Winthrop University: Alumni - Class of 1971 Reunion - Schedule of Events
Contact Information
Alumni Association
304 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2145
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)
alumni@winthrop.edu

Schedule of Events

Join us April 29-30 for the Class of 1971 50-Year Reunion! The schedule of events is listed below with links to locations and campus departments. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

Our reunion hotel is the Hampton Inn Rock Hill. Our reunion hotel is the Hampton Inn Rock Hill. The discounted rate for the Winthrop Class of 1971 is $89/night. Book your room by Monday, March 28. Free hot breakfast offered daily and free high-speed and Wireless Internet access in the lobby and all guestrooms.

The Alumni Association will provide golf carts to accommodate those who may need a ride from their car to any event on campus. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact the Alumni Association at 803/323-2145 or alumni@winthrop.edu.


Friday, April 29

Class Reunion Check-In
noon - 5 p.m. | DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby (building 16 on the campus map)
Stop by to pick up your nametag and your reunion souvenir!


Campus Art Tour
1 p.m. | Front Steps of Rutledge (building 8 on the campus map)

Meet at the front steps to the Rutledge Building for a 45-minute walk around campus, led by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, to view sculptures and student art on campus. For accessibility tours, call 803/323-2145 or e-mail alumni@winthrop.edu. Please consider a gift to support campus art at www.winthrop.edu/give.

1919 Film Viewing
2 p.m. | Dina's Place located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center (building 16 on the campus map)
We will have a private screening of the 1919 silent film of Winthrop, which was used as a recruitment video. Gina Price White ’83, director of Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, will narrate the movie.


Wine and Cheese Reception and Class Reunion Dinner
5 - 8 p.m. | Richardson Ballroom located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center (building 16 on the campus map)

Class Memorabilia Display 
5 - 8 p.m. | Richardson Ballroom located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center (building 16 on the campus map)
Take a walk down memory lane with class memorabilia from the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections.

Class Movie Viewing, '71, Second to None
8 p.m. | Dina's Place located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center (building 16 on the campus map)
Our own Cecily Truett Lancit has created a marvelous movie just for our class that will take us on a walk down memory lane!

Hotel Hospitality
Following class movie | Hampton Inn Rock Hill
Hampton Inn Rock Hill
2111 Tabor Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Following the Class Movie Viewing we'll gather in the hotel hospitality room to continue the fun.

 

Saturday, April 30

Campus Tours with Student Ambassador
9, 9:30, or 10 a.m. | Joynes Hall (building 1 on the campus map)
Winthrop Ambassadors, students who give campus tours for prospective students, will provide tours so you can see our beautiful Winthrop campus. Tours are 45 minutes to one hour long. The last tour will leave at 10 a.m. to allow time to get to the 11 a.m. Class Reunion Luncheon. Each tour will start and end at Joynes Hall.

Class Reunion Reception
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | President's House (building 7 on the campus map)
We will mix and mingle at the historic President’s House while enjoying cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

 Class Photo
1:30 p.m. | President's House (building 7 on the campus map)

Class Reunion Dinner
4 - 8 p.m. | Olde Stone House
Our weekend celebration will culminate with our Class Reunion Dinner at the Olde Stone House. We’ll enjoy the Come See Me Festival fireworks from the back deck at the end of the night!


Bookstore Hours

The Winthrop University Bookstore is located inside the DiGiorgio Campus Center on the first floor and will be open during the following times. For additional information, call 803/323-3800.

Friday | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday | noon - 5 p.m.


Reunion Weekend Discounts

As you enjoy your weekend in Rock Hill, a few local businesses want to help you celebrate! Mention you are a Winthrop alumnus at these establishments to enjoy discounts during your Golden Reunion Weekend. From cold beer to coffee, crafts and cups, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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Knowledge Perk ($)

130 W. White Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Celebrate your milestone reunion with 20% off a beverage at Rock Hill’s full coffee immersion coffee shop.

 

Nailed It DIY Rock Hill ($)

139 E. Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Take 20% off your purchase of $50 or more when you mention you are a Winthrop alumnus.

 

Slow Play Brewing ($)

274 Columbia Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Celebrate your milestone reunion with 15% off your tab. Slow Play Brewing is owned by Ben Lee ’05, Matt Poston ’11 and Ron Fasick ’02.

 

The Mercantile Home ($)

130 W. White Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Take 10% off your purchase at Rock Hill’s community-minded retailer. The Mercantile Home has unique home pieces, bedding, pillows, furniture and more.

 

The Mercantile HQ ($)

153 E. White Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Take 10% off your purchase at Rock Hill’s community-minded retailer. The Mercantile HQ is home to a unique plant and flower bar, clothing, specialty groceries, gifts and more.

Last Updated: 5/13/22