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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Am I required to use Winthrop's catering service?

Yes; Sodexo is Winthrop's exclusive catering company for campus events. You are allowed to bring your own specialty cake for an event.

Are there specific times of the year when campus facilities are unavailable?

Yes, Winthrop University does not contract for external events during times the University is closed or during campus-wide events such as graduation, convocation, and large admissions events. Email us at for specific dates.

Can alcoholic beverages be served during the event?

Yes; for beer and wine bars, Sodexo Catering must provide the alcohol and a bartender for your event. If you plan to serve liquor, you must supply the alcohol and Sodexo Catering must provide the bartender and mixers.

How do I set up an appointment to view a facility?

Email us at Appointments are generally available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available on a limited basis.

May I take portraits/pictures on campus?

Yes. Please review our portrait guidelines to get the best possible portrait experience on campus.

What is included in the facility rental fee?

The facility for 4 hours of event time (in the case of an auditorium, it includes the cost for 6 hours of event time); event time is defined as when your first guest arrives to when your last guest leaves; event set up time can be negotiated depending on the availability of the space and complexity of the set up:

  • Custodial service before and after the event
  • Set up of Winthrop tables and chairs (but not rented items)
  • Tables and chairs; quantity of each is dependent upon availability

What is not included in the facility rental fee?

  • Food and beverages
  • Linens, which are available through Sodexo Catering Service
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