Winthrop University: Records & Registration - Undergraduate Commencement/Graduation

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Commencement Information

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students.

Click on the Graduation Term for information:


Winthrop University has postponed MAY 2020 commencement ceremonies due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on event sizes.

 Dr. Hynd, Interim President stated: 

 “Although these circumstances are beyond our control, we can assure our students that their Winthrop experience will not end without recognizing and celebrating that they will be Winthrop graduates.  At this time, we cannot say when or how commencement will happen, but we will rejoice in their accomplishments and honor our graduates in a way and time that is safe to do so.”

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

 If you have questions, please email







    11am-12pm at Dina's Place-DiGiorgio Campus Center

    Commencement 101 Information Session is for all MAY 2020 Undergraduate Degree Applicants.  Come learn more about the final weeks leading up to graduation and receive information regarding the commencement ceremony such as check-in, seating, photography,  and other ceremony proceedings.

    If you missed the Commencement 101 Information Session, click to view the presentation:
    View the PowerPoint Presentation.


    Tuesday, February 18 10am-2pm & Wednesday, February 19

    2pm-7pm at the Bookstore Commons in the Winthrop Bookstore.

    At this event you will be able to purchase your  cap/gown, invitations, etc.; learn more about alumni benefit; and be able to ask graduation questions to Records & Registration staff.
    After this date, students may still purchase caps, gowns, and invitations directly through the Bookstore.


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: 3/22/20