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

November 08, 2019


  • The tailgating area has been expanded and includes designated spots
  • Items from the Winthrop College Vintage Collection will be available for purchase
  • Seven alumni will be recognized during the Alumni Reunion & Awards Luncheon

alumni at homecomingROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Get ready for an action-packed weekend of food, music and fun during Winthrop University's Homecoming and Reunion Weekend, Friday, Nov. 15-Saturday, Nov. 16!

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

Alumni from the classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 will celebrate milestone reunions throughout the weekend.

New this year are changes to tailgating. The zone for tailgating has been expanded across more of the area surrounding the Winthrop Coliseum and will featured designated, paid tailgating spots for larger student and alumni groups. Tailgating from vehicles and smaller tailgate set ups will be allowed in the North and South parking lots. Expect tailgating to start wrapping up around 3:30 p.m. Full details on the tailgate changes and tailgate policy are available at winthrop.edu/homecoming.

A crowd favorite – the Winthrop College Vintage Collection – will return this year to the Winthrop Bookstore. Winthrop College-inspired apparel and throwback gear will be available for purchase throughout the weekend. 

Again this year, the Winthrop Alumni Choir and Winthrop University Chorale will put on a special alumni concert at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, in Tillman Auditorium

Other highlights for the 2019 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend include:


Friday, Nov. 15

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. 16

Winthrop Alumni Association Tailgate

8:30 a.m.-3:30 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 – designed by Brandon McGinnis ’12 – while supplies last!  


Alumni Reunion & Awards Luncheon ($)

11 a.m., McBryde Hall
The Winthrop Alumni Association honors the 2019 Alumni Award winners, celebrates the Golden Girls from the Class of 1969 and recognizes all reunioning classes.  


Men’s Basketball vs. Mid-Atlantic Christian 

4 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum
Cheer on the Eagles during the team’s first home game of the season! Purchase game tickets online at www.winthropeagles.com.

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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