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Resource Center for Adult Students

Military, Adult, and Transfer Services


Welcome to Winthrop University! Every student's path to Winthrop is unique, and we're glad you found your way to our campus.

The Military, Adult, and Transfer Services (MATS) office, formerly known as the Resource Center for Adult Students, serves military, adult, and transfer students throughout their Winthrop career. 

Our staff is available to provide:

  • Personalized one-on-one consultations related to academic planning and skills, personal concerns, and campus involvement.
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources.
  • Current undergraduate mentor who are available to answer questions.
  • Seminars, workshops, and events tailored to your unique needs as a military, adult, and/or transfer student.
  • Support of student organizations for military, adult, and transfer students.

Our staff is available to meet this summer!  For assistance, please contact us directly, or use one of our request forms below.

August 2016 Events for New Transfer, Adult, and Military Students

Start your Winthrop experience off right!  MATS has a great line-up of events for new students to participate in right before classes start.  While many events are optional, there is a full-day of required events on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Required Events for All New Transfer and Adult Students: Monday, August 22, 2016

  • 9 – 10:00 a.m.: Transfer and Adult Student Meeting - Tillman Auditorium
  • 10:30 a.m. – Noon: Assemblies with Academic Colleges - Locations vary by Academic College. See Welcome Week Book for exact locations.
  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch on your own - Bring your own lunch, or try out one of our great on-campus dining locations!
  • 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Optional Campus Tour - Meet in DIGS Lobby.
  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Winthrop's History and Traditions - Tillman Auditorium - Arrive at 1:30 p.m. to receive your Blue Line shirt. Session will begin promptly at 1:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 pm: Convocation - Byrnes Auditorium - Your Adult Student Mentors will walk you over following the Winthrop's History & Traditions presentation. Be sure to wear your Blue Line shirt!

Classes begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Optional Events for New Transfer and Adult Students

  • Pancake Breakfast & Classroom Tours:Thursday, August 18 at 10 a.m. in Dinkins Auditorium - Bring your class schedule and we'll help you find your classrooms.
  • Board Game Night: Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m - 9 p.m. in Richardson Hall Classroom
  • Escaping Transfer Shock Workshops: Friday, August 19 at 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in DIGS 114 (unless otherwise noted)
  • Transfer Trivia: Friday, August 19 at 8 p.m. in The Edge in the DiGiorgio Campus Center
  • Tacos with Transfers: Thursday, August 25 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Dinkins Lawn (Rain Location: Dinkins Auditorium)

Get all the details about our August events!

Get Connected with MATS

Mailing Lists

Are you a Winthrop student interested in receiving information for Students with Families or from the Non-Traditional Adult Student Association or the Student Veterans of Winthrop Association?  Submit a mailing list request form!

Mentoring & Consultations

Have questions about your Winthrop experience? Need some guidance about majors, understanding your degree requirements, or how to get involved on campus? Request a consultation with a MATS staff member.

Curious about how things work at Winthrop? Want to chat with someone who has been in your shoes as a transfer and/or post-traditional student? Request to meet with one of our Adult Student Mentors.


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Military, Adult, & Transfer Services (MATS)
108 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-3910 (fax)

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