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.

Instructions for Graduates



Wingate University Fall 2018 Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9 a.m. It is held in the Austin Auditorium on the Wingate campus.  Seating is limited, so graduates must contact the Registrar’s Office at or 704-233-8393 regarding tickets.  A live feed and overflow seating will be available in McGee Theater in the Batte Center.  A reception in the Batte Rotunda will follow the ceremony.


Wingate University now 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 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • The Undergraduate ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. 

Tickets are not required. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Reserved seating for faculty, administrators, trustees, graduating students and special needs guests is marked with gold ribbons.

Both ceremonies are held outdoors on the Academic Quadrangle. If heavy rain, thunder or other adverse weather occurs, commencement will be held indoors in Cuddy Arena.


We do not designate one area for special needs because all seating in the Academic Quadrangle is accessible. The graduation ceremony seats are folding chairs and are easily moved for different seating needs. Shade is limited, so plan to arrive early to obtain seats in the shaded 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:

If you need additional details about Wingate University Commencement, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

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.

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