New Coming 2017 • Opening Session

The opening session will be at University Church of Christ at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 17. The ACU Alumni Chorus will be singing, which will then lead into worship and speaker Landon Saunders.

New Coming 2017 • Childcare

This year, Summit Sandbox Childcare will cost $25. You can register your children (ages 6 months-5 years old) when you register online. Those who register and pay may use this service any time Summit Sandbox is open. Care will be provided at Hillcrest Church of Christ nursery. Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15-4:45 p.m. Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

New Coming 2017 • CDs and Class Recordings

This year, we will not be producing or selling CDs; however, we will still be doing audio recordings of our classes. These recordings will be made available to you for download through iTunes after the event. Our app, available in mid-July, will also be available to download from iTunes.

Registration • Where do I start?


Online Pre-registration will open May 26, 2017. Registration check-in opens at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the south foyer of University Church of Christ. It resumes Monday at Summit Headquarters, which will be open 8-11 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. through Wednesday at the window in The Campus Store in McGlothlin Campus Center. (Summit concludes at noon on Wednesday.)

Fee • How much does Summit cost?

Summit is open to all who register. We welcome your donations that help us continue to put on the event (ACU Box 29423).

Parking • Where can I park on campus?

Our campus is growing and construction is constant.  To avoid delays and get door service, park at Hillcrest Church or University Church and use our shuttle buses for door service to Moody Coliseum, Cullen Auditorium and the Onstead-Packer Bible Building. During the event, call 325-674-3744 if you have questions about transportation. Our shuttle service runs from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and we can take you from either of the above listed church building parking lots to places on campus.

Class Schedule • Why are some class times different on Tuesday?

Class sessions are 45 minutes in length. Tuesday morning classes begin at different times that align with the university class schedule.

Summit Sandbox Child Care • What can my children do while I attend Summit?

Childcare is provided for preschool children (6 months-5 years of age) for those who register. This year, childcare will cost $25 for the entire event; those who register may use this service any time Summit Sandbox is open. Please pre-register your child online to ensure availability.

Daytime care (Hillcrest Church of Christ Nursery):

  • Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15-4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Exhibits • Where can I go to learn about Christian businesses and ministries?

Exhibits will be housed in the McGlothlin Campus Center and the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building.  For more information about exhibits or to reserve an exhibit space, check out the Exhibits page.

Lost and Found • Where do I go for lost and found?

The Lost and Found desk will be located at Summit Headquarters in the McGlothlin Campus Center.

Meals • Where can I eat on campus?

The World Famous Bean:

  • Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner 5-7 p.m.  

If you would like a discount, show your meal ticket to the cashier for every meal. Register at Summit Headquarters in the McGlothlin Campus Center for more details.

Other (non-discounted) on-campus food options include the food court in the Campus Center (Einstein Bros., Quizno’s, Pizza Hut, and Chik-Fil-A) and the Starbucks located in the Brown Library.  

Shuttle Service • How can I get around campus?

Free Shuttle Services will be provided from parking locations at local churches to buildings on campus throughout Summit from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Pick-up/drop-off locations will be Hillcrest Church of Christ, University Church of Christ, Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Cullen Auditorium and Moody Coliseum. During the event, call 325-674-3744 with transportation questions.

Summit Contact • How do I get in contact with the Summit office?

Email or call 325-674-3750 or, during the event, you can leave a message at the Summit Headquarters in the McGlothlin Campus Center.

Recordings • How can I listen to classes I miss or classes I enjoy?

This year, we will not be selling CDs at Summit. If you enjoy a class, talk to the presenter and they may be able to share their lesson with you. 

Upcoming Events • What other events are coming?

  • Summit 2018 (September 16-19)
  • Carmichael-Walling Lectures 
  • Broom Colloquium 
  • ElderLink Events

Hotel Information • Where can I say while visiting Abilene?

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    • 3526 West Lake Rd.
    • Abilene, Texas 79601
    • 325-673-4400
  • Holiday Inn Express
    • 1802 E. Overland Trail
    • Abilene, TX  79601
    • 325-675-9800
  • LaQuinta Inn
    • 3501 West Lake Rd.
    • Abilene, Texas 79601
    • 325-676-1676
  • Best Western Abilene Inn & Suites
    • 350 W. I-20
    • Abilene, TX  79601
    • 325-672-5501
  • Comfort Suites
    • 1902 East Overland Trail
    • Abilene, Texas 79601
    • 877-424-6423
  • Residence Inn Marriott
    • 1641 Musgrave Boulevard
    • Abilene, Texas 79601
    • 325-677-8700


Located near the Mall of Abilene, 10-15 minutes from ACU’s campus

  • Abilene Hampton Inn
    • 3917 Ridgemont Drive
    • Abilene, TX 79606
    • 325-695-0044
  • Sleep Inn & Suites
    • 3225 South Danville Drive
    • Abilene, Texas 79605
    • 325-437-1525
  • MCM Eleganté Suites
    • 4250 Ridgemont Drive
    • Abilene, Texas 79606
    • Free Shuttle service provided to and from this hotel