Family Day
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New Student and Family Programs
248 DiGiorgio Campus Center
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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New Student and Family Programs

2018 Family Day

Saturday, October 5, 2019


Hello, Parents and Family Members!

Family Day is a Winthrop tradition that was started by President Shelton J. Phelps in 1936 and was later renewed in 2007 to become a fun-filled, engaging, and educational event for students and their families. Today, there are numerous activities that characterize life at Winthrop and in Rock Hill. Winthrop University and the Office of New Student & Family Programs are excited to invite you to attend Family Day 2019 on October 5! This event provides you the opportunity to visit with your student and take part in many events planned for your enjoyment.

Online registration will open closer to the time of the event. Watch your mail, email, and/or this webpage for further information.

Family Day Registration 

The registration fee for Family Day is $25.00 per person. Current students and children ages 6 and under are free, but still must be registered. Your registration fee covers all morning activities, the Eagle Family Picnic, most afternoon and evening activities (unless cost is otherwise listed), Family Day giveaways and goodies, supplies, and administrative costs. 

Family Day Cancellations Deadline and Refunds 

Please note the deadline to cancel and receive a refund is September 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. All Family Day registration cancellations received in writing via email before that time will be honored and processed. Cancellations received after 11:59 p.m. on September 30, 2019 will not receive a refund as a result of costs incurred in Family Day planning and preparation.

You are considered registered for Family Day 2019 if you complete the registration, regardless of payment status. Refunds will not be granted for no-shows. You are considered a no-show if you either do not show for Family Day, or have not notified our office via email of your cancellation by 11:59 p.m. on September 30.

Family Day T-Shirts 

During online registration or at Family Day, commemorate this exciting event by purchasing a Winthrop University Family Day T-Shirt for only $5.00 – $6.50! Special note about Family Day t-shirts: If you choose to order Family Day t-shirts but do not pick them up on Family Day, the deadline to pick them up at the NSFP office (248 DIGS) will be by 5:00 p.m. on December 1 of the same year. No refunds will be made for shirts not picked up by the deadline. 


Family members attending Family Day who arrive on Friday, October 4 or choose to stay overnight will need to make any overnight arrangements. Parents and family members who are attending Family Day can view list of hotels that give a Winthrop discount.


Other than certified service animals, pets and other animals are not permitted in any building on Winthrop’s campus.

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns. We hope you’re looking forward to Family Day just as much as we are!

Last Updated: 8/1/19