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
803/323-2387
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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. At each full day Orientation session, family members have the opportunity to attend Family Orientation.

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

Freshman and Family Orientation 

Freshman Family Orientation is held concurrently during the first day of the Freshman Orientation sessions.  Students and families will arrive at Orientation together and then separate, branching off to their respective Orientations. Freshman Family Orientation will begin around 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m.

After your student has registered for Freshman Orientation, family members may register for Family Orientation. 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.  

Transfer Family Orientation

Transfer Family Orientation is held during Transfer Orientation Full Day sessions. (Due to the nature of the program, Family Orientation is not available during the half-day Advising/Registration Only sessions.) Students and families will arrive at Orientation together and then separate, branching off to their respective Orientations. Transfer Family Orientation will begin around 8:00 a.m. and run until approximately 4:00 p.m.

Important Dates for students whose first semester at Winthrop will be Spring 2020:

Session   

Registration/Cancellation
Deadline

Session N

November 15, 2019, 1 - 6 p.m.

Transfer Students Only

(Family Orientation not available)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Session A

January 10, 2020

Freshmen and Transfer Students

12 p.m.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

More 2020 dates to be announced.

After your student has registered for Transfer Orientation, family members may register for Family Orientation. 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.

Accommodations

Family members attending Freshman or Transfer Orientation will need to make their own overnight arrangements. Accommodations in Residence Halls are only for freshman students attending the two-day Freshman Orientations in June.

Parents and family members who are attending Family Orientation can view a list of hotels (pdf 6.5 kb) that give a Winthrop discount.

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 803/323-3290. 

Questions or Concerns

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

Last Updated: 10/31/19