Winthrop University: 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

Family Day

October 1, 2022

Save the Date!  


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 2022 on October 1! This event provides you the opportunity to visit with your student and take part in many events planned for your enjoyment.

View last years schedule from 2021   Plnning for 2022 is underway so please check back.  The schedule will be posted closer to the opening of fall classes. 

Family Day Registration

Coming Soon

The registration fee for Family Day is $40.00 per person.  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. If you  have questions about Family Day, email


Payment Information

Only debit/credit cards or pre-paid credit cards are accepted to pay for Family Day registration costs. Cash and checks are not accepted.

Family Day Early Check-In

If you are planning on coming into town on Friday, September 30, and wish to check-in early, please come to the lobby of the DiGiorgio Campus Center (DIGS) between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday. You will receive your Family Day materials, as well as some fun ideas for Friday evening. 

What to Bring

We recommend families and students bring the following for Family Day:

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • (If you're participating in Leaf Your Mark on Campus or Eagle Family Field Day) Clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty or being active in
  • Money in case you want to buy items in the Winthrop Bookstore or at campus dining locations, like Starbucks (Additionally, some events on the Family Day schedule may have an additional cost.
  • Umbrella or rain jacket in case of inclement weather
  • Jacket or coat in case of cooler weather

Overnight Accommodations

Family members attending Family Day who arrive on Friday, September 30 or choose to stay overnight will need to make their own overnight arrangements. Parents and family members who are attending Family Day can view a list of hotels.


The Office of New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) works to create a welcoming and engaging campus experience for students and guests by striving to provide accessible and inclusive programming throughout the year. If you or your guest(s) require accommodations during Family Day, please denote needs through your Family Day registration. If you have already completed your Family Day registration and did not list accommodation needs, please email with details.


Family Day participants should park in the Founders Lot (gravel) at the corner of Alumni Drive and Founders Lane. All Family Day participants must have a Winthrop parking pass or the Family Day temporary parking pass in order to park on campus. Directions to campus can be found here; the Winthrop parking map can be found here.


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 look forward to celebrating our Eagle Families!

Last Updated: 6/10/22