Three visitors enjoying their campus visit at MBU.

Campus Visit FAQs

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Check out the answers that Karrie Flegal, Director of Guest Relations, gives to your frequently asked questions about your next campus visit.

Why should I visit MBU in person when I can just read about it online?

On a campus visit, you’ll be able to do 4 things you can’t do online:

Experiencing the campus environment, eliminating the unknown, getting answers to your questions, and realizing you’re not alone.

    The campus experience is unique! You won’t be able to get a good feel for whether or not you’ll fit in at MBU unless you come on a campus visit to see for yourself.

    How much does it cost to do a campus visit at MBU?

    Students can stay in the dorm for two nights and receive 3 free meals for their visit.

    In other words, it’s free!

    What would I do on a campus visit?

    Campus visits are what you make of them, but at Maranatha we give you the opportunity to attend chapel, stay in the dorms, take a campus tour, meet with professors, observe choir and band rehearsals, and interact with student activities. To sum up, you can live a day in the life of a college student – minus the homework.

    When you sign up for a visit, you can work with the Welcome Center to customize your visit to your interests. Want to meet with a specific professor? Let us know, and we’ll try to arrange it. Want to go to a certain class? We’ll work it into your schedule. Let us know what you want your visit to be like, and we’ll do what we can to make it happen.

    Can my parents come with me? Where would they stay?

    We encourage parents to join their students in the activities as much or as little as they want. They can attend chapel, classes, and advisor meetings. Many times, they have great questions. We have a few guest suites available to rent or we can suggest hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area that offer Maranatha discounts.

    Your parents are a huge resource to you as you seek to take this next step. If your parents are willing to tag along on your campus visit, getting their input could help you see more clearly whether or not MBU is the place for you.

    What if I live far away and can’t afford to fly/drive?

    Whenever possible we suggest students visit campus, but we understand circumstances can make that impossible. The virtual options [we offer] would allow you to meet a professor, watch a chapel and a class, and ask questions. Our virtual visit is all about building connections and understanding how MBU might help you make that next step.

    We want you to get the best possible picture of MBU. If that means a virtual visit instead of an in-person visit, that’s okay! On a virtual visit, you can still get some answers and get a feel for the day-to-day things like chapel and classes. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to learn more.


    To schedule a campus visit, go to For more information, email or call 920-206-2370.