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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 x2202. 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).

Open Houses

Open Houses are a great way for high school students to learn more about Mercyhurst University. Open houses begin with an admissions presentation where you’ll learn about Mercyhurst, the application process, and financial aid opportunities. In addition, attendees will have a chance to speak with faculty members during the academic department fair. Group tours lead by one of our Ambassadors will be provided and the morning concludes with lunch in Egan Dining Hall. Open Houses for the Fall of 2014 are scheduled for September 27th, October 25th, and November 15th. Complete the registration form to enroll in an Open House. 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.

Fall Open House Schedule

"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. 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.

Tuesday Twilight Tours

Can't fit a visit to Mercyhurst University in during your school day? Come take an evening tour of our campus this fall instead! Tuesday Twilight Tours will be offered on Tuesday, October 21st and Tuesday, October 28th. Check-in for Tuesday Twilight Tours is at 6:00 p.m. Group tours will depart at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by light refreshments and a presentation on our admissions and financial aid processes. Space is limited, so please register early. Complete the online registration form to enroll in a Tuesday Twilight Tour. 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

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 travelling 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 Baccaluareate 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 ineligble for the grant.  See the Request Form for additional details and deadlines.

Campus Map

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Mercyhurst University Campus Map - Erie campus