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 meals with new friends in our dining hall, 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 4-5, 2019

Who is Invited?

Prospective first-year students; College transfers


Registration for Spring Bruin Preview will open March 1, 2019


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.

Sleep over

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?

Lodging for parents/guests

Where to Stay in Newberg


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.

Please email with your travel itinerary by March 25  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 student 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.

Typical Schedule

(subject to change)


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Welcome Session -- Meet Overnight Hosts

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Dinner for Students

5:30 – 7 p.m.

  • Reception for Parents and Guests
  • Hors d' oeuvres will be served

7 – 10 p.m.

Optional Activities with Current Students

  • ASC (Associated Student Community) Event 
  • Watch Intramural sports games
  • Coffee with a current student
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
  • Chapel
  • Campus Tour
  • Campus Housing Tour
  • Attend a Class
  • Admissions Counselor Visit
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