Discover Townsend

Take the first step toward turning your musical talent into a major or minor during this music open house. Tour our practice and performance facilities, hear from the Dean, enjoy a kaleidoscope concert featuring Mercer students, participate in a mock rehearsal, and hear from a panel of current students.

Students on Stage


To help protect the health of our students, faculty, staff, and guests, we are requiring all guests to participate in temperature checks upon arrival and wear face coverings at all times during your visit. For more information, visit our updated campus visitation policies.

8:00 a.m. Check-In
9:45 a.m. Introduction to the Townsend School of Music
10:15 a.m. Student/Faculty Panel
11:00 a.m. Mercer Singers Rehearsal or
Mercer Wind Ensemble Rehearsal (instrumentalists, please bring your instruments)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Kaleidoscope Concert
1:45 p.m. Campus Tours
2:30 p.m. Closing Reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring guests?

Absolutely! Each student may bring up to three guests. If another high school student is planning to attend with you, we ask that they register as well.

What should I wear?

You will be walking around campus throughout the day, so we recommend comfortable shoes and casual clothes. Since you will be inside and outside, check the weather before you come.

Will there be lunch?

Yes! We will provide a complimentary lunch for you and your guests. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact us in advance at 478.301.2650 or so we can make arrangements.

Will you provide tickets to an athletic event?

Yes! Athletic events will vary depending on which Saturday Preview event you attend. Check Mercer's athletic calendar to see which events will occur on the day you are planning to visit campus.

Where should I park?

Parking will vary for each event, so check your email leading up to the event for detailed parking information. Also, when you arrive on campus, our student staff will be in orange polos and will direct you to your parking destination.

What will I see on the tour?

The campus tour gives you a student’s perspective on life at Mercer. You’ll see everything from our dining facilities to the fitness center, our historic Quad, Mercer Village, Cruz Plaza, and the new science center.