Winthrop University: Winthrop Welcome Week
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Winthrop Welcome Week

August 21-30

Most events during Garnet Welcome Week will be fully virtual, will occur live in real time, and will be held on a variety of platforms. There are some events that are happening locally in Rock Hill for students who are nearby and able to explore the area. There are also some events that will not happen in real time, that you'll review on your own time. The event list is below and includes event details for how to attend/view that event. All events listed are in Eastern time.

 

Ongoing Events during Garnet Week

Tutee Seminars

Via Blackboard

The  Academic Success Center is an office on Winthrop's campus focused on supporting the academic pursuits of undergraduate students through a variety of services including FREE peer tutoring and academic coaching. The Tutee Seminar is a short workshop that discusses the expectations associated with tutoring and the process of getting a tutor. The Tutee Seminar is required in order to utilize the ASC's FREE peer tutoring service during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

The Tutee Seminar will be completely virtual. Students can self-enroll in the seminar via Blackboard starting the first week of classes. Upon completing the seminar, a student is eligible to obtain two tutors (one tutor in two different courses) during the fall semester.

Here are some step-by-step instructions for self-enrolling:

  1. Log into Blackboard.
  2. Look for the box titled "Seminars and Workshops" on the main page.
  3. Click on "ASC Tutee Seminar."
  4. In the 1st column of the table, under "ASC Tutee Seminar," click on the down arrow. Then click "Enroll."
  5. Click "Submit" and then "Ok."
  6. You're now in the Seminar! Click "Content" on the left menu to find the steps needed to complete the Seminar.

Academic Success Center (ASC)

 

Online Poster Sale

August 1 - September 28 | Global Prints

 Looking for something to freshen up your space? Check out this wide variety of posters at the Online Poster Sales Event! At checkout, for order code, please put "Winth20".

Office of Student Engagement & Diversity

 

Part-Time Job Search

For part-time opportunities, please check out HandShake and the Student Employment Portal through HR.  Any additional questions contact the Center for Career Development and Internships at careerdev@winthrop.edu or 803-323-2141, and make sure to follow @winthrop_cdi on Instagram.

If you're looking for a job on campus, check out the Student Employee Portal for more information.

Center for Career Development and Internships (CDI)

 

Music Auditions

By Appointment Only | Via Zoom

Students interested in auditioning for an instrumental music ensemble should contact Dr. Lorrie Crochet before classes begin. Dr. Crochet will send detailed information regarding the audition process, and she will include a copy of the audition music for your specific instrument.

College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)

 

August 21

Band Auditions

By Appointment Only | Via Zoom

CVPA students will be emailed about this. Please direct questions to Dr. Lorrie Crochet.

College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)

 

August 22

Yoga in Rock Hill's Fountain Park

8:00 a.m. ET | At Fountain Park or via Facebook Live

Rock Hill Event

Join us for Yoga in the Park! Every Saturday via live stream or at Fountain Park, join professionals from Synergy Yoga & Wellness as they guide you in a vinyasa style yoga class. All skill levels are welcome. Learn more here!

 

Old Town Farmer's Market

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | 129 Oakland Avenue

Rock Hill Event

For those of you who are nearby, this is a great opportunity to explore your new city! Walk down Oakland Avenue from campus or take a free MyRide bus to explore the Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing. There’s something for everyone at the market!

Old Town Farmer's Market

 

Campus Ministries Open House

6:00 p.m. ET | Via Zoom

Do you want to find out more about opportunities for spiritual growth at Winthrop? This open house is a great time to meet representatives from each of Winthrop’s Campus Ministries, find other students with similar interests, and learn more about how to get involved. 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81201866429?pwd=R2p3MkNXcVBOMmpmNS90UmhSb0lSQT09Meeting ID: 812 0186 6429; Passcode: cmpsmnstry

Campus Ministries

Winthrop Campus Ministries

 

DSU Presents: World of Dance

8:00 p.m. ET | Via Zoom

Cultural Event

(https://bit.ly/3h13S0a)

World of Dance

This event will feature the renown dance company  Ballet Inc. giving a performance with various styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, etc for a highly interactive and engaging show. At the conclusion of the event, there will be a Q&A session with the performers.

DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU)

 

Band Auditions

By Appointment Only | Via Zoom

CVPA students will be emailed about this. Please direct questions to Dr. Lorrie Crochet.

College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)

 

August 23

Band Auditions

By Appointment Only | Via Zoom

CVPA students will be emailed about this. Please direct questions to Dr. Lorrie Crochet.

College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)

 

August 24

Assemblies with Academic Colleges

Times and Platforms Listed Below

Mandatory Event for Freshmen
Mandatory Event for New Transfer & Adult Students

Assemblies are based on Academic College. If you're unsure where your major fits, ask your Peer Mentor, OL, or TOLM.

College of Arts & Sciences
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | Via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Zoom (new students will receive a link to join via email) 
Dean Takita Sumter will welcome students to the College of Arts & Science (CAS) and discuss the distinctive qualities of CAS programs. Students will then meet with faculty and students in his or her major. Plan to be present for the full time listed.

College of Business Administration
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | Via Zoom

(https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/93579426589?pwd=KzJGTUYwWnVUbzJNbmNsUXZ2azNxZz09; Meeting ID: 935 7942 6589; Passcode: 894149; Dial by phone: +16465588656)

Dean P.N. Saksena will welcome students and highlight the programs and goals of the College of Business. Department chairs will discuss the variety of professional development activities that make students successful. Students will then meet with their advisors/mentors and department representatives. Plan to be present for the full time listed.

College of Education
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | Via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
(https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/59a2d7e4081c4b45bb37fcd6e5c9692b)
Key administrators and faculty from the College of Education will host a full college webinar for all new students. From this session, new students will be welcomed by the Dean and learn about a few resources and opportunities open to all majors. This will be followed by program-specific breakouts for more personalized information, opportunities, and tips for success. Students withing the College of Education should watch their Winthrop email accounts for information about joining these virtual sessions. We look forward to seeing you!

College of Visual & Performing Arts
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | Via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (new students will also receive links via email) 
(11:00 a.m. link for all new CVPA students: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/0cd4ebf32e1644feb941ef89ab2d8905)
Dean Jeffrey Bellantoni will welcome Visual & Performing Arts majors as they meet with the faculty and department chairs in their specific area of study to discuss program goals and upcoming events for the academic year. Plan to be present for the full time listed.

11:30 a.m. links:

 

University College
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (new students will receive a link to join via email)
Dean Jamie Cooper will welcome students to University College and discuss the resources available to help student make informed decisions about majors. 

 

Convocation

2:00 p.m. ET* | Link will be sent to all students via Winthrop email and shared on Winthrop social media accounts

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfLW8RGih60&feature=youtu.be)

Convocation Program 2020 (PDF, 3.5 M)

*This event is not live, but will become available at 2:00 p.m. ET

Mandatory Event for Freshmen
Mandatory Event for New Transfer & Adult Students
Upperclassmen are encouraged to attend.

Convocation is a tradition dating to the presidency of Winthrop's founder, David Bancroft Johnson, and is held before classes start each new academic year. Today, Interim President George Hynd convenes members of the 135th new student class of freshmen and incoming transfer students to provide them with an official welcome to the campus community. 

Another big part of Convocation is getting to know your campus community. We've put together the list below of various Rock Hill community groups, churches, and civic organizations to provide you with information on opportunities to get involved in the Rock Hill community. Take advantage of all that Winthrop and Rock Hill have to offer! 

Community Groups (in alphabetical order):

 

Transfer & Adult Student Meeting

3:00 p.m. ET* | Link will be sent to all new transfer students via Winthrop email

*This event is not live, but will become available at 3:00 p.m. ET

Mandatory Event for New Transfer & Adult Students

Every student’s path to Winthrop is unique. We’re glad you found your way to our campus. Join us as we teach you what it means to be a Winthrop Eagle! Transfer and adult students will learn more about Winthrop policies, campus opportunities, and how our office will help support them in their transition to Winthrop University. 

University College Advising Center

 

DSU Presents: Trivia Night

8:00 p.m. ET | Via Zoom

(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89535930688)

Trivia Night

Put your knowledge to the test and join our Virtual Trivia Night. Answer questions about a variety of topics including Winthrop trivia. Finally find out which friend is the smartest!

DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU)

 

August 25

Fall Semester Courses Begin at 8:00 a.m. ET

According to your fall class schedule

Mandatory Event for all students.

As a reminder, all fall courses will start remotely. If your class listed as hybrid, it will start remotely and then you may have online classes later in the semester. Make sure to review all syllabi and email your professor if you have questions! If your class is listed as in-person, it will start remotely and then later in September, it will switch to meeting in-person on campus. You've got this! Start the semester strong!

Quick terms:

  • Hybrid means a class will be held on the scheduled day and time, in-person or online. Some weeks, hybrid classes will meet in-person; some weeks, hybrid classes will meet virtually. Check your syllabus for details.
  • Synchronous means an online class that will be held on the scheduled day and time virtually. There will be no in-person meetings. Blackboard will be used to deliver communications and course material. For example, if your online class is listed on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., you'll meet at that time just in a virtual setting.
  • Asynchronous means an online class that won't meet at a specific time. The location for the class will be listed as INTR 000. In this case, your professor will provide you with a schedule to keep up with on the syllabus, and it will be up to you to stay on top of your coursework and deadlines.

About Classes

Wingspan, Blackboard

 

Student Engagement Town Hall

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET | View Recording of Event

(https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4463898870704319759)

Student Engagement Town Hall

What does the Winthrop Experience look like during a pandemic? In the Division of Student Affairs, we know that a lot of the college experience is shaped by what happens outside of the classroom, and it will certainly look different for students this year. Join us during this Town Hall as we share what's in store for students this semester.

Division of Student Affairs

 

August 26

Athletics Town Hall: Knowing Our Place in History

7:00 p.m. ET | Registration Link

Cultural Event

Athletics Town Hall

Join us as we explore Rock Hill's history as a part of the sit-in movement. Filmmaker, Frederick Taylor, will lead a guided discussion about his documentary, "Counter Histories: Rock Hill," the history of the Friendship 9, and the current climate of race and social justice in the United States.

Once registered using the link above, the Zoom event information will be sent to your Winthrop email address on Tuesday, August 25.

Winthrop Athletics

 

DSU Presents: Netflix Party featuring The Old Guard

8:00 p.m. ET | Via Netflix

The Old Guard

Join us for an epic Winthrop Netflix party during Welcome Week as we show the film The Old Guard. Download the Netflix Party app and add us to join in on the stream. Look for the link in DSU's Instagram bio as we get closer to this event (@winthropdsu).

About the movie:  Four undying warriors who've secretly protected humanity for centuries become targeted for their mysterious powers just as they discover a new immortal. Check out the trailer!

DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU)

 

August 27

Dacus Library Open House

4:00 p.m. ET | Via Zoom

(https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/98819375459?pwd=bFVHVHpJNXVVUUlxeUFndDRVWGF0QT09)

Pop in to learn more about Dacus Library and the Archives, including information about our operations, available services for fall semester, a quick tour of the library website, and a question/answer period. Please join us to learn more about how the library and archives can help you succeed this semester!

Dacus Library

 

Virtual Success: Tips to Succeed in an Online Classroom (1 of 2)

5:00 p.m. ET | View Recording

(https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J5K2YwxL9EEADpjLKV3UdpJzp11NL4S4/view?usp=sharing)

Worried about how to succeed in your online or hybrid classes? The Orientation Leaders are here for you! Join OLs Alana Walker, Hannah Bethea, Lauren Hershelman, and Nykeria Foster as they talk through Blackboard use and tips to succeed in your classes this semester. New and returning students welcome.

Office of New Student & Family Programs

 

Transfer Trivia Night

8:00 p.m. ET | Via Zoom (link will be sent to transfer students via email)

Get to know your fellow transfer students while participating in some friendly competition! Take on various trivia categories ranging from general knowledge to pop culture as you compete for prizes. 

University College Advising Center

 

August 28

Virtual Success: Tips to Succeed in an Online Classroom (2 of 2)

5:00 p.m. ET | View Recording

(https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SBSuliID0xnvMbKfZ4vJCWCVXX4O1LQD/view?usp=sharing)

Worried about how to succeed in your online or hybrid classes? The Orientation Leaders are here for you! Join OLs Jenerette Stratton, Khadeejha Jones, Mandy Breakfield, and Shaniya Simmons, as they talk through Blackboard use and tips to succeed in your classes this semester. New and returning students welcome.

Office of New Student & Family Programs

 

DSU Presents: Open Mic Night

8:00 p.m. ET | Via Instagram Live

Open Mic Night

Log into Instagram Live and find @winthropdsu to participate in our open mic night. Students join the live feed and showcase their talents. Open to poets, singers, musicians, rappers, dancers - if you've got talent, we want to see it! Come join the fun and end Garnet Welcome Week on a high note!

DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU)

 

August 29

Yoga in Rock Hill's Fountain Park

8:00 a.m. ET | At Fountain Park or via Facebook Live

Rock Hill Event

Join us for Yoga in the Park! Every Saturday via live stream or at Fountain Park, join professionals from Synergy Yoga & Wellness as they guide you in a vinyasa style yoga class. All skill levels are welcome. Learn more here!

 

Old Town Farmer's Market

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET | 129 Oakland Avenue

Rock Hill Event

For those of you who are nearby, this is a great opportunity to explore your new city! Walk down Oakland Avenue from campus or take a free MyRide bus to explore the Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy Brewing. There’s something for everyone at the market!

Old Town Farmer's Market

 

Yoga at the Dairy Barn

10:00 a.m. ET | 291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Rock Hill Event
Get your weekend started off right with a Saturday stretch with yoga instructor, Suzanne Braunlich. This yoga class focuses on bringing awareness to the mind, body, and breath through a variety of yoga poses at a gentle pace. Emphasis is on alignment and self-awareness for a safe practice. Develop and maintain strength, flexibility and balance for your health and well-being. All are welcome, from beginners to seasoned yogis!

The price is $5 per person. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. There is not a virtual option for this event. Find more information here.

 

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Last Updated: 9/27/22