Winthrop University: Winthrop to Hold Family Day on Oct. 1
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Winthrop to Hold Family Day on Oct. 1

September 22, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Organizers said they are looking forward to attracting families to campus for a fun-filled day of activities, food, music and memories with their student.  
  • Check-in for Family Day starts on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9-10:30 a.m. in Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall. 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS WITH HURRICANE IAN.

 

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University will welcome visitors to campus on Saturday, Oct. 1 for the popular Family Day.

Organizers said they are looking forward to attracting families to campus for a fun-filled day of activities, food, music and memories with their student.  

“Families will be able to learn more about, and to appreciate, their students’ Winthrop experience,” said Miranda Knight, an organizer and assistant dean of students. “October is a beautiful time of year in Rock Hill so we hope to show off the campus and the Rock Hill community.”

Family Day schedule

Check-in for Family Day starts on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9-10:30 a.m. in Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall. 

Families will receive a warm welcome from Shelia Burkhalter, vice president for student affairs, in McBryde Hall at 10:15 a.m. Guests will fan out across the campus to participate in academic showcases for each college.

The Eagle Family Lunch and musical showcase starts at noon and features performances by the Department of Music’s Choirs, Concert Bands, Jazz, and Commercial Music Ensembles under the trees on the front lawn of Byrnes Auditorium. President Edward Serna ‘02 will greet guests during lunch.

Activities from 2-5 p.m. will occur in several locations on and off campus. Families can decorate a pumpkin from a locally sourced pumpkin patch, compete in a trivia challenge for prizes, have fun creating a tasty decorated fall cookie with Dining Services, scale the West Center’s climbing wall or have a sketch drawn by a caricature artist. 

Families also can sign up to add to Winthrop’s beautiful campus by helping to plant a tree or other plant(s) on Family Day for future Eagles to enjoy. Off campus, there are plenty of places to explore, including Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill in York or Cotton Hills Farm fall festivities.

Please check out the schedule. Keep track of what is happening with the social media hashtag #WUFamilyDay2022.

For more information, e-mail the Office of New Student & Family Programs at FamilyProgramsGA@winthrop.edu

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Last Updated: 9/27/22