The Best Time to Visit
Plan to spend at least half a day on the Grace University campus. The best time to visit campus is during the school year when classes are in session. Morning or afternoon visits are available Monday through Friday. However, we encourage you to begin your visit in the morning to take advantage of Grace L.I.F.E. – the GU chapel experience. To avoid campus breaks, check the Academic Calendar.
When scheduling an individual weekday campus visit, you may choose from the following options:
Meeting with an Admissions Counselor is like having a tour guide in a new and different land! These counselors can provide you with information on the application procedure, scholarships, academics, student life, housing, as well as the financial aid process. This one-on-one time can be most beneficial in helping you sort through the maze of questions and concerns.
Financial Aid Appointment
Representatives from the Financial Aid office are available to meet with you to provide an in-depth look at financial aid and instruct you on a step-by-step process for completing the necessary forms.
Visit With a Professor
The faculty at Grace truly cares about each and every student. Visiting with these dynamic professionals can provide you the chance to learn about the academic offerings in your area(s) of interest. Even if you are unsure about which academic program to choose, professors are always willing to meet and brainstorm with you.
Have Lunch in the Dining Commons
The GU Dining Commons is open for lunch from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. If you are on campus over the lunch hour, lunch is on us! Experience firsthand the delicious food available to Grace students every day.
Attend a Class
This is your chance to observe a faculty member in action and be part of a class. And the best part….you won’t have to take any tests! Most classes are offered Monday thru Thursday.
Grace L.I.F.E. (chapel)
Offered Monday through Thursday from 10:30 am – 11:00 am, the Grace L.I.F.E. (Life Integration For Excellence) experience offers students an opportunity to be in community with each other, pray, worship, share testimonies, and be challenged by the Word of God. Students experience a whole spectrum of experiences during Grace L.I.F.E including, but not limited, to Dr. Barnes speaking, student-led worship, an alumni address, or a presentation from a community organization . Each and every chapel experience is a time to “stir the pot” with the goal of integrating education, faith and life.
Look inside and stay awhile! Staying overnight in the Residence Hall provides you with an inside look at what it is like to be a student at Grace University. Most students meet their GU hosts in the late afternoon or evening. You will have the chance to ask current students lots of questions and gain a first-hand perspective. Activities for the evening will vary depending on the day of your visit and the plans of your host. Keep in mind that your host may have studying to do! Imagine that!
Overnight visits are offered during the academic year for individual weekday visits, Saturday morning campus tours, and in conjunction with College Preview Days or G.R.A.C.E. Days.
What to Bring
Please bring a pillow, sleeping bag, bath towel, and toiletries. If you plan to use the weight room, aerobic room, indoor walking track, or basketball courts during your stay, bring appropriate attire.
During a summer visit, you can tour the campus and visit with Admissions and Financial Aid personnel. Because the residence halls are vacant during the summer, they are typically not air-conditioned and not available for overnight stays.
Sights and Sounds of Omaha
Summer is a great time to visit other Omaha attractions surrounding the University. Review the attractions below that are of interest to you to enjoy during your visit.