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Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

At Winthrop, we recognize that our current students are our future alumni. The Winthrop Alumni Association starts early to prepare each student to become successful as an undergraduate and alumnus by providing campus activities and events that promote loyalty, personal growth and professional development.

Garnet and Gold Fridays

Garnet and Gold Fridays began in the fall of 2007 as a spirit initiative of the Student Alumni Council. The group encourages the entire campus community to promote Winthrop by dressing in garnet and gold clothing every Friday. Members also award prizes for wearing school colors and issue “citations” for those wearing a rival school’s gear. Show others your Winthrop pride and join in the fun of Garnet and Gold Fridays.

Ghost Tours

Oral traditions also play an important role in the rich history and culture of Winthrop. In the fall of 2005, the Student Alumni Council began hosting Ghost Tours, an event that explores the campus legends and historical figures that have shaped Winthrop. All proceeds from this special event support Go Gold for Life, the student-giving program associated with the Winthrop Fund. Experience Winthrop as never before and help support your fellow students at the same time!

Grad Finale®

Grad Finale is held twice each year for graduating students – February for May graduates and October for December graduates. This event is a partnership between the Student Alumni Council and the Alumni Association. Students are invited to the Winthrop Bookstore where they receive information about alumni benefits and purchase class rings, graduation announcements and regalia. Many campus departments and vendors make this event a success each semester.

Ring Ceremony

With the adoption of a new Winthrop ring design in 2003, the university began honoring our ring recipients with a ceremony and reception. The university president or his designee and students presents rings to recipients who are encouraged to invite friends and family to help celebrate this milestone.

Traditions 101

Hosted by the Student Alumni Council each August, Traditions 101 is an event that introduces the incoming freshman class and transfer students to the treasures and traditions of Winthrop. Students receive The Garnet and Gold, which outlines the university’s history and traditions.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Alumni Association
206 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2145
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)
alumni@winthrop.edu
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