Make It Mercer!

Exclusively for accepted students, Make It Mercer! brings together new Mercerians for one extraordinary day. You and one guest are invited to join us for a day of fun unlike any other, featuring:

  • Roommate search activities
  • Interactive games across campus
  • Service-learning project
  • Icebreakers with future classmates
  • A Taste of Macon for lunch
  • Mercer swag
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), masks are currently optional for our campus community and visitors. Make It Mercer! is limited to one student and one guest per family.

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BEAR BOOK BUNDLE

Students who attend Make It Mercer! will be entered into a drawing to win a Bear Book Bundle for the fall semester of their first year. The Bear Book Bundle program is a convenient, affordable textbook rental program for undergraduate students that bundles books and course materials with tuition and fees and ensures their delivery before the first day of class. One lucky recipient at each event will win a Bear Book Bundle for the Fall 2022 semester.

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MercerBound Passport

If you complete your Passport at this event, you will receive an exclusive Mercer hat and be entered to win an iPad Pro.

#MercerBound Feature

Snap a photo of you with your #MercerBound banner and share it with us on Instagram. Use #MercerBound or tag us @MercerNow. You'll be featured in an exclusive Make It Mercer! production.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring guests?

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

Should my guest be my parent/guardian?

As you’re preparing for college, your parents/guardians may have a lot of questions. This could be a good opportunity for those questions to be answered. But we’ll leave that up to you.

If I haven’t 100% decided to attend Mercer yet, can I still come?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it. Attending Make It Mercer! may help you make your final college decision.

What should I wear?

If you’re choosing between functionality or fashion, definitely go for functionality! Bonus points if you can achieve both.

What will I be doing all day?

Making new friends. Having fun. Walking all over campus.

Will there be lunch?

Yes – we know Bears get hungry, so we’ve got your back, even if you’re an herbivore. You and your guest will enjoy a Taste of Macon lunch, where you can experience food from local Macon restaurants.

What’s the difference between Make It Mercer! and Summer Orientation?

Make It Mercer! is more celebratory in nature, while Summer Orientation provides information to make sure you’re fully prepared for Opening Day in August. (In short, you’ll receive your course schedule at Summer Orientation.)

Where should I park?

Check your email the week of the event for detailed parking information. Also, when you get to campus, look for the orange polos. They’ll direct you to your parking destination.