Upcoming Events

The Alumni Association offers a number of events and activities to keep Winthrop alumni engaged throughout the year. Follow the Alumni Association on Facebook, Instagram (@winthropalumni) and X (@winthropalumni) for updates on alumni events!

Use one of the free digital Winthrop backgrounds for virtual events and wear your garnet and gold attire to show your Eagle pride for both in-person and virtual activities!


*All event times are Eastern unless otherwise noted.

 

May-July

 

Virtual Alumni Book Club: "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver

May 24-July 26

Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver, is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. In a plot that never pauses for breath, relayed in his own unsparing voice, he braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities.

The reading period is May 24-July 26. We look forward to reading with you!

Click here to read a summary and reviews for it. Visit the Suggested Reading Schedule so you know the reading milestones we are striving for ahead of time.

Join the Virtual Alumni Book Club by signing up at www.pbc.guru/winthrop.

 

June


Welcome and Photo Booth for Legacy Students at Summer Orientation

Freshman Orientation is an exciting time for student. It is especially exciting for our legacy students. The Winthrop Legacy Program honors students who choose to continue the Winthrop legacy in their family. The Winthrop Alumni Association recognizes a legacy student as a child, grandchild or sibling of a Winthrop alumnus/a who is seeking an undergraduate degree at Winthrop.

The Alumni Association will greet legacy students and their families as they attend a summer Orientation session. We have a photo booth set up just for legacy students and their families in the  Bookstore Commons, located in the Winthrop Bookstore inside the DiGiorgio Campus Center and exclusive legacy swag.  Below is more information about each Orientation session. 

  • Session 1: Tuesday, June 11
    • Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
    • Bookstore Commons located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center
  • Session 2: Monday, June 17
    • Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
    • Bookstore Commons located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center
  • Session 3: Thursday, June 20
    • Time: 8-9:30 a.m. 
    • Bookstore Commons located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center

Contact Brittany Neely, alumni engagement coordinator at neelyb@winthrop.edu if you have any questions about the Legacy Program


A Day of Dedications

Thursday, June 27

Fountain Dedication | 2 p.m. | Tillman Hall Auditorium

Morgan-Holcombe Alumni Center at the Stewart House Dedication | 3:30 p.m. | Stewart House

Join us on Thursday, June 27, as we dedicate both the new fountain and the Morgan-Holcombe Alumni Center at the Stewart House for A Day of Dedications. The fountain dedication will take place at 2 p.m. in Tillman Hall Auditorium before heading out to the fountain for a champagne toast. The Morgan-Holcombe Alumni Center at the Stewart House dedication will be held at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially dedicate the Morgan-Holcombe Alumni Center’s new location. We are very grateful to our generous fountain donors and Betty Morgan-Holcombe ’56 for making these projects a reality.

Registration closed on Friday, June 14.

If you are not able to join us in person, tune in to the fountain dedication and ribbon cutting at the Morgan-Holcombe Alumni Center live feed via the Alumni Association's Facebook page.


July


Charleston Alumni Chapter Summer Send-Off

Tuesday, July 16 | 6-8 p.m.
Poogan's Courtyard | 12 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC 29401

Join the Charleston Alumni Chapter, Winthrop Alumni Association and Winthrop Student Affairs as we welcome new students from the Charleston area to the Winthrop family! Families will have the opportunity to meet alumni and other Winthrop families and our newest Eagles will officially be welcomed to the nest! Food and beverages will be provided by the Winthrop Alumni Association. Register by Tuesday, July 2. 


Columbia Alumni Chapter Summer Send-Off

Tuesday, July 23 | 6-8 p.m.
Za's Brick Oven Pizza | 2930 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205

Join the Columbia Alumni Chapter, Winthrop Alumni Association and Winthrop Student Affairs as we welcome new students from Columbia to the Winthrop family! Families will have the opportunity to meet alumni and other Winthrop families and our newest Eagles will officially be welcomed to the nest! Food and beverages will be provided by the Winthrop Alumni Association. Register by Tuesday, July 9. 


Rock Hill Alumni Chapter Summer Send-Off

Thursday, July 25 | 6-8 p.m.
Richardson Ballroom located in the DiGiorgio Campus Center

Join the Rock Hill Alumni Chapter, Winthrop Alumni Association and Winthrop Student Affairs as we welcome new students from the Rock Hill area to the Winthrop family! Families will have the opportunity to meet alumni and other Winthrop families and our newest Eagles will officially be welcomed to the nest! Food and beverages will be provided by the Winthrop Alumni Association. Register by Thursday, July 11.


Upstate Alumni Chapter Summer Send-Off

Tuesday, July 30 | 6-8 p.m.
Social House | 25 Delano Dr Unit A, Greenville, SC 29601

Join the Upstate Alumni Chapter, Winthrop Alumni Association and Winthrop Student Affairs as we welcome new students from the Upstate to the Winthrop family! Families will have the opportunity to meet alumni and other Winthrop families and our newest Eagles will officially be welcomed to the nest! Food and beverages will be provided by the Winthrop Alumni Association. Register by Tuesday, July 16.