Do I pay dues to be a member of the Winthrop Alumni Association?
No. Once you have reached alumni status, you are automatically considered a member of the Winthrop Alumni Association.
Did I have to graduate to be an alum?
A person regularly enrolled at Winthrop University for at least one year shall be an alumna/us. A person who has completed less than a year may request to be listed as an alumna/us, with approval from the executive director of the Winthrop Alumni Association.
How do I change my address or send update information?
To change your home/business address or send update information, click on My Account after you register on MyWinthrop.
How do I get an academic transcript sent to a business or other institutions?
The Office of Records and Registration maintains permanent records of each student's courses, credits, and grades earned. To request official transcripts, please download and complete the Transcript Request Form and fax to 803.323.4600 or mail to Records and Registration, 126 Tillman Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733. Transcripts are free but may require a fee depending on delivery method. Please note that transcripts are withheld from former students and alumni who have unpaid accounts with the University.
What distinguishes Winthrop from other universities?
- A high-quality education at a reasonable cost
- One-hundred percent accreditation in all eligible programs
- Large enough for a variety of programs, small enough for students to receive individual attention
- A faculty committed to teaching
- Small town charm near the largest city in the Carolinas
- The way a college ought to look: beautiful!
- With all Winthrop has to offer, it should be no surprise that U.S. News & World Report ranks Winthrop University as a top 10 Southern regional public university!
What is the size of Winthrop's student population?
Winthrop's ideal size of 6,000 students is large enough to offer you the wide range of academic and extracurricular offerings found at larger universities, while at the same time small enough to encourage personal contact with professors and friends.
What is the average class size?
Winthrop's average class size is 10-33 students with freshmen classes averaging 23 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Smaller class sizes and frequent conversations with faculty one on one are consistently noted by students as contributors to their academic success.
Are Winthrop students successful upon graduation?
Yes! National accreditations in all eligible programs, unique offerings, and well-equipped facilities guarantee a national caliber education, which in turn leads to extremely high rates of employment upon graduation:
- 81% employed within three months of graduation
- 91% employed within six months
- 95% employed within one year
- 72% employed in a field related to their major
- 94% graduate school acceptance rate
- 40% continued their formal education within one year after graduation
What benefits and services are available to me as an alum?
The Winthrop Alumni Association sponsors numerous programs and benefits for alumni. Learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Winthrop University Alumni Association.
How can I get involved in my Alumni Association?
The Alumni Association looks for volunteers to assist in activities and events, keeping in touch with fellow graduates and assisting with the Professional Network and Winthrop Alumni Admissions Volunteers (WAAV). View the Alumni Volunteer Opportunities.
Where is the nearest Winthrop alumni club?
There are area contacts all around the United States, and the Alumni Association hosts events across the country to engage alumni. Check out the list of Area Contacts.
How can I get information about upcoming alumni events?
The Alumni Association website includes a continually updated Alumni Events Calendar. As dates of events draw closer, you should receive information via mail or email. You also can click the Outlook icon beside any event to add it to your personal Outlook calendar.
How can I submit a class note for the Winthrop Magazine?
To let us know about your news, such as recent promotion, marriage, or birth of a child, add the information to the Class Notes section of your online profile.
Why does the Alumni Association coordinate a student program?
Becoming a part of the university community is not just a commitment while students are enrolled in school – it is a lifetime commitment. By utilizing the Student Alumni Council to introduce current students to the Alumni Association and some of the involvement opportunities that exist, the association prepares students for alumni activities after graduation.