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College Up Close


When we say “college,” what do you think of? Academic lecture halls in impressive brick buildings? Caring faculty, busy classmates and student-led organizations? Shaded sidewalks, study spots and bustling coffee shops? How about cool sports facilities and residence halls?

Experience all these and more during College Up Close. Spend 2 days and 3 nights checking out college life at BJU. Travel here yourself, or catch a ride with other students from your area on the BJU motor coach.

What you will do

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

Sample Schedule

Costs

Attending College Up Close is free!

($25 to ride the motor coach)

If you fly, you may be eligible for a rebate on your cost.

Flight Rebate

Register for College Up Close

Have any questions?
Email us or call (800) 252–6363.

Upcoming Events

Dates

  • Feb. 20–23
  • Feb. 27–Mar. 2
  • Mar. 6–9
  • Mar. 13–16
  • Mar. 27–30
If you ride the motor coach, you’ll leave on Wednesday and return Saturday.

Check-in for those not riding the motor coach

Check-in for those wishing to arrive on Wednesday will be at the Welcome Center desk from 1–10 p.m.

Scheduled activities will begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with breakfast. You will receive your check-in packet, room assignment (for those staying in the residence halls) and schedule from one of our Student Ambassadors.

Motor Coach Stops

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

South Windsor (Manchester) — Oct. 3–6

Walmart Supercenter
420 Buckland Hills Dr.
Leave
Wed., Oct. 3 at 5 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 6 at 11 p.m.

Jacksonville — Oct. 17–20

The Avenues
10300 Southside Blvd. (I-95 Exit 339, Sears Parking Lot off of Southside Blvd.)
Leave
Wed., Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

Orlando (Sanford) — Oct. 17–20

Walmart Supercenter
3653 S Orlando Dr.
Leave
Wed., Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.

Tampa (Brandon) — Oct. 17–20

Walmart Supercenter
11110 Causeway Blvd.
Leave
Wed., Oct. 17 at 9 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Champaign — Feb. 20–23

McDonald’s
1812 North Neil St. (I-74, Exit 182)
Leave
Wed., Feb. 20 at 8:15 a.m. CST
Return
Sat., Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. CST

Glen Ellyn — Feb. 20–23

Walmart Supercenter (near McDonald’s)
3S100 IL-53
Leave
Wed., Feb. 20 at 6 a.m. CST
Return
Sat., Feb. 23 at 8:45 p.m. CST

Indianapolis (Greenfield) — Feb. 27–Mar. 2

Walmart Supercenter (near Garden Center)
1965 N State St.
Leave
Wed., Feb. 27 at 6:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 2 at 9:30 p.m.

Florence — Feb. 20–23

Florence Mall Food Court
2028 Florence Mall (I-75, Exit 181)
Leave
Wed., Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.
Return
Sat., Feb 23 at 2 p.m.

Hagerstown — Oct. 3–6

Panera Bread
17772 Garland Groh Blvd. (I-81, Exit 6B)
Leave
Wed., Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.

Davison (Burton) — Mar. 13–16

Walmart Supercenter
5323 E Court St North
Leave
Wed., Mar. 13 at 6:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 16 at 9 p.m.

Ypsilanti — Mar. 13–16

McDonald’s
5550 W Michigan Avenue (US23, Exit 34)
Leave
Wed., Mar. 13 at 8 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Parsippany — Oct. 3–6

Troy Hills Shopping Center (McDonald’s)
1155 US-46 E (I-80, Exit 45)
Leave
Wed., Oct. 3, at 8 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.

Binghamton — Sept. 26–29

McDonald’s
704 Old Front St.
Leave
Wed., Sept. 26 at 7:15 a.m.
Return
Sat., Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

Waterloo — Sept. 26–29

Walmart
1860 N Rd.
Leave
Wed., Sept. 26 at 5 a.m.
Return
Sat., Sept. 29 at 10:30 p.m.

Byesville — Feb. 27–Mar. 2

I-77 Rest Area
To BJU: Southbound Rest Area near mile marker 36
To Byesville: Northbound Rest Area near mile marker 39
Leave
Wed., Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 2 at 4 p.m.

Columbus — Feb. 27–Mar. 2

Perkins Family Restaurant
1451 Hilliard Rome Rd. (I-70, Exit 91)
Leave
Wed., Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 2 at 6 p.m.

Carlisle — Mar. 6–9

Walmart Supercenter Carlisle Commons
60 Noble Blvd. (I-81, Exit 47 northbd/Exit 47B southbd)
Leave
Wed., Mar. 6 at 9 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 9 at 6 p.m.

West Chester (Exton) — Mar. 6–9

Hampton Inn
4 Pottstown Pike
Leave
Wed., Mar. 6 at 7 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 9 at 8 p.m.

Knoxville — Feb. 20–23

McDonald’s
7402 Strawberry Plains Pike (I-40, Exit 398)
Leave
Wed., Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
Return
Sat., Feb. 23 at 8:45 a.m.

Staunton — Sept. 26–29

Walmart Supercenter
1028 Richmond Ave. (I-81, Exit 222)
Leave
Wed., Sept. 26 at 3 p.m.
Return
Sat., Sept. 29 at noon

Beckley — Feb. 27–Mar. 2

Beckley Travel Plaza
500 Vankirk Dr. (I-77, Exit 45)
Leave
Wed., Feb. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Meals

Thursday morning breakfast will be provided in the Welcome Center lobby. All other meals will be provided in our dining common. The breakfast and dining common meals on Thursday and Friday are included with your registration.

Free snacks and drinks will be available on the motor coach.

Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) may be directed to our Dining Common Manager.

What to Bring

For staying in the residence halls, bring bedding (twin bed), plus a towel and any toiletries you’ll want. While dressing casually is totally fine, you’ll mostly see business casual on campus during the day. You will want some casual clothes (T-shirts/pants/jeans) for evening activities. And you’ll want to make sure you have comfortable shoes for your campus tour. You may want to bring extra spending money for snacks or shopping.

Parents are welcome too!

We’d love to have your parents experience College Up Close too. They can attend events and classes right along with you plus go to a special Parents’ Q&A session.

If they need accommodations, let us know. Our Campus View Apartment rooms are available for half the regular price on a first come, first serve basis. Check out other accommodation options for discounted rates at these Greenville hotels.

Cost is $25 to ride the motor coach or free if you are providing your own transportation.