Campus Preview Weekend is a time to experience college life at TFC alongside fellow prospective students! You will stay overnight in the dorms, attend classes, eat in the dining hall, find out how financial aid works, meet your personal admissions counselor, and participate in extracurricular activities. These include scheduling a music audition, meeting with an athletic coach, or participating in an athletic workout!
Also, throughout your weekend here, you will have the chance to meet current students and faculty. This event is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students.
Campus Preview ends Saturday morning, March 24, after a continental breakfast in the dining hall along with athletic workouts for those who are interested.
The cost for each student to attend Campus Preview is $25 per student (*if a student has already been accepted to Toccoa Falls College AND submitted their $200 deposit, students will get to attend free of charge). This cost includes meals for the student, an overnight stay in the dorms on Thursday & Friday evenings, access to all activities and events, and a Toccoa Falls College t-shirt.
For guests, the only cost to participate in Campus Preview is the cost of meals. Meals are $5 each per person and can be paid for at the time of registration or once arriving on campus. There is no additional cost for guests to participate in the events and activities going on throughout the weekend.
Refunds will be given through February 29th, 2012.
How to Register
The registration form must be completed for every individual. Deadline to register is Monday, March 19, 2012.
- Prospective Student Registration form
- Guest Registration form (Parents/Guardians, Siblings, Youth leaders, etc.)
Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday Evening Entertainment: Dr. Dennis Swanberg
Dennis Swanberg, known as America’s “Minister of Encouragement,” has won the hearts of audiences across the country. Swanberg takes over twenty lovable impersonations, together with his side-splitting stories of growing up, families, and the funny side of church, to over 250,000 people every year. His national broadcast television shows, “Swan’s Place” and “The Dennis Swanberg Show”, are described by the networks as “an hour of good, clean fun and entertainment as well as spiritual insight and encouragement” and are viewed by over one million households weekly. But even though this good ole’ boy’s legion of fans is growing daily, “The Swan” – as he is affectionately called – still loves the one on one of meeting people.
Swanberg first discovered the persuasive powers of his humorous talents while back in high school. An
incorrigible class clown since first grade, the student made quick work of his teachers, principal and coaches with his uncanny ability to mimic and impersonate voices and quirks. His antics, along with getting him sent to the principal’s office, also quickly got him sent to the stage. Before you could say detention, Dennis found himself the master of ceremonies for his school’s annual talent night. That performance started what has been a continuous string of phone calls inviting him to speak and share his unique brand of humor with audiences in churches, businesses, retreats, conferences and parties.
As a motivational speaker, teacher, preacher, author, counselor, TV personality, and humorist, Dennis Swanberg knows just what it takes to make life a more pleasant road to journey down – with a
laugh or two along the way.
I want to motivate my audiences to have courage, to be strong, to look for the moments in life that make them realize they are an important part of this world. Do your best to go out there risking. We live in a world where you can afford to fail and try again. I want people to realize that this is a great life to enjoy. And the one way you can enjoy life is by helping other people enjoy it too.”
Speaker Information: Dr. Phil Howard
Dr. Howard joined the Toccoa Falls College faculty in 1997. Before coming to TFC, he was the College Chaplain at Malone College in Canton, OH, founded and was the Senior Pastor at North Country Alliance Church, and was the Assistant Pastor at Pineview Community Church in Albany, NY and First Baptist Church in Catskill, NY. He also was a special education teacher for GRA-MAR, Inc, where he taught life skills, reading, math, science, and social studies to developmentally challenged adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Howard was a member of the Stephens County Adult Literacy Board, Stephens Works, National Association of Family Ministers, North American Professors of Christian Education, Malone College Speaker’s Bureau, Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD), Evangelical Minister’s Association, Northeastern District of the C&MA District Christian Education Committee, Northeastern District of the C&MA Church Growth/Church Planting Committee, and Northeastern District of the C&MA District Executive Committee.
Dr. Howard has been published in Alife Magazine and Christian Education Journal. He has also presented at various conferences across the nation and internationally and serves as a frequent speaker for TFC Chapels and events. His publications and presentations are on topics such as: Leadership Development, Spiritual Formation, and Marriage Relationships.
What he loves about working at TFC
- Connecting with students both inside and outside the classroom
- Developing mentoring relationships and talking about life with students
- Investing in student’s lives
“I love working with undergrad. students because of all that is going on in their lives at this point… there are values being formed and identities being created. There is so much change and uncertainty; there are a lot of questions. Undergrad students are figuring out that life doesn’t play to a script. They are forming new ideas, searching, and questioning… I think a large part of this is normalizing the process for these students. Kind of like affirming where students are at in college… They will struggle and they are learning throughout the process…
“My goal in the classroom is to create a learning community where all of us in the class are learning from one another. That kind of thing is very important to me… There is always lots of dialogue because of the small group setting in our classrooms. It’s rare that I’m in a rush in the classroom because I want to talk about ideas and explore them. I really thrive on the spontaneity of the classroom!”
Dr. Howard has a heart for youth and families and has had the opportunity to speak at a variety of youth, family, leadership, and young adult conferences across the country. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 38 years and have two adult sons. Dr. Howard enjoys traveling on his Gold Wing, loves the beach, seafood, and anything coastal. He has recently taken up white water kayaking and also loves white water rafting.
What to Bring
Previewers should bring the following items if they are planning to stay overnight in the dorms:
- sleeping bag
- towel and washcloth
- other personal items
Electrical outlets are available to students should they need to bring electronic devices or hair accessories.
TFC Shuttle Information
A shuttle will be available to pick students up from the Atlanta airport on Thursday and to take students back to the airport on Saturday. The TFC shuttle will depart from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 3:00pm. Flights should be scheduled to arrive at the ATL airport no later than 2:00pm.
The return shuttle will leave the TFC campus on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 12:00pm to head back to the ATL Airport. Please be sure not to schedule any flights before 3:00pm due to travel time, along with any Atlanta traffic that may arise.
Each student wanting to take advantage of this free shuttle must fill out the following shuttle request form by Monday, March 19, 2012 – Click here for the Shuttle Request Form
If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact our Visit & Event Coordinator, Anna Hunter, in the Office of Admissions: