Your college experience is about more than just the classroom. The classroom may indeed be the reason you are attending school, but you will have time when you aren’t in a classroom setting. If you browse our website, you can see some of the great amenities that our campus offers students… but what about beyond campus?
The surrounding area is, arguably, just as important as the campus itself. Shopping, sports, history, and festivals all play a huge part in the spirit of a town, and we’ve created this section to help give you a taste of what Johnstown and the surrounding area has to offer. After all, college is usually billed as your ‘home away from home’, so shouldn’t you have a good grasp on where you’ll be living?
The City of Johnstown
Founded in 1841, Johnstown has a rich and interesting history to explore.
The world's steepest vehicular inclined plane!
Johnstown Flood Museum
Visit and learn what happened on that fateful night in 1889.
Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center
Come experience life as a turn-of-the-century immigrant.
Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company
The Bard is alive and well and living in the Laurel Highlands.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Superb classical music performed right on the Pitt-Johnstown campus.
Johnstown's own minor league hockey team!
Minor league baseball, just 40 minutes away.
Great shopping only 5 minutes from campus.
The area around campus is jam-packed with shopping and food! Try Richland Town Center!
Like to ski? Only 30 minutes from campus!
Another great outdoor resort.
Flood City Music Festival
Every Labor Day weekend! (Formerly the Johnstown FolkFest)
Thunder in the Valley
Food, music, and motorcycles… lots and lots of motorcycles.