Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Preview Conference begin?

The Preview Conference will begin at 8:15am in the Riley Center.  Look for an Admissions team member who will show you where to sign in.

Will food be provided?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided at no charge on Thursday.  For Friday, breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge as well.

What do I need to wear?

Either casual (i.e. jeans and t-shirt) or business casual (i.e. slacks or khakis and dress shirt) attire is perfectly fine. Of course, modesty and wisdom are always the guidelines.

Can I bring friends or family?

Family and friends are welcome to attend!  Please be sure to note the number and names of guests you will be bringing with you in the online registration form. Please keep in mind that we do not offer childcare, although children are welcome at every event at the Preview Conference.

What is the schedule of events?

Go here for the schedule.

What are the benefits of attending?

Southwestern’s Preview Conference is a great way for you to get to know the Seminary or College.  You will get to see the campus and meet the faculty, staff, and students that make up Southwestern.  Conference attendees will receive a free t-shirt and great food, and all those who apply will have their application fee waived!

When is it over?

The Preview conference ends Friday after lunch (around 1:00pm).

How do I sign up?

To register for the Preview Conference, please click here to sign up online.  If you have any difficulty registering online, please call one of our Admissions Ambassadors at 1.800.SWBTS.01.

Is there a deadline for signing up?

There is no deadline to register for the conference, but guest housing is limited to the first 40 who request it with the Riley Center.

Can I stay on campus for more than the two nights offered?

After the two nights offered guests will be responsible for their stay, depending on availability. You will need to request additional nights and make payment arrangements by calling 817-923-1921 ext. 8800.

What is there to do in Dallas/Fort Worth?

DFW is a large metroplex that offers an extensive selection of entertainment and dining options.  Some of these include:

  • The Stock Yards
  • Sundance Square
  • Bass Performance Hall
  • Six Flags
  • The Modern Art Museum
  • The Fort Worth Zoo
Any local restaurants?

Of course, meals are covered at the Preview Conference (see #2 above). However, if you decide to venture out and grab a bite, aside from the usual chain restaurants, local establishments include:

  • BBQ (Cousins Barbeque, Railhead Smokehouse, and Angelo’s BBQ)
  • Steakhouse (Cattlemen’s Steakhouse)
  • Mexican Food (Joe T. Garcias or Fuzzy’s Tacos)
  • Chinese Food (Taste of Asia)
  • Hamburgers (Kincaid’s or The Love Shack) 
  • Indian Food (Maharaja)
  • Pizza (Mellow Mushroom)
  • Seafood (Daddy Jack’s)
  • Home-Cookin’ (Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Old Town Burleson)


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