Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

About Us: Our City

Greensboro is a city of 301,000 (as of 2020) in the heart of the fast-growing Piedmont Triad region; today it is the third-largest city in North Carolina. Enjoying moderate weather year-round, Greensboro is home to 170 parks and recreational facilities and 90 miles of exercise trails and greenways.

Conveniently located at the juncture of Interstates 40 and 85, Greensboro is known as “the Gate City”–the gateway to North Carolina’s famous beaches (around a three-hour drive east) and the Blue Ridge Mountains (around 1.5 hours west). Closer by, ample opportunities exist for hiking and climbing at Pilot Mountain, and boating and watersports on the Dan River and the High Rock Lake system.

Host to six universities, Greensboro enjoys a thriving cultural, social and dining scene, with the cities of Charlotte and Raleigh providing even more options around an hour away. Downtown Greensboro is home to the Class-A Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball team at NewBridge Bank Park.

The Greensboro Aquatic Center and the ACC Basketball Hall of Champions are located five minutes from campus, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Even more options can be found nearby, including professional and college football, baseball, basketball, hockey and more within an hour’s drive of Greensboro.