Get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Southwestern Pirate! “Pirate Preview was a huge factor in my decision to attend SU. Being able to chat with professors during an actual class and meet President Burger was an experience that only Southwestern could provide.”
—Meredith Pollock ’19

Register for Pirate Preview

 Wonder what it’s like to be a student at Southwestern? Located just north of Austin, the “live music capital of the world” and one of the most vibrant areas of opportunity for college graduates, Southwestern invites you to visit the first institution of higher education in Texas!

Get the student experience by sitting in on classes with our dedicated and accessible professors or meet with them individually during their office hours; engaging directly with our students; enjoying a delicious lunch; and going on a campus tour. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the admission and financial aid process as well as our student resources and services. 

If you are interested in seeing what a typical night is like at Southwestern, please consider spending the night with a current student on Sunday before the program (limited spaces available). More information about scheduling the overnight option will be included in the Pirate Preview registration form.

Visiting college campuses is the best way to learn if a school is a good (if not perfect) fit for you. We look forward to seeing you on our beautiful campus in November!

Pirate Preview tentative schedule (final schedule will be provided at check-in the day of the event):

9:00 a.m.        Check-in

9:30 a.m.        Welcome with President Edward Burger

10:00 a.m.      Future Pirates: Class visits, office hours, campus tour

                       Families and Guests: Campus Tour

11:00 a.m.      Future Pirates: Class visits, office hours, campus tour 

                       Families and Guests: Academic Activity

12:00 p.m.      Lunch 

1:00 p.m.        Future Pirates: Current student panel

                       Families and Guests: Student Resources and Services panel

1:45 p.m.        Admission Information Session

2:15 p.m.        Experiential Learning Open House