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FAMILY DAY 2016: Saturday, October 1

Family Day Registration

Registration for Family Day 2016 will open Monday, August 1, 2016 and will be $25 per family member. This cost covers a continental breakfast, lunch, giveaways, various activities, and an administrative fee. 

Family Day 2016 Schedule of Events

Please note that this is a draft of the schedule. Final schedules will be distributed at Family Day check-in.

Registration and Check-In
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby
All registered participants should check in for Family Day to receive their name tag, Family Day schedule, lunch ticket, tote bag, and other Family Day items. Sign up for the Family Tournaments offered at 1:00 p.m.

Family Day Welcome
10 – 10:45 a.m.
McBryde Hall
Families are welcomed to Winthrop by President Dan Mahony. Coffee and muffins will be available in Tuttle Dining room in McBryde Hall from 9 – 11 a.m.

College Sessions: A Look Behind the Academic Curtain
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Various Locations
Learn about the academic opportunities within your student’s individual college and hear highlights from students and professors. Highlights can include current research, special projects, a college update, and successes.
• Arts & Sciences
• Business Administration
• Education
• Visual & Performing Arts
• University College (Undeclared Majors)

Family Picnic and Festival
12 – 2 p.m.
Byrnes and Kinard Lawns (Rain Locations- Picnic: Richardson Ballroom & Festival: West Center)
Enjoy an afternoon picnic on Byrnes Lawn and many family-oriented activities on Kinard Lawn. Sign-ups for the tournaments will take place during Check-In.
• Photo booth
• Pottery Painting
• Caricature Drawings
• Giant Jenga
• Face Painting/Tattoo Table
• Corn Hole
• Badminton Tournament
• Family Fun Relay Races
Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations, the West Center/Recreational Services, and Resident Student Association

Choose Your Own Activity
2 – 5 p.m.
Various Locations
Options coming soon!

Dinner on Your Own
5 – 7 p.m.
Thomson/Markleys or Local Restaurants
Enjoy dinner with your student on or off campus, their choice. (See handout in Family Day Packet for suggestions and local restaurants who offer a Family Day discount.)

Evening Activities
Various Times and Locations
Options coming soon!


Family members attending Family Day who arrive on Friday, September 30 or choose to stay overnight on Saturday, October 1 will need to make any overnight arrangements. Parents and family members who are attending Family Day can view a list of hotels that give a Winthrop discount by clicking HERE (PDF).

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