Winthrop University: Welcome Week - Mandatory Events for New Transfer & Adult Students
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Welcome Week - Mandatory Events for New Transfer & Adult Students

2021 Schedule - Mandatory Events for New Transfer & Adult Students

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

 

Monday, August 23

Blue Line Shirt Pick-Up

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Community Concourse (between DIGS and West Center)

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.!

 

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)

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

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.

 

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 Freshmen

Last Updated: 10/4/21