Rain threatens Winthrop’s ‘Blue Line’ today

August 19, 2013 

Afternoon thunderstorms threaten to rain out Winthrop University’s traditional “Blue Line” event today.

Organizers have already moved the school’s Convocation activities indoors due to weather forecasts calling for showers.

The traditional picnic, music and activities for students will take place in the West Center and the DiGiorgio Campus Center on Monday, starting at 5 p.m.

Convocation is Winthrop’s annual event officially welcoming freshmen to campus.

If it’s not raining at 5 p.m., school officials say students will still form the “Blue Line” and walk from Byrnes Auditorium, down Scholar’s Walk and to the campus center area.

The ceremony at Byrnes begins at 4 p.m.

If it is raining at 5 p.m., when students exit Byrnes, there will be no “Blue Line,” officials said Monday morning.

This year’s Convocation is new President Jayne Marie Comstock’s first time participating in the university’s opening activities.

Winthrop’s Convocation is open to the public.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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