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Welcome to the Winthrop Homecoming and Alumni Reunion
Homecoming Information

Homecoming King and Queen 2013


2012 Homecoming King and Queen     
Pictured: Kambrell Garvin 
and Colleen Rice pose above during the crowning ceremony on November 10, 2012

Application Guidelines

• Any full-time Winthrop University male student is eligible as a candidate for Homecoming King.

• Any full-time Winthrop University female student is eligible as a candidate for Homecoming Queen.

• Candidates must be in good academic and judicial standing with the university.

• Candidates must be a junior, or senior by Winthrop classification.

• Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (Winthrop University hours only).

• All applications for Homecoming King and Queen are due on or before Friday, October 18 by 5 p.m. All applications must be submitted online and are date and time stamped when submitted. Any submitted after the 5 p.m. deadline will not be considered.           

 • Complete Applications consist of an application, responses to short-answer questions, and resume. PLEASE NOTE: resumes MUST be submitted directly to by the above deadline.

• Once submitted, all applications will be screened to make sure guidelines had been met after Friday, October 18.

• Candidates selected for an interview will need to come to the DiGiorgio Campus Center after Monday, October 21 to sign-up for a 15 minute interview slot for Thursday, October 24 between
11a.m. -12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.-4 p.m. OR Friday, October 25 between 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

• When you show up for your interview your picture will be taken by a Student Homecoming Committee staff member. These pictures will be used online as well as in all campaign material so be sure to dress nicely.

• Interviewees will be judged on the following criteria: Academics 20%, Leadership & Extracurricular Activities 30%, Resume/Application 20%, Interview 30%

• Selected candidates are expected to report on time and be dressed appropriately for the interview.

• A court of up to five (5) men and five (5) women will be selected from the interviews. Those selected will be introduced and presented at the
Homecoming Talent Show on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m.

• The announcement of the King & Queen will be made at the men's basketball game on Saturday, November 9 during halftime.

• Winthrop royalty may be asked to represent Winthrop at university events

King: WU Book Store Gift Basket ($100 value)
Queen: WU Book Store Gift Basket ($100 value)


Please direct all questions to Deborah Strahorn at 212 DiGiorgio Campus Center, 323-4757 or 

**Voting for King and Queen will begin following the conclusion of Homecoming Talent Show on the Homecoming website


<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
- Next Fall
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
11- DSU Committee Event Selections
- Gaming Tournament
- Happy Board
- MSC Meet and Greet
- Relay For Life
- The Evolution of Medieval Armor
- Vision of Zion Spring Recital
- WU Swing Dancing
- WUCycle 2014
12- 2014 Boot Camp Challenge
- Act Like A Nupe Presentation
- American Hustle
- Basketball Tournament
- Delta Zeta Turtle Tug
- NBCC Test
13- Phi Kappa Phi
- Poodle Game Night
- The Mineola Twins: A Comedy in Six Scenes, Four Dreams and Six Wigs
14- 2014 Anthology Release Party
- Drawing Board
- Poodle Game Night
- What Are You Eating?
15- #Body Con
- 11th Annual Ring Ceremony and Reception
- Campus Appreciation Day hosted by S.O.A.R.
- CMLA Bullying Event!
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Clarinet Choir
- Has Science Disproven God?
- Monthly Meeting
- 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
24- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Symphonic Band/ Winthrop Wind Symphony
- Fashion & Fitness: 80's Zumbathon
- Healthier Snacking for Testing
- HIV/AIDS Testing
- MSW Informational Session
- World's Largest Diversity Walk
- World's Largest Diversity Walk (rain location)
- Black and White Ball
- Dance til you Drop
- Design and Illustration Thesis Show
- Eaglefest 2014
- Eaglefest 2014 RAIN LOCATION
- Opening Reception - Winthrop University Galleries
- Spring Initiation
- Student Choreography Showcase
- The Process of Salute to Couture Documentary
- Winthrop Fund/Parents Board Meeting
26- 2014 SC Divisional Summer National Qualifier
- Gamma Beta Phi Induction Ceremony
- Preview Day
- Student Choreography Showcase
- Timmons Brother's Rock n' Roll Trivia Show
27- Ambassador Induction
28- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Carolinas/Wind Orchestra
- Phi Alpha Delta Installation of New Officers
- Senior Interior Design Exhibition
- Staff Assembly Meeting
- Exam Drop-In Tutoring
- F/S/R Awards Ceremony
- Faculty/Staff/Retirees Awards Ceremony
- Student Homecoming Committee Meeting
- Winthrop University's Phonathon End of the Year Celebration
30- Uncovering Mysteries of University Budgets
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