Bruin Preview

The Ultimate George Fox Visit Experience

Plus Exclusive Perks for Admitted Students

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

Who's Invited?

  • High school students
  • College transfers
  • Admitted students


Friday, October 28, 2022

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.

Admitted Students

Welcome to the Bruin family! We cannot wait to see you at Bruin Preview and celebrate you being admitted to George Fox! Let’s get you connected to your future friends, professors, mentors and more. Come join us to learn more about your future home!

Admitted Student Bonus Activities:

  • Admitted 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, March 31. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and toiletries. Try to get a little sleep, OK?
  • Future Bruin Financial Aid Session: This is an opportunity to connect with other admitted students, learn about your next steps for financial aid, and enjoy a treat!
  • Plus, receive an admitted student gift.

*Overnight stays have limited availability. Sign-up to reserve your spot. 

Schedule subject to change

8:00 a.m Check-in 
8:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Bruin Preview Welcome (Spanish interpretation available)
9-10:00 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Open Rock Climbing at the Hadlock Student Center
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Resource Fair
11 a.m.-Noon
  • Future Bruin Financial Aid (for admitted Fall 2022 students only ft. cookies from Crumbl)
  • Department Tours
  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour
  • Attend a Class
  • Admissions Counselor Visit
11 a.m.–2 p.m. Lunch Open
Noon-1 p.m.
  • Athletics Session
  • Department Tours
  • Attend a Class
  • Student Hosted Scholarship Workshop
1-2 p.m.
  • Department Tours
  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour
  • Attend a Class
  • Admissions Counselor Visit
2-2:30 p.m. Chapel, Prizes and Closing Session
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Optional Acivities

  • Campus Tour
  • Housing Tour
  • Admissions Counselor Visits
7:30 p.m.

George Fox Theatre production: The Hijabis, Wood-Mar Auditorium (Purchase tickets here)


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 October 20 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 Offered at Bruin Preview

  • Art and Design
  • Biological and Molecular Sciences
  • Business
  • Cinematic Arts
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • History and Politics
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Music & Theater
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work and Criminal Justice Minor
  • Theology (Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, Philosophy)

Other Open House and Information Session Options

  • Athletics
  • George Fox Honors Program
  • Study Abroad