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Come share in the excitement of Maranatha through the Destination MBU Road Trip! This cost-effective and time-efficient experience offers high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the chance to ride the MBU coach bus to Watertown, Wisconsin, and see college life here firsthand. Over the course of the visit, Road Trip guests will live life as students of Maranatha without the academic responsibility.

Destination MBU Road Trip will allow guests to see for themselves that MBU might be where God is leading them. Prospective students will find Maranatha to be a university which values the importance of a God-centered worldview in education and a high academic standard.

To reserve seats on the Destination MBU Road Trip bus, please complete the registration below by April 3. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a call from one of our Guest Relations Team members.

DATE: April 13-15
LOCATION: Missouri and Illinois

Pick up on Thursday
7:00 AM – Westwood Baptist Church, Poplar Bluff, MO
9:15 AM – Second Baptist Church, Festus, MO
10:30 AM – Maryville Christian School, Maryville, IL
11:00 AM – Mr. Fuel Travel Center, Litchfield, IL
2:00 PM – Monical’s Pizza, Morton, IL

At MBU all day Friday

Drop off on Saturday
11:00 AM – McDonald’s, Morton, IL
1:45 PM – Mr. Fuel Travel Center, Litchfield, IL
2:45 PM – Maryville Christian School, Maryville, IL
3:45 PM – Second Baptist Church, Festus, MO
6:00 PM – Westwood Baptist Church, Poplar Bluff, MO

Fill out the registration and waiver to let us know you’re coming!

Fill out the registration and waiver to let us know you’re coming!

What’s included

Transportation to and from campus
2 nights lodging
4 meals in the Dining Complex
Ticket to the MBU dramatic production



Experience residence hall life
Enjoy a campus-wide scavenger hunt with prizes
Join our student body at an ice cream social
Tour campus
Meet with athletic coaches & student-athletes
Attend chapel & visit classes
Enjoy great food in our dining complex
Meet with advisors in your area of interest
Attend band and choir rehearsals


Cost: $35

What to Bring

  • $35 (if Road Trip fee was not paid online)
  • Packed lunch or money for lunch on the road
  • Spending money to use on campus
  • Bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, towels, personal toiletries, Bible
  • Postcard for a free latte from the café! (sent to your home address once you register)

What to Wear

Road Trip guests are not required to follow the MBU student dress code, but we’d encourage you to wear appropriate, modest attire so that you will feel comfortable in our campus environment. Here’s what our students wear….

  • For classes: Men wear khakis or dress pants with a collared shirt. Women wear a dress or skirt with a nice top.
  • After classes: Students wear jeans, athletic pants, t-shirts, or casual clothes.

Tentative Schedule


6:00 p.m. – Arrive on Campus/Dinner
6:30–7:15 p.m. – Orientation/Move into Dorm
7:15-8:30 p.m. – Student Activity
10:00 p.m. – Dorm Lock & Devotions


7:15–8:05 a.m. – Orchestra/Band Rehearsals
8:45–10:00 a.m. – VIP Breakfast
10:30- 11:20 a.m. – Campus Tour
11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m. – Visit Classes/Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. – Coffee with Mrs. Marriott (Wife of MBU President)
2:30–3:20 p.m. – Choir Rehearsals
3:30–4:00 p.m. – Scavenger Hunt
4:00–4:30 p.m. – Meet with Professors
4:30-5:30 p.m. – Free Time
5:30–6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00-9:00 p.m. – Dramatic Production
11:00 p.m. – Dorm Lock


7:00–7:30 a.m. – Breakfast/Head Home

Road Trip guests must sign and submit the following waiver prior to arriving on campus.