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 admissions@mercer.edu.

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 23 | October 14 | November 18 | January 27 | March 17

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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Pre-Med Day

September 23

During this event, get an introduction to Mercer’s School of Medicine and its critical mission to provide physicians to medically underserved areas in Georgia. Take a tour of the School of Medicine, get the details about Mercer’s Special Consideration Program, and learn how to prepare for medical school as an undergraduate student.


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Discover Townsend

October 14

Take the first step toward turning your musical talent into a major or minor during this music open house. Tour our practice and performance facilities, hear from the Dean, enjoy a kaleidoscope concert featuring Mercer students, participate in a mock rehearsal, and hear from a panel of current students.


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Pre-Law Day

October 14

Join us for this Mercer Law preview event and explore all of your undergraduate options 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, and talk with current students and faculty from Mercer's School of Law.


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Health Sciences Day

February 24

Visit our graduate and professional campus in Atlanta to explore Mercer's health-related undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. 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.


Bears On Deck

June 8 | July 13

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.


Transfer Student Twilight Tour

November 8 | January 18 | April 18 | May 8

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.

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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