This is Bear Territory

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse pictures of our beautiful, historic buildings surrounding a peaceful quad, and you can read about our bustling brick plaza connecting to first-class athletic facilities. But it's the undeniable, energizing spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you step on campus.

The best way to see if Mercer feels right for you is to visit in person.

Walk around and explore. Talk to our students and professors. You'll quickly see why The Princeton Review has called it one of the most beautiful campuses in North America.

Explore our tour options and upcoming events. Then schedule your personal visit to Mercer University's Macon campus and experience first-hand the culture, climate, and personality of Bear Territory.

If you have any questions about any of our visit opportunities, contact the Office of University Admissions at 800.840.8577 or 478.301.2650.

Campus Tours

Our daily campus tour begins with an information session led by our admissions staff that provides a brief overview of Mercer, including the admissions process, academics, student life, and financial aid. Following the session, a student tour guide will lead you on a walking tour of campus. The combined information session and campus tour is approximately two hours and will begin and end at our Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center.

Schedule a Tour

Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Select Saturdays tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. on September 9, October 21, November 11, December 9, January 20, February 10, March 24, and April 21.

Group Visits

Mercer welcomes groups to campus from all over the world.

Campus tours for groups of 10 or more are available Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Group tours are not offered on weekends or during peak periods. To schedule a group visit, contact the Office of University Admissions at

Campus Events

The Office of University Admissions hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that offer you different ways to experience what it's like to be a Mercer Bear. Registration is required and typically closes five days before an event unless capacity is reached earlier.

Saturday Preview

This action-packed, day-long preview event features our "Bear Bazaar" academics and campus life showcase, along with information sessions on topics such as the admissions process, choosing a career, campus organizations, signature Mercer programs, financing your degree, undergraduate research, Mercer graduate program opportunities, and more. Tour campus, check out Mercer's residence halls, enjoy lunch, get the "inside scoop" from current students, and explore historic downtown Macon on a trolley. Stay for an athletic event, and watch the Mercer Bears in action!

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Pre-Med Day

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a doctor, get an introduction to Mercer’s School of Medicine and its critical mission to provide physicians to medically underserved areas in Georgia. During this event held in conjunction with our Saturday Preview, you can take a tour of the School and get the details about Mercer’s Special Consideration Program. Learn how to prepare for medical school while an undergraduate, and begin your journey to a career in healthcare.

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Discover Townsend

Take the first step toward turning your musical talent into a profession during this music open house hosted in conjunction with our Saturday Preview. Tour the practice and performance facilities at Mercer’s Townsend School of Music, hear from the Dean, and enjoy a kaleidoscope concert featuring Mercer students. With multiple sessions for students and parents, you can participate in a mock rehearsal and hear from a panel of current students, or attend a session on financial aid and a parent panel.

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Pre-Law Day

Considering a law degree after college? Join us for this Mercer Law preview event (held in conjunction with Saturday Preview) and explore all of your undergraduate options - ranging from political science to communication to economics - on Mercer's pre-law track. Learn about the law school admissions process and our 3+3 Accelerated Law Degree, sit in on a mock trial, enjoy lunch, and talk with current students and faculty from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law.

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Health Sciences Day

Considering a career in healthcare? Visit our graduate and professional campus in Atlanta to explore Mercer's health-related undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, such as pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant studies, biomedical engineering, medicine, and more. Get a first-hand look at labs and facilities, talk with current students, enjoy lunch, and meet faculty from both the Atlanta and Macon campuses. Topics covered during this special event include health-related majors and tracks, preparing for graduate school as an undergraduate student, the admissions process for graduate and professional programs, signature Mercer programs, internship opportunities, and more.

Select a date to register:

  • Feb 24

Bears On Deck

Get a head start on your college search! Designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school, this event is a great way to get a glimpse of life at Mercer. Attend information sessions covering topics such as the admissions process, financial aid, and more. Take a campus tour, chat with current students, and enjoy lunch with our admissions staff.

Select a date to register:

  • Jun 8
  • Jul 13

Transfer Twilight Student Tour

Looking to transfer to Mercer? This event is for you! Our Transfer Student Twilight Tour begins at 6:00 p.m. with an information session specifically for transfer students that provides a brief overview of Mercer. We'll explain to you the transfer student admissions process, including financial aid opportunities. You will also learn more about Mercer's academic programs and student life. Following the session, you will experience a walking tour of campus.

2017-2018 dates are coming soon.

Select a date to register:

  • Sept TBD
  • Jan TBD
  • Mar TBD

Mercer Day and Night

Live the life of a Mercer Bear for a day (and night) - with a schedule customized just for you. Stay overnight on campus with your freshman host, dine in Mercer's Fresh Food Company, attend a class, tour campus, and meet face-to-face with your admissions counselor. Plan to arrive on campus by 6:00 p.m. on the evening of your overnight stay. This event is reserved for high school seniors. Space is limited for this very popular event - register early!

Registration opens 30 days before event.

Select a date to register:

  • Sept 28
  • Oct 24
  • Nov 9
  • Jan 23
  • Feb 1
  • Feb 22
  • Mar 15
  • Mar 27

Know Before You Go

Tips for Your Visit to Campus

Registration is required to attend any of our regularly scheduled campus tours and events.

Campus tours are not offered on University holidays or scheduled closings.

You will receive registration confirmation, directions to campus, and other pertinent information related to your visit via the email address you provide when you register. It is important that you read your email messages to fully prepare for your visit to Mercer.

You may want to allow for extra time to explore Mercer and Macon on your own.

Tours and events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. You will be notified as soon as a decision is made.

Explore Macon

Some call it a big city. Others say it's a small town. We believe it's just right - and we think you'll agree. Located in the heart of Georgia, Mercer's hometown of Macon is a flourishing Southern metropolis with a soul unmatched by any other. With proximity to the bright lights of Atlanta and the beaches of the Georgia and Florida coasts, Macon boasts regal historical landmarks, a trendy arts and culture scene, lively local hangouts, and a little something for everyone.

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