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.


Virtual Alumni Book Club: "Take My Hand" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Jan. 5 - March 8

The current book is "Take My Hand" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a profoundly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients.

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.




Spring 2024 Grad Finale

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Bookstore Commons, DiGiorgio Campus Center

Grad Finale is your one stop shop for all things Commencement! The event is held each February for May graduates and October for December graduates. It is hosted by the Student Alumni Council and the Alumni Association. Students are invited to the Bookstore Commons to 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 by reviewing student degree progress and sharing what Winthrop can do for you after graduation. 

Campus departments at the event include Annual Giving, Career Development & Internships, Graduate School, Jostens, Oak Hall, Records and Registration, Student Financial Services, Technology Services, West Center and the Winthrop Alumni Association.


Official Ring Days

Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Thursday, Feb. 29 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby

If you are a degree-holding alumnus, a current student who has completed 54 credit hours, achieving Junior or Senior status, or a graduate student who has completed at least 18 hours at Winthrop University, you can purchase the Official Winthrop Ring and other Winthrop jewelry! Stop by the Jostens table in the DiGiorgio Campus Center to purchase your official Winthrop ring, stackable rings or collegiate tag as a lifelong reminder of your Winthrop experience.

The Student Alumni Council will welcome you at the Jostens table to provide more information about the Official Winthrop Ring. 

Not local? No problem! Shop the Jostens website anytime or call 800/854-7464 to place a Winthrop ring or jewelry order. 




Celebrate 50 Years of Accredited Baccalaureate Social Work Education

Friday, March 1  | 6-7:30 p.m.
Olde Stone House

The Department of Social Work is hosting a cocktail reception on Friday, March 1 at the Olde Stone House in celebration of 50 years of accredited baccalaureate social work education at Winthrop. Registration closed on Feb. 16. If you would like to support the social work program, you can make your gift safely and securely online here. For more information please e-mail socialwork@winthrop.edu.

Winthrop Lacrosse Alumnae Weekend

Friday, March 1-Sunday, March 3

Winthrop Lacrosse alumnae are invited to the Alumnae Lacrosse Weekend, March 1-3 on Winthrop’s campus. The weekend event schedule includes a social with the coaching staff, attending practice and a meet & greet with the team and the game against UMASS Lowell. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Hannah Potter, Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach at potterh@winthrop.edu. Follow lacrosse on social media at @WinthropLax and linktr.ee/winthroplax.

Kershaw County Alumni Luncheon

Saturday, March 9 | 11:30 a.m.

Springdale Hall

The annual Kershaw County Alumni Luncheon will be hosted on Saturday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Springdale Hall. Join fellow Kershaw County alumni for an afternoon of networking and delicious food. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with networking followed by a buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Edward Serna '02, president of Winthrop University, will serve as the guest speaker. The cost is $25 per person to attend. Please note that there is a 100-person capacity at Springdale Hall, so registration is limited. Registration closes on Friday, March 1. Click here to register!


I'm Ready - Alumni to Student Mentoring Program - Microsession #4

Wednesday, March 24 - Tuesday, April 9 

Winthrop Connect

The third microsession of the I'm Ready Alumni to Student Mentoring Program will begin Wednesday, March 24 and focus on Interivew Skills & Personal Growth.  If interested in serving as an alumni mentor or participating as a student mentee, visit the I'm Ready Alumni to Student Mentoring Program webpage. 

If you want to learn more about the program or attend an upcoming information session, contact Leah Simmonds `23, Alumni Career Programs Director at simmondsl@winthrop.edu


2nd Annual Accounting, Finance and Economics Department Networking Social

Thursday, March 28 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Hobo's Rock Hill

Accounting, finance and economics students, alumni, industry professionals and faculty are invited to the 2nd Annual Accounting, Finance and Economics Department Networking Social on Thursday, March 28 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Hobo's in Rock Hill. Join us for an evening of networking and fun! RSVP here. For questions, please contact Dr. Adriana Cordis, professor of accounting and chair of accounting, finance and economics at cordisa@winthrop.edu.




7th Annual Winthrop Golf Classic

Monday, April 8 | Check-in at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.
Rock Hill Country Club 

Join us for the 7th Annual Winthrop Golf Classic on Monday, April 8, at Rock Hill Country Club in Rock Hill. All proceeds from the golf tournament will support the Winthrop men's and women's golf program. 

The day begins at 9 a.m. with check-in and a silent auction at the clubhouse followed by a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Teams will be playing Captain’s Choice. After 18 holes, everyone will meet back at the clubhouse for the conclusion of the silent auction and the trophy presentation.  

Register a team, company or yourself for this year’s Winthrop Golf Classic by Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m. 

If you cannot attend the Winthrop Golf Classic, please consider making a gift to support our golf student-athletes. Reach out to Kevin Pendley '98, men's golf coach or Kasay Gambrell, women's golf coach, if you have any questions.


Official Spring Ring Ceremony

Wednesday, April 10 | 6 p.m.

Richardson Ballroom, DiGiorgio Campus Center

The Student Alumni Council presents the Official Spring Ring Ceremony! Students who purchased their rings prior to Thursday, Feb. 29 are eligible to participate in the ceremony and be presented with their Official Winthrop Ring. Participating students will receive a link to RSVP closer to the ceremony date. Alumni can tune into the livestream on the Alumni Association Facebook page

Purchase your Official Winthrop Ring as a lifelong reminder of your Winthrop experience by shopping the website for our exclusive partner, Jostens.


Winthrop Softball Legacy Celebration for Coach Mark Cooke

April 19-20
Softball Complex | Terry Field

Winthrop Softball will celebrate the late Coach Mark Cooke and his legacy with events throughout the weekend of April 19-20. The weekend will surround the Softball series with conference foe, Charleston Southern. The morning of Saturday, April 20, the road around the softball complex will be named, "Coach Cooke Way." A full timeline of events for the weekend will be sent in early 2024. The host hotel is the Hampton Inn Rock Hill. Book your room with the special rate here.


HireSouthCarolina Multi-School Alumni Career Fair

Tuesday, April 23 | Greenville Convention Center

11a.m.-2 p.m.

Upstate alumni, if you are seeking a new career opportunity, this event is for you! Winthrop is participating in the HireSouthCarolina Multi-School Alumni Career Fair at the Greenville Convention Center on Tuesday, April 23 from 11a.m.-2 p.m. Entry is free for all job seekers. The event will include networking with hiring managers and recruiters from top-notch employers and exploring a wide variety of career opportunities tailored for you. Click here to register.