Wingate Commencement

Each fall and spring, the campus celebrates the accomplishments of its graduating students. If you’re graduating, we invite you, your family and friends to take part in this milestone celebration.

*The event will be livestreamed. Click here for the link. 


Wingate University Fall 2019 Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. It is held in Cuddy Arena on the Wingate campus. Tickets will be required and a reservation process will be made available in November.  

Fall Brochure


Wingate University has two Commencement ceremonies in the spring–one for Graduate level programs and the other for Undergraduates.

  • Graduate degree candidates will celebrate their graduation on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • The Undergraduate ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 9 a.m. 

Tickets are not required for outdoor events. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Reserved seating for faculty, administrators, trustees, and graduating students is marked with blue ribbons.

Both ceremonies are held outdoors on the Academic Quadrangle. If heavy rain, thunder or other adverse weather occurs, commencement may be delayed or moved to Cuddy Arena.

Graduate Instructions

Undergraduate Instructions

Spring Brochure


We do not designate one area for special needs because all seating in the Academic Quadrangle and Cuddy Arena is accessible. The graduation ceremony seats are folding chairs and are easily moved for different seating needs. For our outdoor ceremonies, shade is limited, so plan to arrive early to obtain seats in these areas. A live video feed is available in Austin Auditorium for overflow guests who prefer to sit indoors.


The following resources have additional information you may find of use:

General Parking

Visitors may park in any campus lot for the event. There is no cost to park when you’re attending Commencement. You can expect to be directed by Campus Safety staff to an available lot. Arrive early to get a better parking space.

Special Needs Parking

We are especially attentive to our guests who require a little extra help when traveling to Commencement. You or your guest must be attending Commencement and have a handicap parking permit to use handicapped parking for Commencement.

Driving Directions

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