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Resource Center for Adult Students

Transition to Winthrop Workshops

Back by popular demand!  The Resource Center for Adult Students will host a series of "Transition to Winthrop" workshops prior to the start of the Fall 2014 semester. 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. Sessions (except the Library Tour) will be held in the West Center and the DiGiorgio Campus Center (see schedule for locations). 

To assist us in planning, please register in advance for the sessions you wish to attend.  

Please be advised that new transfer students living on campus for the Fall 2014 semester, who are not attending Orientation on August 20, are able to move in to their residence halls on Friday, August 22nd starting at 7 a.m.  Keep that date in mind as you register for sessions.  If you are a residential new transfer student who wishes to attend sessions held on Thursday, August 21, please contact the Resource Center for Adult Students directly prior to registering for sessions.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday, August 21, 2014

All sessions will be held in 212 West Center unless otherwise noted.
1:00 p.m.: Academic Resources on Winthrop's Campus
2:00 p.m.: Study Skills for Success
3:00 p.m.: Professor Panel
4:00 p.m.: Making the Most of Your Math Class

Friday, August 22, 2014

All sessions will be held in 114 DiGiorgio Campus Center unless otherwise noted.
Noon: Classroom Tours (Meet in Lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center)
1:00 p.m.: Writing a University-Level Paper
1:45 p.m.: Getting Involved on Campus
2:30 p.m.: Finding Employment On- and Off-Campus
3:00 p.m.: Using Degreeworks and Wingspan
4:00 p.m.: Library Tour (Meet in Lobby of Dacus Library)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All sessions will be held in 114 DiGiorgio Campus Center unless otherwise noted.
9:00 a.m.: What Every Eagle Needs to Know
9:30 a.m.: Tips from Academically Successful Transfer Students
10:00 a.m.: Students with Families
10:30 a.m.: Understanding Winthrop's Academic Policies
11:15 a.m.: Social Media 101 (210 West Center)
11:45 a.m.: Navigating the Winthrop Web (210 West Center)
12:15 pm: Classroom Tours (Meet in West Center Lobby)

Download a printable workshop schedule with times and locations (pdf - 165 kb)

 Workshop Topics

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.

Study Skills for Success
Looking to succeed in your classes at Winthrop?  Great note-taking, implementing a study cycle, and managing your time well will definitely help.  Learn how to do all of this during this very informative session.

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!

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.

Classroom Tours
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.

Writing a University-Level Paper at Winthrop
As a Winthrop student, you’ll enroll is several writing-focused courses during your career here.  This session will provide tips and tricks to writing a great paper for your Winthrop courses.  Whether a rock-star writer or in need of a bit of a brush up on your writing skills, you’re guaranteed to improve your writing!

Getting Involved on Campus
Winthrop students get involved on campus – learn how you can too!  Representatives from Clubs and Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, and the Center for Career and Civic Engagement will guide you through your many opportunities for involvement!

Finding Employment On- and Off-Campus
Looking for a way to help pay for your tuition and books?  Maybe you need some extra spending cash?  The Center for Career and Civic Engagement and the Office of Financial Aid can assist you in finding employment opportunities both on- and off-campus.  This session will also highlight all the resources available to you when you're ready to brush up your resume, find an internship, or prepare for a job interview.

Using Wingspan and Degreeworks
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!

Library Tour
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.Understanding

What Every Eagle Needs to Know
Join the Adult Student Mentors as they teach you all the tips and tricks to make your transition to Winthrop a breeze!  They'll provide you with great information about how to navigate the specifics of Winthrop's campus - from where to park to locations of the computer labs to the best places to grab a meal on campus!

Tips from Academically Successful Transfer Students
Members of the Tau Sigma Honor Society - an honor society specifically for transfer students - will be on hand for a lively discussion about habits that led them to succeed in the classrooms of Winthrop!

Students with Families
Do you have children and/or a spouse?  Learn how they can feel like an honorary Eagle by participating in campus events, joining the West Center, and attending athletic events.  Our Adult Student Mentors will answer your questions and share tips on successfully balancing academics and family life!

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.

Social Media 101
Facebook.  Twitter.  Are you unfamiliar with these social media tools?  Or maybe just a little unsure of all their features?  Learn from our Adult Student Mentors how to navigate these sites and how using them can keep you connected with all the great opportunities at Winthrop!

Navigating the Winthrop Web
Learn the ins-and-outs of the many web resources Winthrop has to offer that you may be using in your classes.  Your Adult Student Mentors will help you explore Blackboard and Turnitin, as well as connect you with some very useful pages on the Winthrop website. 

 


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CONTACT INFORMATION
Resource Center for
Adult Students
108 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4784
803/323-3910 (fax)

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