Greenville is an extension of Furman's campus, pulsing with activity. You'll see lots of familiar faces downtown browsing the shops, eating at local restaurants, interning at area businesses, or displaying their talents at open mic nights.
There's no better place to start than Main Street, which has experienced a cultural and economic renaissance and has become a hot spot for the greater Furman community. You'll find everything in the heart of the city. Fantastic shops. Cultural events and festivals. Live music. Even a waterfall at Reedy River Falls Park. And it's become a destination for foodies, with a range of Southern cuisine, tastes from the Carolina coast, and a variety of ethnic flavors. Once you visit, you'll understand why Greenville is routinely ranked among America's best downtowns.
Furman has partnerships with a variety of businesses in the greater Greenville area. No matter if you're looking for an internship, a networking opportunity, or a way to volunteer your time in the community, you'll find it here.
Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Greenville's outdoors offer you plenty of options for adventure. The Swamp Rabbit Trail snakes through the trees and ponds between our campus and downtown, and Paris Mountain State Park offers fishing, hiking, and boating—10 minutes from your residence hall. Or join a group of your friends for a day trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains or a weekend at the beach.
With a population under 700,000, Greenville is small enough to feel like a community and big enough to offer great opportunities and entertainment.
It's no wonder why Furman is proud to call Greenville our home.