Working as a group, supported by community placemaking events and projects for participation, the committee made possible recommendations on areas of beautification to be addressed in the short- and long-term. 

  • Projects are scheduled one at a time to roll out in phases annually, some by campus destinations, others by categories
  • Types include: general clean up, landscaping to align with the campus master plan, wayfinding to align with university graphic standards and plan, lighting, fencing, public art and outdoor objects like bike racks, and outdoor areas for gathering.

Being mindful of time-frames, costs, and prioritization:

  • Some efforts are addressed with volunteer groups, related student classes, while more extensive, complex projects are completed by Facilities Management.
  • Projects complement the important work that our Facilities Management team perform daily with limited resources and staffing. 

Funding will come from the campus beautification fund, which is 100 percent donor supported.


Ongoing Projects

  • Pressure washing building entries
  • Mulching beds and flower planting
  • Tree trimming throughout campus


Current Projects

  • Branded window cling graphics at DiGiorgio Campus Center entranceways
  • Pergola, swings, seating installation at Scholars Walk
  • Tile paver replacement at DiGiorgio Campus Center entranceways


Future Projects

  • Student murals
  • Student sculpture in Harden Gardens
  • Fountain restoration in Harden Gardents
  • Faculty and staff planting service projects
  • Additional seating installed in outdoor spaces to enhance engagement in gathering areas
  • Decorative trash cans installation
  • Public art sculpture installation at McLaurin Hall


Completed Projects 

Serivce Project

Alumni Chapters of Rock Hill & Charlotte Weekend Planting                     April 9, 2022

  • This project is for all alumni visiting campus from Rock Hill and Charlotte
  • Shrub, plants, and flower planting took place in front of McLaurin Hall 

Serivce Project

Music Fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Weekend Clean-up                    December 4, 2021

  • Shrub trimming, mulch spreading took place at the Conservatory of Music Courtyard

Service Project

Baseball Team Clean-up                                                                            December 3, 2021

  • Planting of panzies & crepe myrtles, and mulch spreading took place at the Baseball Stadium and the trail to the Coliseum

Service Project

Alumni Reunion Weekend Planting                                                            November 13, 2021

  • This project is for all alumni visiting campus for reunion
  • Shrub planting to take place at the front of Bancroft Hall 


Service Project

Fall Flower Planting                                                                             October 19-22, 2021

  • This project was broken-out into (8) 1hr sessions over (4) days, Tues - Fri at (4) sites: Main Entrance at Byrnes Aud., Little Chapel, President's House, and Tillman at Margaret Nance
  • Volunteers joined the Facilities Management team  to dig and plant new winter plants, weeding, mulching, and watering

Service Project

Joynes Front Porch                                                                                  May 30, 2021

  • Gardening and Clean-up executed by the Admissions Team and Facilities Management


Service Project

REVITALIZING WINTHROP Placemaking Project 1                                      April 9, 2021

  • Artesian Well with surrounding courtyard and front of Main Administration Building
  • Committee led, with students of Pi Kappa Phi, fraternity brothers of student committee member, and Alumni Association team
  • Before committee could start, Facilities Management team prepared the area
  • Project was part of a "soft roll out"


Service Project

Diversity & Inclusion Garden at Rutledge                                                         November, 30, 2020

  • Created as an Eagle Scout project by Emily Pilarcyzk
  • Recent project, falls under goal we are advancing