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!

Bearcat Days is an exciting, exclusive event for high school students who have been admitted to SBU! Spend the weekend on the SBU campus with other future Bearcats! Stay the night in a dorm, attend a classroom experience, participate in campus activities, and so much more!

Register for Bearcat Days

Student Schedule

Friday, March 2

1 p.m. Invitation-only optional campus tour
2 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. A Bearcat Welcome
3 p.m. Academic Encounter
4 p.m. Meet Your Host
4:30 p.m. Discover Your Residence Hall
5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. On-Campus Event (Mr. and Miss Southwest)
8:30 p.m. Optional campus activities

Saturday, March 3

9 a.m. Check-in / Breakfast
10 a.m. Morning Kickoff
10:30 a.m. Admissions Session
11:15 a.m. Closing Session
11:45 a.m. Bearcat Bye Bash
12:30 p.m. Optional Dorm Tours

Parent and Families schedule

Friday, March 2

2 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. A Bearcat Welcome
3 p.m. Academic Encounter
4 p.m. Parent Session
5 p.m. Banquet with Executive Cabinet
6:30 p.m. On-Campus Event

Saturday, March 3

9 a.m. Check-in / Breakfast
10 a.m.  Opening Kickoff
10:30 a.m. Admissions Session
11:15 a.m. Closing Session
11:45 a.m. Bearcat Bye Bash
12:30 p.m. Optional Dorm Tours

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 a.m. Registration
9-10 a.m. Bearcat 101 (Opening Session)
10-10:50 a.m. Academic Fair
11-11:20 a.m. Financial Aid
11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m. Campus and Dorm Tour
12-12:30 p.m. Mock Class / Parent Session
12:40-1 p.m. Becoming a Bearcat
1-2 p.m. Lunch

Register now

Bearcat Days is an exciting, exclusive event for high school students who have been admitted to SBU! Spend the weekend on the SBU campus with other future Bearcats! Stay the night in a dorm, attend a classroom experience, participate in campus activities, and so much more!

Register for Bearcat Days

Student Schedule

Friday, April 20

1 p.m. Invitation-only optional campus tour
2 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. A Bearcat Welcome
3 p.m. Academic Encounter
4 p.m. Meet Your Host
4:30 p.m. Discover Your Residence Hall
5:30 p.m. Dinner in the Dining Hall
6 p.m. On-Campus Event (Spring Football Game)
8:30 p.m. Optional campus activities

Saturday, April 21

9 a.m. Check-in / Breakfast
10 a.m. Morning Kickoff
10:30 a.m. Admissions Session
11:15 a.m. Closing Session
11:45 a.m. Bearcat Bye Bash
12:30 p.m. Optional Dorm Tours

Parent and Families schedule

Friday, April 20

2 p.m. Check-in
2:30 p.m. A Bearcat Welcome
3 p.m. Academic Encounter
4 p.m. Parent Session
5 p.m. Banquet with Executive Cabinet
6:30 p.m. On-Campus Event

Saturday, April 21

9 a.m. Check-in / Breakfast
10 a.m.  Opening Kickoff
10:30 a.m. Admissions Session
11:15 a.m. Closing Session
11:45 a.m. Bearcat Bye Bash
12:30 p.m. Optional Dorm Tours

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

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


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.