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24 Scary Things Only Winthrop Students Will Be Afraid Of

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Winthrop chapter.

Luckily, going to a small school means having a tight knit community. We have inside jokes, similar experiences and unspoken knowledge about what one another is going through. And, even if you’ve never met the person you pass on Scholar’s Walk every single day, chances are, they’ll find the same things about Winthrop annoying, awesome and…scary.

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it’d be fun to make a collection of things that *only* Winthrop students will understand and *only* Winthrop students will find scary. So, grab your teddy bear and night light and prepare yourselves because this list is TERRIFYING. 

Winthrop Worms

They’re cute and all…until they fall on you and you squish them in your hair. RIP little, scary wormies. 

Chick-Fil-A never opening

We knew it was too good to be true. 

“Not Anymore” 

We understand this is a great program for college students to take but spending three hours watching cheesy videos is pretty darn scary. 

Thompson food

It’s all fun and games until someone gets diarrhea. 

The only available parking space being in the back of legion

Well, at least it’s good exercise, right???

Finding no room in the library during finals week…

….Or finding a seat but not being able to focus because all your friends are there.

Having a class in Rutledge right after having a class in Sims 

*cries the entire trek across campus* 

The line at Starbucks or Einsteins 

This is what keeps me up at night.

Richardson bathrooms

Seems like they haven’t been cleaned since…ever. 

Price of tuition going up 

What are we paying so much for in the first place?! 

Getting a treadmill at the West Center that doesn’t have a working TV

Well, guess that means I can’t work out! 

Finding dried food on a fork in Thomson 


Walk2Campus finding out about your pet 

Why do we have to pay extra for our pet staying with us? Shouldn’t they be paying us for bringing such a cute creature into their lives?! 

Luke’s (a.k.a the only fun bar) closing down 

This would be horrifying. Where would we dance on the weekends?!

No one answering your post on a WU Facebook page

It’s already scary enough posting on it in the first place. 

Only one working dryer in the dorm hall 

What did we do to deserve this?! 

Walking all the way to class to find a sign on the door saying class is cancelled

COME ON! You couldn’t have emailed us?! 

Not finishing your cultural events on time 

Does anyone actually finish them before senior year? 

Seeing PDA on your way to class

We get it…you’re in love. But stop making out in front of Owens, you’re gonna see each other in an hour and you’re gonna make me late for class. 

Running out of cafe cash…in the first month of school

We’d probably run out the first week if Chick-fil-a actually ever opened….

Getting your space request rejected

DARN IT! I just spent so much time writing it!

Not being able to relax during common time and having to actually do stuff

Ugh…I hate having to do stuff. 

Not graduating on time

This is a horror story based on true events because like….does anyone ever graduate on time here???

Or actually *FINALLY* graduating 

Maybe Winthrop keeps us here so long because they know the real world sucks. Aw, thanks WU, I guess you aren’t so bad.  As scary as Winthrop can be, we’re all lucky to go here and be getting a great education! 

Do you have any scary things to add to the list?! Then share this article and write what scares YOU the most at WU! Happy Halloween, Collegiettes! 


Emily Murphy has been with Her Campus Media since 2018, and is currently the Branded Content Associate. She was the Campus Correspondent and Editor/President at her chapter at Winthrop University for four years, but has had a passion for all things writing since she was young. When she's not scribbling ideas down for her next branded article, she's watching reruns of Seinfeld while scrolling Pinterest for apartment inspo. Follow her on Instagram at @emilysmurfy