Mercyhurst University

Visit Our Campus


Individual visits are available throughout the academic year 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. and Fridays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. beginning June 1 through August 4.  

Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. begining August 7.

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).

Please note, no tours will be available on  August 11 and August 17 through August 22 due to new student orientations.  Also, Mercyhurst University will be closed for Labor Day and no tours are available on Monday, September 4. 

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 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.

Summer Preview Days

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 have a chance to hear from faculty members during panel discussions. Group tours lead by one of our Ambassadors will be provided and the event concludes with lunch in our newly renovated Grotto Commons (June) or an ice cream social (August). Summer Preview Days are scheduled for Saturday, June 24th and Thursday, August 24th. Complete the registration form to enroll in a Summer Preview Day. Contact the Office of Admissions with questions at 1-800-825-1926 option 2 or

Summer Preview Day Registration

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 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.

Mercyhurst Visit Grant

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.

Campus Map

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