Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to Include Choral Concert, Alumni Awards and Basketball

November 01, 2018

Quick Facts

bullet point Throwback gear and swag from the Winthrop College Vintage Collection will be available for purchase in the bookstore.
bullet point The NPHC Homecoming Step Show will move to Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Tillman Auditorium.
bullet point The Winthrop Alumni Choir and Winthrop University Chorale will host a special performance.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Get ready for an action-packed weekend of food, music and fun during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2018, Friday, Nov. 16—Saturday, Nov. 17!

Alumni can catch a variety of activities - class reunions, campus tours, alumni awards, tailgating and basketball — all in one unforgettable weekend.

Alumni from the classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 will celebrate milestone reunions throughout the weekend, as well as Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha sororities which will be commemorating 40 years on campus.

New this year, the Winthrop Bookstore has available for purchase throwback gear and swag featured in the Winthrop College Vintage Collection as a way to pay homage to Winthrop's past.

Also new, the Winthrop Alumni Choir and Winthrop University Chorale will put on a special performance at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in Barnes Recital Hall. Join Kathy Kinsey, Robert Edgerton and Jeremy Mims as they celebrate the legacy of choral music at Winthrop. All past members of Winthrop University choirs are invited to sing with the alumni choir.

One change this year, the popular NPHC Homecoming Step Show will move to Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Tillman Auditorium. Tickets have sold out for this electrifying production.

Other highlights for the 2018 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend include: 

Friday, Nov. 16

Homecoming on the Green
5-8 p.m., Campus Green
Join students, faculty and staff, and the Winthrop community at the center of campus for a family-fun event featuring food trucks, music, corn hole, photo ops and more activities! The Winthrop Bookstore will be open to purchase your Winthrop swag and the West Center will be open for tours.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Winthrop Alumni Association Tailgate
10 a.m.-2 p.m., South lawn, Winthrop Coliseum
Come out for this Homecoming tradition sponsored by the Winthrop Alumni Association. Alumni, students and community members are invited to enjoy food, music by a DJ and a Kids' Zone for children 12 and younger. Alumni receive a free Winthrop T-shirt while supplies last! Please refer to the university's tailgating policy.

Alumni Reunion & Awards Luncheon ($)
11 a.m., McBryde Hall
The Winthrop Alumni Association honors the 2018 Alumni Award winners, celebrates the Golden Girls from the Class of 1968 and recognizes all reunioning classes.

Women's Basketball vs. Newberry College ($)
11:30 a.m., Winthrop Coliseum

Men's Basketball vs. East Tennessee State ($)
2:30 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum

Sunday, Nov. 18

Delta Sigma Theta Alumna Brunch
10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Richardson Ballroom

For more information, or to view the full schedule of events, visit www.winthrop.edu/homecoming or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 803/323-2145.

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