Winthrop University: University Events - Resources
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University Events
516 Oakland Avenue
Sellers House
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4684 (fax)

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University Events provides a variety of services to assist clients create memorable experiences. Building successful events requires focus and can be a time consuming process. There are many details one may want to be mindful of. We want to help.

Here are some subjects to consider using when planning: budget, catering, décor, dietary needs of guests, event favors or gifts, greenhouse and flowers, guests, guests of honor, invitation and invitation list, name tags, parking, photographs, programing, remarks script, rsvp list, seating, set-up and layout, signage, space request, staff plan, thank you notes, and timeline.

Let us share a number of tools we use while planning.


* Please note, a new section is below regarding virtual events. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Caroline Rust Ward, Campus Event Manager,


At a Glance Calendar

View our unavailable dates (pdf - 246 KB).


Campus Partner Links


Catering/ Sodexo

Since August 2018, Sodexo has been the food service provider for Winthrop University's dining and catering services. Sodexo provides amenities that feature an exceptional variety of quality meals and refreshments to suit even the most discriminating palette. Review the catering menu (pdf - 3 MB). Review the Sodexo webpage for more information: Winthrop University Catering


Event Planning Documents and Templates

University Events offers a number of event planning guides and templates to assist our campus colleagues with their event planning needs.




University Event Contract Agreements

Find out more about our various policies including cancellation, insurance, catering, and more.


*NEW - Virtual Event Resources

Virtual events are nothing new but — due to coronavirus many events need to pivot from in-person to digital. Virtual events present an opportunity for overcoming the obstacles of social distancing while still providing engagement and or educational experiences. Vitural event guidelines are available to provide information to assist in the virtual event creation process.

Note: The planning process is similar to that of any other event; so use the standard planning tips and tricks to create and execute a great event. (See the section, Event Planning Documents and Templates, on this page.) 

  • A full selection of virtual event platforms is provided in the guideline. University approved platforms include: Microsoft Teams - a video for its use for live events is provided by IT, Blackboard Collaborate - effective for lecture hall and panel style events. 

  • Approved university social media streaming platforms include: Facebook Live, Instagram TV, YouTube Live

Here are some links to articles which may be of use for planning and the like.


Winthrop University Policies

Last Updated: 6/30/20