The Pitt-Johnstown Admissions Office developed Open House Programs in response to the increasing need for families to be able to fit a college campus visit into their busy schedules.
For some families, taking the time to visit a campus during the school week is simply not an option. Our Fall and Spring programs are held on Saturdays, and our Summer programs are held on Fridays.
Fall Open House events are:
If you are interested in visiting, but cannot attend an open house program, please contact the Admissions Welcome Center at
855-LIKE-UPJ and schedule a weekday visit!
We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!
The Open House Programs begin in Blackington Hall.
Registration is at 9 a.m., the program starts at 9:30 a.m. and usually concludes by noon.
The programs are group presentations, allowing greater interaction among prospective students. The groups typically are not large, but the Open House programs are somewhat less intimate than the one-on-one weekday visits. The morning's agenda provides you with the opportunity to interact with Admissions personnel, and current Pitt-Johnstown faculty and students.
Registration/Check-In and Refreshments - 9:00 to 9:30 AM
Check in at Blackington Hall and help yourself to a continental breakfast, and browse the information area. Admissions staff will be available to answer questions. We ask that you pre-register for the Saturday Open House Programs so that we can prepare for the appropriate number of guests.
Admissions Presentation - 9:30 to 10:15 AM
An Admissions staff member will cover topics such as the college selection process, the campus, what Pitt-Johnstown has to offer, a brief overview of the financial aid process, scholarship review, and the application process.
Q&A with Faculty - 10:15 to 11:00 AM
Faculty from each of our six academic divisions will be on hand to personally answer any questions you might have. This is a great resource, whether you've already chosen a major, or are still deciding!
Guided Campus Tour - 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Seeing the college first-hand is what the campus visit is all about. You'll benefit from the insight of dedicated student tour guides. These are current Pitt-Johnstown students who volunteer their time to direct prospective students and their families around campus. These students live here, eat here, go to class here, and are very often the best source of campus information.