Mercer University - Be the Bear


Visit the Macon Campus

Websites and brochures never tell the whole story. You can browse pictures of our beautiful, historic buildings surrounding a peaceful quad, and you can read about our bustling brick plaza connecting to first-class athletic facilities. But it's the undeniable, energizing spirit of Bear Territory that captivates you when you step on campus.

Campus Tours

Monday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Our daily campus tour begins with an information session led by our admissions staff that provides a brief overview of Mercer, including the admissions process, academics, student life, and financial aid. Following the session, a student tour guide will lead you on a walking tour of campus. The combined information session and campus tour is approximately two hours and will begin and end at our Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center.

Schedule your campus tour online or view our calendar to browse available dates and make your reservation.

Group Visit

Mercer welcomes groups to campus from all over the world. Campus tours for a group of 10 or more are available Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Group tours are not offered on weekends or during peak periods. To schedule a group visit, contact the Office of University Admissions at (800) 840-8577 or (478) 301-2650.

Campus Events

The Office of University Admissions hosts a variety of special events throughout the year that offer you different ways to experience what it's like to be a Mercer Bear. Registration is required and typically closes five days before an event unless capacity is reached earlier.

Registration for Fall 2014 dates will open in August unless otherwise indicated. Registration for 2015 dates will open in November unless otherwise indicated.

Bears On Deck

Mercer Day and Night

October 14 • November 4 • January 14, 21, and 27 • February 10, 18, and 24 • March 18 and 24

Experience a day (and night) in the life of a Mercer student—and a schedule customized just for you. Stay overnight on campus with a freshman host, eat meals in Mercer’s Fresh Food Company, attend a class, tour campus, and meet face-to-face with your admissions counselor. Plan to arrive on campus by 6:00 p.m. on the evening of your overnight stay. This event is reserved for high school seniors. Space is limited for this very popular event—register early!

Registration opens 30 days before event.

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Saturday Preview

September 20 • October 18 • November 22 • January 31 • March 21

This action-packed, day-long preview event features our “Bear Bazaar” academics and campus life showcase, along with information sessions on topics such as the admissions process, choosing a career, campus organizations, signature Mercer programs, financing your degree, undergraduate research, Mercer graduate program opportunities, and more. Tour campus, check out Mercer’s residence halls, enjoy lunch, and explore historic downtown Macon on a trolley. Stay for an athletic event, and watch the Mercer Bears in action!

Registration closes five days before event.

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Health Sciences Day

September 27, 2014

Considering a career in healthcare? Visit our Atlanta campus to explore Mercer’s health-related undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, such as pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant studies, biomedical engineering, medicine, and more.  Get a first-hand look at labs and facilities, talk with current students, and meet faculty from both the Atlanta and Macon campuses. Topics covered during this special event include the admissions process for graduate and professional programs, preparing for graduate school as an undergraduate student, health-related majors and tracks, signature Mercer programs, internship opportunities, and more. Lunch is provided.

Registration closes five days before event.

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Bears on Deck

June 6July 11

Get a head start on your college search! Designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school, this preview event is a great way to learn more about Mercer. Attend information sessions covering topics such as the admissions process, financial aid, academics, campus organizations, special programs, athletics, and more. Take a campus tour, chat with current students to get the "inside scoop" on life at Mercer, and enjoy lunch with your admissions counselor.

Hotel Recommendations

These hotels are convenient to both the school and popular Macon destinations.

Hilton Garden Inn at Mercer University* 
1220 Stadium Dr
Macon, GA 31207
(478) 741-5527

Macon Marriott City Center*
240 Coliseum Dr
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 621-5300

Courtyard by Marriott*
3990 Sheraton Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 477-8899

Residence Inn by Marriott*
3900 Sheraton Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 475-4280

La Quinta Inns & Suites*
3944 River Place Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 474-8107


Candlewood Suites*
3957 River Place Dr
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 254-3530

Wingate Inn*
100 N Crest Blvd
Macon, GA 31210
(478) 476-8100

Holiday Inn Express
2720 Riverside Dr
Macon, GA 31204
(478) 743-1482

1842 Inn
353 College St
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 741-1842

*These hotels offer special Mercer rates.