The following information is for the Scholarship Events on October 28–29, 2016.

Check-in will begin at 1pm EST on Friday and check-out is on Saturday afternoon.

Local Accommodations and Directions

Important Notice: Due to other area events happening concurrently with this event, we advise you to reserve your hotel as soon as possible.

Here is a list of hotels in the area, and remember that many offer a Bryan College discount if you tell them that you are coming for a scholarship event here

Directions to campus are available as well as a campus map.

Air Travel

For those traveling by air, we offer pick-up and drop-off service at the Chattanooga Airport and at the Groome Transportation in Chattanooga. (Groome shuttles between the Atlanta and Nashville Airports.) We do not provide shuttle service to and from hotels; this service is intended for students who will be staying on campus. If you are flying and need to be picked up, you must send your flight itinerary at least one week in advance to visit@bryan.edu.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid counselors will be available during posted hours to discuss financial aid options. They can serve you best if you have already submitted your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before attending the event. See more information about the FAFSA.

When You Arrive on Campus

Check-in will begin on Friday at 1pm and remain open for late arrivals until 5:30pm. Visitor parking is located behind Mercer Hall and between the Latimer Student Center and Rudd Auditorium. Directional signs will be placed among the entrance roads, however you may want to review and print a copy of the campus map so that you can easily find these locations.

Attire

For the early afternoon Friday activities, attire for both students and parents can be casual.

For the Banquet Dinner on Friday, attire should be business formal. Casual attire such as jeans, shorts, sweatshirts/pants, athletic shoes and flip flops are not appropriate for this venue. For ladies: blouses, skirts, slacks or dresses and dress shoes are appropriate. For men, that would include dress or khaki slacks with a dress shirt and dress shoes.

Dress for the Saturday interviews and auditions is business attire.

Casual clothing is permitted during the rest of the weekend.

Overnight Information

The overnight stay in a residence hall is restricted to participating scholarship candidates 16–21 years of age. Parents and other family members may stay in one of the Dayton hotels, many of which offer discounts for those visiting Bryan College.

You will want to bring:

  • Bedding: twin sheets or sleeping bag (air mattress will be provided)
  • Pillow
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes
  • Appropriate attire (see above)

Note: This event is free of charge for candidates, so unless you are purchasing items in our campus store, snacks from our Starbucks coffee kiosk, or other items from vending machines around campus, “spending money” will not be necessary.

Meals

Candidates’ meal tickets are free of charge and will be handed out at check-in.

Parents/Guardians of candidates may attend the Scholarship Banquet free of charge (3 dinners total). Additional Banquet tickets will be available for purchase at check-in for $15 each. Please notify Jenny Swafford of any changes to your RSVP Banquet party number at your earliest convenience by emailing Jenny.Swafford@bryan.edu or calling 423.280.5576.

Tickets for other meals will be available for purchase at check-in; $7 per person per meal (lunch on Saturday only).

Canceling

If for any reason you need to cancel, please notify Jenny Swafford as soon as possible by emailing Jenny.Swafford@bryan.edu or calling 423.280.5576.