New Student and Family Programs


New Student Checklist

This checklist was created to help identify tasks that should be completed prior to your enrollment at Winthrop. 

Before Orientation

After Orientation

  • Check your Winthrop e-mail daily. E-mail is Winthrop's primary form of communication with you.
  • Register for your Parking Permit using your Wingspan log-in information.
  • Sign up for WU Alert, Winthrop's emergency information texting system.
  • Contact your roommate to plan for move-in.
  • Visit the Residence Life website for move-in updates and refer all questions regarding housing assignments to Residence Life.
  • Purchase a Meal Plan, Cafe Cash, and Bookstore Bucks. If you are living on campus, you likely already have a meal plan as part of your housing contract.
  • Register your valuables (laptop, bicycle, etc.) with Winthrop University Police Department.
  • All tuition and fees must be paid (Cashiers Office - or a payment plan must be established (Student Financial Services - to avoid cancellation of your class schedule.
  • Books can be purchased and/or rented from The Winthrop Bookstore.
  • Download WU LiveSafe App on your smartphone.
  • Residential students can find your PO Box information on Wingspan.
  • Become familiar with the Cultural Events policy and find out information on requirements and upcoming events.
  • You will receive an e-mail after you attend orientation to your Winthrop account with instructions on how to complete the Campus Safety Training program requirements by logging into Wingspan and clicking "Campus Safety Training" under Channels. This training must be completed before the start of the fall semester. More information is available on the Dean of Students webpage. Contact Amy Sharpe with questions. Failure to complete Campus Safety Training will result in a hold on your account.
  • Get excited for Welcome Week and consider purchasing a DSU Welcome Week Pass or a DSU All Access Pass!
  • Explore Rock Hill!
  • Invite your family to Family Day in October.