Road Trip Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Road Trip?
Road Trip is a weekend extravaganza! Accepted seniors from all across the country come to UE to be a college student for the weekend.
- What do I need to do before I can attend Road Trip?
You must be accepted for admission to the University for Fall 2022. Once accepted, you can register for Road Trip. Before arriving on campus, you must submit your liability waiver.
- When will I be on campus?
From Friday, February 25, at approximately 5:00 p.m. until Sunday, February 27, at 8:00 a.m.
- What happens when I arrive on campus?
If you drive your personal car to campus or fly into Evansville, you will check-in, get your Road Trip shirt and name tag, meet your roommate, and eat dinner. If you ride one of the Road Trip buses, you will get your shirt, meet your roommate, and eat dinner.
- What if I live close to campus?
Although you won't ride a bus to campus, you can still enjoy the Road Trip activities. You can see what living on campus is like.
- What if I live outside of a scheduled route and fly to Evansville?
If you fly into Evansville Regional Airport, you will be picked up at the airport by an Office of Admission representative and brought to campus. For your return flight, you will be taken to the airport by a UE staff member.
- What will I do at Road Trip?
Each year we offer scheduled events such as Musical Madness, mentalist, mock classes, group activities, and a movie. Plus, there are the unscheduled events — staying up most of the night getting to know your roommate, pool or cards in Ridgway (UE's student center), or coffee at Rademacher's Cafe. There will be mock classes so you can meet professors and learn more about your major and receive information about the Honors Program, Harlaxton College, career services, Greek life, and other campus organizations.
- How much money will I need after I pay my registration fee?
None, unless you want to buy a UE shirt at the bookstore. All meals are provided, and you'll even get a coupon for coffee at Rademacher's Cafe. All entrance fees to Road Trip events are included in your registration fee.
- Where will I stay on campus?
Since you will be sleeping in a residence hall, you will need a pillow and sleeping bag. Toiletries, towel, and flip-flops for the shower are a good idea too. If you want to work out in the fitness center, you'll need a driver's license and your swimsuit if you want to swim in the pool. The weather at Road Trip is always different; it has snowed, rained, and been mild. Check the weather before you leave, but you might want to bring an umbrella.
- When Road Trip is over, how do I get home?
If you rode a bus to campus, you will meet your bus on Sunday and be taken to your initial pick-up location. If you flew to campus, you will meet an admission representative who will ensure you arrive at the airport in time to catch your return flight. If you drove to campus, you can enjoy a light breakfast in the Office of Admission before leaving campus.