Ever wonder what goes on at Winthrop University? You may feel like you can’t step on campus if you’re not enrolled, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Between sports and the arts, Winthrop produces quality entertainment for the whole family that you can enjoy. Here’s 10 ways how:
1. Take a stroll along Winthrop Lake at the Winthrop Recreational and Research Complex
The Winthrop Recreational and Research Complex houses recreational facilities all set on the background of Winthrop University’s beautiful lake. Take a stroll along their one mile long walking trail that circles Winthrop’s beautiful lake. Or, complete their 18 hole disc golf course around Winthrop lake.
2. Get Cultured!
Get cultured! Winthrop plays host to many cultural events each week, from educational lectures to fun workshops and more. Most events are free and open to the public. Check the university’s cultural events calendar for date night ideas and fun outings with friends.
3. Eat, Work, Play at the DiGiorgio Campus Center
Are bagels on of your favorite breakfast treats? How about Starbucks coffee and breakfast pastries? Or, maybe nothing get’s your day going better than your favorite meal from Chick-Fil-A? Well, Winthrop’s DiGiorgio Campus Center has it all! From Einstein’s bagels to Starbuck’s Frappuccino’s, you can enjoy all of your favorites while working. This center has numerous work stations that are completely open to the public, equipped with free WIFI and even charging stations.
4. Challenge Your Team to a Ropes Course
Reaching a work mental block and need a little restart? Winthrop’s Outdoor Educational Center has a rope course that is a great team-building experience and can be customized to target your teams needs.
5. Complete Winthrop’s Geocaching Challenge
Geocaching is the popular, real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that has made its way to Winthrop University! Check out Winthrop’s 125th history exam/geocaching challenge created by Winthrop University’s Geocaching Organization (WUGO). Participants who finish the exam will receive a limited-edition Winthrop 125th anniversary path tag. Visit the DiGiorgio Campus Information Center for more information on how to play!
6. Check out a Theatre and Dance Production
Love theatre, dance and all things performing arts? Come out and see Winthrop’s up and coming actors, actresses and dancers perform at Winthrop Universities Johnson Theatre located in Johnson Hall. Make sure to check our calendar for future performances you won’t want to miss.
7. Winthrop University Galleries
While your checking out the theatre and dance department, why not check out some of the artwork created and curated by Winthrop’s finest in one of their three galleries located in Rutledge Building and McLaurin Hall. Winthrop University also hosts visiting artists and opening receptions in their galleries.
8. Support Winthrop University’s Athletics
Winthrop University also known as “The Campus of Champions” because of it’s Division 1 athletics department. Having won numerous championships in each athletic category Winthrop’s teams are the one’s to beat. You won’t want to miss seeing each one of these sports in action. Now you can even have a drink while watching the baseball and softball games.
9. Catch an Eagle Flick at Dina’s Place
If going to the movie’s is one of your favorite past times you won’t want to miss out on the Eagle Flicks movie series held at Dina’s Place, the state of the art movie theatre located in Winthrop University’s DiGiorgio Center! Check out Golden Globe winner, A Star Is Born, on March 2 here at Dina’s Place for only $3! Check our Calendar of Events for future movie listings so you make sure you don’t miss your favorites!
10. Take a Stroll and Enjoy The View!
On a clear and sunny day, a stroll around Winthrop University’s beautiful campus is just what you need to relax and unwind. Enjoy the campuses beautiful landscapes and fountains and discover a couple of historical landmarks while your along the way. You won’t want to miss out on these breathtaking sights.