Make It Mercer!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Exclusively for accepted students and their families, Make It Mercer! brings together new Mercerians for one extraordinary day on campus.

You and two guests are invited to join us for a campus visit unlike any other, featuring:

  • Roommate search activities
  • Service-learning experience
  • Icebreakers with future classmates
  • A scavenger hunt across campus
  • Mercer swag!



You've been accepted to Mercer and we want to SEE! Take a photo with the #MercerBound sign from your acceptance packet and share it on social media.

Make sure to share your photo with us on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, or The Bear's Den (our Facebook group) and we may feature you at Make It Mercer! Tag us (@MercerNow) and use #MercerBound. These future bears are already ahead of the game!

Sample STUDENT Schedule

9:00 a.m. Check-In
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:45 a.m. Meet Your Fellow New Mercerians
11:30 a.m. Photo Scavenger Hunt
12:30 p.m. Meet With Your Counselor
1:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 p.m. Free Time Activities
3:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony

BEARSTOCK! At the end of your day, come hang out at Tattnall Square Park for a free festival with live music and food trucks.

Sample PARENT Schedule

9:00 a.m. Check-In
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:45 a.m. Special Interest Session I
11:30 a.m. Special Interest Session II
12:15 p.m. Parent Panel
1:15 p.m. Lunch
2:15 p.m. Special Interest Session III
3:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony

Special interest sessions will feature topics such as financial planning, auxiliary and food services, campus safety, academic support services, housing and residence life, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring guests?
Absolutely! Feel free to bring up to two guests.
Should those guests be my parents?
As you’re preparing for college, your parents may have a lot of questions. This could be a good opportunity for those questions to be answered. But we’ll leave that up to you.
If I haven’t 100% decided to attend Mercer yet, can I still come?
Yes! In fact, we encourage it. Attending Make It Mercer! may help you make your final college decision.
What should I wear?
If you’re choosing between functionality or fashion, definitely go for functionality! Bonus points if you can achieve both.
What should I bring with me?
Fun. Energy. Creative icebreakers. And a donation for Backpack Buddies. (See above for more information.)
What will I be doing all day?
Making new friends. Having fun. Walking all over campus. (See the sample schedule above.)
Will there be lunch?
Yes – we know Bears get hungry, so we’ve got your back, even if you’re an herbivore.
What’s the difference between Make It Mercer! and Summer Orientation?
Make It Mercer! is more celebratory in nature, while Summer Orientation provides information to make sure you’re fully prepared for Opening Day in August. (In short, you’ll receive your course schedule at Summer Orientation.)
Where should I park?
Check your email the week of the event for detailed parking information. Also, when you get to campus, look for the orange polos. They’ll direct you to your parking destination. For directions to campus, see our website.
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