Winthrop University's 2009 Homecoming festivities, which have been taking place all this week, really kick into high gear today and Saturday, as alumni and others roll into town and onto campus to celebrate garnet and gold traditions.
Alumni are encouraged to register and indicate their intent to attend Homecoming online at winthropalumni.com. Information about the following events also is available at that Web site.
Here is a complete list of activities.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
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Garnet and Gold Friday -- Wear your Eagle colors all day.
1 p.m., Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center; fourth annual homecoming dodge ball tournament; prizes awarded to winning teams.
Baseball vs. Wagner
4 p.m., Winthrop Ballpark, buy tickets in advance at winthropeagles.com.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
6:30 p.m., West Center, $25; class of 2009 induction ceremony and dinner; information and tickets, call 803-323-2129.
Kappa Sigma Cookout
7 p.m., Chapter House, 311 Ebenezer Road
Pi Kappa Alpha Drop-In
7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays Too, 147 Herlong Ave.
7:30 p.m., Chapter House, 706 Myrtle Dr.
Roaring Twenties Dance Lessons
7:30 p.m., Tuttle Dining Room; learn the Charleston, the Lindy Hop and other 1920s dances. Then, stay for the party, and impress your friends with your new moves.
Class of 1984 Check-In
9 p.m., McBryde Hall; join classmates and other members of the Winthrop family for the "Let the Good Times Roll" party to celebrate the class' 25th reunion.
Until 2 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum Parking Lots; bring your friends, your picnic baskets, your grills -- anything you need to create the ultimate tailgate experience. Parking is available in the order of entry into the lots; please see Winthrop tailgating policy for rules and regulations.
These groups will be tailgating together at the Coliseum:
• Tau Kappa Epsilon, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Chi Omega, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Kappa Sigma, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Pi Kappa Alpha, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Sigma Sigma Sigma, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Reformed University Fellowship, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Mass Communication Alumni Brunch
10 a.m. to noon, Johnson Hall Lobby, $15; celebrate with fellow Mass Communication alumni at this special reunion brunch.
Alumni Check-in and T-shirt Giveaway
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum; get a free Winthrop Alumni T-shirt just by registering online at the Alumni Portal and check-in at the table near the Eagle's Nest concession stand in the Coliseum to receive your free T-shirt.
Sigma Sigma Sigma Alumni Campus Tours
10 a.m., Chapter House, 1030 Park Ave.
Baseball vs. Kent State
Noon, Winthrop Ballpark; buy tickets in advance at winthropeagles.com.
Men's Basketball Game vs. Coastal Carolina
2 p.m., Winthrop Coliseum, buy tickets in advance at winthropeagles.com; the spring 2009 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime.
Sigma Sigma Sigma Alumnae Tea and 30th Anniversary Celebration
3 p.m., Armstrong-Mauldin House, 607 Aiken Ave.
Baseball vs. Wagner
3:30 p.m., Winthrop Ballpark, buy tickets in advance at winthropeagles.com.
Kappa Sigma Flag Football
5 to 7 p.m., recreational fields at Winthrop Coliseum
NPHC Step Show
5:30 p.m. (doors open), 7 p.m. (show starts), Byrnes Auditorium; tickets $10 (if reserved before noon today); $15 at the door.
Sigma Sigma Sigma Alumnae Dinner
7 p.m., Thursdays Too, 147 Herlong Ave.
• The Inn at Winthrop -- 800-505-2226 or 803-323-2196
• Thomson Dining Center -- buffet-style dining
• Dinkins Food Court & The Courtyard at Winthrop -- hot and cold meals available at varying prices
• Java City -- coffee, dessert, soup and snacks