Spartanburg, South Carolina
Converse benefits from our beloved hometown in many ways – from partnerships with local businesses and organizations to the natural beauty of our surroundings, from the thriving cultural scene to the generous support of donors, volunteers and friends. We want you, our neighbors and friends, to know how much we have to offer you in return. Here is a taste of how Converse continues to shape and be shaped by our beloved Hub City – and how you can be a part of it!
For Children & Teens
Converse’s Fine Arts Day Camp is widely-known for offering children a well-rounded introduction to all art forms, as is the Lawson Academy of the Arts for preparing generations of young musicians and dancers. But did you also know that teens can apply to be a Science, Technology and Research Scholar (STARS) and conduct research with a faculty mentor? Exciting new opportunities pop up all the time. Discover the many ways we can serve your family!
Host Your Event on Campus
You may have visited our beautiful campus venues, like the 1,500-seat Twichell Auditorium in the Zimmerli Performance Center or the glass-walled Milliken Gallery. Converse welcomes you to host your own events in many of these spaces – for weddings, conferences, summer camps, or your next intimate social gathering. Learn more about our well-appointed facilities, reasonable rates, and friendly support staff.
NCAA Division II Sports
The Valkyries are fierce fighters playing at the national level right in your backyard! Converse competes at the NCAA Division II level in 13 sports, and through an IHSA equestrian program. Bring your whole family to cheer them on at one of our home games, and download the Valkyries App to keep tabs on your favorite team!
Opportunities for Teachers & Educators
Converse has developed generations of teachers and administrators who impact our community in profound ways. In addition to education degrees, we offer much more for teachers and administrators to continue their professional development. From summer recertification courses – online, on campus, or in your district – to workshops and speakers who inspire and strengthen our teaching community, you’ll want to stay tuned in to the ever-changing opportunities.
Breathtaking operas. Renowned visiting artists. Transformative theatre. Scholars speaking on the hottest issues of our day. Converse, and especially our School of the Arts, is on a mission to provide the highest-quality cultural experiences to benefit our community, our patrons and friends. Sign up for our monthly Cultural Events e-newsletter and never miss out on a cultural opportunity!
Resident Experts, Neighbors & Friends
Converse faculty and staff are actively engaged in the Spartanburg community – chances are, you know at least one or two already! You’ll find them partnering with local businesses on class service projects, writing guest columns for media outlets, and sharing their knowledge with schools and nonprofit organizations. We hope you will get to know our people and the amazing things they do. You never know what opportunities a new connection might spark!
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Take a summer class at Converse. Join us for speakers, workshops and conferences that draw scholars and enthusiasts from across the Southeast.
Hire Converse Interns, Grad Students & Alumni
Converse students and graduates are known for their initiative, ability and commitment to excellence. Our liberal arts curriculum and leadership emphasis develops creative, well-rounded problem solvers and communicators who have a clear understanding of the value they can provide your organization. Learn about opportunities to make a Converse student or graduate part of your team – whether as an intern, summer worker, employee or graduate student.