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Monday, November 10, 2014

 Paint the Town Garnet & Gold

Various locations, Rock Hill, SC

Kick off the week as we show our Eagle pride around Rock Hill and on the Winthrop campus, painting window store fronts Garnet & Gold. To sign up to participate Click Here

Sponsored by the Student Homecoming Committee

Chalk Your Spirit

 Scholars Walk


In conjunction with Paint the Town, come out and express your Eagle spirit in chalk!

Sponsored by Resident Students’ Association (RSA) and the Student Homecoming Committee


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

 Homecoming Court Presentation

 DiGiorgio Campus Center-Markley’s Steps  11am

Come watch the announcement of the Homecoming court finalists. Voting for the 2014 King and Queen will begin immediately following the presentation.

Sponsored by the Student Homecoming Committee


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

RSA Banner Decorating Party

114 DiGiorgio Campus Center 8pm

Show your Winthrop Spirit by stopping by to decorate a Homecoming Banner! Music, fun and PRIZES! Banners will be displayed on campus throughout Homecoming; come build upon this lasting Winthrop tradition. Basic materials will be provided by the Resident Students' Association.

Sponsored by Resident Students’ Association (RSA)


Thursday, November 13, 2014

10th Annual Homecoming Talent Show

To Sign up to Audition Click Here

 Tillman Auditorium 8 pm

The Homecoming Talent Show is one of the most anticipated and well-attended events of the year. You will not want to miss out on this homecoming tradition, where Winthrop’s most talented students compete for bragging rights, and a chance to win a grand prize! Hosted by Jay Dukes with special guest DJ T. Mobile. 

Sponsored by the Student Homecoming Committee


Friday, November 14, 2014

Garnet & Gold Friday

All around the World, All day

Show off your WINTHROP PRIDE! Wear Garnet and Gold and let everyone know who you’re supporting. Send your photos to

Sponsored by Alumni Relations

Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Brandon T. Jackson
Opening act, Comedian Chad Daniels

Byrnes Auditorium 7 pm

Join Winthrop for a night of hilarious fun at our first ever Homecoming Comedy Show! Advance tickets will be available for purchase.

Advanced tickets: $3 with DSU Fall Pass; $5 with Winthrop ID; $7 for Public

Please click HERE to purchase advanced public tickets 
WU ID advanced tickets may be purchased beginning October 21st during common time and at all DSU events 

Tickets at the door: $10 with Winthrop ID and for Public 

Contact Deborah Allen at for more information 

Sponsored by the DiGiorgio Student Union

 Homecoming Party

Richardson Ballroom 9:30 pm

Join students, alumni, faculty, and staff for the official party of the weekend following the Homecoming Comedy Show. Featuring a live DJ, prizes, cash bar, photo booth and unlimited fun!

Sponsored by the Student Homecoming Committee and Alumni Relations


Saturday, November 15, 2014 

Tailgating –Student Zone

 South Lawn, Coliseum 11 am-4 pm

Come out for this Homecoming Tradition with alumni, students and community members. The Student Homecoming Committee will sponsor a booth just for Winthrop students with FREE food, games and fun! Don’t forget the basketball game starts at 4pm. Let’s GO EAGLES!

Sponsored by the Student Homecoming Committee and Alumni Relations


Women’s Basketball vs. Gallaudet

 Winthrop Coliseum 1 pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Pfeiffer

 Winthrop Coliseum 4 pm

Come out and support your Winthrop Eagles for the season opener! The 2014 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced during half-time.

NPHC Step Show

 Byrnes Auditorium

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. 

One of the biggest Homecoming traditions on Winthrop’s campus is this sell-out event. Get your tickets early! Tickets are $8 prior to Nov. 8th. The week of the show tickets will be $10, and $15 the day of the show. Local high school students will be admitted for $10 with a valid high school ID. Contact Fraternity and Sorority Affairs with any questions at

Sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Affairs


<October 2014>
1- Grad Finale Essentials- Fall 2014
- So WU got Talent Auditions
- Who''s Dogging Who
- Women's Soccer vs High Point
2- Association of EBonites Executive Board Meeting
- Campus-Wide flu clinic
- Career Spotlight Series
- JET Program
- Vegetarian Society Meeting
- Voter Registration Table
- Voters Registration Drive
3- Casual Friday
- Level 100: Take 2
- Opening Reception - Winthrop University Galleries
- Winthrop Fund Board Meeting
- Winthrop vs PC
- WU Swing Dancing
4- Cyber Saturday
- Eid Celebration
- Family Day-Rock n Roll Trivia
5- OCM Prayer Service
6- Alpha Kappa Psi Family Feud
- Friends of Dacus Library Annual Meeting
- Historical Exhibit & Kickoff Reception for Fulfilling the Proimise
- WUHA Zumba Night
7- Alpha Kappa Psi
- CERRA Senior Staff meeting
- Fight Like A Girl (Bake Sale Event)
- Intoduction to Shcrum
- Question Bridge: Black Males Blueprint Roundtable
- Student Allocations Training Sessions
- Tradition Tracking Tuesday
- Traditions Tracking Tuesday
- Where does my money go? - Flight Plan
8- 50th Traveling Exhibit
- Career Fairs and the Reality of the Job Search
- College Democrats Meeting
- Don't Shoot: The Inequity in Ferguson
- Kick Away Cancer
- Shored Up Documentary Screening
- Student Alumni Council Meeting
- The Seagull
9- Bike-a-thon Ticket Sale
- Cupcake Bar
- Handmade Book Sale
- Meet and Greet Candidate Forum: Commissioner of Agriculture
- Provost's Spotlight on Scholarship Series
- Special Integration Lunch & Learn: A Conversation with Winthrop's Firsts
- Student Organizations Training
- WUABJ Fundraising Committee Meeting
10- Intro to Adobe Premiere/Adobe After Effects
- Optional Practical Training (OPT) Work Benefit for F1 International Students
- Recruitment Meeting
- Relay For Life Fundraiser
- Winthrop vs UNC Asheville
11- Eagle Flicks: Cesar Chavez
- SAT Test Administration
- Winthrop vs Gardner Webb
12- Out Run Breast Cancer 5k
- The Seagull
13- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
14- Bicycle Bar Comes to Campus
- Collecting Donations for Breast Cancer Awareness
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Percussion Ensemble
- Free Hot Chocolate
- Information Session
- Interest Meeting
- Major Minor Fair
- NoH8 Photobooth
- PinkyPromise WU Weekly Bible Studies
- Sigma's Rock-a-thon
- Winthrop Poll: Previewing the South Carolina Gubernatorial Election
15- NSCS New Member Induction
- Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
- The Dating Game
- Women's Soccer vs Charleston Southern
16- Culture Club General Meeting
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop University Saxophone Recital
17- Winthrop vs High Point
18- National Counselor Examination
- Winthrop vs Campbell
1920- Relay for Life Committee
21- A Journey in Courage
- Boo-Gram Fundraiser
- Come find out about how Phi Kappa Phi can help pay for grad school
- Desegregation Lunch and Learn
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Guest Lecturer: Walter Everett, “It was Fifty Years Ago Today: The Beatles in 1964.”
- Homecoming Talent Show Auditions
- Michaela Pilar Brown
- Misconception of Blacks Greeks
- NPHC Mass Meeting
- Pie an RA
- Question Bridge: Black Males
- Relay For Life Committee Recruitment
- So WU's Got Talent Information Session
- Tutee Seminar
- Where Drawing and Painting Meet
22- African Students Association Dance Workshop
- Breast Cancer Awareness Program
- College Democrats Meeting
- Dipped Chocolate Strawberry Treats for Sale
- Disassociation Ceremony
- Let's Can Hunger Showcase Auditions
- Meet and Greet Two Women Candidates for US Senate
- Men's Soccer vs Gardner Webb
- Profiles in Higher Education: Anthony Davis
- Reasons to be Pretty
- Sunday's Best Rehearsal
23- “I’m not a feminist, but…” Women’s and Gender Studies 101
- Boo-Gram Fundraiser
- Common Book Series: Food Matters: Ethics and Economics
- Disability Employment Awareness
- Ensemble Series: Winthrop Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- I'm A Stoner
- Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser
- MATH291/292/393 Skils Check Trial 2
- Medium Cindy Kaza
- MSW Informational Session
- Phi Alpha Delta Initiation
- Pie an SAE
- Relay For Life Committee Recruitment
- Sorority 101
- Student Allocations Training Sessions
- Stunt Display
- VPC costume contest and horror movie
24- A Night of Poetry w/ Spoken Word Artists Jinahie and G Yamazawa
- Employment Options for International Students
- Homecoming Talent Show Auditions
- Introduction to Word Press
- Student Organizations Training
- WU Family Cookout
- WU Swing Dancing
25- Big/Little Reveal
- Cherub Retreat
- CPC Day
- CPC Day (Rain Location)
- Friday the 13th
- GRE Test Administration
26- Homecoming Party Prep
- Reasons to be Pretty
- Sunday's Best College Edition
27- BBB Bake Sale
- Etiquette Dinner
- Single and Enjoying It
- What Are You Eating?
- WUG Artist Talk – Michaela Pilar Brown
- WUHA Yoga Night
28- Balancing the C's
- Costume Sale
- Fright Night Shirt Orders
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Halloween Happenings
- Homecoming Committee meeting
- Homecoming Court Interviews
- Homecoming Tabling
- Hornsby Lecture I: Self-Justification in Everyday Life
- Hot Chocolate and Cider
- Meeting
- Rain reservation
- Safe Passage and Office Victim's Assistance
- Special Event: Winthrop Opera Theatre: Gershwin Caberet
29- BBB Bake Sale
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Flute Choir
- Fiend Fest
- Homecoming Court Interviews
- Hornsby Lecture II: Pills, Profits, and Pseudoneuroscience
- Sorority 101
- Speak About It
- Stop and Think
30- Academic Training for International Students with J1 Exchange Visa
- Annual Wellness Fair
- Ensemble Series; Winthrop Jazz Ensemble
- Grilled Cheese with SAE
- Halloween Bake Sale
- Halloween Trivia
- Holyween
- Homecoming Court Interviews
- Homecoming Tabling
- Open Mic Night
- So WU Got Talent
- So WU Got Talent Promo Event
- Stop and Think Walk
31- Preview Day
- Special Event: Pipes and Pumpkins "A Halloween Celebration"
- Winthrop vs Coastal Carolina
- Zeta Phi Beta Halloween Party
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