All transfer students are expected to attend an orientation session prior to their first semester of enrollment at Winthrop University. We believe it is imperative for all new transfer students to learn about all the opportunities available to them at Winthrop. Orientation is coordinated by the Office of New Student and Family Programs. Visit the Orientation website for more information.
Two versions of the Transfer Orientation are offered: a Full Day session and an Advising and Registration Only session. We strongly encourage you to attend a Full Day Transfer Orientation session, as there is a wealth of information presented during those sessions tailored to your unique needs. Advising and Registration Only sessions are intended for students already familiar with Winthrop’s campus and services.
As part of the full-day orientation process, you will be assigned to an Adult Student Mentor who is here to assist you in transitioning to Winthrop. A transfer and/or post-traditional student themselves, they can answer questions and help you navigate campus. Students who attend the Advising and Registration Orientation session will have an opportunity to connect with the Adult Student Mentors at the start of the semester through a variety of activities. They also will host a variety of events throughout the semester designed with your needs in mind.