Winthrop University: Alumni Association - Students - Events
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Students - Events

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

At Winthrop, we cherish our rich history. Our treasures and traditions are part of what makes Winthrop such a unique university. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle is 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.

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.

Last Updated: 2/19/20