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New Student Orientation

Transfer Orientation

Because the Office of New Student and Family Programs understands that transfer and post-traditional students often have different needs, we offer two types of Transfer Orientation sessions to try to best serve all incoming students. You can choose the type of Orientation session that is right for you.

Transfer Orientation (Full Day Session)

The Full Day Transfer Orientation session is a one-day program beginning at 8 a.m. and ending around 5 p.m. The session includes experiences designed to allow students to learn about campus resources, complete course evaluations, meet with academic advisers and register for classes. Transfer Orientation Leaders are paired with groups of students to assist them with their transition to Winthrop University.

Advising/Registration Only

The Advising/Registration Only session is an opportunity for transfer students already familiar with Winthrop University to come to campus to be advised and register for classes for the fall semester. Students will also have the opportunity to complete various tasks that will help make their transition into the university community a smooth one. This year, to better accommodate the needs of our transfer and post-traditional students, the May Advising/Registration Only session will begin at 9 a.m. and the July Advising/Registration Only session will begin at 5 p.m. You can choose the session that works best with your schedule.

Note: All admitted Post-Traditional Students (including freshmen and five year re-admits) participate in one of the Transfer Orientation sessions. Additional information is enclosed with your letter of admission.

Transfer Orientation 2016 Dates

Transfer Orientation (Full Day Session)

Session C: May 26

Session E: July 14

Session F: August 3

Session G: August 17 (Fall Orientation)

Advising/Registration Only Sessions

Session B: May 25

Session D: July 13


Students can register online for the session that best meets your needs. After you have successfully registered online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. 


Transfer Orientation Full Day Schedule Draft (PDF)

Fall Transfer Orientation Schedule Draft (August 17) (PDF)

Advising/Registration Only May Session Draft (PDF)

Advising/Registration Only July Session Draft (PDF)

Please note that these schedules are subject to change. Final schedules will be distributed at Orientation check-in.

International Students

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 Family Programs at 803/323-2387 or the Office of Accessibility at 803/323-3290.

Additional Support

Military, Adult, and Transfer Services provides student support services and programming tailored to the unique needs of post-traditional, veteran, and transfer students. If you have any questions regarding your transition to, or during your time at Winthrop, please contact Military, Adult, and Transfer Services at or 803/323-4784 or visit their website. During Full Day orientation sessions, you’ll also have the opportunity to interact with Adult Student Mentors who are current post-traditional and transfer students available to answer all of your Winthrop-related questions.

Questions or Concerns 

Contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 803/323-2387 or via email at

New Student Orientation
248 DiGiorgio Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2384 (fax)
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