Winthrop University: Welcome Week - Mandatory Events for Freshmen
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Welcome Week - Mandatory Events for Freshmen

2021 Schedule - Mandatory Events for Freshmen

Thursday 8/19 & Friday 8/20 Saturday 8/21 Sunday 8/22 Monday 8/23 Tuesday 8/24
Wednesday 8/25 Thursday 8/26 Friday 8/27 Saturday 8/28 Sunday 8/29

The Fun Doesn't Stop

 

Friday, August 20

Blue Line Shirt Pick-Up

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Community Concourse (between DIGS and West Center)

New students and sophomores should plan to pick up their Blue Line Shirt at this time. Make sure to wear your Blue Line Shirt to Convocation at 11 a.m.!

 

First Night Winthrop

7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. | Locations Vary (more below)

Welcome home! Tonight you begin your 261 day journey to make each day count.

We know there are so many questions about the transition to college and tonight will help answer those questions and ease the transition!  You will create new bonds with your FYE Peer Mentor, ACAD 101 faculty, and classmates. ACAD 101 sections will meet in classrooms across campus.  #261FYE 

Locations are listed below. Students should attend based on your ACAD 101 section number (far left column). To find your ACAD 101 section number, look at your course schedule in Wingspan. Your section number is the last 3-4 digits of your class (ex. ACAD 101-XXX). If you're not sure of your section number or where to go, ask your Peer Mentor or OL.

SECTION

FACULTY

LAST

PEER MENTOR FIRST

FIRST NIGHT CLASSROOM

001

Vawter

Taylor

OWEN G02

002

Bloomquist

Ariah

OWEN 210

003

Grossoehme

Jessica

OWEN G07

004

Bell

Anna

OWEN 101

007

Abernathy

Rachel

OWEN 102

008

Moore

Ethan

OWEN 103

009

McCallum

Bridget

OWEN 104

010

Harris

Deanna

OWEN 107

012

Jepson

Isabella

OWEN 108

013

White

Jordan

OWEN 109

014

Hamed

Isaac

OWEN 110

015

Miller

Shreya

OWEN 201

016

Isenhour

Bailey

OWEN 202

017

Schafer

Tara Ann

OWEN 203

018

Chung

Emily

OWEN 204

019

Woodfill

Meadow

OWEN 207

020

Lewis

Gabby

OWEN 208

021

Hurlbert

Bryn

OWEN 209

022

Androzzi

Emma

KINARD 016

023

Howze

Kalaylah

KINARD 018

024

Gillikin

Taylor

KINARD 102

025

Edge

Annika

KINARD 207

026

Fuller

Kiersten

KINARD 211

028

Grattan

Anna Caroline

KINARD 215

029

Lopuch

Navaeh

OWEN G01

030

Hieber

Izzy

KINARD 219

032

Hiner

Macee

KINARD 302

035

Anselmo

Catherine

KINARD 206

037

Burnhan

Ella

KINARD 205

039

Keath

Paige

KINARD 308

052

Everhart

Isabella

KINARD 101

053

Patterson

Vanessa

KINARD 201

054

Dixon-McKnight

Amanda

KINARD 015

055

Yang

Sydney

KINARD 119

056

Hopkins

Lee

KINARD 305

080

Wolf

Nicole

KINARD 312

081

Stevens

Natalia

KINARD 111

082

Stevens

Gavin

KINARD 105

001H

 Hamill

Cheyenne

KINARD 204

002H

Lispcomb

Victoria

OWEN G08

003H

Polaski

Skylar

OWEN G05

004H

Ritzer

Lauren

DIGS 220

005H

Cooper

Taylor

DIGS 221

006H

Poole

Kayla

DIGS 223

007H

Martin

Naveah

DIGS 114

008H

Gibson

Jaia

WEST 214

Office of First Year Experience

 

Monday, August 23

Blue Line Shirt Pick-Up

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Scholar's Walk

New students and sophomores should plan to pick up their Blue Line Shirt at this time (if they haven't already). Make sure to wear your Blue Line Shirt to Convocation at 11 a.m.!

 

Meet Your Peer Mentor

10:45 a.m. | Outside the Winthrop Coliseum

New students should meet your Peer Mentor outside the Coliseum before Convocation.

Whether you choose to walk, drive, ride with a friend, bike, or find other transportation to the Coliseum, you must be on time.

 

Convocation

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Winthrop Coliseum

Convocation is a tradition dating to the presidency of Winthrop's founder, David Bancroft Johnson and is held on the first day of classes each new academic year. Today, Interim President George Hynd convenes members of the 136th new student class of freshmen and incoming transfer students to provide them with an official welcome to the campus community.

Whether you choose to walk, drive, ride with a friend, bike, or find other transportation to the Coliseum, you must be on time.

Make sure to wear your Blue Line t-shirt! 

 

Assemblies with Academic Colleges

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Location varies by Academic College (see below)

All new students are required to attend their Academic College Assembly. Locations will be updated later. Not sure which Academic College Assembly to attend? Ask your OL, TOLM, or Peer Mentor!

College of Arts & Sciences | Front Steps & Lawn of Byrnes Auditorium (rain/heat index location: Tillman Auditorium)

Dean Takita Sumter will briefly welcome students to the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and discuss the distinctive qualities  and exciting possibilities of CAS programs. Each student will then meet with faculty and students in his or her major.

College of Business Administration | Whitton Auditorium in Carroll Hall

Dean P.N. Saksena will welcome students and highlight the programs and goals in the College of Business Administration. 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.

College of Education | Various Locations (see below)

Students will be welcomed by College of Education faculty and staff. Majors should meet at the following locations:

  • If your major is Sport Management, Physical Education, Exercise Science, or Exercise Science with Athletic Training, go to West Center Courts.
  • If your major is Middle Level Education, Special Education, or Human Development & Family Studies, go to Withers 209.
  • If your major is Elementary Education, go to Plowden Auditorium located in Withers Hall.
  • If your major is Early Childhood Education, go to the Student Activities Center, which is behind Withers Hall.
  • If your major is Educational Studies, go to Withers 209.

College of Visual & Performing Arts | Barnes Recital Hall

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.

University College | Owens G01

Dean Jamie Cooper will welcome students to University College and discuss the resources available to help students make informed decisions about majors.

 

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

3:30 p.m. | Campus Green (rain location: McBryde Hall)

Come and join us for a post-Convocation gathering as you learn about Winthrop's rich history and the distinct characteristics that make this university one of a kind. Every new Eagle is invited to experience the awesome affinity these events and memories create for the Eagle Experience. Receive your Garnet and Gold Traditions Book and meet the Student Alumni Council, the Alumni Association, and DiGiorgio Student Union as they share fun history and activities with the new Eagles! There will be treats, giveaways, novelties, and an awesome Bungee Trampoline to help you soar like an Eagle.

Student Alumni Council, Alumni Association, DiGiorgio Student Union, Dining Services

 

Fall Classes Start

5:00 p.m. ET | Check your fall course schedule!

Mandatory Event for ALL Students

Fall courses start on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. If you have a class that starts at 5:00 p.m. or after on Mondays, you will attend class on this day. If you have a class that starts earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, you won't have class until the next day it meets. Still not sure? That's ok! Talk to your OL, TOLM,  or Peer Mentor.

 

 

Mandatory Events for Residential Students (new and returning)

Mandatory Events for New Transfer & Adult Students

Last Updated: 10/4/21