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Winthrop University Newly Admitted Students for Fall 2015



The Department of Residence Life has upgraded the newly admitted students application process. You can now apply for housing directly on Wingspan.

  1. Go to and then click on the Wingspan link on top right of your screen. 
  2. Login to Wingspan using your Winthrop username and password. (If you do not have a Winthrop username and password yet, go to to create a computer account.).
  3. Once logged in, click on Eaglesnest Housing under the Student Tools section.
  4. Click on "New Student Housing Application and Residence Hall Contract" under the Newly Admitted Students section.
  5. Complete all sections of the application and digitally sign the Residence Hall Contract/Lease.

Please download and read the updated "Eaglesnest Online Housing Application and Residence Hall Contract/Lease Instruction Sheet"

Current Resident Students:

Welcome to the Eaglesnest Online Room Selection process. This easy to use online system will help you sign up for your housing and meal plans for the 2014-15 academic year. A letter will be sent via email to all resident students by February 19th with the username and password necessary to access the system. To make the process go smoother, the Department of Residence Life staff will be available in the Phelps Computer Lab to assist you with Suite Fill-All and General Room Selection on February 25th, 27th, March 4th, 6th, April 1st and 3rd. Please refer to the Phelps Computer Lab Assistance Schedule below for specific times.

Follow this link to find out: When can I select a room during eaglesnest?

Follow this link to see: Detailed Eaglesnest Instructions 

To see step-by-step Instructions with screenshots click on: General Room Selection

Please scroll down to view the Eaglesnest room selection schedule, contact information, computer lab assistance schedule and helpful resources. 



Eaglesnest Schedule (Room Selection for Lee Wicker, Margaret Nance, Richardson, Phelps, Thomson and Wofford) 


Rising Sophomores

(Current, 2nd, and 3rd semester students plus Winthrop Fellows scholarship recipients and full-scholarship athletes)

  • Thursday, February 20th: Residents who want to stay in their same room next year.     
  • Tuesday, February 25th: Suite Fill-All MEN ONLY  for groups of 4 that can fill a suite in Lee Wicker, Thomson, or Phelps. Ends at midnight.*
  • Thursday, February 27th: Suite Fill-All WOMEN - ONLY for groups of 4 that can fill a suite in Lee Wicker, Thomson, or Phelps. Ends at midnight.*
  • Tuesday, March 4th: General Room Selection - Men Only. Select any available room for next year. Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 5th: General Room Selection for Men closes at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 6th: General Room Selection - Women Only. Select any available room for next year. Starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 7th: General Room Selection for Women closes at 6:00 p.m.

    *Designated start time will be indicated in the letter residents receive by February 19th via email. The time shown is the earliest a student can log into Eaglesnest. The assigned times were randomly generated by computer


Rising Juiors and Seniors

(Those currently beyond their 3rd semester at Winthrop) 

  • Tuesday, April 1st: Suite Fill-All - ONLY for groups of 4 that can fill a suite in Lee Wicker, Thomson, or Phelps.
          Women at 11:00 a.m. Men at 11:30 a.m. Ends at midnight.
  • Thursday, April 3rd: General Room Selection - Select any available room for next year.
          Women at 11:00 a.m. Men at 11:30 a.m. Ends April 4th at 6:00 pm.


Eaglesnest Phelps Computer Lab Assistance Hours 

Please join us in the lab during the dates and times listed below for help during your room selection time.

  • Tuesday, February 25th: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Rising Sophomore - Suite Fill-All for Men)
  • Thursday, February 27th: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Rising Sophomore - Suite Fill-All for Women)
  • Tuesday, March 4th: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Rising Sophomore - General Room Selection for Men)
  • Tuesday, March 6th: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Rising Sophomore - General Room Selection for Women) 
  • Tuesday, April 1st: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Rising Juniors/Seniors - Suite Fill-All)
  • Thursday, April 3rd: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Rising Juniors/Seniors - General Room Selection)


Have Questions?? Contact Options. 

  • Call us 803.323.2223 (Available day and night starting Feb. 20th)
  • Send us an email

Step by Step Instructions with Screenshots

Same Room Instructions

Suite Fill-All Instructions

General Room Selection Instructions

Helpful Resources

Residence Hall Floor Plans

Instructional Videos 

Suite Fill All - Using a suite in Phelps.

Same Room Sign Up