Fall ACCESS + Adventure

Access Days

ACCESS Days are a great opportunity for students and parents to visit the campus and get an inside look at what life is like at Asbury. You'll attend classes, eat in the dining hall, worship in chapel and stay overnight in one of our residence halls. In addition, you'll meet our students, interact with professors, explore academic programs and attend informative seminars. ACCESS Days also include special sessions for parents, like the Financial Aid Seminar. Fall ACCESS + Adventure is all of the fun and information of an ACCESS event plus an additional night in the Kentucky Red River Gorge hiking, exploring, and sleeping in hammocks. The Adventure component is optional and does cost $20. Students are welcome to attend Fall ACCESS and not go on the Adventure, but the Adventure cannot be attended except in conjunction with Fall ACCESS.

  • September 7-8, 2017

If you are participating in the Adventure component, you will be heading to Red River Gorge about 3pm. Dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included.


ACCESS Day Registration

How Much Does It Cost?

ACCESS Days are free to attend. In addition, we will cover the cost of breakfast and lunch on Friday for visiting students and their family. The Adventure component does cost $20 and can be paid upon arrival.

Who can attend?

Any current high school juniors or seniors. College students interested in transferring to Asbury are also invited.

What Are My Housing Options?

Students are invited to stay on campus and get the real college experience in one of Asbury's residence halls. Parents and other visitors are encouraged to stay at a local hotel or bed & breakfast, some of which offer a special rate for Asbury visitors. If you are attending the Adventure component, you will be sleeping outdoors in provided hammocks on Friday night.

Sample Fall ACCESS + Adventure Schedule


7:00-8:00 p.m. Registration
Center for Communication Arts 8:00-9:00 p.m. Orientation
Center for Communication Arts 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Milkshakes with overnight hosts

Hiccup Coffee Shop


 8:00 a.m. Breakfast with VP for Enrollment Management
Johnson Dining Hall 9:00 a.m. (Choose one option)

- Class Option
List provided at registration

- Campus Tour
Admissions Office

- Parent Seminar: Financial Aid*
Kinlaw Library Boardroom

10:00 a.m. 
Hughes Auditorium 11:00 a.m. 

Faculty Panel with Professors & Lunch*
Johnson Dining Hall ~ Gray Room

1:00 p.m.
Academic Fair: Meet Your Professors*
Student Center
2:00 p.m. (Choose one option)

- Various Department Open Houses

- Class Option
List provided at registration

- Campus Tour
Admissions Office

- Admissions Office Open House
Hager Administration

3:00 p.m. (One option each hour)

- Various Department Open Houses

- Class Option
List provided at registration

- Admissions Office Open House
Hager Administration

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Drop in Admissions Farewell

Student Center 

What Should I Bring?

If you are staying overnight in a residence hall, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel and any necessary toiletries. If you are participating in the Adventure component, make sure to bring comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking.

What If I Want a Music, Theatre or Worship Arts Audition or Athletics Tryout?

To schedule a music audition, please contact the appropriate music faculty listed below. Audition guidelines can be found on the Music Department's webpage.

If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, please visit our Asbury Athletics webpage and complete the recruiting form for your sport.

To request a Worship Arts Audition, please complete the audition registration form.

To request a Theatre and Cinema Performance Audition, please complete the audition registration form.

What Events Are There for Parents?

Parents may find the following events especially interesting:

  • Financial Aid Seminar: The Director of Financial Aid will breakdown the financial aid process and discuss the financial aid programs of the University. The session will also include time for Q&A.
  • Faculty Panel with Professors: Professors discuss how they incorporate their faith with their profession.
  • Academic Fair: Interact personally with faculty from each academic department.
  • Parents are invited to attend all parts of the event including the Campus Tour, Classes, Chapel and Meals, but are not required to attend.


Traveling to Asbury

As you prepare for your trip to Asbury University, be sure to check out these helpful links:

If you have any questions about ACCESS Days, please contact the Visit Coordinator at visit@asbury.edu or (859) 858-3511, ext. 2374.

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