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Move-In Fall 2017

Welcome to the Residence Life Move-In page for Fall 2017. This page is designed to help you find all the answers you may have concerning moving into Winthrop University. Whether you are a new student to Winthrop University or moving back on campus, this page can help you answer any and all the questions you may have.

Move-In Weekend Directions and Rules

New Students may check-in to their residence halls from 7AM to 3PM on Friday, August 18th, 2017. To check-in, Wofford Hall and Richardson Hall residents will go to Dinkins Hall first. All other residents please follow signs to the designated unloading area to unload your things, check-in, and pick up your room key. Please read the special check-in instructions on the Move-In Weekend Rules and Directions page.

Returning students may check-in to their residence halls beginning at 8AM on Sunday, August 20th. Please report to your designated unloading area to unload your things, check-in, and pick up your room key.

To check your room assignment, please log into Wingspan and click on "Room Assignment."

Have you Changed your Plans?

If you have decided to not enroll at Winthrop University, please complete a cancellation form (PDF-377KB) and mail, email, or fax it to the Department of Residence Life within five (5) days of receiving your room assignment.

This form should only be returned if you are not planning to live in the Residence Halls.

Mailing Address

Department of Residence Life
237 DiGiorgio Camus Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Meal Plan Changes

If you would like to change your meal plan, please log on to Wingspan and select Eaglesnest Housing under Student Tools. Follow the "Meal Plan Change Request" link.

The deadline to change your meal plan is August 25th, 2017 at 5PM.

Parking on Campus

For more information about parking on campus, please visit the Campus Police Parking Permit Registration and Pick-Up page.

Find out more information about parking for Courtyard residents by visiting the Instructions and Rules for Courtyard Parking Privileges page.

Academic Success Communities

Academic Success Communities house students together on a residential theme floor with others possessing similar academic and personal interests. Specific programs are designed around a floor's theme and are presented by residence life staff, faculty partners, and the residents themselves.

Find out more about our Academic Success Communities.

Amenities and Features

Safety

IMPORTANT: POLICY ON Hoverboards, Self-Balancing Scooters, Gyroscopes, in the Residence Halls

Due to the continued national safety concerns with “hoverboard” self-balancing electric scooters; particularly their tendency to spontaneously catch on fire, these devices are prohibited in the residence halls.

If you own one, please make sure that the device is not brought to campus. Several safety and consumer agencies are investigating numerous fires and injuries related to these devices. The extreme risk of fire caused by the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in these devices makes them an unacceptable safety hazard in our communities.

Helpful Resources

Residence Hall Living

Personal Computer Safety

  • Student Technology Handbook

         For more information about technology on campus, view the Student Technology Handbook (PDF - 941 KB).     

  • C.L.A.W. Laptop Theft Prevention

         To protect your laptop, check out Operation C.L.A.W. Campus police provides this program to assist you in recovering your laptop easily if it is lost or stolen.

  • Campus Backup

         During the school year, over 40% of students lose a term paper, lecture notes or presentations due to computer issues. Now we have the solution! The campus back service provides automatic nightly backups or, single-click, anytime backups to a secure offsite location every          night for your documents. You do not need to pre-select documents or remember to back up every day. This software does everything for you.                         

Insurance Information

Part of college life includes taking suitable precautions with regard to personal belongings and being alert to suspicious activities within the residence halls. Regardless of these precautions, loss of personal property is sometimes inevitable. Our Student Handbook (PDF - 19.5 MB) clearly states that Winthrop University is not responsible for personal property owned by students, faculty or staff.

Find out more information on property insurance.

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