Lander University is located in Greenwood, one of the largest cities in South Carolina’s Upstate region. It has a population of 23,000 and a county population exceeding 65,000. Greenwood is located about three to four hours northwest of the beautiful South Carolina beaches and two to four hours southeast of the popular Blue Ridge Mountains.
What activities are available?
Greenwood is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts! You can spend a sunny afternoon at West Cambridge Park or drive a few miles to Lake Greenwood, home of Greenwood State Park, where you’ll find public boat landings, quiet fishing piers and swimming facilities. Nearby are areas for weekend camping trips and picnics with friends, and Greenwood has a number of beautifully manicured greens for golfers. Indoors, our students have the opportunity to stay fit and have fun in Lander’s Joe Chandler Physical Education and Exercise Studies Center, as well as at the YMCA and Wellness Works.
Are there arts and cultural attractions?
Greenwood is home to a number of regional festivals, including the nationally acclaimed South Carolina Festival of Flowers. The Uptown Greenwood area, only blocks from Lander’s campus, boasts numerous specialty shops and restaurants, and is host to musicians, artists and chefs from across the region at events including Live After Five and the Festival of Discovery, recently featured on the Food Network.
Gallery attracts more than 500 visitors monthly to view exhibits showcasing the work of Southeastern artists, and Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts sponsors an annual series of concerts and events that bring international music, dance and theatre to Lander’s Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center stage.
For more information about Greenwood and current local events visit the Greenwood, SC Regional Tourism & Visitor Bureau website.