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 30 days before event.

Select a date to register:

  • September 28
  • October 24
  • January 23
  • February 1
  • February 22
  • March 15
  • March 27

Day of Event

Sample Schedule


5:30 p.m. Check-In & Welcome Reception for Students & Families
Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center
6:30 p.m. Dinner with your Mercer student host
Mercer Village
7:30 p.m. Campus life student activities (sporting events, etc.)


Before 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Fresh Food Company
9:00 a.m. College Class
10:00 a.m. Optional Information Session & Campus Tour | Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center

Items to Bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Personal items
  • Notebook & pen (if you want to take notes in class)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring guests?
Unfortunately, no. But if you have a high school friend who wants to attend, they can register as well!
Who will my overnight host be?
Your overnight host will be a current freshmen who works for the Office of University Admissions. You will meet your host when you check in and will spend the rest of the day hanging out with them and learning more about their Mercer experience.
What meals will be provided?
For dinner, you will be able to choose from three of our Mercer Village restaurants. These options include Margaritas Mexican Grill, Sauced Pizza, and Francars Buffalo Wings. For breakfast, enjoy a meal in the Fresh Food Company, one of our primary on-campus dining options.
Do I get to choose which class I attend?
Yes! When you register for a Day and Night event, you will have the opportunity to select your top three preferences from our list of classes. To help you choose which class you would like to attend, we have provided a description of each course offered.
What will I do while I’m on campus?
We will provide some suggestions of things to do, but it ultimately is up to you and your host! There is a lot of free time built in to this event, and we hope you will use that to really experience campus life for a day.
Where should I park?
Parking will be available at the Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center. Please park in the spots marked as “Reserved for Future Bears.” For directions, please see our website.
Can I take a campus tour?
Absolutely! You will have the option to attend our daily 10:00 a.m. information session and campus tour.

Course Descriptions

Financial Accounting

This class is great for someone who wants to study business. Financial accounting is not only for accounting majors, but is a part of the general education requirements for the business school. In this course you will learn the basic principles and concepts of accounting information using the income statement, the balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows.

Principles of Macroeconomics

This is an Economics class great for not only Economics or Finance majors, but also anyone interested in pursuing a business degree. Here, you will learn about current economic conditions, policies, and trends.

International Marketing and Management

If you are considering a business degree, in particular Marketing or Management, this is the class for you! This class covers the issues and opportunities facing business managers in an international setting.

Public Health Across the Lifespan

This course would be great for anyone wanting to pursue a Public or Global Health degree, or anyone on a Pre-Health track. Students in this course will discuss the value of integrating demographics, human development, lifespan, and family and community context in understanding the health of populations in the U.S.

Elements of Microbiology

This course is the study of Biology on a cellular level. If you are interested in the Health Sciences, or are considering a Biology major, this would be a great class for you! This course focuses on the principles of microbiology associated with human disease and the techniques used in a clinical laboratory setting.

Organic Chemistry I

This is a perfect course for a Pre-Health student, or someone who wants to study Chemistry or Chemical Commerce. In this class you will learn all about carbon compounds and the way they react with the environment.

Introduction to Communication

If you are seeking a career in Communications or Public Relations, this would be an interesting class attend! This class is an introductory examination of the fields of study within the Communication discipline.

Among Gods & Heroes

This is a literature and writing class required in the Great Books Program. Great Books is one of Mercer’s two tracks for general education that is only offered at a select few universities across the United States. It is a Socratic Seminar-style course where students discuss selected readings relating to a specific time period.

Understanding Self and Others

This is a literature and writing class required in the INT Program. This is one of Mercer’s two tracks for general education courses. Students on the INT track will focus on the development of themselves and their relationships with others through reading and writing.

Media and Society

This class would be great for a Journalism or Media Studies major. In this class you will learn about contemporary media with a focus on developing media literacy, and understanding media industries and the consequences of media messages on individuals, society, and culture.

Calculus I

If you love math, or if you plan to major in Math, Physics, or Engineering, then this class is for you! Topics in this course include functions involving limits, continuity, derivatives, and antiderivatives.

Introduction to Psychology

This class is perfect for anyone passionate about Psychology or Neuroscience! This course includes the influences on behavior as well as the variety of philosophical, theoretical, and empirical approaches adopted by the discipline.

Engaging the Old Testament

If you are interested in majoring in Religion, or you just want to learn more about the Religion department at Mercer, this would be a great class for you! You will receive an introduction to the history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament.

Beginning Spanish I

This class is for anyone who is interested in studying Spanish! This course gives a basic competency in all language skills with an emphasis on basic needs in common everyday situations.

Women, Crime & Justice

This course is a Women in Gender Studies course that examines women’s involvement in crime, the criminal justice system, and women’s roles in the field of criminology.

Intro to Music History I

This class would be perfect for a music major, minor, or anyone passionate about music! This class is designed to establish a conceptual vocabulary and historical framework for appreciating musical innovation and change.

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