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Residence Life

Move-In Fall 2015

Welcome to the Residence Life Move-In page for Fall 2015. 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 of the questions you may have.

Move-In Weekend Directions and Rules 

New Students may check-in to their residence halls from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 21st. 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 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 23rd.  Please report to your designated unloading area to unload your things, check-in and pick up your room key. 

Find out more information about room assignments.

Have you changed your plans?

If you have decided not to enroll at Winthrop University, please fill out this cancellation form (PDF - 359 KB) and mail 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 Campus Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Meal Plan Changes

If you would like to change your meal plan, please fill out this meal plan change form (PDF - 108 KB) and return to:

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

The deadline to change your meal plan is August 28, 2015.

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

Helpful Resources

Residence Hall Living

Personal Computer Safety

  • Student Technology Handbook
    For more information about technology on campus, view the Student Technology Handbook (pdf - 1.84 MB).

  • 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 - 1.49 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.