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.
Spring 2013 Saturday Open House Programs
Saturday, March 2nd 2013
Saturday, April 6th 2013
Summer 2013 Open House Programs
Friday, June 21st, 2013
Friday, July 19th, 2013
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Fall 2013 Open House Programs
Saturday, September 21st 2013
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Scheduling a Visit
There are two easy ways to register for one of our Open House Programs:
Saturday Open House Program Agenda
|9:00-9:30|| Light Refreshments and Registration|
|9:30-10:30|| General Campus Overview Presentation|
|10:30-10:45|| Break and Door Prize Drawing|
|10:45-11:15|| Student Panel Discussion|
|11:15-12:30 || Guided Campus Tour|
| 12:30-|| Conclusion of Program |
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.
Prospective students and their families are given a chance to ask questions of a panel of current Pitt-Johnstown students about all aspects of life on campus. This often lively conversation will provide you with honest and unscripted answers to whatever you ask. We have found that this exchange is very helpful in addressing students' genuine concerns about college.
Guided Campus Tours
We think we have a great campus at Pitt-Johnstown, and 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:
- Typically include only 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 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 the job that they do. 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.
Individual Question and Answers
As the tours return to Blackington Hall, the Admissions Staff will be available to answer any questions that you may have.