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Welcome Week Schedule

 

2021 Schedule - Monday

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

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

 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

Blue Line Shirt Pick-Up

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

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

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.!

Office of New Student & Family Programs

 

Meet Your Peer Mentor

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

Mandatory Event for Freshmen

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.

Office of First Year Experience

 

Convocation

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

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, 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! 

 

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. 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)

Mandatory Event for Freshmen

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.

 

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 2021 are required to attend this floor meeting.

Residence Life

 

(This page: Monday, August 23, 2021)

 

2021 Schedule

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

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

Last Updated: 8/19/21