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May Day Weekend 2024

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - May 4 @ 9:30 pm

Converse students having fun on campus

May Day Weekend: A Family and Friends Celebration

Join us for this fun-filled two-day experience where you will enjoy food, fellowship, and so much more! May Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity for family and friends to share in Converse’s rich traditions and experience life on campus with your students. Registration for May Day Weekend is required.


The $20 per person fee provides guests admission to all on-campus events listed on the schedule as well as a drink voucher for The Fretwell drop-in. Converse students, faculty, and staff do not need to register. Children ages five and under are free.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2024

Registration Check-In | Wilson Hall Lobby | 4:00-6:00 pm

Please stop to pick up your welcome bag.

Dinner | Gee Dining Room | 5:00-7:00 pm

Grab a plate and make connections with members of the Converse community! This meal is included in the registration fee.

Leadership Awards & SGA Installation Ceremony | Twichell Auditorium | 6:00-7:00 pm

Recognizing student leaders for their accomplishments and officially swearing in Converse’s newly elected student leaders.

Dessert & Drinks | Wilson Hall Lobby | 6:30-7:30 pm

Swing by for a sip or to sample something sweet.

Converse Symphony Orchestra Concert | Twichell Auditorium | 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Experience an exceptional performance by the Converse Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.


Fun Run/Walk | Johnson Plaza | 7:00-8:00 am

Kick off your morning with a two-mile jog or stroll that starts on campus and makes its way through historic Converse Heights neighborhood.

Check-in | Wilson Hall Lobby | 8:00-10:00 am

Please stop to pick up your welcome bag.

Coffee & Donuts | Wilson Lobby | 8:00-10:00 am

Need some sugar or caffeine to start your morning? We have you covered! The registration table will be open at this time.

Freshman Pinning Ceremony | Twichell Auditorium | 9:30-10:00 am

A time-honored tradition to recognize the completion of a student’s first year at Converse.

Spirit of Converse Award Ceremony | Johnson Plaza | 10:00-10:30 am

The ceremony will recognize recipients for the: Cato Faculty Award, Dukes Family Staff Award, Dukes Family Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement, Spirit of Converse Staff Award, and for the first time in Converse’s history — the Spirit of the Valkyrie Award and the Core Values Awards.

Junior Ring Ceremony | Twichell Auditorium | 11:00 am-Noon

The Converse ring is a symbol of pride and class unity. This tradition recognizes the completion of a student’s third year at Converse.

Lunch on the Patio | Barnet Commons | 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Located behind Wilson Hall, join family and friends for lunch outside.

Senior Exhibit | Milliken Art Gallery | 12:30-1:30 pm and 2:30-3:30 pm

Check out the creative work of Jennings Whitt at her senior exhibit.

Academic Awards & Scholarship Presentation | Daniel Recital Hall | 1:30-2:30 pm

Celebrate the outstanding academic achievements of our students.

CCW Sophomore Sisterhood Bracelet Ceremony | Zimmerli Commons | 3:00-4:00 pm

CCW Sophomores will experience the beloved tradition of receiving the Core Value bracelet.

Pop-in with the President & Provost | FretWell Spartanburg | 4:00-6:00 pm

Come unwind after a fun-filled afternoon. Enjoy some music, play a yard game, grab a drink or a snack, and relax with the Converse community.

African Dance Concert | Hazel B. Abbott Theatre | 6:00-7:00 PM

Experience the songs, instruments, and rhythms of West African traditions as Converse Dance students perform alongside professional company members of Libation West African Dance Company and Gye Nyame Dance Company.

Valkyries Choice Awards | Twichell Auditorium | 7:00-9:30 pm

This event spotlights Valkyries Athletics and all of our amazing student-athletes. Photos and the Red Carpet show kick off at 7 pm, followed by the award ceremony at 8 pm. Valkyries Choice Awards is a semi-formal event.

At Your Leisure on Saturday

Grab Some Gear | Montgomery Student Center | 10:00 am-3:00 pm

The campus bookstore has everything you need to show off your Converse spirit.

RISE Symposium Posters | Montgomery Student Center | 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Posters from the 2024 RISE Symposium will be on display. The RISE symposium celebrates students’ creative and scholarly achievements as well as the outstanding mentorship of our faculty.

Contact Leah Anderson at leah.anderson@converse.edu


May 3 @ 4:00 pm
May 4 @ 9:30 pm
Event Category:
General Events


Leah Anderson


Alumni, Board of Trustees, Parents, Students
Additional Details
Registration is required to attend May Day Weekend 2024.


Converse University
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302 United States
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