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, Sport, and Human Sciences 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 Events

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.

Athletic Events

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 Jr. Eagles Kids Club.  The Jr. Eagles Kids Club 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

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.  University College Academic Advising 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.

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 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
$40.00 for summer
(one fee covers all children - under 24 - 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