A Living and Learning Community

At the Governor's School, students live on campus for the nine-month school year allowing them to truly immerse themselves in their art discipline and their studies in a safe and structured environment.

The Govie community is supportive and collaborative, and students learn from, and make connections with, caring faculty and staff, as well as their peers. While students have very busy schedules and challenging workloads, the Governor’s School provides support services to assist students with life skills, nutrition, academics, and other needs while they’re away from home. 

Our Campus

Our 8.5-acre campus overlooks Reedy River Falls Park in the cultural hub of downtown Greenville. Designed to emulate a Tuscan village, the campus community includes a residence hall, state-of-the-art performance hall, black box theatre, contemporary library, classrooms, studios, laboratories, practice rooms, fitness center, and an art gallery, all surrounded by gardens, sculpture and open courtyards.

Residential Life

The Residential Life program is designed to provide a rich living and learning community environment conducive to personal, social, artistic and intellectual growth. This program supports the mission of the school by seeking to provide students with the support and structure needed to maximize development in all areas.

Residential Life Coordinators

Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) are full-time professional staff who live in the residence hall. They are responsible for many duties ranging from checking students in at curfew to driving them to appointments to collaborating with faculty to ensure students are working to their full potential. RLCs also plan recreational and educational activities for students both on and off campus. 

Residence Halls

Residence hall facilities feature:

  • Separate gender halls
  • Double occupancy rooms
  • Suites with shared bath
  • Carpeted floors in student rooms
  • Laundry rooms with coin-operated washers and dryers
  • Recreation room with TV, VCR, and DVD player, pool table, ping-pong, computers with internet access, microwave, and vending machines
  • Health center where students may be treated for minor illness or emergency
  • Community study rooms and lounges
  •  Dorm Room Layout (jpg graphic)

Questions? View Campus Life FAQs


Roommates are paired using a questionnaire identifying similar living habits. This process also seeks to match students with peers from other art areas and regions of the state. Every effort is made to house sophomores in roommate pairings. Students wishing to make specific roommate requests may do so. Residential life staff consider all requests carefully, but reserve the right to make final selections.

Questions? View Campus Life FAQs


First aid services and health care counseling are available to students in the health center located on the main floor of the residence hall. A registered nurse is on duty during posted hours each day and on call at all other times. A licensed health and wellness counselor is available during posted hours for assessment and counseling only, focusing primarily on issues of personal and social development.

Questions? View Campus Life FAQs


Students enjoy three meals each day, as well as snacks and beverages throughout the day, provided by Aramark Dining Services.  

For additional details, view Dining Services.


Students' safety and security is a top priority for the Governor School. Our campus is monitored 24/7 by our Public Safety Department which includes three certified law enforcement officers and a team of security officers.  

Learn more about Public Safety.

Students laughing and eating lunch
Students with book bags walking to the residence halls
Female students talking dorm room