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 7, October 26, November 16, December 14, January 11, February 1, March 21, and April 25.

Class Visits

Designed to showcase Mercer’s top-tier academics, Class Visits are open exclusively to high school seniors and transfer students and allow you to see the hands-on learning approach that makes the Mercer University classroom experience unlike any other. Make sure to register at least one week prior to our visit in order to be placed in a class.

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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

September 28 | October 19 | November 23 | January 25 | March 14

This preview event is designed to give you the “inside scoop” on life as a Mercer Bear. The day features our academics and campus life showcase, faculty-led information sessions, a student-led campus tour, lunch with your admissions counselor, a residence hall tour, an optional tour of historic downtown Macon, and more!

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Mercer Day and Night

This event is open exclusively to high school seniors and is designed to offer a firsthand experience of life as a Mercer Bear. Stay on campus overnight 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. Space is limited for this very popular event - register early!

Registration opens 45 days before event.

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Transfer Student Twilight Tour

Looking to transfer to Mercer? This event is for you! Our Transfer Student Twilight Tour begins with an information session that provides a brief overview of Mercer, the transfer student admissions process, financial aid opportunities, academic programs, and student life. Following the session, enjoy a student-led tour of campus.

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Bears On Deck

June 7 | July 12

Designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school, this event is a great way to get a head start on your college search. Attend faculty-led information sessions, take a student-led campus tour, enjoy lunch with our admissions staff, and get a feel for life at Mercer.

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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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