Co-curricular Opportunities

Bear Day
Mercer University annually hosts Breakthroughs in Engagement, Arts and Research (BEAR) Day to showcase outstanding undergraduate student research and special projects. The event includes poster and paper presentations, art exhibitions, an engineering design competition, award ceremonies and musical performances.

Research that Reaches Out
Mercer University is committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to engage in sophisticated research aimed at solving real problems facing humankind. The University’s Research that Reaches Out initiative is a quality enhancement plan that
  • Enhances student learning through service-focused research and
  • Fosters a culture of civic engagement through scholarship and service.
We believe that our academic commitment to integrating research and service will enable us to inspire students to use their gifts and talents to live lives of meaning and purpose.

As part of the initiative, the Stetson School of Business and Economics released its inaugural Middle Georgia Economic Outlook Survey earlier in 2015. Read more >

Learn more about the integration of research and service at Mercer >

Mercer On Mission
Perhaps the University’s most distinctive program, Mercer On Mission combines service-learning and study abroad in life-changing experiences that allow students to use what they learned in the classroom to transform the lives of others and change the world. To date, hundreds of Mercer students and faculty have traveled all over the globe as part of this program.

Learn more about Mercer On Mission >


Mercer Abroad
Mercer Abroad utilizes partnerships established with schools throughout the world to enable Mercer students to be immersed in other cultures while earning academic credit in trips ranging from a few weeks to a full year abroad. Mercer’s Office of International Programs helps match students with learning opportunities abroad that fit their personal interests and professional goals.