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 a good fit. With one of the most picturesque and friendly campuses in the region, our student Ambassadors would love to show you around.
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 an 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 throughout the summer months according to the following schedule:
Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Fridays at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Tours will not be available on Friday, August 5, 2016, due to Summer Orientation for new students
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).
Our Summer Preview Days are a great way for high school students to learn more about Mercyhurst University. Summer Preview Days begin with an admissions presentation where you’ll learn about Mercyhurst, the application process and financial aid opportunities. In addition, attendees will hear from faculty members and current students during panel discussions. Group tours led by one of our Ambassadors will be provided and the day includes an ice cream social. Please see the registration page below. Contact Andrea Grady, associate director of admissions, with questions. Andrea can be reached at 800-825-1926 x3021 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 our newly renovated dining hall. Open Houses for the Fall of 2016 are scheduled for October 8 and November 12. 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 email@example.com.
"Day in" events for high school juniors and seniors provide time for in-depth exploration of some of our academic programs. At a "Day in" event, you'll interact with faculty members, meet current students, attend a class and have lunch in our dining hall. Space for each event is limited. Registration links and complete schedules for all fall "Day in" events will be available soon. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 23
Day in Applied Forensic Sciences
Monday, October 3
Day in Walker College of Business
Friday, October 21
Day in Intelligence Studies (registration available soon)
Monday, October 24
Day in Fashion Merchandising (registration available soon)
Wednesday, October 26
Day in Public Health (registration available soon)
Friday, October 28
Day in Science (registration available soon)
Friday, November 4
Day in Art (registration available soon)
Wednesday, November 16
Day in Anthropology and Archaeology (registration available soon)
Friday, November 18
Day in Intelligence Studies (registration available soon)
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 exploring 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 the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority and a campus shuttle supported and managed by Mercyhurst Student Government.
The Mercyhurst Visit Grant program allows students traveling long distances to visit Mercyhurst by providing 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 a bachelor degree program are eligible for the grant. To be eligible, students must live at least 200 miles away from Mercyhurst's Erie, Pennsylvania campus and submit original, itemized receipts along with this 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 this Request Form for additional details and deadlines.