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

I chose SBU after my first tour. It took one visit to know this is where God intended me to be. I felt such a peace about becoming a student here. Everyone I met was so welcoming and loving, greeting me with smiles and excited questions of when I would be joining them at SBU.

Amanda Nissen, Elementary Education major from South Weber, Utah
Amanda Nissen, 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!

Summer Orientation is a mandatory event for all students who have committed to joining the SBU family in fall 2018. At Summer Orientation, you will receive your housing assignment and first semester course schedule, meet your academic advisor, interact with students from your future Welcome Week group, and much more! If you have not signed up for Summer Orientation, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 526-5859!

Schedule

9 a.m. Opening Kickoff (Mabee Chapel)
9:30 a.m. Bearcat Breakout #1
10:30 a.m. Bearcat Breakout #2
11:30 a.m. Bearcat Breakout #3
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Community Living (Dorm Open House)
1:45 p.m. Bearcat Bye Bash

Summer Orientation is a mandatory event for all students who have committed to joining the SBU family in fall 2018. At Summer Orientation, you will receive your housing assignment and first semester course schedule, meet your academic advisor, interact with students from your future Welcome Week group, and much more! If you have not signed up for Summer Orientation, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 526-5859!

Schedule

9 a.m. Opening Kickoff (Mabee Chapel)
9:30 a.m. Bearcat Breakout #1
10:30 a.m. Bearcat Breakout #2
11:30 a.m. Bearcat Breakout #3
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Community Living (Dorm Open House)
1:45 p.m. Bearcat Bye Bash

Summer is a great time to visit SBU! Whether you are in high school, just graduated from high school, or are looking transfer from a different college, the SBU Summer Showcase is a fun and informative event. Attend the SBU Summer Showcase to learn more about SBU and how you can find your place in the Bearcat family!

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Schedule

8:30 a.m. Check-in
9 a.m. Welcome, Future Bearcats!
9:30 a.m. Campus and Dorm Tours
10:30 a.m. Bearcat Perspective
11 a.m. Academics: A Closer Look
12 p.m. Becoming a Bearcat
12:30 p.m. Lunch

If you are interested in transferring to SBU from a community college or other university, sign up for a Transfer Visit Day! While on campus you will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, learn more about the transfer process and discover how you can find your place at SBU. You also can choose to meet with a professor, sit in on a class, check out the dorms and more.

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If you are interested in transferring to SBU from a community college or other university, sign up for a Transfer Visit Day! While on campus you will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, learn more about the transfer process and discover how you can find your place at SBU. You also can choose to meet with a professor, sit in on a class, check out the dorms and more.

Register now

If you are interested in transferring to SBU from a community college or other university, sign up for a Transfer Visit Day! While on campus you will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, learn more about the transfer process and discover how you can find your place at SBU. You also can choose to meet with a professor, sit in on a class, check out the dorms and more.

Register now

Welcome Week is SBU's official New Student Orientation program, which takes place the week before classes begin. Attending Welcome Week helps you make a smooth transition to life at SBU...plus, it's a lot of fun!

Welcome Week registration


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 a.m. or 1 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 $250 in travel expenses

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