Bruin Preview

The Ultimate George Fox Visit Experience!

Of all our visit options, Bruin Preview offers the most in terms of showing you what makes Fox such a special place. Mingle with faculty, coaches and current students, attend a class of your choice, and learn about our majors. You'll hear about our financial aid and admissions processes, meet with your admissions counselor, and hear about opportunities outside the classroom.

To get an insider's glimpse of campus life, you can also eat Bon Appétit meals with new friends, spend the night in a residence hall, and attend a student government-planned event.

Come with plenty of questions, an appetite for great food and music, and most importantly, a desire to kick back and have fun.


April 7-8, 2016


Registration will open March 1

Who is Invited?

  • Prospective first-year students
  • College transfers


The cost for Bruin Preview is $25 per student and $10 per parent/guest. The cost includes admission to the evening events on Thursday, a full day of activities on Friday, meals for parents/guests on Friday, and all meals, lodging, and a commemorative T-shirt for students. After the registration deadline, registration fees are non-refundable.


High school juniors, seniors or college transfers are invited to stay overnight with our current students, who will answer your questions and help you experience a bit of campus residence life. Your host will meet you at check-in when you arrive Thursday. You will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries. Try to get a little sleep, OK?


Transportation is available from the Portland airport, train station or bus depot for students traveling from outside the local area without a parent or guardian.

Pick-Up Shuttles:
Thursday, 11 a.m.
Thursday, 3 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.

Drop-Off Shuttle:
Friday, 5 p.m.

Please email with your itinerary at least a week before Bruin Preview if you need transportation. We will then follow-up with you regarding pick-up details.

If you will be driving yourself to/from the airport, keep in mind that it is about an hour away from campus, so plan accordingly. Here are directions to our campus if you will be arriving on your own.

Transfer Students

We know: You've been through this before. You know the drill. You have a different set of questions and concerns. Not to worry. We will get you the info you need, in addition to showing you what campus life is like at George Fox University.

Parents and Guests

Parents and guests, we encourage you to attend with your son or daughter to help them process their experience here and ask questions they may not consider. We value your input (so do your kids, believe it or not). Join us for a continental breakfast to address your questions specifically and meet with and hear from George Fox faculty, admission counselors, financial aid counselors, coaches and current students. Since campus housing is limited to students, here are some suggestions for nearby lodging.

Where to Stay in Newberg

Typical Schedule

(subject to change)


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Campus Tour
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Opening Session -- Be Known Admissions Presentation/Meet Overnight Hosts

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Dinner for Students

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Presidential Reception for Parents and Guests.  

Hors d' oeuvres will be served.

7 – 10 p.m.

Optional Activities with Current Students

Theatre Production

ASC (Associated Student Community) Concert in the Foxhole

Watch Intramural sports games

7:30 p.m.

Honors Program Lecture

8:30 - 9 a.m. Friday Arrival Check-in
9 – 10 a.m. Student Outcomes Presentation and Continental Breakfast 
10 – 11 a.m.

Department Showcases


Campus Tour

Campus Housing Tour

Attend a Class

Admissions Counselor Visit

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Honors Program Info Session

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Financial Aid Session

Department Showcases

Campus Tour

Campus Housing Tour

Attend a Class

Admissions Counselor Visit

11 a.m. – 2 p.m 

Lunch Open

12 – 1 p.m.

Athletics Session

Department Showcases

Campus Housing Tour

Attend a Class

1 – 2 p.m.

Global Opportunities Session

Department Showcases

Campus Tour

Campus Housing Tour

Attend a Class

2 - 2:30 p.m.

Prizes and Closing Session

2:40 - 3:45 p.m. Admission Counselor Visits
3:15 p.m. Departure
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