Winthrop University: Homecoming Information

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Homecoming and Reunion Weekend

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Making connections among our alumni family and friends continues to be challenging with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of our Winthrop community and campus, university leadership has decided to pause all Homecoming activities this fall, including Homecoming on the Green and the Homecoming tailgate.

Additionally, class reunion activities and events have been rescheduled from November 2020 to Spring 2021 to help ensure we can safely gather and celebrate. Alumni with class years ending in ’0 or ’5 will soon hear more from the Alumni Association about spring activities, which will include the Class of 1970 50th reunion wine and cheese reception and class dinner, class reunion gatherings, the Winthrop Archives memorabilia display, trolley tours and the Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon. 

Because Homecoming and Reunion Weekend is a tradition the Winthrop community looks forward to each year, the Division of Student Affairs is considering hosting a spirit week in the spring depending on guidance at that time from the CDC and DHEC; however, activities have not been confirmed. 

Please check back for updated information as we approach the spring and check out our photo album from last year's festivities. For questions or assistance about Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, please email the Winthrop University Alumni Association at or call 800/578-6545.


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2019 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend by the Numbers:


$88K raised from the Class of 1969 for the Class of 1969 Endowed Scholarship

3,000–3,500 individuals participated in the new tailgate experience

2,516 in attendance for the men's basketball game against Mid-Atlantic Christian

753 alumni checked-in at the Alumni Association Tailgate

333 alumni attended the Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon on Nov. 16

46 student groups participated in Paint the Town and King and Queen competitions

35+ events scheduled for the week

16 reunion classes celebrated a milestone reunion

7 alumni were honored with awards from the Alumni Association

1 unforgettable experience



Homecoming 2019 Photo Gallery

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Last Updated: 7/15/20