Schedule a College Visit
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.
If you cannot locate the date you want to visit on the visit registration form, please call (417) 328-1819.
Tune in to watch as current SBU student, Cooper Locke, shows you around the SBU campus in Bolivar, MO.
Interested in one of the other SBU campuses? Contact the Admissions Office for that campus to learn more.
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!
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!
The Bearcat Hangout is an online event open to all interested prospective students!
Join us for a time of fun on Friday, March 5 from 6-9 p.m. Connecting virtually with other future Bearcats like yourself. During the Bearcat Hangout, you will also get to participate in a virtual watch party for the Mr. & Miss Southwest pageant — one of our favorite SBU student traditions!
Learn about Southwest Baptist University from the comfort of your own home! Join us online on Tuesday, March 23 from 4-6 p.m. Experience what SBU's campus, student life, financial aid, and academics can offer you. We look forward to having you join us for this online event!
Visit us during Monday @ 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!
Bearcat Day is a special event exclusive to students who have been admitted to SBU.
Join us for an on-campus event to experience life as an SBU Bearcat! You will have the opportunity to explore our dorms, attend campus-wide events, and experience SBU firsthand alongside current students and other future Bearcats.
Bearcat Day will take place on April 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. A more complete schedule will be available closer to the event date.
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) 328-1819 or (800) 526-5859.
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.
Three hotel chains have locations near the SBU-Bolivar campus:
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.
"Like" and follow the Southwest Baptist University Facebook account for important announcements, pictures from major events, Throwback Thursday photos, and more!
Follow 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!
Follow 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!
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.
Southwest Baptist University campuses are open for in-person visits. We will be taking additional measures to promote the health and safety of our campus community and visitors. These measures are based on recommendations by health and government officials, as well as best practices implemented by other University campuses.