VISIT OUR CAMPUS
Individual visits for you and your family are the best way to get to know the spirit of Mercyhurst, offering a customized campus experience that fits your interests and goals. During your one-on-one visit, you and your family will have the option to tour campus with a Student Ambassador and meet with an admissions counselor. Campus visits are available throughout the day, Monday through Friday.
Please note that Mercyhurst University is not accepting visitors from any of the “hotspot” states listed on the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Information for Travelers webpage.
Virtual Events and Visits
Though restrictions on gatherings have limited our in-person campus visits, we are excited to offer a range of virtual visits and events open to all prospective students and families! No matter where you are, our virtual events and visits allow you engage with the Mercyhurst community, get answers to your questions, and experience what it’s like to be a Laker.
Academics in Action
Academics in Action events allow participants to engage with our faculty members in a discussion around a specific topic, much like they would do in their courses at Mercyhurst. These topics surround current events and cutting-edge research and are designed to be accessible to those with no background on the topic or those with pre-existing knowledge who wish to take part in collegial discourse with our panelists.
The Global Pandemic
Tuesday, September 22, 7 p.m.
Cyberattacks and the U.S. Presidential Election
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Coffee and Conversation
Coffee and Conversation events are casual discussions that allow participants to learn more about Mercyhurst's unique offerings that enhance a student's college experience. You'll hear from experienced staff, current students, and admissions counselors to discuss programs that provide students with opportunities for engagement and involvement.
Thursday, October 1, 10 a.m.
Thursday, October 8, 10 a.m.
Thursday, October 15, 10 a.m.
Thursday, October 22, 10 a.m.
Campus Ministry and Community Engagement
Thursday, October 29, 10 a.m.
Accelerated Scholars Program
Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 5, 10 a.m.
Mercyhurst Information Session
Join other prospective students and families in chats with current students and admissions representatives in a casual setting, as they provide valuable information on a Mercyhurst education. These events are designed to provide overviews of the admissions and financial aid processes while also giving prospective students first-hand knowledge about academics and student life at Mercyhurst.
Sunday, September 27, 2 p.m.
Monday, October 12, 10 a.m.
Monday, October 12, 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.
Program Spotlight events allow prospective students and their families to chat with faculty and current students about specific programs offered at Mercyhurst. You'll hear from our panelists regarding curriculum, student-faculty interaction, experiential learning projects, and have the opportunity to have your questions about your program of interest answered.
Cyber Security and Data Science
Wednesday, September 30, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 14, 1 p.m.
Academic Support and AIM
Wednesday, October 15, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 9 a.m.
Applied Forensic Sciences
Wednesday, October 28, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, November 4, 10 a.m.
Our virtual campus visits give you the chance to experience the history, academic culture, hospitality, and spirit of community that animate life at Mercyhurst. During your virtual visit, you’ll take a video tour of our campus (known as one of the most beautiful in the region!) and meet with your admissions counselor and a faculty member—all while discovering why Hurst is Home.
If you’re thinking of making a virtual visit to Mercyhurst (great idea, by the way!), check out our Mercyhurst Welcome guide. This PDF includes all the information prospective students and families need to get to know MU—including details on the application and financial aid processes, academic programs, student life, and more—and is a great resource to have on hand when you’re meeting virtually with an Ambassador and admissions counselor.
Virtual Campus Tour
Although current public health challenges prevent us from hosting you for an in-person campus visit, you can still explore Mercyhurst and discover the Laker Life without leaving home! Our Virtual Campus Tour provides prospective students and families the opportunity to experience campus from the safety and comfort of their home.
The only thing that does our campus justice is our campus. From Mercyhurst’s beginning in 1926, founder Mother Borgia Egan sought to establish our campus as the “beauty spot in the diocese of Erie.” The English Gothic elements of Old Main, designed by prominent Philadelphia architect F. Ferdinand Durang, are carried throughout our academic buildings, athletic facilities and student residences, effecting an ideal setting for university life. As you walk under the Gothic arches and across the open greens and brick courtyards, you’ll find places on campus for everything from quiet study to a pickup game of Frisbee with friends.