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June 2019 

June 12, 17, 20, 24

Legacy Photo Booths at Summer Orientation
7:30-10 a.m.
Bookstore Commons, DiGiorgio Campus Center

The Winthrop Alumni Association recognizes a legacy student is a child, grandchild, or sibling of a Winthrop alumnus/a who is seeking an undergraduate degree at Winthrop. Legacy students and their families are invited to the Bookstore Commons located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center from 7:30 -9:45 a.m. for a legacy family photo opportunity during summer orientation. Stop by to take a fun photo and chat with alumni staff before the orientation welcome begins at 10 a.m. We look forward to seeing all legacy students and alumni soon!

Session 1: June 12
Session 2: June 17
Session 3: June 20
Session 4: June 24

Saturday, June 15

Columbia Alumni Chapter Social at the Soda City Market
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
1300-1600 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29200

Join the Columbia Alumni Chapter at the Soda City Market on Sat. June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring your family and friends to this fun event featuring 150 vendors. Enjoy food, unique market vendors and music while hanging out with local alumni. Be sure to wear garnet and gold for a chapter picture at the steps of the State House at 11:30 a.m. Admission and parking is free. To see more information please visit the Soda City Market website. Please RSVP to by June 13.

Saturday, June 22

D.C. Metro Young Alumni Council Day of Service
Sponsored by So Others May Eat
10 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
71 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Come together with fellow D.C. young alumni for a D.C. Young Alumni Day of Service with So Others May Eat (SOME). Join us as we serve a hot meal to members of the community on Saturday, June 22. Register by June 19 to secure your spot by emailing Be sure to wear your garnet and gold to show your Winthrop pride.

July 2019

Thursday, July 25

Welcome Reception for Byron Putman ’94
6-8 p.m.
Richardson Ballroom, DiGiorgio Campus Center
2020 Alumni Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Please join us for a cocktail reception to welcome Byron D. Putman ’94 as the president of Winthrop Alumni Association on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. in Richardson Ballroom, located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. Byron’s term as president begins on July 1, 2019. Please respond by July 20, 2019 to or 803/323-2145

August 2019

Monday, August 19

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle
West Center

Hosted by the Student Alumni Council on the first day of fall semester classes. This interactive event introduces all incoming students to the treasures and traditions of Winthrop. Each student receives The Garnet and Gold book, which outlines the university’s history and traditions. Help us carry on Winthrop’s history by sharing The Garnet and Gold book.

October 2019

Tuesday, October 22

Grad Finale
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Winthrop Bookstore Commons

Wednesday, October 23

Grad Finale
4–7 p.m.
Winthrop Bookstore Commons

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 make this event a success each semester by providing graduates the opportunity to discuss their remaining degree requirements, learn what campus services and benefits that are offered by: the Center for Career and Civic Engagement, Recreational Services, Eagle Club, Computing and Information Technology, Annual Giving, Graduate School, Records & Registration, Student Financial Services and the Winthrop Bookstore.

Tuesday, October 29

Ghost Tours
Tillman Hall

Ghost Tours explores the campus legends and historical figures that have shaped Winthrop. All proceeds from this special event support the student-giving program associated with the Winthrop Fund. Experience Winthrop as never before while supporting your current and future Eagles at the same time!

November 2019

Nov. 15-16

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend
Winthrop University

Join us for a fun weekend of events celebrating Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Please visit the Homecoming and Reunion website for full list of events. If your class year ends in a ‘4 or ‘9 you are celebrating a milestone reunion year! We look forward to seeing you at the Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon on Sat. Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. in McBryde Hall. Registration for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend will open fall 2019. If you have any questions please email or call 803/323-2145.

December 2019

Friday, December 6

84th Annual Tree Lighting
6-6:30 p.m.
Tillman Front Lawn

This event brings a sense of holiday cheer to the campus’s community as students, alumni, faculty/staff and community members enjoy this annual tradition. All are invited to enjoy cookies, hot cocoa and hot apple cider as we prepare to light the Magnolia tree. Be ready for a night of fun as this event kicks off the ChristmasVille Parade that will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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