Winthrop University: New Student Orientation - What to Bring to Orientation Sessions
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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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What to Bring to Orientation

(Listed by Orientation type)

 

Freshman Orientation in June (Sessions I, II, III, IV)

As a reminder, freshmen attending a 2-day June Orientation session are required to stay overnight on campus during Orientation. Attendees should plan to bring:

  • Extra long twin-sized sheets, two twin-sized flat sheets, OR a sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Towel
  • Toiletries and any medications
  • Alarm clock (You are required to be on time to all Orientation events.)
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes
  • Umbrella or rain jacket, just in case
  • Pens and pencils
  • Money for optional activities
  • Athletic attire
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • (Optional) Gently used children's books to donate to Reading Tent Project during Orientation Check-In

Transfer Orientation (May through early August)

Attendees should plan to bring:

  • Unofficial copy of transcripts from previous institution
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes
  • Pens and pencils
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella or rain jacket, just in case
  • Sunscreen
  • Money for optional activities

Freshman Fall Orientation (Freshman Session V in mid-August)

Please note that residential students will move directly into their assigned residence hall room on the morning of Day 1. Commuter students will return to their off-campus residence at the end of Day 1 and return in the morning for the Day 2 events and to register for fall classes. Attendees should plan to bring:

  • Items to move into residence hall room (if living on campus)
  • Completed health and immunizations forms
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes
  • Alarm Clock (You are required to be on time to sessions on Day 2, regardless of living on campus or commuting.)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella or rain jacket, just in case

Transfer Fall Orientation (Transfer Session G in mid-August)

Please note that residential students will move directly into their assigned residence hall room prior to Orientation and will receive further details via email. Attendees should plan to bring:

  • Items to move into residence hall room (if living on campus)
  • Completed health and immunizations forms
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes
  • Alarm Clock (You are required to be on time to sessions on Day 2, regardless of living on campus or commuting.)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella or rain jacket, just in case

Spring Orientation (November and January)

Spring Orientation is required for all new undergraduate students whose first semester at Winthrop will be Spring. Attendees should plan to bring:

  • Unofficial copy of transcripts from previous institution
  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes
  • Pens and pencils
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella or rain jacket, just in case
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket/coat
  • Money for optional activities

Family Orientation

Family members planning to attend Family Orientation should plan to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes (please note that there is moderate walking around campus for each session)
  • Water bottle
  • Pen/pencil and notebook
  • Umbrella or rain jacket

Last Updated: 2/4/20