Students with Families
MacFeat Early Childhood Laboratory School
The Macfeat Laboratory School, for children ages three to five, is operated by the Richard W. Riley College of Education as a training/demonstration/research facility. Macfeat is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), an organization that recognizes outstanding early childhood programs that meet national standards of quality.
Rock Hill Childcare Facilities
There are multiple childcare facilities throughout Rock Hill that may be right for your family’s needs and schedules. Winthrop University does not endorse any external childcare facilities.
Lactation & Changing Stations
Dacus Library is home to a Nursing Mother’s lounge in room 104A. Dacus provides easy access and is open throughout the day and evening, as well as being a secure location with staff on duty during all open hours.
Family Mailing List
The Resource Center for Adult Students maintains a students with families mailing list. We send updates about upcoming campus events tailored to children. To be added to the mailing list, please submit a request through our website.
We encourage parents to research campus events prior to bringing their children. You know your child the best and know what would be appropriate for them.
Not only are you a part of the Winthrop campus, but now, so is your family! Please feel welcome to include your family in the wonderful events held on campus so they can share your college experience with you.
Upcoming Campus Events
- "An Afternoon with the Presidents": Monday, February 16, 2015 at 4 p.m. in Dinkins Auditorium (cultural event credit pending)
- Spring Crafts & Egg Hunt: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Dinkins Hall (Egg Hunt begins at 4 p.m. sharp)
Current students may attend any home Winthrop athletic game (unless noted) for free with their Winthrop ID card.
Families are encouraged to root on the Winthrop Eagles! Tickets for family members can be purchased at the box office for the general public admission price. A full listing of the athletic events can be found on the Athletics website.
Winthrop Athletics offers children the chance to be part of the Li'l WU Crew. The Li'l WU Crew is a club for Winthrop Eagle fans 13 years or younger who would like to become involved with all of the athletic teams at Winthrop. You can join Big Stuff in all of the fun and excitement of Winthrop Athletics. Cheer on your favorite teams and players with all of your friends.
Cultural Events (unless noted) are open to the public. Charges for events will apply. For a full listing of cultural events, visit the Cultural Events website.
The Cultural Events Committee will also accept petitions for off-campus events and portfolio submissions for cultural event credit. The options were designed for non-traditional students, but available to all Winthrop students. Please visit the cultural events website for details and requirements for these options. The Resource Center for Adult Student maintains a list of family-friend off-campus events/activities, which includes several that could be considered as part of the petition process. Please contact us directly to receive an electronic copy of that list.
DiGiorgio Student Union Events
The DiGiorgio Student Union offers a wide variety of entertainment options each semester ranging from comedians to bands to movies to special events.
Current Winthrop students can purchase tickets or passes at the Winthrop rate for themselves and their immediate family members (spouse/children) using their Winthrop ID card.
Winthrop rate pricing is:
Semester Pass = $10
EagleFlicks Semester Pass = $10
Combo Semester Pass = $15
Single event tickets = $5 each
Children 4 and under are free.
Passes may be purchased at the DiGs information desk or at any event. Single tickets available at each event.
Schedules of DSU events and movies are available at the Resource Center for Adult Students or can be found online.
West Center Membership
Membership is free for all current students. Immediate family members (spouse/partner and/or children), living in the same household with a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student may join the West Center on a semester-by-semester basis.
$81.00 per semester
$54.00 for summer
$60.00 per semester
(under age of 24) $40.00 for summer
(one fee covers all children in household)
Fees can be prorated if joining mid-semester.
Children under 15 must be accompanied by their adult/primary member at all times.
For more information regarding memberships, contact the West Center at 803/323-2652