University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Weekday Campus Visits
Weekday Campus Visit
The Office of Admissions offers student guided tours throughout the week. With a few exceptions, tours are offered between 9am and 2pm Monday through Friday. In addition to the tour, you may also schedule some time with an admissions counselor who can answer any questions you may have. We want to ensure that a staff member and tour guide are available, so we ask that you call ahead to schedule your visit.
An Admissions "Interview" is an informal meeting between an Admissions Counselor and the student and their family. These meetings are designed as a way for the families to ask questions and gather information about Pitt-Johnstown.
Some of the typical topics covered are:
- Application Process and Timeline
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Major Selection
- Campus Activities
- Campus Environment
- Classroom Experience
It sometimes helps to write out a few questions you'd like to ask beforehand. By coming in with a list of questions, you'll be able to get answers to the questions that are important to you. In fact, we encourage you to take notes to help you remember the information later on.
Guided Campus Tours
Meeting with a member of the Admissions Staff is a great way to gather information about the campus, but seeing the college first hand is what the campus visit is all about. The Admissions Office benefits from the efforts of a group of dedicated student tourguides. These are current Pitt-Johnstown students who volunteer their time to direct prospective students and their families around campus. These students are the real experts on campus. They live here, eat here, go to class here, and may only be a few years older than the student visitors. They are very often the single best source of campus information.
A typical campus tour will:
- Usually include 2 or 3 families
- Be a walking tour of campus
- Take about 50 minutes to complete
- Walk through all academic buildings on campus
- Point out student service offices on campus
- Take the families inside a Freshman Resident Hall
- Include a visit to a Sophomore level Resident Hall
- Point out upperclass housing options
- Depart from and return to the Blackington Hall lobby
- Provide an informal forum for asking questions
Scheduling a weekday campus visit
To schedule a time to tour the campus and meet with an Admissions representative,
give us a call at 1 800 765-4875 and we will set up a time that best fits your schedule.
Last Reviewed: December 7, 2007