Some call Greensboro a college town, but others insist that it's anything but. It really depends on how much time you spend at the local college hangouts, such as the trendy and popular Tate Street. There is a great arts and culture scene, but you have to actually get off campus and venture into other parts of the city to find it. Many students are quite satisfied with the numerous activities on campus and stay absorbed in the "Guilford Bubble." The other colleges in the area also have events that are open to both Guilford students and the public, such as speakers, theater performances, and art galleries. Other colleges and universities in Greensboro include: Bennett College (all women), University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Greensboro College, North Carolina A&T State University, and Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC). The surrounding Triad and Triangle areas are interesting destinations for day trips or visits to friends at other large colleges such as Duke, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, or Elon. There is a thriving local music scene that extends throughout the Triad and the Triangle. There are local concerts every weekend somewhere in Greensboro. Big names and underground performers alike come through the area often, if not in Greensboro, then within a driveable distance. Music patrons carpool and even "bikepool" to shows around town. Check out Go Triad and other local publications for concert calendars and other local events.
Greensboro isn't the biggest of cities, but there are enough strip mall urban sprawl centers (Wendover, Four Seasons Town Centre) mixed in with neat local stores (College Hill, downtown) that you can get close to anything you want. There's a lot to do in Greensboro, but you have to be willing to get off your butt and look.