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09/26/2016

Family Day Showcases Campus and Rock Hill Area Activities

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 More than 1,000 family members are expected to visit their students during this annual event.
 Family Day will begin with a light breakfast and welcome from President Dan Mahony.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Family Day bundles plenty of activities for Winthrop students to enjoy with their loved ones on Saturday, Oct. 1.

More than 1,000 family members are expected to visit their students during this annual event, according to Carrie Whiteside, director of New Student and Family Programs.

Family Day will begin with a light breakfast and welcome from President Dan Mahony.

An academic showcase, called “A Look Behind the Academic Curtin,” will follow at 11 a.m. at different locations depending on the college. Guests will then head to the front lawn by Byrnes Auditorium to enjoy a noon picnic and family-oriented activities on Kinard Lawn. The rain location is the Richardson Ballroom in the DiGiorgio Campus Center or the West Center.

Afternoon activities from 2-5 p.m. on campus include archives exhibits, rock climbing, and a billiards and ping-pong tournament. Families who pre-register can attend events around York County, such as the Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill tour in York, Anne Spring Close Greenway Fall Frolic in Fort Mill, Historic Brattonsville: Liberty or Death? tour near McConnells and the Legal Remedy Brewery tour down Oakland Avenue.

Or students and family members can visit Rock Hill Revolutions to bowl or the SCarowinds Halloween Haunt. On campus, there is the Timmons’ Brothers Music Mayhem Trivia Show at Dina’s Place, DiGiorigo Campus Center, or the Johnson Hall play, “Things My Mother Taught Me.”

Check the full schedule here.

For more information, e-mail Whiteside at whitesidec@winthrop.edu or call 803/323-2387.

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