Winthrop University: New Student Orientation - Family Orientation
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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 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. 

The schedule for Family Orientation can be found with the corresponding Freshmen Orientation, Transfer Orientation, or Spring Orientation session schedule.


"While I was at Orientation, my mom was at a Family Orientation where they explained what I was going to experience here at Winthrop, making my mom feel much more secure."

History Education major from Dillon, SC


"During Orientation, Winthrop made sure to include all of the parents and make sure they understand the transition from high school to college, as well as what the students need to succeed and graduate from Winthrop."

Biology major from Aiken, SC


Family Orientation Spring 2021

Spring Family Orientation will be held virtually this year. The Office of New Student & Family Programs has compiled many family resources to be helpful for our new Eagle families. To gain access to these family resources, please have your student register you for Family Orientation. We look forward to getting to know you this summer!

If you have questions about New Student Orientation, please check out our Freshman OrientationTransfer Orientation, or Spring Orientation webpages.


Visit Rock Hill

We also encourage you to explore Rock Hill and the surrounding area. This is a great way to learn more about the city your student will live in, and you may find opportunities to spend time with your student.


Students or Guests with Disabilities

To request accessibility accommodations for Orientation, please have your student provide information about your needs through the Orientation Registration process, and we will work with you through your request. Please note that both Orientation and Family Orientation do involve a good bit of walking around campus (if the sessions are in-person, on campus). Winthrop University does not have wheelchairs, scooters, or other equipment available for rent, so please plan to bring or rent your own equipment for your visit, sufficient for your needs.


Questions or Concerns

Contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs via email at

Last Updated: 10/30/20