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 7, 2023

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 6. 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 23 to reserve your spot.

Schedule subject to change

Thursday (registered overnight guests only)
4:30 p.m. Overnight Student Check-in
5:00 p.m. Overnight Student Welcome (Parent/Guest attendance optional)
6:00 p.m. Dinner with Current Student Host
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Optional Evening Activities (Hadlock Student Center, student hosted event, etc.)
7:45 a.m Check-in 
8:20 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Bruin Preview Welcome (Spanish interpretation available)
9-10:00 a.m.
  • Department Tours
  • Class Visit
  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour
  • Admitted Student Social: How to be a Bruin
  • Admitted Parent Session
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open Rock Climbing at the Hadlock Student Center
10-11 a.m.
  • Department Tours
  • Campus Tour (Spanish interpretation available)
  • Housing Tour
  • Attend a Class
  • Admissions Counselor Visit
11 a.m.-Noon
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Resource Fair
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Lunch Open
Noon-1 p.m.
1-2 p.m.
  • Department Tours
  • Honors Program Showcase
  • Admissions & Financial Aid Session (Spanish interpretation available)
  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour
  • Attend a Class
  • Admissions Counselor Visit
2-2:30 p.m. Chapel, Prizes and Closing Session (Spanish interpretation available)
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Optional Acivities

  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour
  • Admissions Counselor Visits


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 email with your travel itinerary by March 30 if you did not submit your plans on the registration form. 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 and Design
  • Biological and Molecular Sciences
  • Cinematic Arts
  • College of Business
  • College of Nursing
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • English/Language and Literature
  • History, Politics & Pre-Law
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Music, Worship, & Theatre
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • School of Theology

Other Open House and Information Session Options

  • Disability and Accessibility Services (DAS) & Academic Resource Center (ARC)
  • Honors Program
  • Intercultural Life & First Generation Students
  • Spiritual Life