Schedule a College Visit

sign up for a campus tour

Visiting the Southwest Baptist University campus is the best way to:

  • Learn about SBU's academic programs
  • Experience our close-knit campus community
  • See what a day is like in the life of a Bearcat

During a visit to SBU, you will:

  • Meet faculty and staff members
  • Learn about admissions and financial aid 
  • Interact with current SBU students

Schedule your visit and campus tour today to find where you belong at SBU!

Sign up for an admissions visit event

Schedule an individual college tour

LEARN ABOUT TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

Area Accommodations Information

I was so uncertain before my campus visit. But I came and I was just so at peace and comfortable on campus and instantly loved it here. Listen to the Lord's guidance when making your college decision!

Bethany Rodgers, exercise science and pre-physical therapy student from Siloam Springs, Ark.
Bethany Rodgers, SBU Student

sign up for an admissions group visit event

SBU offers several visit events throughout the year, providing many opportunities to explore the SBU campus and what SBU can offer you. These events allow you the opportunity to tour campus, interact with faculty and students, meet your admissions counselor and enjoy a meal in the SBU cafeteria. This year's event dates are listed below. Find one that works for your schedule and sign up now!

Join us on Saturday, September 15 for Fall Preview Day! You'll tour our campus, interact with faculty and current students, learn about admissions and financial aid, and more!  

Schedule

8:15-9 a.m. — Check-in
9-9:20 a.m. — Welcome, Future Bearcats!
9:25-10 a.m. — Academics: Previewing All Programs
10-10:45 a.m. — The Bearcat Mile: Campus Tour
10:45-11:15 a.m. — Bearcat Breakout #1
11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Academics: A Closer Look
12:10-12:40 p.m. — Bearcat Breakout #2
12:45-1 p.m. — Becoming a Bearcat: Closing Session
1-1:45 p.m. — Lunch
1:45-2:15 p.m. — Dorm Showing (optional)

Register now

Visit us during Friday @ Southwest and get a glimpse of what life at SBU is like. Tour the campus, meet faculty, eat in the cafeteria, and learn what it means to be a Bearcat!

SCHEDULE

8:30-9 a.m. — Check-in
9-9:20 a.m. — Welcome, Future Bearcats!
9:25-10 a.m. — Bearcat 101: Current Student Panel
10-10:45 a.m. — Academic Fair
10:45-11:30 a.m. — The Bearcat Mile: Campus Tour
11:30-11:50 a.m. — Financial Aid: A Valued Investment
12-12:30 p.m. — Mock Class / Parent Session
12:40-1 p.m. — Becoming a Bearcat: Closing Session
1-2 p.m. — Lunch

Register now

Join us on Saturday, November 10 for Fall Preview Day! You'll tour our campus, interact with faculty and current students, learn about admissions and financial aid, and more!  

SCHEDULE

8:15-9 a.m. — Check-in
9-9:20 a.m. — Welcome, Future Bearcats!
9:25-10 a.m. — Academics: Previewing All Programs
10-10:45 a.m. — The Bearcat Mile: Campus Tour
10:45-11:15 a.m. — Bearcat Breakout #1
11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m. — Academics: A Closer Look
12:10-12:40 p.m. — Bearcat Breakout #2
12:45-1 p.m. — Becoming a Bearcat: Closing Session
1-1:45 p.m. — Lunch
1:45-2:15 p.m. — Dorm Showing (optional)

Register now


schedule an individual campus visit

Come visit SBU for a personalized visit of our campus. Your visit will include an admissions presentation, tour of the SBU campus, an individual visit with your admissions counselor and other optional activities (weekdays only).

Individual visits are available Monday through Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., and some Saturdays by appointment only.

weekday Visit optional activities

  • Attend a class
  • Meet with a faculty member
  • Meet with a member of the athletics department

saturday visit option

  • Campus tour
  • Appointment with admissions counselor

schedule your campus visit now!

To schedule your individual visit to Southwest Baptist University, please proceed to the registration formIf you are scheduling a visit less than 48 hours before your preferred visit date, please call the visit coordinator at (417) 328-1819 or (800) 526-5859.

Schedule individual visit


Travel REimbursement Offer

We want you to come see for yourself how you can find your purpose at SBU. Visiting campus is an essential part of the college search process and we want to help! Sign up above for a visit event or schedule your personal visit, and you could receive financial help with travel expenses.

To qualify for travel reimbursement, you must apply for admission and be accepted to SBU prior to your campus visit. The travel reimbursement offer applies only to students applying to undergraduate programs on the Bolivar campus.

If you live within the following distances from SBU, you may be eligible for the travel reimbursement offer:

  • 100-250 miles: up to $50 in travel expenses
  • 251-500 miles: up to $150 in travel expenses
  • 501+ miles: up to $300 in travel expenses

Because they may take advantage of other offers, recruited athletes are not eligible for the travel reimbursement program.


Accommodations

Three hotel chains have locations near the SBU-Bolivar campus:

  • Best Western Plus, Bolivar: (417) 326-0188 (reserve by phone and ask for SBU discount)
  • Comfort Inn, Bolivar: (417) 326-6169 (reserve by phone and ask for SBU discount)
  • Super 8, Bolivar: (417) 777-8888