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FAMILY DAY 2016: Saturday, October 1

Family Day Registration

Family Day Registration closed Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. We have reached our capacity for Family Day and are unable to register any more participants. Please note the deadline to cancel and receive a refund was also Friday, September 16. No refunds will be granted after the deadline.

Family Day Schedule

The Family Day 2016 Schedule of Events can be accessed by clicking on the link below. 

Family Day 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 Day Check-In

Check-in for Family Day will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby. All registered participants must check-in for Family Day to receive a copy of the finalized schedule, your meal tickets, your giveaway(s), and your t-shirt(s).

Optional Activities Tickets and Information

If you preregistered for the Anne Springs Close Greenway Fall Frolic, Historic Brattonsville: Liberty or Death? or Things My Mother Taught Me events, you will receive your tickets, directions to the site, and more information in your check-in packet. Unfortunately, we did meet the minimum number of participants needed for the event during registration and will have to cancel. Fees for this event will be refunded to the student’s account. 


If you preregistered for discounted tickets to Scarowinds through the Family Day Registration process, you will receive your tickets, directions to Carowinds, and more information in your check-in packet. If you would still like to go to Scarowinds on Saturday night and did not preregister for tickets, you can still choose to go and pay admission at the park. Tickets are $45.99 online or $55.99 at the gate plus applicable taxes and $30 for parking. 


Family Day participants will park in the gravel lot at the corner of Alumni Drive and Founders Lane. Directions to campus can be found at

If you have still have questions about Family Day, please feel free to contact our office by email at or by phone at 803/323-2387. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 1 and GO EAGLES!

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 members attending Family Day who arrive on Friday, September 30 or choose to stay overnight on Saturday, October 1 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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