Greensboro skyline photo

About Greensboro

The big city in your own backyard

There’s so much to do day and night in the city of Greensboro, and you’ll have it all right in your own backyard.

Entertainment at Every Corner

Within walking distance or a short drive from campus, you’ll find great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the hopping nightlife of downtown Greensboro, the third-largest city in North Carolina.

Wander through the vintage shops on Elm Street. Hit the Food Truck Festival with your friends. Catch a local band at one of our live music venues. See a Broadway show at the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts. Cheer on the Greensboro Grasshoppers minor-league baseball team (affiliated with Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates). Plus, you’ll have access to great internship opportunities with area businesses.

Greensboro Entertainment District Downtown

Beyond Downtown

We are home to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and an award-winning network of municipal parks. 

The Downtown Greenway, a 4-mile walking/bike path that encircles downtown Greensboro, is nearing completion and passes just along our campus’s eastern edge. 

The J. Douglas Galyon Downtown Depot on East Washington Street can connect you with local and intercity buses, and you can easily take a day trip by Amtrak train to Raleigh or Charlotte, or ride the Southern Crescent north to Washington, D.C., or south to New Orleans. 

Piedmont Triad International Airport can connect you with flights anywhere in the world.

Greensboro Downtown Greenway and Green Spaces

Weekend Getaways

Greensboro is two hours away from the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and just three hours away from one of the nation’s most beautiful coastlines.

Stay busy during breaks, or take a weekend trip with friends to explore the great outdoors – a new adventure is just a few hours away.

Close to mountains and ocean

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Explore the College Town

In addition to Greensboro College, the city of Greensboro is home to more than 55,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. A&T State University, Bennett College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, and the Elon University School of Law.

Greensboro photography courtesy of the Greensboro CVB.

Joshua Fitzgerald photo

“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.