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Finding your Place Here

Greeley and UNC are places where you don’t have to fit a certain mold to fit in. Our hometown is an authentic, accepting and down-to-earth place where you’ll find a city vibe with a small-town feel – a creative hub between the mountains and Colorado’s wide-open grasslands.

Greeley: It’s our hometown, and we can’t wait for you to call it home, too.


Top 8 Things to do in Greeley
  • Grow in one of the fastest-growing locations in the country, Greeley ranks #1 in Colorado and #4 in the nation, according to 2020 census data. Greeley is the place to be!
  • Enjoy dozens of restaurants and eateries ranging in cuisine from Mexican to African, with local favorites such as an authentic French bakery right next to campus and a pizza place that’s served Bears for more than 30 years.
  • Experience eight award-winning microbreweries, two distilleries and several artisan coffeehouses. Explore them all and find your favorite.
  • Discover a Creative District that draws artists, events and performers for hundreds of performances annually – and has close ties to UNC, helping our students find a creative home too.
  • Skate or spectate at the Greeley Ice Haus. This ice rink is a short walk from campus for lessons and skate time, and it’s and a great place to watch the Bears play. hockey.
  • Explore more than 300 acres of neighborhood parks at 40-plus locations and a 21-mile Poudre Trail gives you plenty of space to bike, run or walk along the Cache la Poudre River.
  • Unleash your creativity with shows at The Kress Cinema & Lounge, special behind-the-scenes tours with the Museum at Twilight series and more
  • Check out Denver’s world-class nightlife, arts scene and culture, including the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver International Airport, all within an hour or two drive from Greeley.
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"What drew me to UNC was the small-town feeling, and it was an easy area to navigate. UNC’s downtown is about a five-minute walk, making it accessible when you want to take a break from campus or find a new hangout with friends."

Sophie Barker, '22, Business Administration, Finance concentration

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Hometown Hot Spots

Our hometown is growing—its the fastest-growing town in Colorado and 4th fastest in the nation! If it’s been a while since you’ve been to Greeley, you may not know about some of our town’s hidden gems, including a vibrant downtown, family-friendly activities, art and a growing number of breweries and distilleries.

Alumnus Dakota Perez, '22, Business Administration, Marketing concentration shares some ideas to get you started.

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