Winthrop University: New Student Orientation - Transfer 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


Transfer Orientation Session A, January 2023

Register for Orientation

Student Schedule - Session A

Family Schedule - Session A


Transfer Orientation is required for all new transfer students at Winthrop University. Orientation is designed to allow students to learn about the ways that Winthrop differs from their previous institution(s) of higher education, along with learning about campus resources, interacting with fellow new Eagles and current Eagles, meeting with academic advisers, and registering for classes. Transfer Fellows (TFs) are paired with groups of students to assist them with their transition to Winthrop University.

If you're in the area before or after your Orientation session, we encourage you to explore and get your bearings!


Transfer Orientation 2022 Dates

Transfer Orientation is a required experience that is fully virtual in real time. When you register, you'll select which session you plan to attend.

You will receive a couple emails in the days leading up to your session that will include the link to join virtually along with other details. All students must adhere to webcam and mic requirements, as well as our Virtual Event Attendance Guide.

Session N: Friday, November 11


Advising and Registration

Once you attend Orientation, your advisor will reach out to you via email to set up a virtual advising appointment for the week after your session. In this appointment, you and your advisor will talk through your incoming credit and how it applies to your degree progress. You will register for fall classes during or after your appointment.


Orientation Registration

Students should register online through their Admissions Portal. After you have successfully registered online, you will receive an email confirmation. If you register for one of the optional sessions, you will receive a second confirmation email.

Transfer Fellows (TFs)

TFs are upperclassmen students at Winthrop who work with new transfer, military, and adult students and their families at Orientation and throughout their first semester. These students work hard to train and prepare for helping new students in their transition. At Orientation, new transfer students are assigned to a TF who will serve as their Winthrop point person and lead sessions to give students exclusive knowledge on what it means to be a Winthrop Eagle. Get to know this group of student leaders!

International Students

International students should contact the International Center at 803/323-2133 regarding Orientation requirements and accommodations. 

Transfer Credit Evaluator

We encourage all of our transfer students to use the self-service Transfer Credit Evaluator, a tool that will help you explore Winthrop majors and determine how your credits will transfer. 

Students and Guests with Disabilities

To request accessibility accommodations for Orientation, please 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 at 803/323-2387 or via email at

Last Updated: 11/22/22