More than 33,000 visitors come to Thiel College during the year for a variety of activities. From parents to athletic teams to cultural event patrons, the campus provides a multitude of activities, athletic and arts events, meetings, seminars and other entertainment.
Some community events that find a home at Thiel College include:
• Greenville Symphony Orchestra Concerts
• Local High School Proms and Graduations
• Greenville Area Community Theater Performances
• The Community Medical Ethics Program
• Band Camps
• Soccer, Football and Other Athletic Camps
• Government Day
• Veterans’ Day Memorial Services
Thiel events attract thousands of visitors, who use local services and purchase local goods while in the area. Estimated visitor totals for events last year include:
• Homecoming 1,500
• Family Weekend 200
• Admission Visit Days 800
• Commencement 2,500
• Theatrical Performances 3,400
• Athletic Events 14,000
• Lutheran Synod Assemblies 1,150
• Other events 10,200
Thiel College produces several community programs that benefit local children. College for Kids is an annual camp for elementary and junior high students that allows kids to get a “glimpse” of college life through a variety of courses that cover topics from magic to Spanish to computer programs! Kids and Chemistry and Girl Scouts Science Day are free annual events that allow local children to explore the wonders of science in the Thiel College labs through fun, hands-on activities. The College is proud to help inspire local children in pursuit of academic success.
From inception to the present...
In 1870, Thiel College moved from its original birthplace in Monaca, Pa. because Greenville so desired the school’s presence that it bid $10,000 in cash, five acres of land and the use of a large academy building. Since settling in the town, Thiel’s and Greenville’s growth and successes have been linked.
Today, Thiel is housed on 135 acres and has more than 22 academic and residential buildings. All told, the College’s buildings and grounds represent a multi-million-dollar investment in the community. Thiel College offers educational resources, cultural activities and superior facilities to those who work and live in the area surrounding its Greenville campus.