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Visiting Southwest Baptist University is the best way to:
Take the next step in your college search journey by scheduling a campus visit! You may choose to visit campus in-person or schedule a virtual visit.
In-person campus visits will include a campus tour, a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor, and a meeting with a faculty member in your area of study (optional, as available). Virtual visit experiences will provide you with an overview of the SBU experience, a one-on-one session with a faculty member (optional), and a Q&A session with an admissions counselor.
Please note these links are for visits to the Bolivar campus only. Learn how to schedule visits to other SBU campuses.
Sign Up for a Group Visit Event
If you cannot locate the date you want to visit on the visit registration form, please call (417) 328-1819.
Learn about travel reimbursement
View area accommodations information
Tag along as Cooper takes you around the SBU campus for a quick tour!
SBU's Bolivar campus 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. Upcoming event dates are listed below. Find one that works for your schedule and sign up now!
Interested in what it’s like to be a Bearcat? During SBU Showcase you will:
SBU Showcase is a great opportunity for you and your family to experience SBU! Come enjoy the beauty of our campus, while you learn more about our quality faculty and rewarding programs. You also will have the opportunity to interact with current students and see for yourself why so many have chosen SBU. Bring questions and be ready for a great day!
SBU Showcase Schedule:
|9:15 a.m.||Bearcat 101: Current Student Panel|
|11:00 a.m.||Academics: A Closer Look Group/Lunch 1|
|12:00 p.m.||Academics: A Closer Look Group/Lunch 2|
|1:00 p.m.||Financial Aid: A Valued Investment|
|1:30 p.m.||Becoming a Bearcat|
|1:45 p.m.||Optional Campus and Dorm Tours|
Scholars Day is an invitation-only, academic scholarship competition for qualified high school seniors and transfer students. The competition is comprised of an interview, essay, and Scholars Day Application. Students participating in Scholars Day are guaranteed to receive between a $500 - $2,500 renewable scholarship. Additionally, one to three students will receive a full-tuition scholarship! The link to the Scholars Day Application will be directly emailed to eligible students.
Throughout Scholars Day, students will also have the option to tour campus and dorms, learn more about financial aid, admissions, campus life, and the Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Program, and enjoy lunch on campus in The Marketplace.
Have any questions? Please contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (417) 328-1810.
Come to our Junior Preview Day to experience all of the fun at SBU. Tour our beautiful campus, eat lunch in the cafeteria with current students, and learn about next steps in your college search to prep you for your Senior year!
In-person campus visits will include a campus tour, a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor, and a meeting with a faculty member in your area of study (optional, as available).
Virtual visit experiences will provide you with an overview of the SBU experience, a one-on-one session with a faculty member (optional), and a Q&A session with an admissions counselor.
To schedule your individual visit to Southwest Baptist University's campus in Bolivar, Mo., please proceed to the visit registration form. If you cannot locate the date you want to visit on the visit registration form, please call (417) 328-1819.
If you are scheduling a visit less than 48 hours before your preferred visit date, please call the visit coordinator at (417) 328-1810 or (800) 526-5859.
Sign Up for an Individual Campus Visit
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:
Because they may take advantage of other offers, recruited athletes are not eligible for the travel reimbursement program.
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Subscribe to the Southwest Baptist University YouTube account to watch videos recapping major campus events such as Welcome Week and Homecoming, and to get an interactive look of life at SBU.