Winthrop University: Records & Registration - Undergraduate Commencement/Graduation

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Commencement Information

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    Yes.   Winthrop University has postponed MAY 2020 commencement ceremonies due to the global COVID-19 pandemic to Saturday, August 15, 2020.

     Dr. Hynd, Interim President stated: 

    "I ask you to save the date for Winthrop University’s Commencement on Saturday, August 15, 2020.   This was not an easy decision as there remains much uncertainty about where we will be as a state and a nation in three months’ time. However, the commencement 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."

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

    Yes.  The Office of Records & Registration will be clearing all undergraduate degree applicants for May 2020 graduation beginning on Thursday, May 7.  Degree applicants may check Degree Works to see if their degree has been posted.  

    The Degree Works notation will look like this:


    Yes.  Due to the delay in supplies from our vendors we anticipate mailing diplomas after May 25th.   Degree candidates can check to make sure their most current permanent address is on file and can update if necessary in Wingspan.

     Please email the first and last name of the student and the shipping address to

     In light of the Coronavirus situation, you may experience longer shipping times. You will have your regalia to take photos to share with family and friends, wear at a later commencement, and have keepsake for this important milestone.


    Please email the first and last name from the order and the order number given at purchase to

     In light of the Coronavirus situation, you may experience a longer return timeline. We will work diligently to get your money refunded.

    Starting April 7th please visit to purchase regalia and have it shipped to your home.

    Continue to visit this webpage; information will be updated as it becomes available.

 If you have questions, please email


Undergraduate Graduation Checklist:

  • Submitted graduation application to the Office Records and Registration
  • Completed senior survey  (Senior Survey will be emailed the week of graduation to all degree applicants)
  • Ordered cap and gown (December or May)
  • Ordered announcements (December or May)
  • Completed Cultural Events requirement
  • Completed a Perkins Loan Exit Interview (if you received a Perkins Loan)
  • Cleared your account balance at Winthrop prior to graduation

Last Updated: 5/4/20