Frequently Asked Preview Questions

  1. When and where does the event begin?

For Thursday - Friday Events: Registration begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday. Check in is at the Allen Family Student Center. There will be signs posted on campus directing you where to go.

  1. When is the event over?

Events are over Friday around 5 pm unless otherwise stated in the schedule.

  1. What is the schedule?

There is a tentative schedule listed in on the information page for the specific preview. You will be given a final schedule when you check in for the event.

  1. Where should I fly in?

The closest airports (in this order) are East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX-10 minutes away; Tyler Pounds Field (TYR) in Tyler, TX-45 minutes away; Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) in Shreveport, LA-1 hour away; and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Dallas, TX-about 2 ½ to 3 hours away.

  1. Will you pick me up from the airport?

If a student is traveling alone, we will pick them up at the Longview Airport (GGG). We will also pick students up from the Longview Greyhound or Amtrak stations. We are not able to provide transportation for parents.

  1. Will my parents need to rent a car?

Yes. There are several local hotels within a few miles of the university, but none within easy walking distance. Mileage can be kept low, but a rental car will be needed.

  1. Will my parents need a hotel room?

Yes. Due to spacing and availability, we are not able to house parents on campus.

  1. Is there a list of local hotels you would recommend?

There are several local hotels that give LETU discounts. You can find a listing of them here.

  1. How do I get to campus?

You can find specific directions on our website.

  1. How much does it cost?

Previewing LeTourneau is free to students and families. This covers all of the food for parents and students.

  1. What do I need to bring?

Please bring a towel, toiletries, alarm clock, comfortable clothes/shoes, sleeping bag, and pillow. You will be staying with current students if you decide to stay on campus and extra beds are rare!

  1. What should I wear?

Dress for the weekend is casual. Jeans and t-shirts are fine, but please check current weather reports for temperature and rain forecasts.

  1. Is there any help with travel expenses?

There is a Travel Grant available for first time visitors for up to $300.

**Please call your admissions counselor to get full details of how to apply for this.** (800)759-8811

  1. Do I need to be there the whole time?

We recommend attendance for the whole event since that will give you the most opportunity to see the campus. If you are not able to be here for the whole event, please let your Admissions Counselor know!

  1. Do I have to stay on campus?

You do not have to stay on campus although we do recommend it since that will be a significant part of your experience here when you are a student.

  1. Can I stay with a friend who is a student?

You can request to stay with a specific current student although it depends on that student's availability.

  1. Can I stay with a friend that will also be visiting?

You can request to stay near a friend who will be visiting also. We do not usually put more than one previewing student in a room so as to not overcrowd a space, but we can usually make sure you are on the same residence hall floor.

  1. How do I request a meeting that is not on the schedule?

Please make your request in the "Comments" section or call in to the Admissions office and make your request over the phone. (800)759-8811 ext. 4300. We will do our best to accommodate these special requests.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the admissions office. The phone number is (800)759-8811 ext. 4300.

Questions? Contact:

(903) 233-4300