Wingate University Commencement: It’s a time for celebrations and new beginnings for our graduates!

a male African-American college graduate holding his diploma

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


Fall 2017 Commencement

Wingate University Fall 2017 Commencement will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 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.

Spring Commencement 2018

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 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. 
  • The Undergraduate ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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.

For a downloadable version of all commencement information please click here.


Parking for commencement is available along the streets and in all campus parking lots.

Meeting Special Needs for Spring Commencement

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.

For More Information

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.