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FAMILY DAY 2015: Saturday, October 3

Save the Date! Winthrop University and the Office of New Student and Family Programs are excited to invite you to attend Family Day 2015 on October 3, 2015! This weekend provides you the opportunity to visit with your student and take part in numerous activities and events planned for your enjoyment.

Family Day Registration

Family Day Registration is now open! You can register for Family Day 2015 by clicking HERE. Please note that you will need to enter your student's name and birth date to access the registration system.

Registration will close on Friday, September 18, 2015. Please note that the deadline to cancel and receive a refund is also Friday, September 18. No refunds will be given after September 18.

Family Day 2015 Fee Information

The registration fee for Family Day 2015 is $25 per person. Your registration fee covers a ticket for you and your student to attend the Family Day picnic, a Family Day giveaway, activities (excluding the optional activities), and administrative costs. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a Family Day T-shirt for $5 when registering.You can see the design of this year's t-shirt by clicking HERE (PDF).

Optional Activities (Additional Fees Required)

Kayaking Trip
Presented by Camp Canaan
3 mile kayak trip from Canaan to River Walk
Kayaking is a fun family activity that gets everyone off the couch and exploring the great outdoors! Lake kayaking is a safe way for beginners of all ages to learn how to paddle and become familiar with the basics of kayaking. We provide the equipment, guide, and shuttle back to Canaan. Please note: A minimum of 10 participants is required for this trip. Families must preregister for one of the trips in order to participate. Trip fees are $39 per person.

SCarowinds Halloween Haunt
Terror is coming to Carowinds. Haunted mazes and scary rides await you during SCarowinds only at Carowinds, The Thrill Capital of the Southeast. Families must preregister to obtain the Family Day discounted SCarowinds ticket rate of $35 per person (subject to changed based group rate deal). 

Payment Information

Your student's account will be charged for your Family Day registration fees. Your student's account needs to be settled to avoid any possible complications with course registration. After completing your Family Day Registration, you will be given two options for payment: "Now" or "Pay Later."

Please note that the charges for your Family Day registration will not appear on your student's account until the next business day. However, you can still make a payment for the registration and settle your student's account on the same day you register. Winthrop accepts MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa. You will be charged at 2.75% convenience fee if you choose to pay by credit card; there is no charge to pay by electronic check (Echeck).

When you click on the "Now" button, you will be taken to the Cashier's Payment Website that will give you more instructions and the link to log in to make a payment. If you choose to pay later, please note that you will still need to make a payment to your student's account at a later date to avoid any issues with course registration.

If you have any questions about the registration or payment process, feel free to contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 803/323-2387 or via email,

Family Day 2015 Schedule of Events

The Family Day 2015 Schedule of Events can be accessed by clicking the link below. Please note that all registered participants should plan to check in for Family Day between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center on Saturday, October 3.

Family Day 2015 Schedule (PDF)
(Please note this is a draft schedule and is still subject to change. You will receive a final schedule via e-mail the week before the event and at check-in.)


Family members attending Family Day who arrive on Friday, October 2 or choose to stay overnight on Saturday, October 3 will need to make any overnight arrangements. Parents and family members who are attending Family Day can view a list of hotels that give a Winthrop discount by clicking HERE (PDF).

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