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FAMILY DAY 2014: Saturday, October 4

Winthrop University and the Office of New Student and Family Programs are excited to invite you to attend Family Day 2014 on October 4, 2014! 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 closed. We are no longer accepting reservations prior to the event. You can register for Family Day during check-in on Saturday October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. Please note the deadline to cancel and receive a refund was Friday, September 19. We will be unable to provide refunds if you cancel after the deadline.

Family Day 2014 Fee Information

The registration fee for Family Day 2014 is $40 per person (students and children 6 and under are free). Your registration fee covers a ticket for you and your student to attend the Family Day Picnic with the Symphonic Band, all other activities (excluding the optional activities), a Family Day giveaway, a Family Day t-shirt, and administrative costs.

If you find that you need to make changes to your registration after it is completed, please email and we will be happy to make any changes.

For detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to register, please click HERE (PDF). If you have additional questions about the registration process, please email

Optional Activities (Additional Fees Required)

Paddling Trip

Presented by Outdoor Recreation division of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

Family Day registrants have the opportunity to participate in one of two optional paddling trips. The first trip is to the Catawba River Trip at Lake Wylie Dam. The second trip is a Lake Trip at Big Alison Creek. 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 all the equipment and instruction for a fun afternoon on the water. Families must preregister for one of the trips in order to participate.

The fee for the Catawba Rive Trip is $25 per person and the Lake Trip at Big Alison Creek is $20 per person. You must preregister during the Family Day registration process to participate in the paddling trip. Spaces are limited and are first-come, first-serve.

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. Family Day participants will have an opportunity to purchase SCarowinds tickets during the Family Day registration process at a discounted rate. Families must preregister to obtain the Family Day discounted ticket rate of $40 per person.  

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: "Pay by Credit Card or Echeck" 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 "Pay by Credit Card or Echeck" 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 at

Family Day 2014 Schedule of Events

The Family Day 2014 Schedule of Events is available by clicking HERE. Please note that all registered participants should plan to check in for Family Day between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center on Saturday, October 4.


Family members attending Family Day who arrive on Friday, October 3 or choose to stay overnight on Saturday, October 4 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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