Schedule a Visit!
If you’re looking for a Christian college, you’ve probably scrolled through dozens of websites to find a school that’s right for you. Website descriptions and pictures are great, but websites can’t capture the sounds of cheering fans at the Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl or Eagles basketball games. They can’t offer you friendly conversations with current students or allow you to experience residence halls, classes, and dining facilities.
So we invite you to join us on campus for College Days. We’ll treat you like a real college student—minus the homework—as you live in the residence halls, dine with students, attend chapel, and visit classes of your choice.
Your Visit also Includes:
- A guided tour of campus with a Campus Host.
- Use of the Sports Center, where you can go rock climbing, water sliding, surfing on the FlowRider, inline skating, ice skating, bowling, and so much more!
- An at-a-glance schedule to help you get where you need to go.
- The chance to meet with an enrollment advisor in person.
Typical Fall Activities
Praise Service and Thanksgiving Dinner
- A favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the Praise Service, a 45-minute program of drama, music, and Scripture focused on praising God. Later in the day, a traditional Thanksgiving meal is served. Thursday meal is offered at four convenient times so other activities can still be enjoyed throughout the afternoon and evening. Whether students have family come to spend the holiday with them or are away from loved ones, they can still feel at home by enjoying a full traditional turkey dinner on campus.
Turkey Bowl Men’s Soccer Championship
- College Field becomes the hub of activity for the annual Turkey Bowl collegian soccer championship. There’s something for everyone, whether or not you’re a sports fan. During the soccer game, the crowd enjoys pizza, subs, cotton candy, and a variety of beverages while fellowshipping, visiting the alumni tent, and anticipating the always entertaining half-time show—all provided by the Pan-Hellenic Committee and the public relations class. Each year, these student groups host the event, making it an exciting success.
Fine Arts Series Performance
- Another event is the Fine Arts Series directed and performed by PCC students, staff, and faculty. Previous productions have featured Shakespeare dramas and Gilbert and Sullivan comedies.
Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
- Every year, the PCC Eagles challenge returning alumni to a basketball game where friendly competition often provides an exciting game.
- The game starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center on Thanksgiving night.
Women’s Collegian Volleyball Championship
- On Saturday night, the Sports Center Arena welcomes the women’s collegian volleyball championship. It’s a thrilling match as these ladies compete to earn top honors for the year.
Nurses’ Lamp Lighting Ceremony
- This service celebrates the sophomore nursing students’ acceptance into the nursing program and marks the start of their clinical work. Until this time, their training has been in the classroom and nursing lab learning basic clinical skills; but after Thanksgiving, they begin hands-on clinical training in local hospitals. During the ceremony, the nursing students light lamps to represent their entrance into the program. Reminiscent of the lamp Florence Nightingale used while caring for soldiers at night, these lamps signify the nurses’ tireless dedication and their responsibility as Christian nurses to be a light in their field.
Typical College Days Schedule
- Registration (11 a.m.–4 p.m.)
- Sports Center Open
- Visit with enrollment advisors
- Visit classes
- Dinner—choices galore!
- “Sports Center Spectacular”…
rock climbing, water slides, surfing waves,
in-line skating, ice skating, racquetball, bowling,
meet Eagles basketball players and cheerleaders,
- Breakfast buffet
- “College Classes—A Student’s Perspective” with personalized campus tours
- Sponsor/parent Q&A session with administration
- Lunch buffet
- Free Time
- Dinner—choices galore!
- “Fun Night” featuring PCC Students
- Planetarium shows
Meals and Lodging
- High school students in grades 10–12 can join in for only $10 per student for two nights! Come alone or in groups. (Each student should fill out his own application form.)
- Students in grades 7–9 must stay with sponsors or parents, but may participate in all activities for $10.
- Bring your own personal items, towels, and linens or sleeping bag.
- Sponsors, parents, and family members (grade 6 and younger) may purchase a meal pass:
- Thanksgiving Meal Pass—$30 includes Wed. dinner, Thanksgiving brunch and dinner, and Fri. lunch ($12 for 3 yrs.–6th gr.).
- Spring Meal Pass—$20 includes Thurs. dinner, Fri. lunch and dinner ($8 for 3 yrs.–6th gr.).
- Breakfast—Breakfast tickets may be purchased on campus.
- We ask all guests to dress according to College standards:
- Men: Casual pants and collared sport shirts—no shorts, please.
- Women: Modest knee-length dresses and skirts; knee-length loose-fitting, athletic shorts for recreation—no jeans or pants, please.
House is conveniently located adjacent to campus and offers lodging at reasonable rates to parents and sponsors bringing high
school juniors and seniors who are staying in the residence
halls. Bring 4 juniors or seniors, receive free lodging and
meals for 3 days for 2 sponsors or parents PLUS free use of Sports Center during visit! Call Reservation Office for details. (Rooms are on a space-available basis
with advance reservation.)
To make Campus House reservation,
sponsors/parents must call 1-800-443-7742 or e-mail CampusHouse@pcci.edu. Mailing the registration
form does not reserve a room.
- Lodging is also available at local area hotels.
If our College Days dates don’t fit into your schedule, pick a date that does. We’ll welcome you anytime! Contact the Reservation Office (1-800-722-4636, ext. 4) at least 1 week before your visit.