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Welcome to the Winthrop Homecoming and Alumni Reunion
Homecoming Information

                                                  Spirit Banners

Show off your Winthrop spirit and create a Spirit Banner for this year's Homecoming. Banners will be hung around the Student Center.

*** Applications are due Wednesday, October 29 before 5 p.m. to the DiGiorgio Student Union office (DiGiorgio Campus Center 212). A link for the application is located at the bottom of this page.

 Banner Hanging:

Your organization will need to submit your Spirit Banner on, Tuesday, October 29th between 1 and 5 p.m. It will be hung in the Student Union on Monday, November 4th and will be judged on Tuesday, November 5th between 12pm-1pm

Judging criteria:

Creativity (20%) - How the group incorporates the homecoming theme into their banner.

Overall or General Effect (20%) - How the overall appearance/presentation is perceived.

Style (20%) - How the banner was constructed (e.g. materials, colors, artistic design, etc.)

Uniqueness (20%) - What sets your banner apart from the rest of the groups?

Online student vote (20%)- a virtual vote cast by your peers to determine who they believe has the winning banner

- Banner Judging will take place on Tuesday afternoon and the winning banner will be announced and have its picture displayed at the Homecoming basketball game on Saturday.
- Be creative when creating these banners. The idea of the banners is to show off to the rest of the Winthrop community your school spirit and just what your club or organization is all about. Use all sorts of materials to separate yourselves from everybody else. Just be creative and HAVE FUN!!!
- Banners will be judged by four faculty/staff members and a virtual vote will also be casted by Winthrop students. Virtual voting will begin when after each banner is photographed and uploaded online on November 1st.

Banner Contest Guidelines:

• The contest is open to recognized student organizations and university representative groups.
• Banners should fit on a twin size sheet. Anything larger than a twin size sheet will be disqualified. (81in x 96in) You may use any material you want as long as it fits these dimensions.
• No profanity will be allowed on the banners. Any color sheet is acceptable.
• You must include something about this years theme in your banner. Good taste is a must. If you have questions regarding the “taste” of what you intend to place on your banner, please contact Deborah Strahorn, 
• Banner must be completed before hanging.
• Banners hung without a submitted application will not be judged.
• Banners will remain up through homecoming and may be removed at the end of the men’s homecoming game.


Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place.
1st Place: $150 in Gift Cards to Aramark
2nd Place: $50 in Gift Cards to Aramark


Click here for your Spirit Banner Application



<April 2014>
1- April Fools Pie in the Face Fundraiser for Relay For Life
- Association of Ebonites Mass Meeting
- Battle of the Sexes
- Dating Game
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Percussion Ensemble
- Information Table: Northeastern University--Charlotte
- PSTA Monthly Meeting
- Traditions Tracking Tuesday
2- Alpha Omega Easter Bake Sale
- Committee Meeting
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3- Autism Awareness
- Career Spotlight Series
- Fulbright and other graduate study abroad scholarships
- Internet Freedom Event
- Morton & Watts Campaign Table
- Professionalism and Social Media
- The League of Extraordinary Characters Weekly Meeting
4- Amazing Race
- DIM Dress Rehearsal
- IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
- Spirit Swap
- The Well Reds
- GRE Exam
- Saving Mr. Banks
- Special Event: The Pirates of Penzance
- Worldwide Winthrop Day
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
- Next Fall
- Rose Bowl
- Special Event: The Pirates of Penzance
- Vision of Zion Recital
7- Dance in Motion Recital
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Guitar Ensembles
- Friends Beyond Borders by Roger Baumgarte
8- ASC Tutor Information Session
- Election Rally
- Election Rally - Rain Location
- Exercise Science Club Bake Sale
- Faculty Series: Kristen Wunderlich, soprano
- It's A Hard Knock Life
- Liquid Nitrogen Icecream
- Membership Drive
- Military Heroes Campaign
- Morton & Watts Campaign Table
- MSC Recruitment
- Relay for Life promotion
- SAE Tabling
- Student Body Elections Voting Location (Sponsored by CSL)
- Student Involvement and the Job Search (Part of All-Star Leaderboard Series)
9- A tribute to Kirk Franklin
- Bank Night
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Symphony Orchestra
- Mass Communication Recognition Dinner 25th Anniversary
- OPEN MIC ... MC - Zade & Ted Patterson ( The Monkey Brothers)
- SAC General Body Meeting
- Silent Auction: Children's Attention Home
- Student Body Elections Voting Location (Sponsored by CSL)
- The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and Six Wigs
10- Adelee and Gentry
- Career Spotlight Series
- Carolinas Cup
- Common Book Series: Ecological Footprint
- Creativity Fair
- Dance in Motion Recital
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Jazz Ensemble
- Gamma Beta Phi Informational Session
- Kreme a Kappa
- MSC Recruitment
- SAE Tabling
- Science of Sexuality
- Voter Registration Drive
- WUCycle 2014 Donation Drop Off
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- Gaming Tournament
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- MSC Meet and Greet
- Relay For Life
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- Vision of Zion Spring Recital
- WU Swing Dancing
- WUCycle 2014
12- 2014 Boot Camp Challenge
- Act Like A Nupe Presentation
- American Hustle
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- The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and Six Wigs
14- 2014 Anthology Release Party
- Drawing Board
- Poodle Game Night
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- 11th Annual Ring Ceremony and Reception
- Campus Appreciation Day hosted by S.O.A.R.
- CMLA Bullying Event!
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Clarinet Choir
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- Plain Jane Garage Sale
- Scaffold Sit
- Selling Tickets for RUF Spring Fling
- Senior Giving Days
- Writing Our Lives: Poems Honoring Women's Honoring Women's History Month
16- Global Filming
- Greek Impact
- Mass Communication Undergraduate Symposium
- Swagger Jack'd Ticket Sell
- Zumba in the Dark
17- 2014 Student Life Awards Ceremony
- Alcohol Safety with Campus Police
- Big South Conference Track Meet
- Dance for Dimes Bake Sale
- Ethical Leadership Workshop (Part of All-Star Leaderboard Series)
- GLoBAL Car Wash
- Open Mic Night at the Edge
- Senior Giving Day
- Senior Giving Days
- Spring One-Act Festival
- Swagger Jack'd Ticket Sell
- The Exchange
- WRAC Field Day
18- 7th Annual SwaggerJack'D Tour
- Big South Conference Track Meet
- Casual Friday - Student Choice
- DSU Awards/Installation Ceremony
- DSU Installation and Awards Reception
- Good Friday: Journey of Readings and Music
- H1B Question and Answer Session with Immigration Attorney, Larry Needle
- Plain Jane Cookout
- Status Attainment and Collective Action in Egalitarian Settings
19- Big South Conference Track Meet
- Ride Along
- Spring One-Act Festival
20- HempFest 2014
- HempFest 2014 - Rain Location
21- 26th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
- Championship Ring Fundraiser
- M.F.A Thesis Exhibition
- Penny Wars Week
- Winthrop MBA Table
- Winthrop Portraits of Diversity
22- Button Day Tuesday
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Chorale/ Winthrop Chamber Singers
- Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale
- PSTA Monthly Meeting
- Recruitment
- Second Annual Student Film Festival
23- AMA Spring Fling
- Drag WU
- HIV/AIDS Testing
- Second Chance Prom
- Sigma Spelling Bee
- The Black Hat Trilogy
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- Fashion & Fitness: 80's Zumbathon
- Healthier Snacking for Testing
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- MSW Informational Session
- Student Homecoming Committee Meeting
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- Gamma Beta Phi Induction Ceremony
- Preview Day
- Student Choreography Showcase
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27- Ambassador Induction
28- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Carolinas/Wind Orchestra
- Phi Alpha Delta Installation of New Officers
- Senior Interior Design Exhibition
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