Hip & Historic
Here are 15 of the South's hip
& historic college towns
that ofer groups a vibrant &
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
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
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.
Fun Fact: The city of Chapel Hill was recently
named the "Foodiest Small Town" by Bon Appetit.
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
Fun Fact: Oxford is the home of Nobel
Prize winning author William Faulkner.
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