Winthrop University: Welcome Week Schedule
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Welcome Week Schedule


2022 Schedule - Monday

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

Mandatory Events for Freshmen, New Transfer & Adult Students, and Residential Students


Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 22, 2022

Blue Line Shirt Pick-Up

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | DIGS Lobby 

If you didn't pick up your Blue Line shirt on Friday, get it now and wear it to Convocation

Mandatory Event for Freshmen

Office of New Student & Family Programs


Meet Your Peer Mentor

10:45 a.m. | Scholars Walk

Mandatory Event for Freshmen

New students should meet your Peer Mentor on Scholars Walk before Convocation.

Office of First Year Experience



11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | West Center

Mandatory Event for Freshmen
Mandatory Event for New Transfer & Adult Students
Sophomores and 2nd Year Transfer Students Welcome

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 137th 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! 

*Missed Convocation? You can watch a recording of the 2022 event here.


Campus Picnic on the Lawn

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Margaret Nance Lawn

Join fellow new students, faculty, and staff for a BBQ lunch on the front lawn. Campus ministries, local churches, and civic organizations will also provide information about opportunities to get involved in the community.


Dance Technique Placement Class

12:30 p.m. | 235 Johnson Hall

This placement class is for dance majors, minors, and any other students with dance experience interested in taking a dance major level technique course.

College of Visual & Performing Arts


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. Not sure which Academic College Assembly to attend? Ask your OL, TOLM, or Peer Mentor!

College of Arts & Sciences | 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 | 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/W.T.S. Building 209.
  • If your major is Elementary Education, go to Plowden Auditorium located in Withers/W.T.S. Building.
  • If your major is Early Childhood Education, go to Withers 322-B
  • If your major is Educational Studies, go to Instructional Technology Center, Withers 307.

College of Visual & Performing Arts | Johnson Hall

Interim Dean Karen Oremus will welcome visual and 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 | Dinkins Auditorium

Interim Dean Leigh Poole 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 22 at 5 p.m. ET. If you have a class that starts at 5 p.m. or after on Mondays, you will attend class on this day. If you have a class that starts earlier than 5 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.


Residential Student Floor Meeting

9:30 p.m. | Your Residence Hall

Mandatory Event for New & Returning Residential Students

All students living on campus for Fall 2022 are required to attend this floor meeting.

Residence Life


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Last Updated: 1/9/23