The North Carolina Scholar Tour

Is your child or group touring college and university campuses? O.Henry is a great place to call “home” while you explore the endless (and impressive!) educational opportunities in Central North Carolina. Learn more about our exclusive college rates! 

Day 1

Guilford college

2 PM – Guilford College  

Guilford College is an independent liberal arts college of 1,900 traditional-aged and adult students in Greensboro, NC, providing tomorrow’s leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences and global perspectives to actively create change in the world. Founded by Quakers in 1837, the College continues to be profoundly influenced by Quaker values, principles and testimonies. Guilford is led by Jane Fernandes, the College’s ninth president and the first deaf woman to lead a college or university in the US. Guilford College’s Bryan Series enriches the educational and cultural experience for residents of Greensboro and the central North Carolina region with provocative speaker programs featuring well-known figures in the arts, humanities and public affairs. Learn More

6 PM – Dinner at Green Valley Grill 

Take the elevator down to dinner at Green Valley Grill. Enjoy fresh, seasonal Old World European and Mediterranean flavors from the wood-fired rotisserie and grill. Pair them with your choice of artisanal cocktails, craft beers and 500 wines. Learn More.

Day 2

uncg campus

9 AM – University of North Carolina, Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a challenging, supportive and engaged community where learning is carried forward to “do something bigger altogether.” Founded in 1891, UNCG is the largest and most diverse university in the Triad, serving more than 19,000 students. The UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: “We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make.” Learn More

12 PM – Lunch at Print Works Bistro 

Print Works Bistro features classical and modern versions of French bistro dishes created with locally sourced food. Relax in our sun-filled dining room or dine outdoors on our creekside terrace. Learn More.

2 PM – Elon University 

The university’s six schools serve a selective student body of 6,000. Elon is one of only seven private universities in the country with accredited schools of business, communications, education, law and health sciences, plus a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. Learn More

6:30 PM  –   Dinner at Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen 

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen features exceptional renderings of classic Southern dishes made with plenty of local ingredients. Learn more

day 3

High Point University

9 AM – High Point University 

High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,208 in a 380-acre suburban campus. The University is ranked #1 in the 2018 edition of US News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges (South) List. Learn More

12 PM – Afternoon Tea in O.Henry Hotel’s Social Lobby

Taking tea in the O.Henry Hotel Social Lobby has become a local tradition.  Reservations are recommended; please call Green Valley Grill at 336-854-2015.

2 PM – North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an academic community focused on students: providing them with interdisciplinary learning opportunities, teaching them with faculty renowned for excellence, connecting them to cutting-edge discoveries in research, and encouraging them to serve their communities. Learn More

Other Must-Sees

Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University is a private institution that was founded in 1834 in Winston-Salem, balancing the personal attention of a liberal arts college with the opportunities provided by a research university. The university offers more than 40 majors and 60 minors for undergraduates; and its graduate programs include those in the highly ranked School of Law, School of Business and School of Medicine. Notable alumni include the shortest NBA player of all-time, Muggsy Bogues; legendary golfer Arnold Palmer; and journalist and talk show host Al Hunt. Learn More

Greensboro College
For 177 years, Greensboro College has had the opportunity to genuinely know, encourage and prepare its students in the classroom and in student life – and well on into their future careers and throughout their lives. Today, they celebrate all those who give power to small numbers and celebrate that which makes each student his or her own. It is this rich patchwork of individuality, community and experience that is unmistakably and uniquely Greensboro College. Learn More

Salem College
As the oldest continuously operating educational institution for women in America, Salem College is a small, close-knit women’s college that provides opportunities for students to grow as confident individuals in an atmosphere of trust. The College’s mission is to prepare its students to go out and change the world, dedicating themselves to the pursuit of excellence in everything they do.
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UNC Chapel Hill
UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education.  Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. More than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students learn from a faculty of 3,600. Every day, faculty, staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in all 100 counties. Carolina’s 292,500 alumni live in all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Learn More

Duke University
Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University in Durham, NC consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe. Learn More

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