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College Up Close

students walking

College Up Close is our feature visit event and the best time to visit! We’d love for you to join us for this two-day experience where you can see what life is like at BJU. High school students and their parents are invited.

Register for College Up Close
Motor coach trips are tentative, and registering to ride isn’t currently available.

What you will do

  • 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
  • Meet future classmates

Costs

Attending College Up Close is free!

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

Flight Rebate

Upcoming Dates (Thu–Fri)

Sept. 23–24

Oct. 21–22

Oct. 28–29

Nov. 11–12

Feb. 10–11

Feb. 24–25

Mar. 3–4


If you ride the motor coach, you’ll leave on Wednesday and return Saturday.

Check-in

College Up Close begins Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with breakfast at the Davis Room in the Dining Common. You will receive your check-in packet and schedule from one of our Student Ambassadors. If you want to check in on Wednesday, you can check in at the Welcome Center desk from 5–10 p.m.

Accommodations

Staying on campus is not available. Our Campus View Apartments rooms are available at no cost on a first come, first served basis. (Check availability with the Welcome Center.) Or check out other accommodation options for discounted rates at these Greenville hotels.

Health and Safety

The safety of the BJU community and our guests are of highest priority. We are focused on providing you a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • Guests are encouraged to follow their own personal preferences for masking.
  • Complimentary masks are available at the Welcome Center.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available around campus.
  • If you are sick or feel unwell, please reschedule your visit for another day.

Ride Our Motor Coach

Motor coach trips are tentative, and registering to ride isn’t currently available.
But you can still come on your own on any of the dates.

Our comfortable motor coach will be in several states and can 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.

Manchester (Hartford) — Oct. 20–23

Walmart
420 Buckland Hills Dr.
Leave
Wed., Oct. 20 at 5 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 23 at 11:30 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale — Nov. 10–13

Walmart
2500 W Broward Blvd.
Leave
Wed., Nov. 10 at 6 a.m.
Return
Sat., Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Jacksonville — Nov. 10–13

The Avenues
10300 Southside Blvd.
Leave
Wed., Nov. 10 at 12:15 p.m.
Return
Sat., Nov. 13 at 12:45 p.m.

Melbourne — Nov. 10–13

Walmart
8500 N Wickham Rd.
Leave
Wed., Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.
Return
Sat., Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.

Champaign — Feb. 9–12

McDonald’s
1812 North Neil St.
Leave
Wed., Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. CST
Return
Sat., Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. CST

Glen Ellyn — Feb. 9–12

Walmart
3S100 IL-53
Leave
Wed., Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. CST
Return
Sat., Feb. 12 at 9:15 p.m. CST

Greenfield (Indianapolis) — Feb. 23–26

Walmart
1965 N State St.
Leave
Wed., Feb. 23 at 6:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Feb. 26 at 8:15 p.m.

Florence — Feb. 9–12

Florence Mall Food Court
2028 Florence Mall
Leave
Wed., Feb. 9 at 2:45 p.m.
Return
Sat., Feb 12 at 2 p.m.

Hagerstown — Oct. 20–23

Panera Bread
17772 Garland Groh Blvd.
Leave
Wed., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 23 at 3:45 p.m.

Burton (Flint) — Oct. 27–30

Walmart
5323 E Court St North
Leave
Wed., Oct. 27 at 6:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 30 at 9 p.m.

Ypsilanti — Oct. 27–30

McDonald’s
5550 W Michigan Avenue
Leave
Wed., Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Parsippany — Oct. 20–23

McDonald’s
1155 US-46 E
Leave
Wed., Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.
Return
Sat., Oct. 23, at 8 p.m.

Binghamton — Sept. 22–25

McDonald’s
704 Old Front St.
Leave
Wed., Sept. 22 at 7:15 a.m.
Return
Sat., Sept. 25 at 8:45 p.m.

Waterloo — Sept. 22–25

Walmart
1860 N Rd.
Leave
Wed., Sept. 22 at 5 a.m.
Return
Sat., Sept. 25 at 11 p.m.

Byesville — Feb. 23–26

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. 23 at 11:15 a.m.
Return
Sat., Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m.

Columbus — Feb. 23–26

Perkins Restaurant
1451 Hilliard Rome Rd.
Leave
Wed., Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Return
Sat., Feb. 26 at 5:15 p.m.

Carlisle — Mar. 2–5

Walmart
60 Noble Blvd.
Leave
Wed., Mar. 2 at 9 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 5 at 5 p.m.

Exton (Philadelphia) — Mar. 2–5

Hampton Inn
4 Pottstown Pike
Leave
Wed., Mar. 2 at 7 a.m.
Return
Sat., Mar. 5 at 7 p.m.

Hardeeville — Nov. 10–13

To BJU: I-95 South Carolina Welcome Center
To Hardeeville: I-95 Georgia Welcome Center
Leave
Wed., Nov. 10 at 3 p.m.
Return
Sat., Nov. 13 at 10:15 a.m.

Newport — Feb. 9–12

Burger King
836 Cosby Hwy.
Leave
Wed., Feb. 9 at 8:45 p.m.
Return
Sat., Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m.

Staunton — Sept. 22–25

Walmart
1028 Richmond Ave.
Leave
Wed., Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
Return
Sat., Sept. 25 at 12:45 p.m.

Beckley — Feb. 23–26

Beckley Travel Plaza
500 Vankirk Dr.
Leave
Wed., Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Return
Sat., Feb. 26 at 12 p.m.



Meals

Thursday morning breakfast through Friday dinner are included with your registration. If you are staying Wednesday night and/or Friday night in Campus View Apartments, your Wednesday dinner and/or Saturday breakfast are included.

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

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 Apartments rooms are available at no cost on a first come, first served 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.

For more info or any questions, email the Welcome Center or call (864) 241-1624.