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

2022 Schedule - Mandatory Events for New Transfer & Adult Students

Thursday 8/18 & Friday 8/19 Saturday 8/20 Sunday 8/21 Monday 8/22 Tuesday 8/23
Wednesday 8/24 Thursday 8/25 Friday 8/26 Saturday 8/27 Sunday 8/28

The Fun Doesn't Stop


Monday, August 22

Blue Line Shirt Pick-Up

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | DIGS Lobby

New students and transfers 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.!



11:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. | West Center

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, President Edward Serna 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.


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 | 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 | DiGiorgio Campus Center, Richardson Ballroom

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 the Student Activities Center (Attached to Withers).
  • 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 Withers 322-B.
  • If your major is Educational Studies, go to Withers 307.

College of Visual & Performing Arts | Johnson 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: 1/9/23