Transition to Winthrop Workshops
At the beginning of the Fall semester, the Resource Center for Adult Students hosts a series of "Transition to Winthrop" workshops. As a transfer and/or post-traditional student, you may find many aspects of the college environment already familiar to you. However, Winthrop University is a new institution with new expectations and procedures, new academic requirements, and exciting new challenges. Your attendance will be a valuable investment in your future college career. Attendance at workshops is optional. Come for one session, choose a handful or attend every single one. Choose the sessions that work with your schedule and match your interests.
Fall 2015 sessions will be held on Friday, August 21st. The workshop schedule is listed below. All sessions (other than the Library Tour) will be held in the DiGiorgio Campus Center.
Simply to help us plan, we do ask you to register to attend the workshops, so we can make sure to expect you!
Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule
Friday, August 21, 2015
All workshops will be held in the DiGiorgio Campus Center unless otherwise noted.
9 - 10 a.m.: Library Tour (Meet in Dacus Library Lobby)
Winthrop’s library is a great place to study, do research and to find sources for papers. Learn the ins and outs of the library from its staff members.
10:15 - 11 a.m.: Understanding Winthrop's Academic Policies
Did you know you can repeat a course? Or that there is an S/U option for courses? Learn about many of Winthrop’s academic policies (and where to find information about all of them) during this session.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Professor Panel
Winthrop’s faculty are dynamic, engaging, and very student-centered. Learn from faculty across the disciplines what they expect from students in the classes, how to effectively utilize office hours, and what they think makes a successful student!
12 - 1 p.m.: Lunch Roundtables
Engage in a casual discussion about opportunities for Student Involvement, Career and Civic Engagement or getting your family involved on campus, over lunch with campus representatives! Grab your lunch from one of the many options in Markley's food court in the DiGiorgio Campus Center (or bring your own from home) and then find the table with our campus representative to learn more about great opportunities on campus.
1 - 1:30 p.m.: Making the Most of your Math Class
Is your upcoming math class making you nervous? Learn from Math faculty how to excel in your math classes.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Academic Resources at Winthrop
You’re not left on your own to earn great grades at Winthrop. Our most successful students make use of the many academic support services available on campus. Join representatives from the Academic Success Center, Writing Center, Math Tutorial Center, and Business Resource Room to learn how you can utilize tutoring services on campus. Several academically successful transfer students will also share habits that have led them to succeed in the Winthrop classroom!
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Navigating the Winthrop Web
Winthrop students are responsible for monitoring both their academic and degree progress. Wingspan and Degreeworks are two online tools that can help you do just that! Join the staff from Records and Registrar to learn all the functions of these great programs and how they can make advising, class registration, and much more easier! Your Adult Student Mentors will also help
you explore Blackboard and Turnitin, as well as connect you with some
very useful pages on the Winthrop website.
3:30 p.m.: Classroom Tours (Tours depart from DIGS Lobby)
Get a jumpstart on your semester and be ready for the first day of class! The Adult Student Mentors will take small groups around campus to visit academic buildings and find classrooms. Bring a copy of your schedule with room numbers listed.