Research Southwestern FAQ

When does Research Southwestern begin?

The conference will begin at 7:30am in the Riley Center.  Look for an Admissions team member who will show you where to check in.

What is the schedule of events?

Go here for the schedule.

Will food be provided?

We will provide breakfast and lunch at no charge.  We hope you come hungry, because you will eat well while you're here!

What do I need to wear?

Either casual (i.e. jeans and t-shirt) or business casual (i.e. slacks or khakis and dress shirt) attire is perfectly fine. Of course, modesty and wisdom is always the guideline.

Can I bring friends or family?

Family and friends are welcome to attend!  Please be sure to note the number and names of guests you will be bringing with you in the online registration form. Please keep in mind that we do not offer childcare, although children are welcome at every event at the conference.

What are the benefits of attending?

Research Southwestern is ideal for doctoral students seeking admission into one of our doctoral programs. You will get to see the campus, meet the faculty, staff, and students that make up Southwestern, and be interviewed for entrance into the PhD or DMin program of your preference.

When is it over?

The conference ends on Thursday afternoon after the professor interviews on Thursday afternoon.

How do I sign up?

To register for Research Southwestern, please click here to register online.  If you have any difficulty registering online, please call one of our Admissions Ambassadors at 1.800.SWBTS.01.

Is there a deadline for signing up?

The deadline to register for the conference is two days before the event, but free guest housing is limited to the first 20 who request it with the Riley Center.

Can I stay on campus for more than the two nights offered?

After the two nights offered guests will be responsible for their stay, depending on availability. You will need to request additional nights and make payment arrangements by calling 817-923-1921 ext. 8800.

What is there to do in Dallas/Fort Worth?

DFW is a large metroplex that offers an extensive selection of entertainment and dining options.  Some of these include:

  • The Stock Yards
  • Sundance Square
  • Bass Performance Hall
  • Six Flags
  • The Modern Art Museum
  • The Fort Worth Zoo
  • Top Golf

Any local restaurants?

Of course, meals are covered at Research Southwestern (see #2 above). However, if you decide to venture out and grab a bite, aside from the usual chain restaurants, local establishments include:

  • BBQ (Cousins Barbeque, Railhead Smokehouse, and Angelo’s BBQ)
  • Steakhouse (Cattlemen’s Steakhouse)
  • Mexican Food (Joe T. Gracias or Fuzzy’s Tacos)
  • Chinese Food (Taste of Asia)
  • Hamburgers (Kinkaid’s or The Love Shack)
  • Indian Food (Maharaja)
  • Pizza (Mellow Mushroom)
  • Seafood (Daddy Jack’s)
  • Home-Cookin’ (Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Old Town Burleson)

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