Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to Include Homecoming on the Green, West Center Anniversary

October 16, 2017

Quick Facts

bullet point Events new to Homecoming this year include the Winthrop Alumni Faculty/Staff Luncheon (Nov. 16) and Homecoming on the Green (Nov. 17).
bullet point Visit www.winthrop.edu/homecoming for a complete list of events.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Fall in love with Winthrop University all over again during 2017 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend Nov. 13-18 on campus. This year's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend offers a wide variety of new and familiar events for alumni and friends to display their garnet and gold pride.

New to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend this year is Homecoming on the Green, a family-friendly event open to all Winthrop alumni, students, faculty/staff and the community. Set for Friday, Nov. 17, from 6-10 p.m. on the Campus Green (near DiGiorgio Campus Center), this free public event will feature food trucks, music, corn hole, photo ops and more. During the event, the Winthrop Bookstore will be open so visitors can purchase Eagle swag.

As part of Homecoming on the Green, the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center will host a drop-in Nov. 17 to celebrate the building's 10th anniversary. The free public drop-in will include tours and activities, and the 36-foot rock-climbing wall will be open for visitors.

Also new to this year's festivities is the Winthrop Alumni Faculty/Staff Luncheon-sponsored by the Winthrop Alumni Association-on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Richardson Ballroom. Faculty and staff who are Winthrop graduates are invited to a catered lunch in recognition of their service to their alma mater.

Additional highlights of 2017 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend will include:

Friday, Nov. 17

-Reunion Check In
1-4 p.m., Tillman Hall lobby

-Campus Trolley Tours
3-5 p.m., front of Tillman Hall

-Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections Memorabilia Display
3-5 p.m., Tillman Hall first floor

-Class of 1967 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner
Lewandowski Student Gallery and Tuttle Dining Room

Saturday, Nov. 18

-Alumni Reunion and Awards Luncheon ($)

Join the Alumni Association as it honors the 2017 Alumni Award winners, celebrates the Golden Girls from the Class of 1967 and recognizes all classes ending in '02 and '07 that are observing reunions.
11 a.m., Vera Gruber Batten Dining Hall

-Tailgate/Kid Zone
The tailgate will feature food, music and a Kids Zone for children ages 12 and younger. Full Spectrum Brewing Company, owned by Charles Bergman '08, will be on site. Visitors must be 21 years or older with a valid state-issued ID to purchase, consume or possess alcohol. Please refer to the university's tailgating policy for details.
10 a.m.-4 p.m., south lawn, Winthrop Coliseum

-Women's Basketball vs. South Carolina State University ($)
1 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum
Call 803/323-2345 for ticket information.

-Men's Basketball vs. Central Penn College ($)
4 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum
Call 803/323-2345 for ticket information.

-NPHC Step Show (sponsored by Division of Student Life)
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Byrnes Auditorium

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

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