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College Preview Days


Juniors and  Seniors have two days each year to use for campus visits and college recruiting trips.  You can go anywhere! Just make sure to let the office know in advance as well as your teachers and coaches when you will be gone for a college day.  You must bring back your excuse from the visitor's center or tour guide to turn in to Ms. Corbell upon your return to school! Each day will count as an excused absence for exemptions.

Visit the Counselors’ Corner College Information page for links to research colleges and for links to specific colleges/universities for Admissions Requirements, Admissions Applications, Catalogs, etc.

6 Steps to Get the Most Out of a Campus Visit

Virtual College Campus Tours: 
If you are unable to physically visit a campus, you could take a virtual tour.
Many college campus website have virtual tours (See College Information page). 

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Most colleges host Preview Days – see the campus, learn about the departments/majors, admissions, financial aid, etc. Here is information about SOME of the colleges.

If you don’t see one that you want to explore, please visit that college’s website to find out when their Preview Day/Event is scheduled. Many require you to preregister for their event.


Abilene Christian University
- Wildcat Preview Day – Wildcat Preview Days are an exciting time to visit campus! These large visit days are designed for high school students to spend a full day on campus. Students can go on a campus tour, attend chapel, eat lunch on campus, visit with an academic department, see a residence hall, and visit with our admissions staff. Wildcat Preview Days are a great way to get an overall feel for campus life. Check-in takes place between 8-8:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 4 p.m. More information available at
Register at
Monday, November 20, 2017
Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018


Angelo State University
- Experience ASU – Specifically designed for high school seniors, immersing yourself in everything our current students have access to every day is exactly what Experience ASU is all about. More information and registration at
Saturday, November 18, 2017
- Senior Visit Days – Choosing your college is one of the most important decisions affecting your future. To accommodate busy schedules, our Senior Visit Days are held on select Wednesdays in September and October to help high school seniors who want to visit campus and finalize their college choice. More informatio and registration at
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
* Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Art Institute of Houston
- Open House – Open House will give you an idea of what it's really like. See the school up close, including tools nad technologies students use every day; learn more about the programs; find out what it’s like to be a student there; connect with other creative people; learn about financial aid and payment options, get answers to questions, and apply for admission. More information available at
*  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Austin Community College
Admission Preview – You can interact with members of the campus community and experience various aspects of the college for yourself. Previews may include opportunities to tour campus; learn about different college programs in sessions presented by faculty, staff, and students; and visit with coaches. Class visits are also available at select events. See the list below for tentative schedules. More information and registration available at
Monday, September 4, 2017
* Monday, October 9, 2017
* Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018 (Admitted students only)


Baylor University
- Campus Tours - 
Prospective students and their families can schedule a campus tour Monday-Friday. Customize your visit to maximize the experience and register at
- Premiere - Premiere is an all-day Saturday event designed just for prospective freshmen and transfer students. Parents are welcome, too! It’s a great time to explore campus, experience college life in person, and ask any questions you might have about Baylor. More information and registration at
* Saturday, April 7, 2018


Blinn College - Find out more about attending one of the nation’s most affordable colleges, with tuition and fees about 1/3 the cost of most public four-year institutions. Learn why Blinn College is one of the top community colleges in the state of Texas and recognized for our high transfer rate. Preview Day is a great way to learn more about what Blinn has to offer, whether you want to enter quickly but effectively into a career, or you want to eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree. These fun-filled days feature information sessions about the admissions process, enrollment services, financial aid, housing, and student life. Tour campus, view all of the dorms and apartments on the Brenham Campus, speak to representatives  from many organizations and departments about programs you may be interested in joining. Register online at
Brenham Campus
Bryan Campus


Brightwood College 
Beaumont Campus – Tours are on Fridays from 2-3. More information at


East Texas Baptist University
Tiger Day – Tiger Day is a FREE preview event open to prospective high school and transfer students and their families. Join us for a Saturday filled with activities: Departmental/Campus Life Expo, Q & A Sessions, Admissions & Financial Aid Presentations...plenty of opportunities for you to have your questions answered! Registration and more information at
* Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Premiere Monday – Premiere Monday is an event designed specifically for prospective freshmen and transfer students. (Parents are welcome too!) This is a great time to explore campus, experience college life in person, and ask any questions you might have about attending East Texas Baptist University.  More information at
Monday, September 25, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
* Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018


Howard Payne University
Yellow Jacket Mondays
– Prospective students and families can learn about academic and social life on campus. This Christian university offers more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. To register, visit 
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018


Houston Baptist University
As a future HBU student, you can attend information sessions, spend the night on campus, sit in on classes, meet other future students and explore the campus. Schedule your visit at 
Experience HBU – Come be an BHU student for a day.
* Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
HBU Preview – Find out everything you need to know about HBU in one day...or make a weekend out of it!
* Saturday, October 21, 2017​ 
February 17, 2018 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 


Lamar University
Cardinal View Day
 - Students and their families learn about academic majors, student life on campus, a host of student-driven organizations, financial aid opportunities and scholarship potential. It is the time to get that all-important head start. Register at
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, February 10,  2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Saturday Tours - If future Cardinals cannot visit on weekdays, Saturday tours are available by appointment at

Engineering Tailgate Day – Learn about Engineering at one of the top schoolsin the state. Meet faculty and students. See student projects and tour facilities. Register at
Saturday, November 18 from 3-5 p.m.
Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities - CURRENT 10TH GRADERS - Are you interested in completing your last two years of high school concurrently with your first two years of college?  You may want to attend the open house for the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities which will be held on Saturday, October 3, at Lamar University in Beaumont.  Specific admission requirements, information on the program and registration for the event can be found at
Saturday, October 14, 2017


Lamar State College-Port Arthur
Open House – During this one day event, meet faculty, staff, and students; attend a departmental showcase and have an opportunity to check out on-campus apartments, experience a mock classroom, and take a campus tour.  During check-in and the showcase, speak with admissions, financial aid, and our enrollment service team.  While here, explore the different student groups and learn about student activities on campus. One awesome day awaits to explore the campus and get answers to questions.  Register at
Saturday, March 10, 2018


Louisiana State University 
Kickoff LSU
 - Kickoff LSU is a day-long open house for high school seniors and juniors, as well as their parents or guardians. Register at
* Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
* Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 20, 2017
* Friday, January 26, 2018



Louisiana Tech University
Each College – Applied & Natural Science, Business, Education, Engineering & Science, Liberal Arts – has its own registration link and date. Discover the excitement of Louisiana Tech University as you attend a weekday campus visit. Each campus visit features a campus tour, residential life tour, admission conversation, and department visit. Choose between a morning or afternoon session. Register at
* See Registration link for specific dates
Saturday Visits - Can't schedule a visit during the week? Schedule a Saturday Visit!
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Spring Dates – TBA
Time Out for Tech - Time Out for Tech is the Saturday visit program for Louisiana Tech University. At this event you will have a chance to check out the three key components of college life: academics, activities and athletics. Time Out for Tech is designed to give you and your family a chance to visit campus, talk with academic departments, and even catch a Lady Techster or Bulldog game. Please join us, along with other families and prospective students, for this informative, once-in-a-lifetime Tech experience. More info and registration link at
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Spring Training - Spring training is preview day for all admitted students. 
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lubbock Christian University
Chap Day – Chap Day is a group campus visit which includes a department fair, chapel, campus tour, lunch, and much more. You will also meet fellow students interested in LCU – possibly your future roommate! For more information and to register, see
​* Monday, September 25, 2017
* Monday, October 9, 2017
* Monday, November 13, 2017
* Monday, February 19, 2018


McNeese State University
Fall Cowboy Q&A Day
 - Take a campus tour and find out about your academic interest and student organizations. Preview days are self-guided programs where YOU plan your schedule. Check out event offerings online and attend the sessions that interest you. To register, go to
* Saturday, October 21, 2017
Spring Preview Day -  For high school, transfer and graduate school students interested in visiting McNeese's campus.  This is also your opportunity to visit with faculty/staff.  Come get your questions answered! Take a campus tour and find out about your academic interest and student organizations. Preview days are self-guided programs where YOU plan your schedule. Check out event offerings online and attend the sessions that interest you. To register, go to
* Saturday, February 24, 2018


Sam Houston State University
Saturdays@Sam -
While on campus prospective students, families, and friends will be able to tour the campus, browse Student Organization booths, preview the academic program(s) in which you are interested, visit with faculty, and speak with representatives from Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residence Life (to name just a few). Register at
* Saturday, November 11,  2017
* Saturday, April 7, 2018


Southern Methodist University 
Mustang Days – During the summer preceding senior year and fall of the senior year, these one-day on-campus programs include topics ranging from academics and campus life to academic scholarships and financial aid, along with a campus tour. Register at
Monday, September 18, 2017
* Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
* Mustang Days for Summer 2018 announced May 1
Springfest – An introduction to SMU and the college admission process designed exclusively for high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their families. This one-day event includes a $25 fee, payable at registration on the day of the event, which covers breakfast, lunch, and an SMU t-shirt. Family members are included at no additional cost. Register at
* Monday, February 19, 2018


Stephen F. Austin State University
Showcase Saturdays
- At Stephen F. Austin State University campus open house, you will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from academic departments, enjoy a campus tour, visit housing facilities, and learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Come experience student life first hand. No RSVP is required. Information about Showcase Saturdays:  Directions from major Texas cities:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018


Tarleton State University
Texan Tour – Speak with representatives from academic departments, undergraduate admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and resident life. Can tour the campus and resident halls. Register at
* Saturday, October 7, 2017
* Saturday, March 3, 2018


Texas A&M University
Aggieland Information Day - 
Prospective students, specifically high school seniors (who have submitted their application to Texas A&M University for Fall 2017) and transfers, interested in attending Texas A&M can experience all that we offer during Aggieland Information Day. Formerly Freshman Information Day and Transfer Information Day, Aggieland Information Day is a combined event held in the fall that complements our largest event of the year, Aggieland Saturday. During Aggieland Information Day, participants will learn about the admissions process, opportunities for financial aid and our academic colleges. Additionally, participants will tour campus, view the residence halls and learn more about the history and traditions that make our university so unique. During the day, participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and academic advisors, as well as have access to resource tables where they will learn about our majors and resources on campus. Registration and more information at
Monday, November 20, 2017
Aggieland Saturday - During the annual one-day campus-wide open house for prospective students and their families, you can meet current students, tour the dorms, visit libraries and computer labs and see what Texas A&M has to offer you. You can also learn more about our colleges and majors, get information about admission and pick up some financial aid and scholarship information, too. Registration and more information at
* Saturday, February 10, 2018
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets (Juniors and  Seniors)
For information about the Corps including “Spend the Night with the Corps” (for juniors and seniors) and “Spend the Day with the Corps” (for juniors, call 1-800-TAMU-AGS or visit Offered throughout the year – see website for dates.

Texas A&M University - Commerce
Mane Event Preview Days
- A&M-Commerce will showcase various areas of the University ranging from academics to campus activities. You will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from Undergraduate Admissions, Residential Living and Learning, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Veterans & Military Services, Hispanic Outreach & Retention, and a multitude of student organizations. Faculty have also prepared interactive sessions that will provide a glimpse into the 140+ degree programs and majors offered. Register at
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, March 3, 2018 


Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Island Day – Tour the campus, learn about degree programs, get help on application and fnancial aid forms, and learn about housing and student services. For more information and to register, go to
* Saturday, October 21, 2017
* Saturday, November 4, 2017
* Saturday, February 3, 2018
* Saturday, April 7, 2018


Texas A&M University - Galveston
General Visits –
* Different majors have different days


Texas Christian University
Monday at TCU! The day includes a campus tour, residence hall tour, breakfast and lunch on the campus, special interest sessions and meetings with faculty and financial aid representatives. For more information and to register, to go

* Monday, October 9, 2017
* Monday, October 23, 2017
* Monday, November 13, 2017
* Monday, December 4, 2017
Monday, February 5, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Monday, April 26, 2018


Texas Lutheran University 
TLU Preview- Dog Days are pre-planned visit dates open to all prospective TLU students. In addition to meeting potential classmates, you will also get to know what it means to Learn Boldly and Live to Inspire, learn more about the admissions & financial aid process, tour our campus, hear from TLU professors and current students, and check out our academic majors and programs.  For more information and to register, go to  

* Saturday, October 21, 2017
* Saturday, March, 2018
Bulldog Bound - Bulldog Bound is a special day for admitted students. You can attend a class, meet with professors and current students and learn about first-year campus life. Parents are also encouraged to join us to learn about services and programs available to future Bulldogs
* Spring – TBA (accepted students only)


Texas Southern University 
Tiger Day – Activities include admissions and financial aid sessions, academic department presentations, student and Greek-life organizational showcases, and campus tours. Lunch Provided. Preregister at
Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, February 23, 2018


Texas State Technical College 
– To learn more about their more than 90 technologies, hands-on learning, and cutting-edge technical expertise, attend an Open House at a TSTC campus. RSVP or schedule a tour online at
Specific Dates – TBA
* TSTC Abilene
* TSTC Breckenridge
* TSTC Brownwood 
* TSTC Ford Bend County
* TSTC Harlingen
* TSTC Marshall
* TSTC North Texas
* TSTC Sweetwater
* TSTC Waco
* TSTC Williamson County

Texas State University
Bobcat Days - See the campus and residence halls, visit with faculty and advisors, learn about admission policies and talk with current students. Pre-register at
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Insight Visit Days – A variety of campus Insight Visit opportunities that cater to more specific interests. They will help you learn about majors, departments, your admission options and more. Insight Visit Days provide opportunities for interaction with students, faculty and staff, as well as interactive activities and classroom experiences. For more specific information on each Insight Visit Day, visit

--Applied Arts – October 20, 2017
--McCoy College of Business – October 13, 2017 & November 17, 2017
--Clinical Lab Science – November 3, 2017
--Education – September 29, 2017
--Engineering – November 3, 2017
--Fine Arts and Communication –  October 20, 2017 & November 17, 2017
--Health Information Management – November 3, 2017
--Honors College –  October 27, 2017
--Liberal Arts – October 20, 2017 & November 17, 2017
--STEM – Biology – September 22, 2017

Texas Tech University
Preview Days –  Get the full Red Raider experience by visiting campus during Texas Tech Preview. Read more about the event at
Sunday/Monday, October 8-9, 2017


The University of Texas at Austin
- Visit the Forty Acres and learn about the university, colleges and programs, tour the campus and residence halls. Register for these ongoing events at
Preview Days – Learn about the admissions process, take a tour and explore academic options at UT Austin. Details and registration:
* Saturday, September 17, 2016
* Monday, October 10, 2016 (Registration closes Oct 8)
Saturday, November 5, 2016 (Registration closes Nov 3)
Monday, November 21, 2016 (Registration closes Nov 18)


The University of Texas at Arlington
Maverick Experience – UT Arlington's Maverick Experience Preview Day programs give you the opportunity to get a close-up look at what UT Arlington has to offer, and to get answers to your questions about all aspects of the University. You'll get general information about Admissions criteria for Freshman and Transfer students, as well as financial aid and scholarship presentations. During the day you'll have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and students, visit with representatives of many activities and organizations, and take a tour of our campus and housing facilities. You'll be able to get general information about academic departments, but you won't be able to receive any program-specific academic advising at Maverick Experience. More information available at

* Saturday, October 14, 2017
* Monday, November 20, 2017 
* Saturday, February 3, 2018 
* Monday, March 12, 2018 
* Wednesday, July 18, 2018 


The University of Texas at San Antonio
is the perfect opportunity to see what it's like to be a Roadrunner. Spend the day exploring our scenic campus, bustling with student activities and excitement. Some of the exciting activities that you can be a part of include Welcome Sessions; Academic Presentations; Information Fairs; Recreation, Housing, and Campus Tours; and Signature Experiences (Career Center, Scholarship Office, One Stop Enrollment Center, etc.). More information at
Saturday, October 14, 2017 (Fall UTSA Day)
* Saturday, April 14, 2018 (Spring UTSA Day)


The University of Texas at Tyler
Patriot Preview Days
- Visit the campus; meet the faculty, staff and students; and ask the college-related questions you need answered! Hear from advisors within the academic department of your intended major - various degree offerings, the programs in general, and requirements. Register at
* Saturday, November 18, 2017
* Saturday, April 7, 2018


Tyler Junior College
Apache Preview Day – Tour the main campus including residence halls, meet with academic advisors, financial aide, scholarships, and student life, get tickets to a TJC event (subject to available and athletic schedules) lunch (for student and guests) and a TJC T-shirt (for student). For more information and to register, go to
* Saturday, November 1, 2017
Saturday, April 7, 2018


University of Houston
Cougar Preview
 -  Cougar Preview Open House for high school juniors, seniors, transfer students, family members and guests. Tour the campus, learn about admission requirements, academic programs and student organizations, and speak with faculty and staff.  To register (at least one week prior preferred), go to
* Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017
* Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018


University of Houston - Clear Lake 
Hawk Premier/Open House
 -  Freshman Open House allows students to attend admissions and information sessions, learn about financial aid and scholarships, meet faculty and advisors, explore the Student Organization Fair and enjoy food and fun. Students who submit an application during Open House will not be assessed the college application fee. Register for the Freshman Open House at Register for Hawk Adventure at
Saturday, November 11, 2017
* Open House – Saturday, February 10, 2018
* Hawk Adventure – Saturday, March 3, 2018


University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Cru Kickoff
- Cru Kickoff is a special one day visit designed for students who want the experience of a campus tour and information session all combined with a Crusader football game in our beautiful Crusader Stadium. Some of the things you will be able to take part in are UMHB 101 information session, tour the beautiful campus, visit with current UMHB students, and attend a CRUSADER football game. To register, go to
* Saturday, September 9, 2017
* Saturday, October 21, 2017
Crusader Preview Weekend -  During UMHB Preview Weekend, you will personally experience the life of a "Cru" member. You will also have the chance to spend the night on campus, sit in on college classes, and meet professors, coaches, and current students. Students pay registration fee that completely covers all meals, admission into various special events and a souvenir t-shirt.  We will be waiving the application fee for students choosing to apply for admission during this weekend. For more information and to register, go to
* Friday/Saturday, November 17/18, 2017


University of North Texas 
UNT Preview - UNT Preview is your opportunity to get a sneak peek at campus life and your future Mean Green family. This university-wide open-house showcases the whole spectrum of campus units, including Admissions, Academics, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Housing, Student Activities and the UNT Community. Bring your family and your friends, and allow our students, faculty and staff to help you discover why UNT is the right place for you. Preregister at
Saturday, November 18, 2017

- Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (at UNT)
Preview Days are for parents, educators, and students in grades 7–10. Gather details on the curriculum and research opportunities, meet staff and students, and tour the residence hall and facilities, including a $25 million Student Recreation Center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, game courts, swimming pool, and climbing wall. Register at Webinars are available if cannot attend a Preview Day.
Preview Days for 7-10th graders and families:
* Saturday, October 21, 2017
* Saturday, November 4, 2017
* Saturday, March 31, 2018 (recommended for 7-9th graders)

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