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Visit Our Campus

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Old Main, constructed in the 1920s, is the 'heart' of Mercyhurst's Erie campus.

Many students and families find campus visits to be one of the most important considerations when deciding on a college or university. The campus visit helps you and your family understand the unique culture and climate of a campus — helpful in deciding whether or not a certain school is "right" for you. With one of the most picturesque and friendly campuses in the region, our student Ambassadors would love to show you around. 

Campus Visits

Individual campus visits are the best way to enjoy our campus experience. On an individual visit, one of our outstanding Ambassadors will give you and your family a campus tour — tours generally average about one hour. Following that, you’ll meet with your admissions counselor to discuss the application and financial aid process. Your counselor will also use the meeting to learn more about you and how a ‘Hurst education might benefit you. If you and your family would like, we’re also glad to arrange for you to eat in the campus dining hall, sit in on a class in a major of interest, or arrange a one-on-one meeting with a faculty member. Individual visits are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

To schedule your visit, please contact us at (800) 825-1926 x 2202. To ensure we can arrange the best visit experience for you, we recommend scheduling your visit at least one week in advance (though we're glad to show you around whenever you're in the area).

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"Day In" Events

"Day In" events for high school juniors and seniors provide time for in-depth exploration of some of our programs. You'll interact with faculty members, meet current students, attend a class and have lunch in our dining hall. Space for each "Day In" event is limited. To attend, please complete the registration form for the event of your choice listed below. Contact Andrea Grady, associate director of admissions, with questions. Andrea can be reached at (800) 825-1926 x3021 or by email at agrady2@mercyhurst.edu.

A Day In Intelligence Studies - Monday, February 8, 2016

A Day In Intelligence Studies is now full. Please call 1-800-825-1926 option 2 to schedule an invidual appointment.

A Day In Fashion Merchandising - Friday, February 12, 2016

A Day In Art - Friday, February 19, 2016

A Day In Science - Friday, February 26, 2016

A Day In The Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute - Monday, March 7, 2016

Accepted Student Major Day

Accepted students and their families are invited to attend our Accepted Student Major Day on April 9, 2016. The day includes information sessions on the enrollment and financial aid processes, interactive presentations by faculty members, lunch in our cafeteria, and a student organization fair. We hope you'll attend and leave with new friends from the Mercyhurst University Class of 2020! To attend, please complete the registration form listed below. Contact Andrea Grady, associate director of admissions, with questions.

Accepted Student Major Day - Saturday, April 9, 2016

Overnight Visit Opportunity for Accepted Students

Experience what it is like to be a student at Mercyhurst University! Overnight opportunities are offered (accepted students only) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning in February. Visiting students will arrive on campus at 1:00 p.m. on the afternoon of their visit. Prior to meeting their host, the visiting student can tour campus, observe class, or meet with a faculty member in their major. The accepted student will be introduced to their host at 4:00 p.m. Later that evening, accepted students will enjoy dinner in our dining hall, interaction with current students and they’ll find out why many students call Mercyhurst home. An admissions counselor will be available to answer any questions students may have prior to their departure the following morning.

All overnight opportunities must be scheduled online at least two weeks prior to requested visit date. Once registration is completed, an admissions counselor will contact students with more details regarding their visit.

Accepted Student Overnight Visit Request Form

Explore Erie

Students unfamiliar with the Erie area are encouraged to spend time exploring the Erie region while in town for a campus visit or open house. With just over 100,000 residents, Erie is one of the largest cities in Pennsylvania and has most of the offerings you’d expect of a city its size. Consider exploring the Millcreek Mall and Upper Peach areas for shopping and entertainment amenities, enjoying a meal at one of Erie’s downtown restaurants, having fun at a local amusement or water park, learning more about the rich cultural and performing arts opportunities in the area, or the jewel of the region — the Lake Erie bayfront and Presque Isle State Park (with over 13 miles of beaches). Mercyhurst University students enjoy free transportation throughout the Erie area through a cooperative agreement with Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority and a campus shuttle supported and managed by Mercyhurst Student Government.

Mercyhurst Visit Grant

The Mercyhurst Visit Grant program allows students traveling long distances to visit Mercyhurst some assistance with travel expenses.  Eligible students receive up to a $500 award, distributed on the first semester of in-class study, as a reimbursement for certain travel expenses related to an official campus visit or admissions event.  Freshmen and transfer students applying to the College of Baccalaureate Studies are eligible for the grant.  To be eligible, students must live at least 200 miles away from Mercyhurst's Erie, PA campus and submit original, itemized receipts along with the Request Form.  Eligible expenses include economy travel by train, plane, bus, and car (fuel and toll expenses for car travel, provided receipts are kept) and one standard hotel room for one night.  Due to NCAA regulations, student athletes are ineligible for the grant.  See the Request Form for additional details and deadlines.

Campus Map

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