Parents - Visit


Greenville College and the surrounding area offer a variety of family friendly activities. We encourage parents to visit their children at GC. It's a great time to make lasting memories before your son or daughter graduates. Your visit gives your child a break from studying and allows you to meet his new friends. You can even take him out for a free meal.

What to do While Visiting Campus?

  • The Gullies Nature Trail - The nature trail cuts through The Gullies, over 40 acres of wooded property north of main campus. It features a disc golf course as well as a small cypress swamp.
  • Greenville College Bookstore - Located in the Dietzman Center, you will find Greenville College apparel and gifts.
  • Jo's Java - Located in the Dietzman Center adjacent to the bookstore, Jo's is a popular campus stop serving specialty teas and coffees.
  • Sims Student Union and Grill - The Grill is located on the first floor of the Sims Student Union with a variety of hot food, snacks, and drinks. Relax and take in the view of campus in the upper level lounge, or enjoy a game of ping pong or pool.
  • Bock Sculpture Museum - The museum houses a collection of sculptures completed by Richard W. Bock, a turn-of-the-century sculptor who worked closely with famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Maves Art Center - You can visit the Rowland Art Gallery which features a variety of exhibits throughout the year. Maves Art Center also houses the digital media computer lab, classrooms, and faculty offices.
  • Ruby E. Dare Library - The college library has a large collection of books, periodicals and newspapers. Feel free to browse our collection and find a comfortable place to relax and read.


Greenville Area Accommodations
(618 area code unless noted)


Carlyle (20 minutes south)

Hillsboro (20 minutes north)                

Highland (20 minutes west)

Vandalia (20 minutes east)

Points of Interest in the Area

Greenville, IL - Governor Bond Lake, American Farm Heritage Museum, Town Square and Globe Theatre

Carlyle, IL - Carlyle Lake and Eldon Hazlet State Park

Vandalia, IL - Old State Capitol and historic Abraham Lincoln site

Fairview Heights, IL - St. Clair Square Mall, restaurants and shopping

St. Louis, MO - Restaurants, museums, parks, theaters, pro sporting events, Saint Louis Zoo, Science Center, Six Flags St. Louis, Grant's Farm, and more. Visit

Grafton, IL - Pere Marquette Lodge and State ParkGreat River Road National Scenic Byway

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