Winthrop University Homecoming

Winthrop Homecoming: Chalking up Eagle spirit

adouglas@heraldonline.comNovember 4, 2013 

  • Winthrop Homecoming Calendar

    Here’s a schedule of events:


    Student organization banner competition, at the DiGiorgio Campus Center from noon to 1 p.m.


    Eagles men’s soccer vs. UNC Asheville, at Eagle Field near the Coliseum at 7 p.m.

    Student talent show, with prizes given to top performers, at Tillman Auditorium at 8 p.m. Show features “No Limit Larry” from Power 98 radio and BET comedian Tone X.


    Special dinner in Winthrop’s cafeteria, in Thomson Hall from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Casino night, at the West Center at 7 p.m.


    “Garnet and Gold” day where alumni, students and friends of Winthrop wear the university’s colors and send photos to

    Trolley tours of campus, leaves from Tillman Hall between 1 and 5 p.m. The last trolley leaves at 4:15 p.m.

    Athletics pep rally and Campus Green bash, at the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 3 p.m. (Rain location: West Center). Activities include a car smashing to raise money for charity and creating Eagle T-shirts, pennants and posters.

    Eagles volleyball vs. Gardner Webb, at the Winthrop Coliseum at 7 p.m.

    Dance theater student concert, in Johnson Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the box office.

    Homecoming party, at the Richardson Ballroom in the DiGiorgio Campus Center at 9 p.m.


    Tailgating before the men’s basketball game, on the south lawn of the Coliseum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Eagles volleyball vs. UNC Asheville, at the Coliseum at 1 p.m.

    Eagles men’s basketball vs. Roanoke College, at the Coliseum at 4 p.m. The 2013 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at the game’s halftime.


    Eagles women’s basketball vs. College of Charleston, at the Coliseum at 2 p.m.

— Winthrop University’s Hollywood-themed Homecoming week kicked off Monday with students and others spreading Eagle spirit across campus and parts of Rock Hill.

The university hosted “Paint the Town Garnet and Gold” and set up an area in front of Byrnes Auditorium on campus for students to draw chalk art.

Winthrop’s Homecoming activities this week include a student organization banner competition, athletic events and a student talent show. The annual Friday night party on campus invites alumni, students, faculty and staff to enjoy a live DJ, free food, prizes, a caricature artist, photo booth and a cash bar.

The events will incorporate aspects of Winthrop’s Homecoming theme this year: “All That Glitters Is Garnet and Gold.”

Homecoming T-shirts are available from Winthrop’s on-campus bookstore.

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For information about Winthrop’s Homecoming week, visit

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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