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

 

 

Thursday, August 19

New Student Move-In

New residential transfer students will move-in on either Thursday, August 19 or Friday, August 20. For more information, check your email and the Residence Life website.

Residence Life

 

New Student Floor Meeting

6:30 p.m. | Your Residence Hall

New Eagles who move in on Thursday, August 19 are required to attend this floor meeting to learn more about expectations for living on campus.

Residence Life

 

Friday, August 20

New Student Move-In

New residential transfer students will move-in on either Thursday, August 19 or Friday, August 20. For more information, check your email and the Residence Life website.

Residence Life

 

New Student Floor Meeting

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Your Residence Hall

New Eagles who move in on Friday, August 20 are required to attend this floor meeting to learn more about expectations for living on campus.

Residence Life

 

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.!

 

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.

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 | Location TBD

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

College of Business Administration | Location TBD

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 | Location TBD

Dean Jennie Rakestraw will welcome students and share the mission and goals of the College of Education. This session will be followed by separate meetings, by major, with faculty and department chairs.

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 | Location TBD

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

 

 

Mandatory Events for Residential Students (new and returning)

Mandatory Events for Freshmen

Last Updated: 7/30/21