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
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
Southbound rest area near mile marker 36
Northbound rest area near mile marker 36
Wed., Mar. 4, at 11 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 7, at 5:30 p.m.
I-95 Rest Area
Statesville — Feb. 25–28
975 Glenway Drive
Wed., Feb. 25, at 7:15 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 28, at 8:30 a.m.
Parsippany — Mar. 4–7
Parsippany Baptist Church
1179 Littleton Road
Wed., Mar. 4, at 6:30 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 7, at 10:30 p.m.
Binghamton — Feb. 25–28
704 Old Front Street
Wed., Feb. 25, at 7:15 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 28, at 8:45 p.m.
Waterloo — Feb. 25–28
1860 N Road
Wed., Feb. 25, at 5 a.m.
Sat., Feb. 28, at 11 p.m.
Linwood — Mar. 4–7
2326 Market St.
Wed., Mar. 4, at 9:15 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 7, at 7:15 p.m.
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.