Open House Programs

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.

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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.

Future Events

  • August 11

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  • September 23
  • October 14
  • November 18

If you are interested in visiting campus, 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 The John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the program starts at 9:30 a.m., and usually concludes at 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.

Sample Agenda

Registration/Check-In and Refreshments
Check in at The John P. Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness, 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.

Welcome/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.

Guided Campus Tour
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.

Q&A with Faculty
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!