Winters Commuters and Clubs.

My name is Manuella de Castro and I am your Director of Commuter and External Affairs for the year of 2019-2020. As your Director of Commuter and External Affairs, I will be the person responsible for keeping the connection between our commuter students, Winters College Council and everything that our community has to offer. During the many hours we spend in university, Winters College becomes our home away from home. For this academic year it is my goal to make Winters College, as well as its clubs and events, more accessible to our commuter community.  Commuting can be really stressful and time consuming and thus it is my goal to create student events that can help relieve some of that stress. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to an amazing year with all of you! 

Manuella R. B. de Castro, Director of Commuter and External Affairs

Are you a commuter? If so join our Winters Commuter Facebook Group below, to learn and share information about upcoming events and so much more!


The Junior Common Room or JCR, is a spacious area located in Winters College. Complete with pool tables and comfy seating arrangements. The Junior Common Room is a great place to relax between classes and hangout with other constituents of Winters College.

Private time in the Junior Common Room is also available to be booked by student groups or clubs looking for a space to practice, hold meetings, etc. 



The Senior Common Room, or SCR, is a quiet space typically used for meetings or lounge purposes. The Senior Common Room is available to be booked through the Masters Office by student groups or clubs. 

WCC Lounge

The Winters College Council Lounge is a small, quiet area attached to the Winters College Council Office. This calm space is available for any of our constituents to enjoy during our 9-5 office hours. The WCC lounge is an excellent place to study, or just hangout and take a quick break from a busy day. 

Dining Hall

Located directly across the hall from Winters cafeteria, the Winters Dining Hall is one of York's only remaining grand halls. This is another great place to study or hang out with friends. In addition, the Dining Hall can be rented through the masters office for student use. With a capacity of 300, this space is great for a wide variety of events. 

Masters Dining Room

A small dining style room complete with a large table and chairs perfect for a meeting . This space is rentable through the masters office.