Millennial Campus Initiative
“The UNC Greensboro Millennial Campus initiative will fuel strategic partnerships and community collaborations to create unique, meaningful academic experiences for our students; inspire new research and creative endeavors; and drive innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment, transforming our University and our region.”
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has a storied history of providing opportunity and excellence – and creating meaningful impact – through education, first to women, and now to a vast array of students from across our state and around the world. Our student population of more than 20,000 is among the most diverse in the state – from students seeking a world-class education in some of the University’s top-rated programs to the many outstanding first-generation college students and residents from small towns and rural areas across North Carolina.
The Millennial Campus Districts at UNCG will build on this historic commitment to opportunity, excellence, and impact. By supporting new public-private partnerships, collaborative research projects, and community-engaged research, the Millennial Campus Districts will welcome residents from throughout the Greensboro community and serve as the physical center of enhanced university-community interaction. UNCG’s deep commitment to service, community impact, and civic engagement will inform development within the districts, and will promote a roster of programming that prioritizes hands-on learning and employment opportunities for students. At the same time, the Districts will add value to the University, enhancing its research capacity, establishing new partnerships, and building its role in driving economic development activity in the greater Greensboro region.
The Millennial Campus Districts, focused primarily on two distinct themes – Health & Wellness and Visual & Performing Arts – will promote convergent research, building on existing University strengths. UNCG is a place that enables people from all walks of life to “Find Your Way Here,” and the Millennial Campus Districts will be an extension of that promise, delivering a mixed-use, innovation-focused district where the University, industry partners, and the surrounding community come together around health and the arts.
The UNC Greensboro Millennial Campus initiative will fuel strategic partnerships and community collaborations to create unique, meaningful academic experiences for our students; inspire new research and creative endeavors; and drive innovation, economic growth, and cultural enrichment, transforming our University and our region.
May 2017 | UNCG Receives Millennial Campus Designation
Millennial Campus Districts
Two districts on our campus, but integrated into the fabric of our community. Areas where we can partner with the private sector to create new academic experiences, fuel economic development for our region, create jobs.
Health and Wellness
(Primarily along Gate City Blvd.)
Leveraging existing resources like the Kaplan Center to create an ecosystem of services and research activities designed to help foster healthy living.
Visual and Performing Arts
(Along Tate St.)
Building from the core of UNCG Auditorium, the Weatherspoon, Taylor Theatre and our unique local area businesses.