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

This program has reached capacity and no longer accepting new registrants.

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. More information about scheduling the overnight option will be included in your Pirate Preview confirmation email.

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 on November 14!

Pirate Preview tentative schedule:

9:00 a.m.        Registration

9:30 a.m.        Welcome with the Dean of Admission

10:00 a.m.      Class visits, open office hours, campus tour (students)

                       Admission session, campus tour (guests)

11:00 a.m.      Class visits, open office hours, campus tour (students)

                       Financial Aid session, campus tour (guests)

12:00 p.m.      Lunch with faculty and alumni presentation

1:00 p.m.        Student panel, campus tour (students)

                       Student Resources and Services panel, campus tour (guests)

2:00 p.m.        Experiential Learning Open House