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

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Graduation Steps

Check your Wingspan degree information

Make sure that the following information is accurate:
The Degree Audit Worksheet in Degree Works is based on this information. If the information is incorrect, please complete the Change of Concentration/Change of Catalog form and return to the Office of Records and Registration. For questions regarding your Degree Audit, please contact Maria D'Agostino (

Apply for Graduation through Wingspan.

Diploma orders are based on the information provided on your application. For special instructions for your diploma name (such as accents), please contact Sherri Wilson in the Office of Records and Registration.
DEADLINES: Applications must be completed in Wingspan by the following dates:

  • February 3 for May and August graduation

  • September 16 for December graduation

Graduation filing fees:
Graduation fee $50
$50 PLUS Late fee $25 after the established deadlines above.
The graduation fee will be charged to your student account. 

After you have applied a number of reviews will be completed; click to read the details.  

Review Commencement Information

The commencement ceremony for spring graduate candidates will be Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Coliseum. More details about the ceremony will be posted soon. Participation policy: Only those graduate students who have successfully completed all their degree requirements as outlined in the Graduate Catalog will be permitted to participate in commencement ceremonies. No exceptions will be made for any students who have not completed all their degree requirements. 

Purchase Graduation Attire

Cap, gown, and hood can be purchased at the Winthrop Bookstore.
Master cap, gown, hood, and tassel (sold as a unit) $104.58 + tax. 
Master hood $46.75+ tax

*If purchased individually
Master gown $40.00 + tax
Cap $8.92 + tax
Tassel $10.42 + tax

Please be advised the master's gown is different from an undergraduate gown, and therefore, you cannot wear your undergraduate gown for the graduate commencement ceremony. If you arrive with the wrong regalia, you will need to purchase the proper attire in order to participate in the ceremony. 

Order Invitations and Announcements

Invitations and announcements are available through Jostens. Students may order them online at or by telephone at 800/854-7464.  Invitations and announcements must be ordered in quantities of 25 and should be ordered six weeks in advance. Students may also have invitations printed at local print shops or print their own.

Last Updated: 3/27/20