Winthrop University: DiGiorgio Campus Center
Contact Information
DiGiorgio Campus Center
269 DiGiorgio Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2396 (Fax)

While Winthrop's campus is closed in compliance with state and national guidelines for COVID-19, our dedicated Admissions team is available to help you. To speak with someone from Admissions, please call 803-323-2191 between the hours of 9am-3pm (Monday-Friday) or email any questions to The health and safety of our staff and students is of the utmost importance so we will do our best to be available for you as long as we can.

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DiGiorgio Campus Center

(COVID-19 Update)

Latest COVID-19 Information:

As you are aware, most all students have moved out of the residence halls and we are holding all classes remotely. Some essential personnel are physically on campus, but most faculty and staff are working remotely from home (as am I!)

I applaud each of you who worked quickly and diligently to move all academic instruction to a remote learning format. This is no small feat. As we start our second week of remote learning, our students have embraced these changes and continue learning and working toward their goals. Staff members continue supporting our students in all capacities, reinforcing that their learning, safety and health remain our top priorities. Our Admissions team is diligently working, and thinking, outside of the box to continue recruiting our incoming freshman class. You can read more about what Admissions is doing and the plans for upcoming virtual recruitment events.

All university-sponsored on- and off-campus events are cancelled or postponed through May 9, including all spring Commencement ceremonies. As I noted in an earlier email, we will find a way to appropriately celebrate our graduates when we feel it is safe to do so.

For now, I encourage you to keep monitoring your email and the university's COVID-19 website.

3/19/20 Presidential Update

Per Governor McMaster’s update earlier today, Winthrop University will extend our move to remote instruction for all courses for the remainder of this semester. In this way, all students will have the opportunity to complete their spring 2020 courses while maintaining safe and healthy precautions against COVID-19. Despite it being challenging, Winthrop’s strength is our family-like concern for each other and our tradition of delivering a student-centered experience.

The move to remote instruction may create new and unexpected difficulties, but we will face them together. Our talented faculty and staff are working diligently to accommodate student needs and expectations. Faculty, staff, and students should continue to monitor email and our website for information regarding when residence halls will be open for retrieving belongings, access to technology while away from campus, decisions about student refunds and/or credits, and other important updates.

We know our seniors and graduate students are faced with unprecedented events that are taking away from what should be a joyous time as they conclude their academic career at Winthrop. Because of that, we will postpone our spring commencement ceremonies. Although these circumstances are beyond our control, we can assure our students that their Winthrop experience will not end without recognizing and celebrating that they will be Winthrop graduates. At this time, we cannot say when or how commencement will happen, but we will rejoice in their accomplishments and honor our graduates in a way and time that is safe to do so.

Thank you for your hard work, understanding, and continued patience as we move forward in these uncertain times.

3/16/20 Update

A Message from Interim President George W. Hynd:

I write to you to provide an update as to the recommendations I have now received from Winthrop's Critical Incident Management Team.  Based on their recommendations and my judgement as to our rapidly evolving situation, I am providing this update as a follow up to our communication yesterday regarding Governor Henry McMaster's announcement of the closure of all S.C. public universities through the end of March.

3/15/20 Important information on S.C. schools closure

Earlier today Gov. Henry McMaster announced the closure of all South Carolina schools, including public universities such as Winthrop. Winthrop's senior leadership is seeking additional clarification on how the closure will impact instructional plans we put in motion just days ago. 

For tomorrow, offices will be closed, but essential personnel, including all facilities management employees, police officers, housing and environmental health & safety staff, and others who may be contacted by their supervisors should report to work.

Please check your email and/or the website frequently as we will communicate information as soon as have additional details. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. 

PLEASE visit Winthrop Emergency Services Page regarding the CoronaVirus and the Latest Updates!

The 128,000-square-foot DiGiorgio Campus Center brings
the heart of the Winthrop University campus to Scholars Walk.

Within its walls are an array of facilities where members of Winthrop's myriad student organizations will hone their leadership skills, as well as amenities that will beckon the entire campus community to gather, relax, and learn more about each other and the world around them. In addition, Student Life staff offices also are located in the DiGiorgio Center to provide convenient points of service to students, along with the campus Post Office, and Winthrop Bookstore (Barnes and Nobles).

Highlight amenities include Dina's Place , multi-vendor food court, Richardson Ballroom for large functions, Starbucks coffee shop, and much more. The DiGiorgio Center is connected to the Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center by a distinctive open-air plaza and gathering place known as the Community Concourse.  The Concourse allows the facilities to function in tandem.

The DiGiorgio Center was named by the Winthrop Board of Trustees to honor former President Anthony DiGiorgio and former First Lady Gale DiGiorgio, in recognition of dedicated service to the campus, the greater community, and the state of South Carolina. The couple served Winthrop for more than 20 years — the longest tenure since Winthrop's founding president -- and thus the DiGiorgios now enjoy the titles of President Emeritus and First Lady Emeritus of Winthrop. Dr. DiGiorgio's office is in the campus center which bears his name.

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Last Updated: 4/2/20