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Schedule a College Visit

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Visit SBU

Visiting Southwest Baptist University is the best way to:

  • Discover SBU's academic programs
  • Hear about our close-knit campus community
  • Learn about admissions and financial aid 

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.

Schedule a Campus Visit

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.

Other Visit Resources

Learn about travel reimbursement

View area accommodations information


Take a Virtual Tour of our Campus

Tag along as Cooper takes you around the SBU campus for a quick tour!

Dorm Tour Video


Abigail Griffin
"I wasn't sure of my decision but then we came to tour the campus and I fell in love. It's such a welcoming community here!"
Abigail Griffin
Elementary education major from Bentonville, Ark.


Sign Up for a Group Visit Event

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!

Join us on Saturday, September 24 and see for yourself why so many have chosen SBU! As you explore our beautiful campus, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with our authentic, Christ-centered faculty
  • Discover how our challenging academic programs will prepare you for your future
  • Meet current students and hear all about SBU's robust campus community
  • Get your questions answered about the admissions and financial aid processes
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch with other Future Bearcats
  • And more!

This will be a fun-filled day and we would love for you to join us!

RSVP for Fall Preview Day

Come explore your future home-away-from-home! During this two-day event, you will spend a night in a dorm, attend campus-wide events with current students, interact with faculty to learn all about your major, and so much more! Bearcat Days is open to any student who has submitted an application. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Save the date; registration will open soon!


Schedule an Individual Campus 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.

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


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

Stay Connected with SBU

Follow and interact with our official SBU social media channels to keep in touch with the SBU Bearcats family and get an inside look at life at SBU.

Facebook

Facebook"Like" and follow the Southwest Baptist University Facebook account for important announcements, pictures from major events, and more! 

Instagram

InstagramFollow the Southwest Baptist University Instagram account for photos of the SBU campus, student life events, and more. Scroll our photo feed or watch our Instagram Stories for a "behind-the-scenes" look of life at SBU!

Twitter

TwitterFollow the Southwest Baptist University Twitter account to stay up-to-date on SBU news, stories, and important announcements. Remember to use our official hashtag (#SBUniv) and we may re-tweet you!

YouTube

YouTubeSubscribe 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.

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