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 undergraduate 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 Schedule (all times listed are in CST):

Finalized schedule of events will be provided at event check-in.

Sunday, March 3

3:00 p.m. – Event Check in

3:30 p.m. - Welcome and Introductions - Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Tom Delahunt welcomes you to the event and offers reflections on the Southwestern Experience

4:00 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt & Pirate Trivia (students)

Parent Alumni Mixer (parents & guests)

Evening - Dinner on Campus & Game Night with Current Students (students)

Monday, March 4

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - Campus Tours or Library Special Collections Tour

Paideia & High-Impact Experiences Interactive Session - Learn about Southwestern’s distinct approach to the liberal arts & sciences, and explore the vast opportunities we offer for learning beyond the classroom, including study abroad/study away, internships, student-faculty research, and community-engaged learning.

Attend classes/faculty appointments (students)

How Do My Student’s Credits Transfer? (parents & guests)

Fellowships & Scholarships Panel (parents & guests)

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

Student Services & Resources Round Robin (parents & guests)

Student-to-Student Panel (students)

2:30 p.m. - Top Scholar Weekend Concludes

Late afternoon - Individual Financial Aid Appointments (optional)