Preview Weekend

Preview Weekend Dates

October 2-3, 2015: Preview Weekend

November 13-14, 2015: Presidential Scholarship Weekend

January 15-16, 2016: Preview Weekend

March 11-12, 2016: Preview Weekend

Preview Weekend gives you an opportunity to explore both the academic and social aspects of AMU. During Preview Weekend, you can:

  • Attend classes 
  • Stay in a residence hall with current students 
    • Overnight stays are limited to prospective students that have applied to AMU. To apply, click here!
    • Ave Maria University is only able to provide overnight accommodations for the first 40 registered overnight visitors for each Preview Weekend.
  • Attend Mass in the Oratory
  • Meet President Towey
  • Tour our beautiful campus
  • Have fun at campus events!
Any student applying for entry in Fall 2016, regardless of major, may audition for the new Choral Scholarship during a Preview Weekend or campus visit.  The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate strong vocal and musicianship skills through an audition, and subsequently perform in an AMU choral ensemble as assigned during their studies at AMU.  Please contact Dr. Susan Treacy for more information, at


For more information, call the Admissions Office at (239) 280-2556

1. Transportation options

         a. Dixie Taxi (239-200-4600)

        i. If you don't already have it and you require either a pick-up or drop-off from Southwest Florida International Airport, contact Dixie Taxi and Limousine Service and just mention the "Ave Maria University Discount Rate" and then they will work with you to setup all of your transportation arrangements.

            a. Sedan for 3 people = ($70.00) + (15% gratuity).

            b. Minivan for 5 people = ($85.00) + (20% gratuity).

            c. Full-size van for 12-15 people = ($105), (no gratuity).

*Rates subject to change*

b.  Enterprise Rental Car

        i.  If you're interested in a rental car company, Enterprise Car Rental (Southwest Florida International Airport) gives a discounted rate for families visiting AMU.  Just give them the code:35CAVEM and the pin #: AVE and you will receive 15% off.

2. Overnight accommodations for parents

a.    If you’d like to stay in a hotel in either Naples, Fort Myers, or Bonita Springs, please click here for a list of nearby hotels.
If you are attending a Preview Weekend, please do not submit a Private Visit request form

Preview Weekend Reservation Form

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