Policy Title

Awarding Degrees and Commencement Exercises




This policy applies to all students.

Policy Number:
Effective Date:08/01/2006
Date Reviewed: 12/01/2011
Last Review Date: 04/19/2021
Responsible Official: Vice President of Academic Affairs
Responsible Office:
Contact Information:

Academic Affairs

115 Tillman Hall

Rock Hill, SC 29733




1.0 Specific meanings of bold terms seen throughout this policy can be found within the University's policy definition glossary by following the link below.

1.1 http://www.winthrop.edu/policy-definitions-glossary

Degrees are awarded three times a year, at the end of each Fall and Spring semester and at the end of the summer session. Commencement exercises are held only twice a year, in December and in May. The program for the December commencement lists the names of all students who completed degrees during the preceding summer session, as well as those who were degree candidates during the Fall semester. The program for the May commencement lists the names of those students who were degree candidates during the Spring semester. Only students who have completed all degree requirements may participate in the commencement ceremony.

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