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Visit the Macon Campus

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. The best way to see if a campus feels right for you is to visit in person. Walk around and explore. Talk to current students and faculty.

Schedule your personal visit to Mercer University’s Macon campus to experience first-hand the culture, climate, and personality of Bear Territory. You’ll quickly see why The Princeton Review has called it one of the most beautiful campuses in North America.

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2013-14 Tour Schedule:

Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Select Saturdays throughout the academic year: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday tours are available on January 11February 8April 26.

Schedule your campus tour online or call the Office of University Admissions at (800) 840-8577 or (478) 301-2650. A campus tour with information session lasts approximately two hours.

For group tours (party of ten or more), please request your tour online by selecting the group tour option.

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Mercer Day and Night

October 15 November 5January 15 and 28February 12 and 25March 18 and 26

Experience a day (and night) in the life of a Mercer student—and a schedule customized just for you. Stay overnight on campus with a freshman host, eat meals 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.

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Saturday Preview

September 21October 19February 22March 22

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, and explore historic downtown Macon on a trolley. Stay for an athletic event, and watch the Mercer Bears in action!

Registration closes five days before event.

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Health Sciences Day

September 28, 2013

Considering a career in healthcare? Visit our Atlanta campus 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, and meet faculty from both the Atlanta and Macon campuses. Topics covered during this special event include the admissions process for graduate and professional programs, preparing for graduate school as an undergraduate student, health-related majors and tracks, signature Mercer programs, internship opportunities, and more. Lunch is provided.

Registration closes five days before event.

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Pre-Law Day

February 22, 2014

Considering a law degree after college? Join us for our 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, sit in on a mock trial, and talk with current students and faculty from Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law. Lunch is provided.

Registration closes five days before event.

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June 6 • July 11

Get a head start on your college search! Exclusively for high school rising seniors, this preview event is a great way to learn more about Mercer. Attend information sessions covering topics such as the admissions process, financial aid, academics, campus organizations, special programs, athletics, and more. Take a campus tour, chat with current students to get the "inside scoop" on life at Mercer, and enjoy lunch with your admissions counselor.

Hotel Recommendations

These hotels are convenient to both the school and popular Macon destinations.

Hilton Garden Inn at Mercer University* 
1220 Stadium Dr
Macon, GA 31207
(478) 741-5527

Courtyard by Marriott*
3990 Sheraton Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 477-8899

Residence Inn by Marriott*
3900 Sheraton Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 475-4280

La Quinta Inns & Suites*
3944 River Place Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 474-8107

Candlewood Suites*
3957 River Place Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 254-3530


Macon Marriott City Center*
240 Coliseum Dr
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 621-5300

Wingate Inn*
100 N Crest Blvd
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 476-8100

Holiday Inn Express
2720 Riverside Dr
Macon, GA 31204
(478) 743-1482

1842 Inn
353 College St
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 741-1842

*These hotels offer special Mercer rates.