Join us as we host our best and brightest applicants of the year! Let’s celebrate your academic and extracurricular accomplishments while you take in a bit of the Southwestern Experience. After all, assembling top scholars at the top liberal arts and sciences college in Texas can only lead to a wonderful experience and new friendships. We are excited to connect with you and celebrate your achievements!

Register for Top Scholar Weekend

If you have any questions or concerns about your participation in this event, please contact your Admission Counselor as soon as possible.


Top Scholar Weekend Tentative Events at-a-glance (all times listed are in CST):

Sunday, March 6

3:00 pm – Check-in

Welcome and Introductions - President Laura E. Skandera Trombley and Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Tom Delahunt welcome you to the event and offer reflections on the Southwestern Experience

Scavenger Hunt & Pirate Trivia (students)

Parent Alumni Mixer (parents & guests)

Evening - Game Night with Current Students (students)

Monday, March 7

8:30 am - Breakfast & Paideia - Engage with our faculty, current students, and other top scholars in an immersive, interactive academic experience highlighting Southwestern’s distinct approach to teaching & learning

High-Impact Experiences PanelLearn about Southwestern’s vast opportunities for learning beyond the classroom such as study abroad/study away, internships, student-faculty research, and community-engaged learning.

Attend classes/faculty appointments or student panel (students)

Student Life Mixer/Special Collections Tour/Academic Advising & Support Panel (parents & guests)


Campus Tour

Individual Financial Aid Appointments (optional)

3:00 pm - Top Scholars Weekend Concludes