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

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Transfer Orientation session is a one-day program beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. and ending around 5:00 p.m. The session includes experiences designed to allow students to learn about campus resources, interact with fellow new Eagles and current Eagles, meet with academic advisers and register for classes. Transfer Orientation Leaders 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 2020 Dates

Click on the session title below to see that session's schedule. 

For students whose first semester at Winthrop will be Spring 2020:



Session N

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

Transfer Students Only

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Session A

January 10, 2020

Freshmen and Transfer Students

12 p.m.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020


For New Transfer Students whose first semester at Winthrop will be Fall 2020:

  • Session C: Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Session D: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Session F: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Session G: Wednesday, August 19, 2020*

*Session G is for students who are unable to attend Sessions C, D, or F.

Post-traditional Students have these additional options for Orientation:

  • Session B: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (morning)

  • Session E: Thursday, June 25, 2020 (afternoon)


Students can register for Orientation online. After you have successfully registered online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

Post-Traditional Students

To better accommodate the needs of post-traditional students (students aged 25 and up), special Advising and Registration Only sessions may be available. This is an opportunity for post-traditional students to come to campus to be advised and register for classes for the fall semester. These sessions are limited to post-traditional students. Any other transfer students with special circumstances who would like to attend one of these sessions should contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs for approval.

International Students

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

Students and 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.

Additional Support

The office of Military, Adult, and Transfer Services (MATS) provides student support services and programming tailored to the unique needs of post-traditional, veteran, and transfer students. If you have any questions regarding your transition to, or during your time at Winthrop, please contact MATS directly at or 803/323-4784 or visit their website. During Full Day Orientation sessions, you'll also have the opportunity to interact with Transfer Orientation Leader and Mentors (TOLMs) who are current post-traditional and transfer students available to answer all of your Winthrop-related questions.

Questions or Concerns 

Contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs at 803/323-2387 or via email at

Last Updated: 1/9/20