Colleges + Universities

O.Henry Hotel is centrally located near some of the best colleges and universities in North Carolina. Stay with us while touring prospective colleges and/or visiting your child for parent’s weekend, homecoming or graduation.

campus tours

Is your child or group touring colleges and university campuses? O.Henry is a great place to call “home” while you explore the endless educational opportunities in Central North Carolina. Not only does the Triad offer some pretty amazing public and private colleges and universities, we’re just a day trip away from Wake Forest University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State University, Meredith College, Winston Salem State University, and many others.

Wake Forest University

About our Colleges and Universities

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.
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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.
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Bennett College

Bennett College is a small, private, liberal arts college for women. The College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society. As a United Methodist Church-related institution, Bennett College promotes morally grounded maturation, intellectual honesty, purposeful public service and responsible civic action.
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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.
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Book your stay with the special Elon University rate!  Some blackout dates apply, including but not limited to graduation and homecoming.

University of North Carolina at 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.”
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Book your stay with the special UNCG rate!  Some blackout dates apply, including but not limited to graduation and homecoming.

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.
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Book your stay with the special NC A&T rate!  Some blackout dates apply, including but not limited to graduation and homecoming.

High Point University

High Point University is a private institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,208 on 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.
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Book your stay with the special HPU rate!  Some blackout dates apply, including but not limited to graduation and homecoming.

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.
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Book your stay with the special Wake Forest University rate!  Some blackout dates apply, including but not limited to graduation and homecoming.

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 degrees, 112 master’s degrees, 68 doctorate degrees 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

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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, 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.

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