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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.

College Up Close will begin again in the fall. Schedule a free personal visit.

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


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


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.