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August 2017 Events for Military, Adult, and Transfer Students

Welcome Week Events

Welcome Week runs from Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 27, and provides new students with great opportunities to engage on Winthrop’s campus!  As a new military, adult and/or transfer student, you are encouraged to participate in all events.  A full-listing of events can be found in your Welcome Week booklet, which you can pick up from our office or at our events, during the Transfer and Adult Student Meeting or when you check in at your residence hall (new transfer students may check in at their residence hall beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, August 18).  For more information visit the Welcome Week website.

Required Events

While most events are optional, below are the required events for new transfer, military, and adult students.

Monday, August 21, 2017

  • 9 – 10:00 a.m.: Transfer and Adult Student Meeting - Tillman Auditorium
  • 10:30 a.m. – Noon: Assemblies with Academic Colleges - Locations vary by Academic College.  See Welcome Week Book for exact locations.
  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch on your own - Bring your own lunch, or try out one of our great on-campus dining locations!
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Escaping "Transfer Shock" Student Panel - Tillman Auditorium - Arrive at 1:00 p.m. to receive your Blue Line shirt.  Session will begin promptly at 1:15 p.m.
  • 3:15 pm: Convocation - Byrnes Auditorium - Be sure to wear your Blue Line shirt!

Classes begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Welcome Week Fun with the Transfer OLs & Mentors

Kick-off a great semester at Winthrop with your Adult Student Mentors by joining them for some of the many great events that make up Welcome Week.  A Transfer Orientation Leader & Mentor will be at the following events early in the week – so you’re guaranteed to have someone to sit with.  

  • Pancake Breakfast & Classroom Tours: Thursday, August 17 at 10 a.m. in Dinkins Auditorium - Bring your class schedule and we'll help you find your classrooms.
  • Board Game Night: Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m. in 114 DiGiorgio Campus Center
  • Library Tour: Friday, August 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Dacus Library
  • Dinner with the Transfer OL & Mentors: Friday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Thomson Cafeteria
  • Transfer Trivia: Friday, August 18 at 8 p.m. in The Edge in the DiGiorgio Campus Center
  • Transfer Carnival: Wednesday, August 23 at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Dinkins Lawn

Your Transfer OL & Mentors will also be at events throughout the remainder of the week! A full listing of those events will be available at the Transfer and Adult Student Meeting on Monday, August 21, 2017.

Download a copy of the Transfer & Adult Student Brochure! (pdf - 1.15 mb)

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