College Days: Experience College Life at PCC
1-800-PCC-INFO, ext. 4
Pensacola Christian College
P.O. Box 18000
Pensacola, FL 32523-9160
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 copy 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 an admissions advisor.
- The Sports Center where you can go rock climbing, water sliding, surfing on the FlowRider, in-line skating, ice skating, bowling, and so much more!
- An at-a-glance schedule to help you get where you need to go.
If our College Days dates don’t fit in your schedule, pick a date that does. We’ll welcome you anytime! High school students grades 9–12 (minimum age 14) may stay in the residence halls for only $5 per student per night—up to 3 nights. Your visit includes meals, visiting classes, and campus tours. Contact the Reservations Office (1-800-PCC-INFO, Ext. 4) at least 1 week before your visit.
Typical Spring 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, and more
- Breakfast buffet
- “College Classes—A Student’s Perspective” with personalized campus tours
- Sponsor/parent Q&A session with Administration
- “The Final Word”
- Lunch buffet
- Free Time
- Dinner—choices galore!
- “Fun Night” featuring PCC Students
- Planetarium shows
- Visit with enrollment advisors
- Depart for home
Typical Fall Schedule
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, 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 The Girls in 509
- Another event is the Fine Arts Series directed and performed by PCC students, staff, and faculty. This year’s production features The Girls in 509. When Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt wins the 1932 presidential election, two staunchly Republican women hide away in a New York hotel. Emerging twenty-five years later, the women are delighted to learn that Republican Dwight Eisenhower is President, until they discover how much the world has changed—and how much it has stayed the same.
Eagles vs. Alumni Basketball Game
- Every year, the PCC Eagles challenge returning alumni to a basketball game where friendly competition provides an often 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 heated match as these ladies compete for their name on an engraved trophy to be put on display!
Nurses’ Lamp Lighting Ceremony
- This service celebrates the sophomore nursing students’ acceptance into the nursing program and marks the start of their clinical work in the hospital. 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.
Meals and Lodging
- High school student grades 10–12 join in for only $10 per student! Come alone or in groups. (Each student should fill out his own application form.)
- Grades 7–9 must stay with sponsors or parents, but may participate in all activities for $10 (click here for a list of hotels in the area.)
- 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 discounts 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. (Discounted rooms are on a space-available basis
with advance reservations.)
To make Campus House reservations, sponsors/parents must call 1-800-443-7742 or e-mail CampusHouse@pcci.edu. Mailing the registration form does not reserve a room.