Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Local Area Information

Situated in scenic upstate South Carolina, the 300-acre main campus of Southern Wesleyan University is located in the town of Central, nestled in beautiful upstate South Carolina and surrounded by city life and outdoor attractions. With a major college town just next door, you’ll find all kinds of shops and restaurants nearby. Just a half hour from campus you can find tons to do in Greenville, a city with a nationally-recognized, award-winning downtown full of shops, restaurants, parks, theaters, and more. Even Charlotte and Atlanta are only a couple of hours away.

If you’re looking for adventure outdoors, SWU is perfectly located within minutes of beautiful lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and parks. Hike on the Foothills Trail or spend some time in the sun at Lake Hartwell. Whether it’s backpacking or kayaking, you can find your adventure here.

Check out some of the things students like to do in the videos below:

CATBus (Clemson Area Transit) — Clemson Area Transit (CATBus) offers free public transportation to the greater Clemson area, including a route that comes to the SWU campus! They even have some completely electric buses. Central & SWU Route Schedule

Music & Arts


Lodging Accommodations

If you are in need of overnight lodging, we have an on-campus bed and breakfast available for guests, as well as local partner hotels.