Student Life at Winthrop

We invite you to explore everything that student life at Winthrop has to offer. From comfortable residence halls and diverse dining selections to a warm and inviting local community, you'll feel right at home from day one.  From fun-filled student activities and inclusive recreation opportunities to holistic health and wellness support, there are plenty of ways to get connected and feel supported during your college experience.

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Make Yourself at Home

Taking advantage of free laundry, living close to classes and activities, forming lifelong friendships with roommates, and feeling more connected to the university—you'll find that living in one of the residence halls on campus benefits every aspect of college student life.

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Enjoy Diverse Dining Options

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Dining Options

Enjoy a variety of diverse dining options on campus, 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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Get to Know the Area

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Explore Rock Hill, South Carolina

Come see everything Winthrop's vibrant hometown has to offer. Rock Hill is known for its bustling sports tourism industry, thriving arts scene and rich local history. From unique local dining and lively festivals right around the corner, to Carowinds and Charlotte, N.C., just a short drive away, there's always something fun to do.

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Join a Diverse Community

Become part of a welcoming and inclusive community where each person is celebrated for the unique backgrounds, talents and perspectives they bring to our campus life. Winthrop is home to 20+ multicultural student clubs and organizations dedicated to celebrating culture, diversity and shared interests and experiences. Initiatives like First Generation Student Week and the LGBTQIA+ Safe Zones program are promoted to educate the community and provide resources to ensure that all student populations are supported equally.

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Activities and Organizations

Campus involvement is a great way to make the most of your time at Winthrop. With 100+ student organizations spanning categories like club sports, culture, Greek life, service and advocacy, and more, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Exciting events and fun movie nights sponsored by the DiGiorgio Student Union mean there is always something to do on campus.

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Experience Student Life

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Prioritize Your Wellbeing

Winthrop students have access to quality routine medical care, confidential counseling services and trauma support right on campus. The Center for Student Wellness is committed to providing services, advocacy and educational programming aimed at comprehensive individual and community health.

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Fitness and Recreation

Take advantage of the four-court gymnasium, racquetball courts, climbing wall, indoor track, weight room, cardio space and more at the Lois Rhame West Center, or head out to the Winthrop Recreational and Research Complex to find two intramural sports fields, a walking path around Winthrop Lake and two world-class disc golf courses. Winthrop students also have access to club sports like fencing and rock climbing; intramural sports leagues and tournaments in basketball, volleyball, cornhole and more; and free group fitness classes for all fitness levels.

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