Expectations For Students At Orientation
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Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Get the Most Out of Orientation!

  1. Get to know your Orientation Leader! OLs and TOLMs are great resources both during Orientation and throughout the academic year. They are full of Winthrop knowledge and tips for success. Ask them your questions!
  2. Find your way around campus. You will have many opportunities to explore campus during Orientation. Check out the campus map online and get to know where things are! This will make it much easier to find your classes later on.
  3. Review the Orientation schedule ahead of time. This will help you get a feel for all the events and activities we've planned for you. Each session was purposefully chosen to give you a snapshot of the Winthrop experience. Pay attention because there's a lot to learn!
  4. Find out what WU has to offer you! Take full advantage of the Eagle Resource Fair - there are so many great opportunities to get involved on campus! You can also browse through different offices on the Resources tab on our website.
  5. Make a friend! One goal of Orientation is to provide opportunities to get to know the other new Eagles in your Orientation group. Exchange contact information with your Orientation roommate (freshmen) or other students in your Orientation group. Knowing a few new faces will be helpful when you come to campus during the semester.
  6. Set goals. Before you leave Orientation, start thinking about what you want to accomplish during your Winthrop experience. Time will pass more quickly than you expect, so the sooner you get started, the more you'll get out of your time at Winthrop.
  7. Connect with a faculty member - whether it's your advisor, OFM, First Class Instructor, or other faculty involved with Orientation!

Expectations for Students at Orientation

  1. Attend all Orientation sessions and activities. If you miss or arrive late to a required session, you may not be able to register for classes at your designated time. Depending on the severity, you may be sent home and required to attend a different Orientation session.
  2. Do not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs.
  3. No smoking in campus buildings. There are smoking benches located outside of buildings. Please review Winthrop's smoking policy for more information.
  4. Wear your nametag at all times during Orientation.
  5. Uphold the Student Conduct Code.
  6. Expectations for all students staying overnight on campus during Orientation:
    • Remain on campus at all times.
    • Lock the doors to your residence hall room when you leave, and don't let strangers into the residence hall. Practice safety.
    • The exterior residence hall doors will lock, so you must have your Orientation nametag and/or your Winthrop ID to enter through the main residence hall doors.
    • No smoking in the residence hall at all. There are smoking benches located outside of the building. Please review Winthrop's smoking policy for more information.
    • Be in your residence hall by 12:00am at the end of Day 1.

Last Updated: 11/19/19