Welcome Week 2013 Schedule of Events - Winthrop University


Welcome Week 2013 Schedule of Events - Winthrop University


Welcome Week

August 16-25, 2013

Division of Student Life

Department of Student Affairs

Keep this book with you at all times.


Residence Hall: ___________________________

Get Engaged with Campus Life at Winthrop University

Don’t exist on campus; get engaged with your academic experience at Winthrop University.

Dear Student,

Engagement means that you take an active role in living, learning and leading at your distinctive university. Transforming your

future depends on the choices you make now.

The sessions planned during Welcome Week, which is more than just a week, are designed to be informative, engaging and fun.

Some sessions provide strategies and tips for academic adjustment, while others help you identify resources and opportunities for

involvement on campus. Evening activities offer opportunities for entertainment and making new friends, as well as earning

Cultural Event credits. We invite you to take part in all that Welcome Week has to offer and are so glad to have you here as a

contributing member of the Winthrop community!

If the Office of New Student and Parent Programs can be of assistance in any way, please feel free to call us at 803/323-2387.


Carrie Brunt Whiteside

Program Director

Office of New Student and Parent Programs

Winthrop University

Division of Student Life

Department of Student Affairs

Winthrop Welcome Week 2013

AugusT 16 – August 25, 2013

Important Note for Freshmen and Transfers

All students are expected to attend the mandatory

events listed below (as they apply). These sessions

are designed to assist you in making a successful

transition to Winthrop University. Events that are

denoted with a in this booklet are mandatory for new

freshmen. All events denoted with a are mandatory

for new transfer students. Events that are mandatory for

students living on campus in residence halls are denoted

with a while those events mandatory for commuter

students are marked with a .

Friday, August 16


Welcome home! Resident students will check in at their specific

residence hall. Please note that Richardson and Wofford residents

will check in at Dinkins Hall.

7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review is for design & fine arts majors who need studio

work evaluated from AP, IB, dual enrollment or other transfer

studio courses.

Design: 343 McLaurin Hall | Fine Arts: 305 McLaurin Hall

9 a.m.

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Friday, August 16


Thomson Café

5:30–7 p.m.


Freshman Commuter Student Meeting

Calling all commuters to join our Freshman Commuter

PitStop. Learn how you can become an active member of

the Winthrop community and gather information about

commuter student meal plans, Winthrop policies and

much more. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuttle Dining Room in McBryde Hall

7 p.m.

Resident Students Floor Meeting

Come out and learn more about your new neighbors.

Residence Halls

7 p.m.

DSU presents: Eaglefair

PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction

in history for new student orientation programs. It’s

entertainment! It’s fun! It’s the perfect way to make new

campus friendships! And PLAYFAIR is more than just an

entertainment event – it is a team-building experience that

has a long-lasting effect on the members of your campus


West Center

8 p.m.

Saturday, August 17

Saturday, August 17

Staying Safe in Your Campus Community

Equipped with knowledge and good self-defense strategies, you can avoid

becoming prey to theft, sexual assault and other crimes. A good campus

experience means knowing how to protect possessions, identity and self

and how to live together safely in a campus community. Please note that

each residence hall and commuters are assigned a specific session to attend,

listed below.

Richardson Ballroom - DiGiorgio Campus Center

9–10:15 a.m. Wofford Residence Hall

10:30–11:45 a.m. Richardson, Thomson, and Lee Wicker Residence Halls

Noon–1:15 p.m. Margaret Nance, Phelps, Roddey, and Courtyard

Residence Halls and Commuters

Choral Auditions

332 Music Conservatory

1–3 p.m.

Transfer Student Meeting

Getting involved on campus is essential for college success. Learn how

you will become an engaged member of the Winthrop community and

the resources available for transfer and non-traditional students. Gather

information from current students about what every Winthrop student

needs to know and learn about commuter student meal plans, safety on

campus, Winthrop policies and much more. Students will also receive

their Blue Line t-shirt in preparation for Convocation.

McBryde Hall

1 p.m.

Rock The Hill – Rock The Globe

It’s your first full day on campus, and we’re ready not only to Rock

The Hill, but also to Rock The Globe! This event is the first time

our entire incoming class will come together to celebrate being

a Winthrop Eagle. You will not want to miss this fun, pep rally

atmosphere full of Eagle spirit, athletics, music and free Winthrop

memorabilia all with an international flare! Hear from Eagle

students and staff, meet your Peer Mentor, learn the chants you’ll

need for games and walk away with free stuff !

Dinkins Parking Lot

2–5 p.m.

Students will meet at 2 p.m. in Dinkins Parking Lot to load buses

to the Coliseum for this event. Freshmen must bring their ticket

provided by their Peer Mentor. Residential students will receive their

ticket on their residence hall room door tag provided by their Peer

Mentor. Commuter students will receive their ticket at the Freshman

Commuter Student Meeting.


Mandatory Communter Event Mandatory Resident Event

Mandatory Freshmen Event Mandatory Transfer Event

Cultural Event Global Learning Cultural Event

$5 for students or buy a Welcome Week Pass for $10 to

attend ALL DSU activities


Saturday, August 17


Campus Ministries Open House

Do you want to find out more about opportunities for spiritual

growth at Winthrop? This open house is a great time to meet

representatives from each of Winthrop’s campus ministries, find

other students with similar interests and learn more about how to get

involved. Light refreshments will be served.

114 DiGiorgio Campus Center

6 p.m.

Resident Students Floor Meetings

Resident Assistants will make important announcements about

upcoming events and build community with residents.

Residence Halls

7 p.m.

DSU Presents: Drums of Polynesia

Drums of Polynesia presents Hawaiian entertainment

and Hula that stems from the heart beat of Hilo, Hawaii. The cast

ensemble will take you on a journey of Polynesia with the songs,

dances, color education, fun and excitement.

Byrnes Auditorium

8 p.m.

Shakespeare Carolina presents HAMLET

Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge

Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering his

father and then succeeding to the throne. The play vividly portrays

both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to

seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge and moral

corruption. This production will be a melding of the modern day

with the romantic period of music, art and theatre.

Please note that tickets for this performance will be $5 each,

upon presentation of your Welcome Week pass. Otherwise,

students: $10, regular: $15.

Johnson Hall Theatre

8 p.m.

Sunday, August 18

Campus Ministries Joint Worship Service

The Winthrop campus ministries invite all new students and friends

from the university family together for a time of prayer, singing, and

an encouraging message this first Sunday morning of the school year.

The service will draw from the gifts of our various faith traditions

and is open to all.

Richardson Ballroom - DiGiorgio Campus Center

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Choral Auditions

332 Music Conservatory

1–3 p.m.

Sunday, August 18

Athletics Welcome Back Pizza Party

Come out to the campus green, have some FREE pizza and sign-up for

the WU CREW!

Campus Green

(Rain Location: Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center)

3–5 p.m.

Teaching Fellows Reception

The Shack

4–6 p.m.

DSU Presents: Comedian/Magician Michael Kent &

Comedian James Davis

Comedian and magician Michael Kent

gives the ancient art of magic a facelift with

an irreverent and often satirical comedic spin.

He combines his sarcastic sense of humor with

mind-blowing magic in a way that seems to let

the audience “in on the joke.” If there was one

phrase to describe comedian James Davis it

would be: Fresh to Death. Whether it’s his look,

on stage persona or writing style, James is always

“fresh.” Mr. Davis’ TV credits include BET’s

“Hell Date,” Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes,”

guest panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” and a handful

of MTV shows that he would like to forget.

Byrnes Auditorum

8 p.m.

Resident Students’ Association presents:

Late Night Shopping Richardson & Wofford

Residence Hall / Wal-Mart

Your parents are gone and so is your transportation; how will you get

to Wal-Mart to buy those residence hall room essentials? The Resident

Students’ Association will be busing residents to and from the local

Wal-Mart. Take this opportunity to shop for your new home and learn

more about getting involved on campus. Seating is limited, so first-come,


Meet in front of Richardson and Wofford Residence Halls

9–10 p.m.

Monday, August 19

Meet Your Peer Mentor or Adult Student Mentor

All new freshmen should plan to meet your Peer Mentor in front of

Byrnes Auditorium to receive your Blue Line t-shirt. Transfer students

should also plan to meet their Adult Student Mentors at this time.

Lawn in front of Byrnes Auditorium

8:30 a.m.


Monday, August 19


Traditions 101

Learn about Winthrop’s rich history and the distinct characteristics

that make Winthrop a university unlike any other. Make sure to wear

your Blue Line t-shirt.

Byrnes Auditorium

9–10 a.m.

Assemblies with Academic Colleges

Arts and Sciences: Tillman Auditorium

Business Administration: Whitton Auditorium

Education: Irvin and Jean Kirby Plowden Auditorium

University College (Undeclared Majors): Kinard Auditorium

Visual and Performing Arts:

Fine Arts: 119 Rutledge Building

Theatre and Dance: 117 Johnson Hall

Design: Johnson Theatre

Music: Frances May Barnes Recital Hall

10:15–11:45 a.m.

College of Arts and Sciences

Dean Karen Kedrowski will welcome students to the College of Arts

and Sciences (CAS) and discuss the distinctive qualities of CAS

programs. Each student will then meet with faculty and students in

his or her major.

College of Business Administration

Dean Roger Weikle will welcome students and highlight the programs

and goals in the College of Business Administration. Department

chairs will discuss the variety of professional development activities that

make students successful. Students will then meet with their advisors /

mentors and department representatives.

Richard W. Riley College of Education

Dean Jennie Rakestraw will welcome students and share the mission and

goals of the Richard W. Riley College of Education. The session will be

followed by separate meetings, by major, with faculty and department


College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dean David Wohl will welcome majors in the College of Visual and

Performing Arts as they meet with the faculty and department chairs in

their specific area of study to discuss program goals and upcoming events

for the academic year.

University College (Undeclared Majors)

Dean Gloria Jones will welcome students to University College and

discuss the resources available to help students make informed decisions

about majors. Students will be given an opportunity to investigate a

major of interest by meeting with faculty in a specific department.


Thomson Café

Noon–1 p.m.

On-Campus Job Fair

Want to make money? Make this event a priority if you want to

learn more about on-campus jobs available to students. Students

are encouraged to come early due to limited positions. Sponsored

by the Office of Financial Aid.

Tuttle Dining Room in McBryde Hall

1–2:30 p.m.

Choral Auditions

332 Music Conservatory

1–3 p.m.

Dance Technique Placement Class

This placement class is for dance majors, minors and any other

students interested in taking a dance-major-level technique course.

235 Johnson Hall

1:30–3 p.m.

Convocation Picnic

Churches, civic organizations and student groups will provide

information on opportunities to get involved on campus and in the

Rock Hill community, along with a great picnic supper.

Convocation picnic entertainment will feature R&B/pop singer

Rayvon Owen and the opportunity to create your own

personalized trucker hat or water bottle with your Welcome Week

pass. Each additional item is only $1.

Front Lawn (Margaret Nance Hall)

(Rain Location: West Center)

5 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Catawba College

Eagle Field

7:30 p.m.



Convocation is a tradition dating to the presidency of Winthrop’s

founder, David Bancroft Johnson, and is held the day before classes

start each new academic year. Today, President Comstock convenes

members of the 128th class to provide them with an official

welcome to the campus community. Make sure to wear your Blue

Line t-shirt.

Byrnes Auditorium

3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20


Tuesday, August 20

Full Semester Courses Begin

8 a.m.

Freshman Assembly

Vice President for Academic Affairs Debra Boyd will engage

freshmen in a discussion of how to get the most from their

Winthrop experience.

Byrnes Auditorium

11:15 a.m.–Noon

Theatre Auditions

Johnson Hall

6:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. UNC-Charlotte

Eagle Field

7 p.m.

DSU Presents: David “The Dating

Doctor” Coleman: “Making

Relationships Matter”

After the text messages, IMs, e-mails, pokes, winks, chats

and videos have ended...a couple will ultimately have to

meet face-to-face if they want things to progress further.

Then, they must rely upon the interpersonal skills they

have (or have not) developed and rely on the experience (or lack thereof )

they have from previous relationships. David Coleman, known

worldwide as the Dating Doctor, is an 11-time National Campus Speaker

of the Year and in a humorous, yet challenging, manner will show you how

to form, mend and maintain healthy relationships.

Tillman Auditorium

8 p.m.

Please Note: This presentation will be completed in time for students who

live in residence halls to make 9:30 p.m. floor meetings.

Resident Students Floor Meetings

Residence Halls

9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21

Explore the Library!

Join us at the library for technology demos and scavenger hunts that will

help you discover what the library has to offer and where you can find it!

We’ll even have candy and prizes to give away!

Dacus Library

2–4 p.m.

Live After Five: Pirate Party!

Enjoy food, drinks, music and games while mingling with the staff from

the Crawford Building (Center for Career and Civic Engagement and

Health and Counseling Services). Learn about the many free services

offered to WU students. This is an informal event, drop by anytime to

score some freebies and maybe hear a good pirate joke, arrgh!

Scholars Walk

5–6:30 p.m.

Theatre and Dance Auditions

Johnson Hall

6:30 p.m.

Honors Program Event: “Ts & Crumpets”

All Honors Program students are invited to attend a dessert party to

meet and greet our new freshman honors class and receive the latest

WUHA! t-shirt.

Honors Center at The Courtyard

7 p.m.

EAGLE flick

Movie: Now You See Me

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists

who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their

audiences with the money.

Free with Fall Movie Pass, $2 with WU ID, and $5 without WU ID

Dina’s Place- DiGiorgio Campus Center

7 and 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 22

Thursday, August 22

Dance Auditions

Johnson Hall

6:30 p.m.

DSU Presents: Tom Deluca

Hypnotist TOM DeLUCA…a Winthrop tradition! Tom delivers a

show you have to see to believe! Come check out what everyone will

be buzzing about the next day! Check out the DSU website at

www.winthrop.edu/dsu or Facebook (winthropdsu) to find out how you

can win a space on stage to be hypnotized.

Byrnes Auditorium

8 p.m.


Friday, August 23


Friday, August 23

Tutee Seminar

If you would like to request a tutor for one or two courses this semester,

please attend this 45 minute session in order to be eligible to utilize free

tutoring from the Academic Success Center during the 2013-14 academic

year. Individual tutoring is offered for various courses within the following



and SOCL. Come to this seminar and find out the best ways to succeed

academically, as well as all of the academic support resources available to you.

This session is a must if you want to make sure you retain your scholarships

and get the best possible GPA your first semester at Winthrop. For more

information, contact the Academic Success Center at 803/323-3929.

Dinkins Auditorium

2 p.m.

Staying Safe in Your Campus Community

Make-up Session

114 DiGiorgio Campus Center

2–3 p.m.

Multicultural Student Life Ice Cream Social

Come join us for a cool cup of ice cream on the Campus Green.

Learn about diversity programs, meet the Multicultural Student

Council, and discover how YOU can join in. Don’t miss out on

prizes that will be given away!

Campus Green

(Rain Location: Dinkins Basement)

4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Wofford College

Eagle Field

6 p.m.

DSU Presents: The Atlanta Drumline

The Atlanta Drumline

is heralded for its precision,

custom arrangements, intense

spirit and phenomenal sound.

From the time the drumline

enters the performance arena,

you know that you are in for a

treat! The Atlanta Drumline is

known throughout the nation for its technical artistry and strong

commitment to excellence in all areas of performance. Under the

dynamic and innovative musical mastery of Cedric V. Young, the

Atlanta Drumline includes Atlanta’s finest young percussionists.

Byrnes Auditorium

8 p.m.

Saturday, August 24 Sunday, August 25

Saturday, August 24

Service Project: Mentor Walk

Service to others is a great way to build relationships while enhancing

your undergraduate experience! Join other college students for a fun and

inspirational walk to encourage students in grades K-12 to stay in school

and consider college as an opportunity. Plan to walk with younger

students, educators, parents and the community to raise awareness about

the drop-out epidemic facing our state. There will be activities along the

way so everyone can learn more about Winthrop! Together, we

can make a difference in the lives of children. Come join us for this

hands-on activity!

Please RSVP by contacting Laura Foster at fosterl@winthrop.edu or


Meet at Campus Green

10:30 a.m.

DSU Presents: Hip-Hop Violinist Josh Vietti &

Spoken Word Artist The Asia Project

Hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti has been labeled as one of 2012’s Best

Breakout Artists by CBS Los Angeles and continues to amaze audiences

around the country. He has appeared on the “The Ellen DeGeneres

Show” and opened for R&B recording artist Ne-Yo and Earth, Wind &

Fire. Spoken word artist The Asia Project uses poetry as a way to

express thoughts and experiences. He has been featured on HBO Def

Poetry and BET J Lyric Café and has recently won the Association for

the Promotions of Campus Activities (APCA) Performer of the Year


Byrnes Auditorium

8 p.m.

Sunday, August 25

Athletic Department Orientation

Orientation for student-athletes ONLY.

Winthrop Coliseum

6:30 p.m.

DSU presents: Comedian Michael Blaustein &

Country/Rock Band Scarletta

Comedian Michael Blaustein’s stand-up can be seen

nationwide on the College Humor Comedy Tour and Comedy

Central’s Campus Tour. Michael is currently a cast member of the new

and revamped version of MTV’s “PUNK’D.” Country/rock band

Scarletta consists of fiddle player Nathan Stoops, lead singer

Aubrey Collins and guitarist Benji Harris. Since their first day, their

songwriting, performing and vocal blend have progressed effortlessly,

capturing the attention of the music industry and fans alike.

Byrnes Auditorium

7 p.m.



DSU Welcome Week Events

DSU Welcome Week passes (good for DSU events from August 16-August 25)

are only $10 with a Winthrop ID and $20 without a Winthrop ID. Passes may be

purchased with cash, check or charged to your university account. Admission for

individual events is $5 with Winthrop ID and $10 without a Winthrop ID unless

noted as FREE.

Like us on Facebook (Winthrop DSU), follow us on Twitter (WinthropDSU),

and watch us on YouTube (Winthrop DSU).

For more information about DSU, please go to www.winthrop.edu/dsu or contact

Boyd Jones at 803/323-2108 (jonesbj@winthrop.edu) or Deborah Strahorn at


Music Audition Information

Students interested in auditioning for an instrumental music ensemble should

contact Dr. Lorrie Crochet (121 Conservatory of Music, ext. 4610) before classes

begin. A prepared piece is suggested but not mandatory for the audition process.

Students interested in auditioning for a choral ensemble should contact Dr.

Katherine Kinsey (332 Conservatory of Music, ext. 2250,

kinseyk@winthop.edu) before classes begin. All students should check

the website (www.winthrop.edu/cvpa/music) for the auditions schedule

for all ensembles. Schedules will also be posted in the main hallway of the

Conservatory of Music. A prepared piece is suggested but not mandatory for

the audition process.

Upcoming Events for Fall 2013

Poster Sale: August 20 and 21, 2013

Vendor Fair: August 27, 2013

Club Sports Fair: August 29, 2013

Fall Involvement Fair: September 5, 2013

West Fest: September 6, 2013

Volunteer Fair: September 12, 2013

Study Abroad Fair: September 26, 2013

Blood Drive: October 1 & 2, 2013

Family Day: October 5, 2013

Major/Minor Fair: October 17, 2013

Make a Difference Day Service Event: October 25, 2013

Homecoming: November 9, 2013

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree: December 6, 2013

Garnet & Gold Fridays: Wear Garnet & Gold every Friday!

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Information Sessions


Cultural Events (www.winthrop.edu/culturalevents/calendar.htm)

Athletic Events (www.winthropeagles.com)

Live. Learn. Lead.

Division of Student Life

Department of Student Affairs

Rock Hill, SC 29733



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