Winthrop University: Alumni Association - Events - Upcoming Events
Contact Information
Alumni Association
304 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)

Upcoming Events


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


Thursday, August 8

Upstate Alumni Social at Topgolf


6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
201 Clifton Court
Greenville, SC 29615

Join the Upstate Alumni Chapter, Upstate Young Alumni Council and Alumni Association for a fun alumni social at the new Topgolf location in Greenville! Tickets are $20 a person and include two hours of golfing, appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available. Registration is open until August 1. Make sure to wear garnet and gold for a chapter picture at 7 p.m. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 803/323-2145 or for more information.


Thursday, August 8

Homecoming Tailgate Town Hall

6-8 p.m.
Dina’s Place, DiGiorgio Campus Center
2020 Alumni Drive
Rock Hill, SC 29733

A tradition that brings together students, alumni and the community, tailgating at Winthrop’s Homecoming is one of the week’s most popular and fun events. Last year’s event attracted the largest number of tailgaters yet and prompted Winthrop’s administration to look at best practices for managing the game day experience. This year a number of changes are being implemented for the Saturday, Nov. 16, events at the Coliseum area. These changes will lead to a safer and more enjoyable experience for all in attendance.  To learn more about these changes, Winthrop is hosting a Homecoming Tailgate Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. in Dina’s Place where you can learn more about the changes and ask questions to prepare for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.  If you are not able to join us on campus for the event you can participate via Facebook live from the Alumni Association Facebook page.  Click here for information on these changes, including event timing, parking, location and other aspects of tailgating that everyone who attends needs to know. 


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.


Saturday, August 24

Winthrop Day at Carowinds

10 a.m.-10 p.m.
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

Join the Winthrop Alumni Association and fellow Winthrop alumni for the fifth annual Winthrop Day at Carowinds on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Alumni Association will be at the front gate to welcome alumni, students faculty and staff from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wear your Winthrop gear and enjoy the Carowinds experience at a deeply discounted price of $40, including parking with $1 from each ticket sale benefiting student scholarships. Username is Winthrop; password is Eagles. Please note these are case sensitive. 

Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 803/323-2145 or for more information.


September 2019


Thursday, September 26

Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter Launch

6-8 p.m.
Wild Wing Café at Barefoot Landing
4706 Hwy 17 S.
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Join the Winthrop Alumni Association and Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter leader Alison Hamilton ’92 as we launch the Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Wild Wing Café at Barefoot Landing. The Wild Wing Café is owned by alumna Patti Knight Hilton ’74. Appetizers and beverages are complimentary of the Winthrop University Alumni Association. Please RSVP by Sept. 23 to


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.

Last Updated: 7/15/19