New Student and Family Programs


Get the Most Out of Orientation!

  1. Get to know your Orientation Leader! The OLs and TFs are great resource. Ask them your questions!
  2. Find your way around campus. You get to explore campus during Orientation. Check out the campus map online to help you know where things are! 
  3. Review the in-person Orientation schedule ahead of time. Each session was purposefully chosen to give you a snapshot of the Winthrop experience. 
  4. Find out what WU has to offer you! Take full advantage of Orientation - At in-person Orientation sessions, make sure to visit the Eagle Resource Fair - to connect you with involvement opportunities! You can also browse through different offices on the Resources tab on our website.
  5. Make a friend! One goal of Orientation is to provide opportunities to get to know the other new Eagles in your Orientation group. Exchange contact information and connect with other students in your Orientation group. Knowing a few new faces will be helpful when you come to campus during the semester.
  6. Set goals. Before starting classes, what do you want to accomplish during your Winthrop experience. Time passes quickly, so the sooner you get started, the more you'll get out of your time at Winthrop.
  7. Connect with a faculty member - whether it's your advisor, OFM, or other faculty involved with Orientation!

Expectations for Students at In-Person Orientation Sessions

  1. Attend all in-person Orientation activities during your session. If you miss or arrive late to a required activity, you won't have completed your Orientation requirement, you may be required to attend a different session, and a hold may be placed on your account.
  2. Do not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs.
  3. No smoking or vaping in campus buildings. There are smoking/vaping benches located outside of buildings. Please review Winthrop's smoking policy for more information.
  4. Wear your nametag at all times during Orientation.
  5. Uphold the Student Conduct Code.