Make Yourself at Home

Winthrop's residence life experience is designed to make your home-away-from-home as comfortable and inviting as possible. A team of live-in staff members are here to support you not only during the transition to college life, but throughout your time on campus. You'll build lifelong friendships with roommates, suitemates and others in the residential community. Our historic residence halls feature amenities like cozy study lounges, free microfridges with microwaves in each room, free laundry and the convenience of nearby food options with late hours. You can also rest easy knowing that the Winthrop University Police Department is available 24/7 to assist with emergencies or provide an escort when walking back to your dorm late at night. Keep reading to learn more about why Winthrop students love living on campus.

Residence Halls with Historic Charm

Winthrop housing options includes residence halls like Margaret Nance, a traditional-style hall for a classic first-year college experience with hall-style bathrooms, fireplace lounges and study areas; Lee Wicker, Thomson and Phelps—suite-style dorms with shared bathrooms connecting two rooms and communal areas for meeting friends; and The Courtyard, an apartment-style experience with deluxe suites with two or four private bedrooms, a kitchen area, and included washer and dryer.

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Take Advantage of Residential Amenities

Make the most of your college experience by living on campus. In addition to money-saving perks like free laundry, students living in Winthrop's residence halls benefit academically and socially from a supportive community of roommates and Winthrop Residence Life staff.

Enjoy the Perks of Living on Campus

Take full advantage of the college experience by living in the middle of all the action. A variety of delicious dining options, fitness and recreation opportunities, exciting events and movie nights, and more are all right outside your door when you live on campus.

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Delicious Dining

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Enjoy Delicious Dining

Living on campus gives you easy access to our diverse dining options, including the all-you-can-eat Eagle Eatery and popular retail options like Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and more at Markley's Food Court. The Everyday Dining App lets students view menus and nutrition details to easily avoid allergens or find mindful and plant-based options.

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Fitness & Recreation

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Access to Recreation Center & Fitness

Just a short walk from any of our residence halls, the Lois Rhame West Center includes a four court gymnasium, racquetball courts, climbing wall, indoor track, weight room, cardio space and more. Take advantage of good weather and head out to the Winthrop Recreational and Research Complex to find two intramural sports fields, a walking path around Winthrop Lake and two premier disc golf courses.

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Campus Entertainment

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Enjoy Campus Entertainment

The DiGiorgio Student Union (DSU) organizes over 60+ events and programs each year. Watch hit movies in Dina's Place, meet a mini horse and baby goats at WU Zoo, and celebrate the end of the semester with live music and food trucks at WUchella.

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Campus Safety

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Feel Safe on Campus

The Winthrop University Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that all students feel safe and secure on campus. Students can make reports through the LiveSafe app, view safety tips online or request safety escorts to avoid walking alone at night.

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Meet Your Residence Life Staff

Each residence hall has live-in staff members working together to provide students with information and guidance, build community among residents, and maintain safe and healthy facilities. Meet the team of Residential Success Coordinators, Resident Assistants, administrators and support staff dedicated to supporting you throughout your college experience.

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