- President Dan Mahony, who assumed the presidency on July 1, offered freshmen advice during his Convocation keynote address.
- Convocation serves as an official welcome to freshmen and their induction into the Winthrop community of learners.
- Convocation kicks off Winthrop's 130th academic year.
Winthrop University, "Involvement a Key Theme of Mahony’s Convocation Advice to Freshmen" (2015). Winthrop News 2015. 152.