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. High school students are invited to 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
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.
You can book your own flight to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), and we’ll pick you up at the airport and take you back. Request a shuttle when you register. You’ll need to arrive at GSP 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. Special terms apply. Please call (864) 242–5100, ext. 4213 for more information.
- Feb. 26–29 (registration has closed)
- Mar. 4–7
- Mar. 11–14
- Apr. 2–3
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.
Upcoming Motor Coach Stops
Our comfortable motor coach will pick you up on Wednesday and return on Saturday. Times listed are Eastern unless noted. If the motor coach fills up near you, we would still love for you to visit us.
South Windsor (Manchester) — Oct. 2–5
420 Buckland Hills Dr.
Wed., Oct. 2 at 5 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 5 at 11:30 p.m.
Jacksonville — Oct. 30–Nov. 2
10300 Southside Blvd. (I-95 Exit 339, Sears Parking Lot off of Southside Blvd.)
Wed., Oct. 30 at 2:15 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.
Orlando (Sanford) — Oct. 30–Nov. 2
3653 S Orlando Dr.
Wed., Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 2 at 3:45 p.m.
Tampa (Brandon) — Oct. 30–Nov. 2
11110 Causeway Blvd.
Wed., Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.
Champaign — Feb. 26–29
1812 North Neil St. (I-74, Exit 182)
Wed., Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. CST
Sat., Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. CST
Glen Ellyn — Feb. 26–29
Walmart Supercenter (near McDonald’s)
Wed., Feb. 26 at 6 a.m. CST
Sat., Feb. 29 at 9:15 p.m. CST
Indianapolis (Greenfield) — Mar. 4–7
Walmart Supercenter (near Garden Center)
1965 N State St.
Wed., Mar. 4 at 6:30 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 7 at 8:15 p.m.
Florence — Feb. 26–29
Florence Mall Food Court
2028 Florence Mall (I-75, Exit 181)
Wed., Feb. 26 at 2:45 p.m.
Sat., Feb 29 at 2 p.m.
Hagerstown — Oct. 2–5
17772 Garland Groh Blvd. (I-81, Exit 6B)
Wed., Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 5 at 3:45 p.m.
Davison (Burton) — Oct. 16–19
5323 E Court St North
Wed., Oct. 16 at 6:30 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 19 at 9 p.m.
Ypsilanti — Oct. 16–19
5550 W Michigan Avenue (US23, Exit 34)
Wed., Oct. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Parsippany — Oct. 2–5
Troy Hills Shopping Center (McDonald’s)
1155 US-46 E (I-80, Exit 45)
Wed., Oct. 2, at 9 a.m.
Sat., Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.
Binghamton — Sept. 25–28
(Motor coach full)
704 Old Front St.
Wed., Sept. 25 at 7:15 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 28 at 8:45 p.m.
Waterloo — Sept. 25–28
(Motor coach full)
1860 N Rd.
Wed., Sept. 25 at 5 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 28 at 11 p.m.
Byesville — Mar. 4–7
I-77 Rest Area
To BJU: Southbound Rest Area near mile marker 36
To Byesville: Northbound Rest Area near mile marker 39
Wed., Mar. 4 at 11:15 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 7 at 3:30 p.m.
Columbus — Mar. 4–7
Perkins Family Restaurant
1451 Hilliard Rome Rd. (I-70, Exit 91)
Wed., Mar. 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 7 at 5:15 p.m.
Carlisle — Mar. 11–14
Walmart Supercenter Carlisle Commons
60 Noble Blvd. (I-81, Exit 47 northbd/Exit 47B southbd)
Wed., Mar. 11 at 9 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 14 at 5 p.m.
West Chester (Exton) — Mar. 11–14
4 Pottstown Pike
Wed., Mar. 11 at 7 a.m.
Sat., Mar. 14 at 7 p.m.
Hardeeville — Oct. 30–Nov. 2
To BJU: I-95 South Carolina Welcome Center
To Hardeeville: I-95 Georgia Welcome Center
Wed., Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
Newport — Feb. 26–29
836 Cosby Hwy. (I-40, Exit 435)
Wed., Feb. 26 at 8:45 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Staunton — Sept. 25–28
(Motor coach full)
1028 Richmond Ave. (I-81, Exit 222)
Wed., Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 28 at 12:45 p.m.
Beckley — Mar.4–7
Beckley Travel Plaza
500 Vankirk Dr. (I-77, Exit 45)
Wed., Mar. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 7 at 12 p.m.
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.