August 21, 2018 

Dear Students:

Welcome back! I hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to another rewarding year at Winthrop.

I am sure many of you have noticed that there are no swings along Scholars Walk.

We use the summer to make many repairs and renovations. Recently, our facilities management staff identified significant wear and structural damage to the Scholars Walk swings and their supporting wooden structures.

Because the safety of our students, and all who use the swings, is our highest priority, the swings will be temporarily replaced with rocking chairs and benches while we identify a schedule to make the necessary repairs to the swings and structures around them.

I know the swings are a popular and much-used element of Scholars Walk, so I want to assure you they will be replaced.

For your continued safety, I also ask that, during the repairs, you don't hang anything from the wooden structures, including hammocks.

I look forward to seeing you on Scholars Walk and around campus.