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

Alumni Association

Upcoming Events

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 29

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 29. Register by June 19 to secure your spot by emailing Be sure to wear your garnet and gold to show your Winthrop pride.
Saturday, June 29
Triangle Alumni Chapter Social at Mission X Escape
2 p.m. (alumni picture at 1:45 p.m.)
3400 Westgate Dr. Suite 8
Durham, NC 27707
Join the Triangle Alumni Chapter at the MissionX Escape on Saturday June 29 at 2 p.m. Use the problem-solving skills you learned at Winthrop to escape a Category 5 hurricane and get to safety. Are you up for the challenge to escape the hurricane? Space is limited to eight alumni. Email by June 26 to secure your spot. Payment will be taken at Mission X Escape. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to complete registration and take a group picture. Be sure to wear your garnet and gold for the picture.

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.

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: 6/13/19