House spirit is synonymous with Winthrop, as they have won the Straus Cup more than any other House in history. If you are varsity athlete, the proximity to both the boathouses and the athletic facilities across the river is a definite plus. Winthrop can claim a few of the most beautiful courtyards on campus, which serve as comfortable nooks for students seeking some fresh air and riverside views. Another favorite place for Winthrop residents to hang out is the dining hall, the divided structure allowing for both social interaction and (semi)focused study.
While the rooming situation in Winthrop leaves something to be desired, it at least doesn’t have walkthroughs (take that, Dunster). Most rooms are suite-style with a large common room and rooms that radiate from it. The common spaces such as the Tonkens Room are among the nicest House facilities on-campus. The House gym is Winthrop’s best-kept secret. Equipped with a full set of free-weights, ergs, treadmills, and stationary bikes (both standing and recumbent), Winthrop’s gym is a great place to go and exercise the stress away.
Winthrop’s residential staff, headed by Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. and Stephanie Robinson, are cited as the heart of Winthrop house. With cute children, pugs, and corgis, residents of Winthrop are sure to have their good fill of cute.
Winthrop: if it was good enough for the Kennedys, it’s good enough for you.