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06/13/2017

New Students Flock to Campus in June and August for Orientation

Quick Facts

 New students entering in the fall are required to attend one of five Orientation sessions offered during this month and in August.
 Family members are encouraged to take advantage of Family Orientation, a program offered concurrently with the first day of each of the student sessions.

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Student Orientation Leaders help new students get
to know the campus and get ready for the fall.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winthrop University will welcome freshman students during Orientation sessions this summer.

New students entering in the fall are required to attend one of five Orientation sessions offered during this month and in August. Family members are encouraged to take advantage of Family Orientation, a program offered concurrently with the first day of each of the student sessions.

Here are the schedules for students and families.

Session I is from June 14-15, Session II from June 19-20, Session III from June 22-23, Session IV from June 26-27 and Session V from Aug. 16-17. Transfer students entering Winthrop this fall may take advantage of Transfer Orientations in July and August.

Orientation is a program designed to assist new students and their families in adjusting to life as a Winthrop student. During Orientation, new students meet current student leaders, faculty and staff, receive information on academic expectations, opportunities for involvement, and what it means to be part of the Winthrop community and stay in the residence halls.

In addition to registering for classes, the freshmen will receive a copy of the university’s common book for 2017-18, "Spare Parts" by Joshua Davis.

Callie Smith, director for New Student and Family Programs (NSFP), and the student Orientation staff have designed programs and activities so students will interact with upperclassmen, Orientation faculty mentors, key campus personnel, and each other to build a web of support for their Winthrop experience.

Students and families are highly encouraged to download the Winthrop NSFP app, available for iPhones and Androids. With the app, you can learn more about Winthrop, the NSFP office, Orientation student leaders, and more. The Orientation schedules will be available on the app as well.

In addition to Smith, the NSFP student workers and their majors are:
Laura Banks, student program coordinator, senior, elementary education
Tucker Chandler, student program coordinator, junior, social work
Chloe Gill, student program coordinator, junior, psychology
Allison Murray, National Orientation Directors Association graduate intern, Illinois State University, college student personnel administration
Jazzy Thomas, National Orientation Directors Association graduate intern, Illinois State University, college student personnel administration
Amber Dicker, intern
Tadean Page, intern
Lori Harris, office manager

The student leaders for Orientation and Family Orientation sessions and their majors are:
Hayley Atkinson, junior, early childhood education
Joseph Bailey, sophomore, business administration
Kat Burroughs, sophomore, early childhood education
Maria Clarken, senior, political science
Nick DiCicco, junior, athletic training
Emily Garrett, sophomore, human nutrition
Jammie Huynh, sophomore, English
Mariah Landrum, junior, psychology
Jaime Lopez-White, senior, human nutrition
Norah Mendoza, sophomore, art (painting)
Jon’Paul Montgomery, junior, international business
Tess Norman, sophomore, integrated marketing communication
Peyton Richburg, junior, middle level education
Antonio Santos, junior, computer science
Ivy Steed, senior, elementary education
Joey Szeman, sophomore, finance
Ny Villarson, sophomore, elementary education
Destinee Waddy, junior, exercise science
Ayanna Wigfall, junior, exercise science

Keep up with the Office of New Student and Family Programs via social media:
Instagram: WinthropNSFP
Twitter: @WinthropNSFP
Facebook: Winthrop University Orientation

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or longshawj@winthrop.edu.


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