Spring Orientation 2013
Purpose of Spring Orientation
Spring Orientation 2013 will be held on Friday, January 4 for new freshmen and transfer students. There will also be a Family Orientation held on the same day for parents and family members of incoming students. Spring Orientation 2013 is an opportunity for students to explore Winthrop, meet new people, and start on the right path to success by scheduling your first semester courses. The purpose of this one-day orientation is to provide students with the information, support, and resources necessary to begin their academic journey. It is also a time to explore opportunities to live, learn, and lead on the Winthrop campus and its surrounding communities. Our Orientation Leaders look forward to helping our new students transition into the Winthrop Community!
Students will register for Orientation through their enrollment checklist. Students can also register parents and family members attending Spring Family Orientation. Click HERE to register for Spring Orientation.
Registration for Spring Orientation 2013 will close on Thursday, January 3 at 12 p.m. (noon). No registrations will be accepted after this date so please plan accordingly.
Residential Student Information
Students who will be living on campus in a Residence Hall for the Spring 2013 semester will be able to check into their assigned Residence Hall room on Thursday, January 3 from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. All new residential students should plan to move in during this time. Students will go to their assigned Residence Hall to check in and receive their room key.
Drafts of the Spring Student and Family Orientation Schedules are available below as a PDF. You will be given a final schedule when you check in for Orientation.
Spring Student Orientation Schedule (Freshmen and Transfer) (PDF)
Spring Family Orientation Schedule (PDF)
New Student Checklist
For a list of items that all new students will need to complete before beginning classes at Winthrop, please click HERE (PDF). Most of these items will be completed when you are on campus for Spring Orientation. This checklist will also be provided to new students at Orientation.
Winthrop offers Math, Foreign Language, and Chemistry Placement Tests. The Math Placement Test is completed online before attending Orientation and the Foreign Language and Chemistry Placement tests will be offered during the program. The deadline to complete the Math Placement Test online for Spring Orientation is Thursday, January 3 at 5 p.m.
Please note that not all new students will need to complete Placement Tests. For more information on the tests, including who should plan to take each test, please click HERE (PDF). You may also click on the "Placement Test" link on the left-hand side of the page to learn more about individual tests.
An orientation especially for parents and family members of incoming students will be held in conjunction with Spring Orientation. There is no charge for parents and family members to attend Spring Orientation, however we ask that you pre-register so we will know how many parents and family members to expect. Registration for Spring Family Orientation is available through the student's enrollment checklist. The enrollment checklist can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Parents and family members who are attending Spring Family Orientation can view a list of hotels that give a Winthrop discount by clicking HERE (PDF).
International students should contact the International Center at 803/323-2133 regarding orientation requirements and accommodations.
Students with Disabilities
In order to better accommodate the needs of any student or family member with a disability, please contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at 803/323-2387 or the Office of Disability Services.
Questions or Concerns
Contact the Office of New Student and Parent Programs at 803/323-2387 or via email at email@example.com.