upon their arrival at the Coliseum; appropriately physically distancing attendees as well as graduates’ chairs on the Coliseum floor; and limiting unnecessary close contact.

For more information contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 803/323-2236. 

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