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Open House Programs


Summer 2014 Open House Programs

Friday, June 13th

Friday, July 11th

Friday, August 15th

Fall 2014 Open House Programs
(Registration opens August 2014)

Saturday, September 20th

Saturday, October 18th

Saturday, November 15th


Scheduling a Visit
There are two easy ways to register for one of our Open House Programs:

Open House Programs

The Pitt-Johnstown Admissions Office developed our 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 Open House programs are held on Saturdays, and our Summer Open House programs are held on Fridays.

The Open House Programs are designed as a group presentation format. While the groups are typically not large, the Open House programs are, by their nature, 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 students.

Open House Programs

Refreshments and Registration
After checking in, help yourself to a light 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.

General Campus Overview
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.

Break and Door Prizes
Stretch your legs and help yourself to more refreshments as we draw names for door prizes.

Q&A with Faculty
Faculty from each of our six academic divisions will be on hand to individually answer any questions you might have. This is a great resource whether you've already chosen a major, or are still deciding!

Guided Campus Tours
We have a great campus at Pitt-Johnstown, and we like to show it off. The Admissions Office benefits from the efforts of a group 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 are the real experts on campus. They live here, eat here, go to class here, and are only a couple of years older than the student visitors. They are very often the single best source of campus information.

A typical campus tour will:

  • Usually include only 2 or 3 families
  • Involve 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 dorm room
  • Include a visit to a Sophomore level dorm room
  • Point out all other (upperclass) housing
  • Depart from and return to the Blackington Hall lobby
  • Provide an informal forum for asking questions

We are proud of our student tourguides and their efforts. We understand that the campus tour is a key factor in many students' decision, and want it to be as pleasant an experience as possible.

Last Reviewed: November 14, 2013