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:

Meet professors, coaches and current students, attend classes that look interesting to you, and learn about our majors.

To get an insider's glimpse of campus life, you can eat meals with current students in our dining hall and attend exclusive sessions only hosted during Bruin Preview! We also host department showcases, where you can meet professors in the major you're interested in, see how our professors care for their students, and tour department facilities.

Students laughing with friends in the dining hall

Bruin Preview is a free event for incoming students. This event includes:

Who's Invited?

  • High school students
  • College transfers
  • Admitted students


Friday, April 5, 2024

Two students showing excitement on campus


Transfer Students

We know: You've been through this before, so you have a different set of questions and concerns. We'll get you the info you need, in addition to showing you what campus life is like at George Fox University.

Stay Overnight in a Dorm

High school seniors and college transfers (ages 16-23 only) are invited to stay overnight* in one of our dorms with a current student.

Your host will meet you at check-in when you arrive on Thursday, April 4. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries. Try to get a little sleep, OK?

*Overnight stays have limited availability. Sign up by March 28 to reserve your spot.

Schedule subject to change

Thursday (registered overnight guests only)
4:30 p.m. Overnight Check-in (Parent/Guest attendance optional)
5 p.m. Overnight Student Welcome
6 p.m. Dinner with Current Student Host
7-10 p.m. Optional Evening Activities (Hadlock Student Center, residence hall events, Bruin Preview Jazz & Choir Concert, etc.)
7:45 a.m. Check-in 
8:15-8:50 a.m. Bruin Preview Welcome (Spanish interpretation available)
9-10 a.m.
  • Attend a Class
  • Campus Tour (English and Spanish available)
  • Department Tours
  • Fall 2024 Admitted Student Financial Aid: Next Steps (Spanish interpretation available)
  • Honors Program Showcase
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open Rock Climbing at the Hadlock Student Center
10-11 a.m.
11 a.m. – Noon
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch Open
Noon – 1 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
  • Attend a Class
  • Fall 2024 Admitted Student Celebration
  • Fall 2024 Parents/Family of Admitted Students Session (Spanish interpretation available)
  • Department Tours
  • Study Abroad Session
2-2:40 p.m. Chapel, Prizes and Closing Session (Spanish interpretation available)
Optional Afternoon Acivities
2:45-4 p.m.
  • Admissions Counselor Visits
  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour


Transportation is available from the Portland airport, train station or bus depot for students traveling from outside the local area without a parent or guardianFor local students (30-mile radius) who do not have any way to get to campus, transportation is available.

Families on campus

If you need transportation, please submit the Transportation Information Form with your travel itinerary by March 28. We will then follow up with you regarding shuttle details.

If you'll be driving yourself to/from the airport, keep in mind that it's about an hour away from campus.

Families on campus

Parents, Families and Guests

We encourage parents, families and guests to attend Bruin Preview too!

Join us for sessions that address your questions specifically and meet with and hear from George Fox faculty, admissions counselors, financial aid counselors, coaches and current students.

If you are traveling from out of town, here are some suggestions for nearby lodging.

Department Tour Offerings

Take a tour of one of the following academic departments during Bruin Preview

Academic Department Tours

  • Art & Design
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Cinematic Arts
  • College of Business
  • College of Nursing
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • History & Politics
  • Kinesiology
  • Language and Literature
  • Mathematics and Data Analytics
  • Music & Theatre
  • Psychology
  • School of Theology
  • Social Work

Other Open House and Information Session Options

  • Honors Program
  • Intercultural Resource Center, First Generation Student Success
  • Learning Support Services
  • Spiritual Life