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Visiting the Southwest Baptist University campus is the best way to learn about SBU's academic programs, experience the close-knit campus community, and see what a day is like in the life of a Bearcat. During your visit, you will learn more about what SBU has to offer and meet our excellent faculty and staff. Schedule your visit today and find where you belong at SBU.

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

schedule an individual 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 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

sign up for a visit day event

SBU offers several visit day 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!

Scholars Day is an invitation-only event during which select students are invited to campus to compete for additional scholarships. Through this academic competition, you will be selected for either a J.R. Maupin Founders Award — a full-tuition scholarship — or a Dutile Scholars Award ranging in value from $500 to $2,500. In addition to the academic competition, students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and current students, tour campus facilities, and receive more information regarding SBU.

If you have not yet received an invitation to Scholars Day, please verify your academic scholarship level by completing the SBU Estimator prior to submitting the Scholars Day application. Students who qualify for the Ingman Distinguished Scholars Award or the Pike Scholars Award are invited to participate in Scholars Day.

Please contact your admissions counselor at (417) 328-1810 if you have questions about Scholars Day.

Scholars Day Application

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

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!

Schedule

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:20 a.m. Welcome Future Bearcats
9:30-10:10 a.m. Campus and Dorm Tour
10:15-10:50 a.m. Academic Fair
11:00-11:20 a.m. Bearcat Perspective
11:30-11:50 a.m. Mock Class / Parent Session
12:00-12:30 p.m. Becoming a Bearcat
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

Register now

Spend the weekend on the SBU campus with other admitted students and future Bearcats! Stay the night in a dorm, attend a classroom experience, participate in campus activities, and so much more!

Register now

Student Schedule

Friday, March 3

1:45 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)
2:00 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. Welcome, Bearcats!
3:00 p.m. Academic Experience
4:00 p.m. Meet Your Host
4:30 p.m. Discover Your Dorm
5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Mr. and Miss Southwest
8:30-11:00 p.m. Campus Activities (optional)

Saturday, March 4

9:00 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast with Faculty
10:00 a.m. Opening Kickoff
10:30 a.m. Bearcat Session #1
11:15 a.m. Bearcat Session #2
12:00 p.m. Closing Bye Bash
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Dorm Tours (optional)

Parent Schedule

Friday, March 3

1:45 p.m. Campus Tour (optional)
2:00 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. Welcome, Bearcats!
3:00 p.m. Academic Experience
4:00 p.m. Parent and Families Tour
5:00 p.m. Banquet with the Executive Cabinet
6:30 p.m. Mr. and Miss Southwest

Saturday, March 4

9:00 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast with Faculty
10:00 a.m. Opening Kickoff
10:30 a.m. Parent Financial Aid Session / Next Steps
12:00 p.m. Closing Bye Bash
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Dorm Tours (optional)

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

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!

Schedule

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:20 a.m. Welcome Future Bearcats
9:30-10:10 a.m. Campus and Dorm Tour
10:15-10:50 a.m. Academic Fair
11:00-11:20 a.m. Bearcat Perspective
11:30-11:50 a.m. Mock Class / Parent Session
12:00-12:30 p.m. Becoming a Bearcat
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

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

Getting ready to begin your senior year of high school? Come check out our Summer Showcase to learn more about SBU and how you can find your place in the Bearcat family!

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

Upcoming area Receptions

We would love to meet with you and your family during one of our area student receptions! Register below for a reception near you and then join us to learn more about SBU and meet SBU staff and alumni. We look forward to sharing with you about what SBU has to offer!

Springfield (MO) Area

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Executive Conference Center & 910 Ballroom
6:30 p.m.
Register for Springfield Area Reception

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. 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.