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College Up Close

Enjoy road trips? College Up Close is a 2-day event open to everyone, whether from the Upstate or all the way across the country. Check out our list of motor coach stops below to see if you might be able to catch a ride!

Once you arrive on campus, you’ll tour our beautiful campus with one of our student ambassadors, experience both a chapel service and a society meeting, visit classes you’re interested in, meet an admission counselor, and much more!

An admission information session will help you make sure you’re up to date on the application process and available financial aid. If your parents want to come along, they are welcome too. There’s even a Q&A session just for them.

What you will do

  • Get a taste of residence hall life
  • Tour campus with student ambassadors
  • Visit classes that you’re interested in
  • Interact with students and faculty
  • Meet admission counselors
  • Make new friends

Have any questions?
Email us or call 800-252-6363.


The next College up Close trips are in the fall. For a summer visit, please schedule a personal visit!


$75 — if riding the motor coach
$20 — if not riding the motor coach
No cost — if you are flying (rebate may be available)


Subject to change


Arrive at BJU (arrival time varies per trip but generally around 9-10:30 p.m.)


8 a.m. — Breakfast

8:30 a.m. — Campus tour

11 a.m. — Chapel

11:45 a.m. — Lunch

1 p.m. — Academic Resource Seminar

3–5 p.m. — Visit classes and/or go on special behind-the-scenes tours

6 p.m. — Supper

10:30 p.m. — Residence hall discipleship group


7–8 a.m. — Breakfast

8–11 a.m. — Visit classes

11 a.m. — Society meetings for students / Q&A for parents

12 noon — Lunch

1–5 p.m. — Admission Information Sessions / Visit classes and/or go on special behind-the-scenes tours

5 p.m. — Supper

6–10 p.m. — Attend athletic events, fine arts productions, special fine art concerts


Depart from BJU (departure time varies per trip but generally around 5:30–6:30 a.m.)

Motor Coach Stops

Our comfortable motor coach will pick you up on Wednesday and return on Saturday. Times listed are Eastern unless noted.


Laurel — Mar. 4–7


North Carolina

Statesville — Feb. 25–28


New Jersey

Parsippany — Mar. 4–7


New York

Binghamton — Feb. 25–28


Waterloo — Feb. 25–28



Linwood — Mar. 4–7


Motor Coach Stops Map

Click the spots on the map below for addresses, dates and deadlines. All times are EST unless otherwise noted.

View College Up Close Trips in a larger map

Book your own flight

If our motor coach schedule does not come near where you live, you are still welcome to join us for College Up Close. You can book your own flight to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, S.C. We will pick you up at the airport and take you back for your return flight. Please plan to arrive at the airport on Wednesday before 9:30 p.m. EST and depart on Saturday.

If you live west of Mississippi, you may be eligible to receive a $200 rebate if you book a flight for College Up Close. Special terms apply. Please call 800-252-6363 for more information.

Parents are welcome too

If your parents have never visited BJU, they are welcome to come along with you and stay in our guest rooms (availability is limited). If your parents have visited the campus before, then housing for them will be available only in the residence halls with present students. Cost is $75 per person.

Residence hall requests

If you have a sibling or friend that is a present BJU student, we will be glad to honor your room request if at all possible. Just make sure you note it for us on your reservation form.