New Student and Family Programs


2024 Transfer Orientation 


Register for Orientation

Session B (virtual) May 30, 2024  

Session C (virtual) June, 25, 2024 

Session D (virtual) July 17, 2024 

Session B, C, & D Schedule

Session E (in-person) August 8, 2024 Student Schedule

               Family Orientation Session E (in-person) August 8, 2024 Family Schedule

Virtual Tour

Building Addresses


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 2024 

Transfer Orientation is a required experience that is fully virtual in real time for session B, C, & D, and in-person for session E. When you register, you'll select which session you plan to attend.

You will receive a couple e-mails in the days leading up to your session that will  provide you with information to prepare for your orientation session.  Those attending session N, the evening before orientation you will receive an e-mail 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.

If you prefer to attend orientation in person, you will want to register for session E, scheduled for Thursday, August 8.  During this orientation, you will register for your classes and have a class schedule.


Advising and Registration

Once you attend a virtual Orientation session, your advisor will reach out to you via e-mail 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 classes during or after your appointment.

If you attend Session E, you will meet with your Academic College during Orientation, and advising and course registration will also occur during the Orientation day. 


Orientation Registration

Students should register online through their Admissions Portal. After you have successfully registered online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. 

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 e-mail at