USA (MNN) — You don't have to wait until December to get a taste of Urbana. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is taking the Urbana experience on tour this year, visiting campuses from Boston to San Diego. Check the schedule below to see if their next stop is your campus.
Urbana: On Campus will introduce the themes of Urbana 12, InterVarsity's 23rd student missions conference. Students will also hear from speakers including Jim Martin of International Justice Mission, InterVarsity President Alec Hill, guest missionaries, and Urbana Director Tom Lin.
"Urbana is about connecting students with God's global mission," said Lin. "Hundreds of thousands of students have responded to God's mission in a multitude of ways since the first InterVarsity missions conference in 1946.
"Today's students are just as committed to changing their world, and it's still just as important to introduce them to God's global mission."
The Urbana: On Campus tour starts at Harvard University and will visit a total of 12 campuses over the following weeks. Here's their schedule:
- Harvard University – September 21
- Rutgers University – September 21
- James Madison University – September 28
- California Polytechnic State University – September 28
- University of California Santa Barbara – October 5
- Southern Illinois University Carbondale – October 11
- Northwestern University – October 12
- University of Toronto – October 12
- University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign – October 19
- University of California San Diego – October 24
- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – October 25
- Duke University – October 26
Click here for more information about Urbana: On Campus.
The last Urbana conference was held in 2009. Over 16,000 college students gathered in St. Louis, Missouri to learn how missions work was changing the world. MNN provided exclusive coverage of the event, speaking with students who were challenged to reach the skeptics, refresh the world of missions, and live with the poor.
It's not too late to sign up. Click here to register for Urbana 12.