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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Welcome Week Schedule

2019 Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

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Saturday, August 17, 2019


Staying Safe in Your Campus Community

9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (more specific times listed below) | Richardson Ballroom, DIGS

Mandatory Event for Freshmen

  • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Wofford Hall
  • 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Richardson Hall, Thomson Hall, Lee Wicker Hall
  • 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. - Margaret Nance Hall, Phelps Hall, Roddey Hall, the Courtyard at Winthrop, Commuter Students

In our Winthrop community, we have each other's backs. Equip yourself with knowledge and strategies to keep yourself, your friends, and your possessions safe. We will offer safety strategies to protect against theft, identity theft, sexual violence, and other crimes. Learn how to live together safely in our Winthrop community. Please note that each residence hall and commuters are assigned a specific session to attend, listed above.

Dean of Students Office, Winthrop Police


Rock The Hill

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Dinkins Parking Lot

Mandatory Event for Freshmen
New Transfer & Adult Students are encouraged to attend.

Join the class of 2023 as you travel to the Winthrop Coliseum to Rock the Hill. Hosted by FYE and our Head Men's Basketball Coach, Pat Kelsey, this pep-rally style event equips you with everything you'll need to cheer on your Eagles to victory—you'll learn chants for the games, be introduced to student section traditions, and get a FREE Rock The Hill t-shirt. 

Please also consider wearing sunscreen as part of the day will be outside. 

Students will meet at 2 p.m. in Dinkins Parking Lot to load buses to the Coliseum for this event. Following Rock The Hill is the New Student Photo. 

Please see ACAD 101 section seating locations below:

  • Seating Section #125: 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009
  • Seating Section #124: 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021
  • Seating Section #123: 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036
  • Seating Section #122: 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046, 047, 048
  • Seating Section #121: 070, 080, 081, 082, H001, H002, H003, H004, H005
  • New transfer students: New transfer students should sit with their Transfer Orientation Leader & Mentor (TOLM) by locating their welcome sign in the Coliseum.

Office of First Year Experience, Winthrop Athletics, Office of New Student & Family Programs


Giant New Student Photo

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Winthrop Coliseum

Mandatory Event for Freshmen
New Transfer & Adult Students are encouraged to attend.

After Rock The Hill, make sure to follow the Orientation Leaders outside of Winthrop Coliseum to be part of this large scale tradition. All of your new friends in the incoming class will be around you forming the WU!

Learn more information about this tradition!

Office of New Student & Family Programs


Choral Auditions

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | 332 Conservatory of Music

Find more information about choral auditions here.

College of Visual & Performing Arts


Men's Soccer vs. UNC-Wilmington EXH

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Eagle Field, Winthrop Farm

Family-Friendly Event

Cheer on your Winthrop Eagles! Free shuttle pick-up begins one hour prior to game time and runs approximately every 15 minutes. It makes return trips to campus following the game. Pick-up locations are outside Thomson West, Margaret Nance, Roddey, and behind West Center and Wofford/Richardson. Go Eagles!

Winthrop Athletics


Scoop Into Sophomore Success

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Richardson Ballroom, DIGS

Sophomores are invited to start their second year with a sweet treat and fun games with a chance to win prizes!

Residence Life


Orientation Group Reunion

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Thomson Cafe

Freshmen will have the opportunity to reconnect with OLs and students from your Orientation Group for dinner in Thomson Cafe. Meet your OL outside West Thomson and look for your your OL's group sign! 

Office of New Student & Family Programs


Campus Ministries Open House

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | 114 DIGS

Do you want to find out more about opportunities for spiritual growth at Winthrop? This open house is a great time to meet representatives from each of Winthrop's Campus Ministries, find other students with similar interests, and learn more about how to get involved.

Winthrop Campus Ministries


DSU Presents: Bollywood Fever

8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Tillman Hall Auditorium

Cultural Event
Free with DSU Welcome Week Pass
Family Friendly Event

This event will feature the world famous Bollywood Touch performance troupe. This touring group performs various South Asian dances displaying culture including Bhangra, Fusion, Raas, Garba, Bollywood and more. This will be an event to get you out of your seat and electrify the crowd. 

DiGiorgio Student Union


(Saturday, August 17, 2019)


2019 Schedule

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

The Fun Doesn't Stop

Last Updated: 12/6/19