Winthrop University: Residence Life - Move in Web Page

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Move-In Day:

IMPORTANT Spring 2020 Move-In Information

We are looking forward to your arrival on campus in January.  Please read through the information on this page carefully regarding specific move-in times


Move-In Times:


New Students

New students move into their assigned rooms on Friday, January 10, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM.

If you are not sure of your room assignment or what floor you will be living on, login to Wingspan and follow the link for Eaglesnest Housing.

You may check into your assigned room any time AFTER your check-in time; however, you should plan to be fully moved in and families departed by 7:00 PM. 


Transfer Students

Tranfer students are able to begin moving in on Thursday, January 9, 2020 starting at 4:00 PM.

If you are not sure of your room assignment or what floor you will be living on, login to Wingspan and follow the link for Eaglesnest Housing.


Returning Students

Returning students will move into their assigned rooms on Sunday, January 12, 2020 starting at 8:00 AM.

Students may check into their assigned rooms any time AFTER their check-in time until Tuesday, January 14, 2020.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Will there be volunteers to help with my move-in? 

Volunteers will not be available to assist with move-in for Spring 2020.


How Should I pack my things? 

In order to be certain that your belongings make it to your room, please follow these guidelines when packing: 

  • Clearly label your belongings with your last name, residence hall, and room number. Include labels on everything and make them easily visible. 
  • Pack everything in a box, suitcase, or storage bin. Loose items are more likely to get lost and create more trips back and forth. In addition, in the event of inclement weather your belongings will be much safer in a box than on their own! 
  • Size matters (and weight too)! Remember that, in a lot of cases, volunteers will be using stairs and not elevators to move your belongings. Please be considerate and avoid bulky or particularly heavy items. 
  • Plan for your shopping in Rock Hill! Remember that you do not need to buy everything before you arrive. Sometimes you will even have a better idea of what you need once you are here.  Both Walmart and Target have locations in Rock Hill. 
  • Communicate! Make sure that you have talked with your roommate and made an effort to avoid duplicating items for your room. This will not only save our volunteers trips, but will save you time and money. 
  • Be informed! Make sure that you review the list of approved/prohibited items and know what is and is not allowed in your room. Again, this will save time and effort for everyone! 

For further information on packing, visit the GETTING READY section of our website.


Any tips for moving in? 

First, consider bringing a dolly or handcart to make moving in easier. You may consider bringing just the essentials along with enough clothing for until spring break. After a couple of weeks you will likely know better what you really need and what can realistically fit in your room.


Which residence halls have elevators? 

All of the residence halls have elevators, with the exception of Margaret Nance and Roddey Halls. Both Margaret Nance and Roddey have three floors. Due to the high volume of students and families, we strongly encourage the use of stairs while moving into residence halls. Thomson has a freight elevator that is accessible during move-in. 

Last Updated: 12/17/19