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New Student Orientation

Family Orientation

The Family Orientation program offers parents and family members the opportunity to learn about various campus services, policies and procedures, and also assists them in understanding the challenges their students may face. The goal of Family Orientation is to provide you with the information to help support your student as he/she transitions into the Winthrop community. We offer three distinct Family Orientation programs for parents and family members of new students: Freshman Family Orientation, Transfer Family Orientation, and Fall Family Orientation.

Freshman Family Orientation

Freshman Family Orientation is held concurrently during the first day of the Freshman Orientation session for students.  Students and families will attend the Welcome to Winthrop Session together and then separate, branching off to their respective Orientations. Freshman Family Orientation will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m.

After your student has registered for Freshman Orientation, family members may register for Family Orientation by visiting the MyChecklist Web site. The Freshman Family Orientation fee is $15 per person. Once you register online, your student's account will be charged your registration fees. Family Orientation fees are not refundable.  

Freshman Family Orientation 2016 Dates

Session I: June 15 (Wednesday)

Session II: June 20 (Monday)

Session III: June 23 (Thursday)

Session IV: June 27 (Monday)

Freshman Family Orientation Schedule

Freshman Family Orientation Schedule Draft (PDF)

Please note that these schedules are subject to change. Final schedules will be distributed at Orientation check-in.

Transfer Family Orientation

Transfer Family Orientation is held during Transfer Orientation Full Day sessions. Due to the nature of the program, Family Orientation is is not available during the Advising/Registration Only sessions. Students and families will attend the Welcome to Winthrop session together and then separate, branching off to their respective Orientations. Transfer Family Orientation will begin at 8 a.m. and run until approximately 4 p.m.

After your student has registered for Transfer Orientation, family members may register for Family Orientation by visiting the MyChecklist Web site. The Transfer Family Orientation fee is $10 per person. Once you register online, your student's account will be charged your registration fees. Family Orientation fees are not refundable.

Transfer Family Orientation 2016 Dates

Session C: May 26 (Thursday)

Session E: July 14 (Thursday)

Session F: August 3 (Wednesday)

Transfer Family Orientation Schedule

Transfer Family Orientation Schedule Draft (PDF)

Please note that these schedules are subject to change. Final schedules will be distributed at Orientation check-in.  

Fall Family Orientation

Fall Family Orientation is available for family members of Freshman and Transfer students who attend Fall Orientation (Freshman Session V and Transfer Session G) on Wednesday, August 17. Students and families will attend the Welcome to Winthrop session together and then separate, branching off to their respective orientations.

After your student has registered for Fall Orientation, family members may register for Family Orientation by visiting the MyChecklist Web site. The Fall Family Orientation fee is $15 per person for families of freshmen and $10 per person for families of transfer students. Once you register online, your student's account will be charged your registration fees. Family Orientation fees are not refundable.

Fall Family Orientation Schedule

Fall Freshman Family Orientation Schedule Draft (PDF)

Fall Transfer Family Orientation Schedule Draft (PDF)

Please note that these schedules are subject to change. Final schedules will be distributed at Orientation check-in.

Accommodations

Family members attending Freshman or Transfer Orientation will need to make any overnight arrangements. Accommodations in Residence Halls are only for freshmen attending the two-day summer Freshman Orientation.

Parents and family members who are attending Family Orientation can view a list of hotels that give a Winthrop discount by clicking HERE (PDF).

Students or Guests with Disabilities

In order to better accommodate the needs of any student or family member with a disability, please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 803/323-2387 or the Office of Accessibility at 803/323-3920.

Questions or Concerns

Contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 803/323-2387 or via email at orientation@winthrop.edu.

 

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