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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

Register for College Up Close

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

Dates

  • Sep. 23–26
  • Sep. 30–Oct. 3
  • Oct. 7–10
  • Feb. 24–27
  • Mar. 2–5
  • Mar. 9–12
  • Mar. 16–19

Costs

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

Schedule

Subject to change

Wednesday

Check in for those with their own transportation will be at the Welcome Center desk from 6–8 p.m. (afternoon arrivals are also encouraged).

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

Thursday

8 a.m. — Breakfast in the Welcome Center lobby

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

7 p.m. — “The Main Event” — An exciting, fun-filled, one-of-a-kind activity

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

Friday

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

Saturday

Departure for those with their own transportation will be Saturday morning.

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.

Connecticut

South Windsor — Sept. 23–26

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Florida

Jacksonville — Feb. 24–27

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Orlando — Feb. 24–27

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Riverview — Feb. 24–27

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Illinois

Champaign — Mar. 9–12

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Downers Grove — Mar. 9–12

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Indiana

Indianapolis — Mar. 9–12

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Maryland

Hagerstown — Sept. 23–26

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Hagerstown — Mar. 16–19

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Michigan

Davison — Oct. 7–10

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Ypsilanti — Oct. 7–10

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New Jersey

Parsippany — Sept. 23–26

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New York

Binghamton — Mar. 16–19

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Waterloo — Mar. 16–19

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Ohio

Byesville — Mar. 2–5

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Columbus — Mar. 2–5

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Middleburg Heights — Mar. 2–5

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Pennsylvania

Carlisle — Sept. 30–Oct. 3

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West Chester — Sept. 30–Oct. 3

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Virginia

Staunton — Mar. 16–19

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West Virginia

Charleston — Mar. 2–5

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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. To arrange for this service, please request a shuttle. 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 (864) 242-5100, ext. 4213 for more information.

Parents are welcome too

If your parents are attending this event with you, please let us know if they desire accommodations since our Campus View Apartment room options are limited (rooms will be given on a first come, first serve basis).

Cost is $75 to join the motor coach, $20 for arriving via personal transportation, or free for those flying in for this unique event. When you sign up, make sure you notate that your parents will be joining you!

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.