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04/09/2015

Make Winthrop Your Destination on April 18 for Worldwide Winthrop Day

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 Free and fun events include a Wii tournament, face painting, caricature artists, an obstacle course and more.
 Follow along with the action on social media with the hashtags #whereisyourpointa and #WWWD15.
 Submit your photos to photos@winthrop.edu.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Make Winthrop University your destination on April 18 for Worldwide Winthrop Day!

The university will welcome new students, their families, current students and alumni to campus for the fifth annual celebration. If visiting campus isn’t an option on April 18, alumni and Eagle supporters across the globe are encouraged to share their Winthrop pride that day by wearing Winthrop gear.

Beginning at 10 a.m., more than 1,000 people will fill Byrnes Auditorium where Winthrop officials will formally welcome the incoming class and their parents. New students will have the opportunity to meet professors, deans, alumni and current students at the Academic Showcase in the West Center and will also get an up close and personal look at the Student Life Showcase, featuring representatives from Career and Civic Engagement, Financial Aid, Residence Life and more.

Tours of the residence halls, athletic facilities and the rest of campus will be offered, too.

Current students can also take part in the day! Fun activities beginning at 11 a.m. include:

• Photos in the Big Red Chair
• Free popcorn
• Music and dancing on the Community Concourse and Campus Green
• Caricature artists and face painting
• Inflatable obstacle course
• Wii tournament and corn hole


And what better way to cool off after all of that fun during the warm afternoon than with an ice cream social?

This year’s theme focuses on who students are and where they’re going in life. Everyone is invited to follow the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #whereisyourpointa and #WWWD15.

Alumni, students and the Winthrop community are encouraged to use the same hashtags to post photos of themselves in their Winthrop gear to the Worldwide Winthrop Day Facebook page. Photos also may be sent to photos@winthrop.edu.

View the complete schedule of on-campus Worldwide Winthrop Day events.

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