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15 Clemson, S.C. Hip & Historic College towns Here are 15 of the South's hip & historic college towns that ofer groups a vibrant & educational environment: By Selena Chavis home to Clemson University Best Historic Place To Meet: A gift to the Golden Anniversary Class of 1943 and a tribute to those lost in World War II, Carillon Gardens offers a picturesque backdrop to outdoor events. Attendees Must Experience: Death Valley (Memorial Stadium) is one of the 10 largest on-campus U.S. stadiums and the site of "the most exciting 25 seconds in college football." Perfect Fit: Because the university is known for its agricultural heritage, groups associated with agriculture and applied sciences would be a perfect fit to meet there. chapel hill, n.C. home to the University of N.C. at chapel hill Best Historic Place To Meet: The Carolina Inn has played host to many celebrities, politicians and university guests since it opened its doors in 1924. Attendees Must Experience: Located in historic McCorkle Place Quad, the Old Wellʼs legend dates back to the first days of the university. A drink from the well on the first day of classes is said to deliver luck for the entire school year. Perfect Fit: Because the university is known for its medical and research programs, physician groups would be a perfect fit to meet there. Fun Fact: Groups can get a "Solid Orange Clemson experience" at the annual Welcome Back Festival. Tillman Hall Fun Fact: The city of Chapel Hill was recently named the "Foodiest Small Town" by Bon Appetit. Oxford, miss. home to the University of mississippi Best Historic Place To Meet: Originally gifted to the university as The Alumni House in the late 1940s, the Inn at Ole Miss has been a favorite of Ole Miss fans for decades. Attendees Must Experience: The Oxford City Centre in historic downtown houses the worldrenowned bookstore, Square Books, a fitting image of the cityʼs unique literary heritage. Perfect Fit: Because the university is known as the "Cultural Mecca of the South," groups associated with literature and the arts would be a perfect fit to meet there. Inn at Ole Miss 28 Fun Fact: Oxford is the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 3 Old Well w w w. c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m