Welcome to the South, y’all! Downtown Greenville is a small but cozy place. For students, it is a great place to recharge after a day's hard work and escape from the academic stress of campus. Students get to interact with locals while hanging out and further expanding their networks. The downtown offers a variety of restaurants, and after enjoying a meal, there are a lot of great dessert places to check out. Broadway shows come once in a while to Greenville, but art shows are constant. Rather than loud clubs or bars, downtown mainly focuses on cultural events. On the weekends, a lot of street performers, local artists, and crafters come out. There are also a variety of beautiful parks in the area. Students who love art, coffee, and music definitely appreciate what downtown Greenville has to offer.
BJU is Southern enough to give non-Southern students culture shock; however, downtown Greenville is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. BJU students love downtown Greenville’s slowness and enjoy the artsy vibe. After the shock of Southern culture wears off, downtown Greenville keeps students from being homesick, and makes them think of Greenville as their home.