The Oratory

The Oratory is a Catholic retreat center located near the campus of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.

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What will my room be like?

Lodging is provided in dormitory style rooms that typically have two people to a room.  The rooms include single beds, bathrooms with showers and a sitting area.

Is there an emergency number?

Yes.  In the case of an emergency, please call The Oratory at 803-327-2097.  Please only use this number in the case of an emergency!

Are there any activities at the location?

Yes, but you may not have much time to participate.  The weekend is designed to be relatively full.  In the case that there is free time, you are in the middle of Rock Hill, SC.  Winthrop University and several other facilities are all within walking distance.

Click here to visit The Oratory Website.


The Oratory  is located in Rock Hill, SC, just off the campus of Winthrop University.


South or North:

I-77 to exit 82B; 3 miles on Cherry Rd to Charlotte Ave - take a left at BP Station.  The Oratory is on the left after the 3rd traffic light.


West: (from Myrtle Beach)

Go to Lancaster, S. C. and take RT . 5 and RT. 21 to E. White Street in Rock Hill.  Turn right-go 1.4 miles on E. White Street to Charlotte Ave. (Handy Pantry).  Turn right and go 1 mile.   Oratory is on the right.


East: (from Atlanta, Greenville)

I-85 North to exit 100.  Go right 3 miles to Blacksburg.  Take SC RT. 5 for 34 miles into Rock Hill.  Turn left on RT. 322 Cherry Road.  Drive 1 mile to Charlotte Ave---turn right — Oratory is on the left, after the 3rd traffic light.