Winthrop University: Schedule of Events
Contact Information
Alumni Association
304 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2145
803/323-1452 (Fax)
800/578-6545 (Toll-Free)
alumni@winthrop.edu

Welcome Back to Winthrop!

We are excited to welcome back alumni, family and friends for Homecoming and Reunion 2021!

We have a mixture of virtual events and in-person activites on campus and the surrounding Rock Hill community!

Please see the schedule of events below. For questions or assistance, please email the Winthrop University Alumni Association at alumni@winthrop.edu or call 800/578-6545.

 


Schedule of Events

Events open for all alumni to attend, unless noted as a reunion class only event.

Click on the dates below to view complete details!

(R) denotes registration required; ($) denotes cost associated with event.

 

    Click on the dates below to see what's happening each day!

     

    View the schedule below, then register for the events you want to attend.

      Winthrop Spirit Check Video (Virtual)  

      Do you have Winthrop Spirit? Check out the Winthrop Alumni Association Facebook page, Twitter (@winthropalumni) or Instagram (@winthropalumni) to learn the Winthrop Spirit Check so you can join us as we show our Eagle Pride all week long.

      Homecoming Kickoff Meal
      5 - 8 p.m. Eagle Eatery

      Come kickoff Homecoming Week right as we will have special Homecoming-themed food, a live DJ and giveaways. We will also  announce the 2021 Homecoming Court. 

      Tipsy Tuesday with The Tipsy Doc (R) (Virtual)

      7 p.m. via Zoom

      Mark your calendars for a virtual cocktail social with The Tipsy Doc, Akilah Murray '15! The Tipsy Doc will walk us through the steps to make a Winthrop-inspired beverage. The link to join along with the beverage recipes will be emailed to registered alumni.

      Winthrop Bingo (R) (Virtual)

      7 p.m. via Zoom

      It's game time! Socialize with fellow alumni while trying your luck at Winthrop Bingo. The link to join will be emailed to registered alumni. Bingo cards will be emailed by Monday, Nov. 8.

      Homecoming Pep Rally
      Time TBD Campus Green

      Get hyped for the Homecoming game! This event will include novelties, food, music,  and prize giveaways. We will introduce the men’s & women’s basketball teams as they prepare for victory!

      Women's Volleyball vs. Gardner-Webb (S)

      6 p.m. | Winthrop Coliseum

      Facebook Live: Alumni Board of Trustees Candidates

      7 p.m. | Winthrop Alumni Facebook page

      Join a Facebook Live session to hear from the alumni who are running for one of the alumni-elected seats on the Winthrop Board of Trustees.

      The Masked Singer 
      8 p.m. Tillman Auditorium

      DSU will host a special Winthrop version of the hit TV show “The Masked Singer.”  This is a singing competition where students will compete against each other while wearing full costumes concealing their identity from the audience and judges. 

      Winthrop Remembers

      8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

      Stop by the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections to see a display of Winthrop Memorabilia. Talk with archivists about how they preserve Winthrop memorabilia from 1886-present.

       

      Alumni Author Talk: Life's Compline: A Journey Just Begun (R)

      11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Winthrop Bookstore

      The Rev. Dr. Betty Creamer, Class of 1973, will share her insights on the need for community and connection throughout life, how to develop and maintain these connections and how maintaining strong community ties affects us all. "Life's Compline" by Betty Creamer is currently available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and other retailers. Books will be available for purchase in the Winthrop bookstore.

       

      Campus Art Tour (R) 

      2 p.m. | Front Steps of Rutledge

      Meet at the front steps to the Rutledge Building for a 45-minute walk around campus led by the College of Visual and Performing Arts to view sculptures and student art on campus. Registrations are required. For accessibility tours, call 803/323-2145 or email alumni@winthrop.edu. Please consider a gift to support campus art at www.winthrop.edu/give.

       

      Campus Tours with Student Ambassador (R)

      3-4 p.m. | Joynes Hall

      Book your 45-minute walking tour of campus with a student ambassador. For accessibility tours, call 803/323-2145 or email alumni@winthrop.edu.

       

      Reunion Weekend Check-In (Reunion Classes ONLY)

      4-5 p.m. | DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby (Classes of 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976)

      5 p.m. | Rutledge Gallery (Classes of 1965, 1960, 1961, 1955, 1956, 1950, 1951, 1945, 1946)

      Pick up your nametag and reunion souvenir at the designated location.

       

      Class Reunion Welcome Reception (R) (Reunion Classes ONLY)

      5-7 p.m. | Rutledge Gallery

      Start your Class Reunion Weekend at the Class Reunion Welcome Reception at the Rutledge Gallery on Friday, Nov. 12 from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with fellow alumni celebrating a reunion and meet Interim President George Hynd and First Lady Alison Hynd.


      Homecoming Happy Hour ($) (R)

      5-7 p.m. | Slow Play Brewing

      Start your Homecoming Weekend off with a Happy Hour with alumni at Slow Play Brewing! Grab some delicious food from the Cibi Cibi food truck. They will be there from 4-9 p.m. and the brewery will be open until 11 p.m. Slow Play Brewing is owned by Ben Lee ’05, Matt Poston ’11 and Ron Fasick ’02. Mention you are celebrating your class reunion to get 15% off your bar tab.

       

      Winthrop Dance Theatre ($)

      7:30 p.m. | Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

      A full evening of works choreographed by faculty and guest artists, featuring a variety of dance genres. For ticket information, visit the theatre box office.

      Reunion Weekend Check-In (Reunion Classes ONLY)

      9-10 a.m. | McBryde Hall

      Pick up your nametag and reunion souvenir if you did not receive it on Friday.


      Campus Beautification Initiative: REVITALIZING WINTHROP (R)

      9 a.m. | Bancroft Hall

      With the start of the 2021-22 academic year, REVITALING WINTHROP has launched a new website and is announcing the Winthrop Year of Service, the community engagement and participation commitment component of REVITALIZING WINTHROP. Year of Service goals are elevating school spirit, enhancing community and encouraging investment in campus care.  Alumni have an opportunity to participate in this initiative during 2021 Homecoming and Reunion by planting new shrubs at the front of Bancroft Hall. Registration is required. Registrants will receive more details ahead of Nov. 13. 


      Alumni Reunion Brunch (R) (Reunion Classes ONLY)

      10 a.m.-Noon | McBryde Hall

      Reunion classes will celebrate their milestone reunion while sipping on coffee or a brunch cocktail and reconnecting with classmates. Class pictures will be taken at noon.

       

      Winthrop Memorabilia Display (Reunion Classes ONLY)

      10 a.m.-Noon | McByrde Hall

      Take a walk down memory lane with Winthrop photographs from your time at Winthrop.

       

      West Center Tours (R)

      12-1 p.m. | Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center

      The West Center provides educational and recreational opportunities for the campus and is the home of the Office of Recreational Services and the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance. Take a tour to see the 4 Court Gymnasium, 1/8 Mile Indoor Track, 36-Foot Climbing Wall, 4 Racquetball Courts, 8-Lane, 25 Yard Pool and more!

       

      1919 Film Viewing (R)

      12:30 p.m. | Dina’s Place

      View the silent film of Winthrop in 1919 narrated by Gina Price White ’83, director of Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections.

       

      Campus Art Tour (R)

      2 p.m. | Front Steps of Rutledge

      Meet at the front steps to the Rutledge Building for a 45-minute walk around campus led by the College of Visual and Performing Arts to view sculptures and student art on campus. Registrations are required. For accessibility tours, call 803/323-2145 or email alumni@winthrop.edu. Please consider a gift to support campus art at www.winthrop.edu/give.

       

      Winthrop Dance Theatre ($)

      7:30 p.m. | Johnson Theatre, Johnson Hall

      A full evening of works choreographed by faculty and guest artists, featuring a variety of dance genres. For ticket information, visit the theatre box office

 


Bookstore Hours

The Winthrop University Bookstore is located inside the DiGiorgio Campus Center on the first floor and will be open during the following times during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. For additional information, call 803/323-3800.

Monday-Thursday | 
Fridays | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays | 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

 


Rock Hill Partnerships

Mention you are a Winthrop alumnus at these establishments to enjoy discounts during the 2021 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. From cold beer to coffee, crafts and cups, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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Knowledge Perk ($)

Celebrate your milestone reunion with 20% off a beverage at Rock Hill’s full coffee immersion coffee shop.

 

Nailed It DIY Rock Hill ($)

Take 20% off your purchase of $50 or more when you mention you are a Winthrop alumnus.

 

Slow Play Brewing ($)

Celebrate your milestone reunion with 15% off your tab. Slow Play Brewing is owned by Ben Lee ’05, Matt Poston ’11 and Ron Fasick ’02.

 

The Mercantile ($)

Take 10% off your purchase at Rock Hill’s community-minded retailer.

Last Updated: 10/14/21