VISIT OUR CAMPUS
In-Person Individual Campus Visits
Mercyhurst is now offering in-person campus visit opportunities for students interested in enrolling for Fall 2021. 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.
Accepted Student Tour Day
As a special event for Fall 2021 accepted students and their parents/guardians, Mercyhurst will be opening its gates for Saturday visits. During the event, you and up to three guests will attend an admissions presentation in our Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center before embarking upon a full tour of campus with a Student Ambassador. Note: due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions set by state and local government, spots for this event are limited.
Saturday, April 24
Virtual Accepted Student Day
Open only to new Lakers admitted to Mercyhurst for Fall 2021 and their families, this exclusive virtual event offers the perfect chance to celebrate your admission to Mercyhurst and explore the student experience like you’ve never seen it before. During this event, you and your fellow Lakers will interact with current students, faculty, and administrators, and also hear from recent Mercyhurst grads during a special panel discussion. In addition, we’ll explore other areas of campus life, including academic support, residence life, dining, and athletics, and highlight some areas of interest on campus on live video tours.
Saturday, April 10
Your classroom experience is one of the most essential parts of your Mercyhurst education, and there’s no better way to get a feel for university academics than sitting in on a real class. Our Virtual Class Observations place you in an actual classroom — via Zoom — with current Lakers and a professor to give you an idea of the course pacing, instruction, discussions, and learning opportunities you can expect in your Mercyhurst classes. Choose from a diverse selection of courses from across the REACH Curriculum. All of these courses are open to students of all backgrounds and majors, and each satisfies a required area of REACH. Please note: spaces are limited for each class.
ENG 150: British Classics
Thursday, April 15, 11 a.m.
POLI 299: Geopolitics
Thursday, April 15, 12:30 p.m.
SPAN 130: Latin American Literature
Thursday, April 15, 12:30 p.m.
CHEM 131: General Chemistry II
Friday, April 16, 10 a.m.
RLST 205: Christianity
Friday, April 16, 1 p.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.
Wednesday, May 5, 5 p.m.
Mercyhurst Information Sessions
Join other prospective students and families in chats with current students and admissions representatives, 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.
Wednesday, April 28, 5 p.m.
Live Campus Tours
Our Live Campus Tour events allow you to embark on a full campus tour right from home! Led by student Ambassadors and admissions representatives, we’ll explore academic spaces, residence halls, dining facilities, student life centers, and more in real time while giving you an inside look at campus.
Tuesday, April 13, 5 p.m.
Monday, April 19, 1 p.m.
Monday, May 3, 6 p.m.
Campus Connection virtual meetings give you the chance to experience the history, academic culture, hospitality, and spirit of community that animate life at Mercyhurst. During a Campus Connection, you will be able to interact with a student Ambassador, meet with an admissions counselor to discuss the application and financial aid process, and when possible, meet with a faculty member, academic support offices and/or special interest groups.
If you’re thinking of making a virtual visit to Mercyhurst, 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 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.