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Many students find campus visits to be one of the most important considerations when deciding on a college or university. The campus visit helps you understand the unique culture and climate of a campus — helpful in deciding whether or not a certain school is "right" for you. With one of the most picturesque and friendly campuses in the region, we invite you to come see what make Mercyhurst North East special.

Campus Visits

Individual campus visits are the best way to experience campus and get the answers specific to your interests and goals. On an individual visit, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with an admissions counselor to discuss your program of interest, student life and financial services. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour campus, including housing if you’re thinking about living on campus. We’ll use this opportunity to learn more about your and offer you suggestions on what MNE can do to help you meet your educational and/or career goals.

Individual visits are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m thru 3 p.m. or by special appointment.To schedule your visit, please click here or contact us at (814) 725-6144.


Admissions Events

Admissions events occur at various times throughout the year. Generally there are Open Houses in the fall and spring that allow you to tour campus and meet with an admissions counselor as well as faculty representatives from each major. Spring offerings include special visit days dedicated to specific majors. These days provide a chance to get into a classroom or lab, meet students from the program you're most interested in, and nail down the admissions and financial aid details necessary for you to be accepted and enroll.


Group Tours

At Mercyhurst North East, we welcome schools and agencies who would like to expose their students to college campuses. The experience of visiting a campus like ours offers students a glimpse of "what could be" in terms of their academic future. In order to make it the best possible experience for our visitors, we've created the following guidelines:

  • Coordinators should contact the Office of Admissions- 814-725-6144- at least 30 days prior to tour date.
  • There must be at least one adult chaperone per every 10 students.
  • Tour groups visiting campus between February 1st and September 15th must be comprised of high school juniors and seniors only. Groups with younger students may visit campus between September 16th and January 31st.
  • The price of lunch on campus for visiting students is $5.00 per student. Admissions will pay the additional $2.25 per student.
  • Arrival times must be as accurate as possible, as classrooms must be scheduled for meeting with visiting groups, and we are working around existing scheduled class times.

            Students should be dropped off upon arrival at the Ridge Health & Safety Building (the building on the immediate right upon entering off of Rt. 89). The instructor in charge of the group should call Admissions shortly before arrival, so a counselor can meet them. Parking is available in the lot just west of the Ridge Building or in the lots just west of the Athletic Center.

            Students benefit most from a tour when they are prepared. Instructors should have students prepare questions prior to arrival.

            A MNE group tour takes approximately 90 minutes. Instructors should plan accordingly.

            Communication is the key to a positive tour experience. Because of this, we ask that instructors email the MNE admissions counselor with whom they are working the following information:

            • Instructor contact information: phone number, email
            • Name of school or organization
            • Number and grade level of students attending.
            • Special needs of any student attending
            • Agreed time of arrival and departure
            • Request for meeting with individuals outside of Admissions – academic support, faculty, etc.
            • If students will be eating lunch on campus, method of payment. Group may receive invoice in advance or after attending, or may pay with check, credit card or cash at the time of lunch.
            • Please feel free to contact the admissions office (814-725-6144) if you should have any additional questions.
            • The campus visit is one of the most important parts of the college decision process. Our goal is for your Mercyhurst North East visit to exceed expectations. We look forward to working with you to make the experience one that will both help your students get a sense of what college is all about and excite them about the possibility of attending MNE!


            Explore the Region

            Students unfamiliar with the North East, PA and Erie area are encouraged to spend time exploring the Erie region while in town for a campus visit or open house. With just over 100,000 residents, Erie is one of the largest cities in Pennsylvania and has most of the offerings you’d expect of a city its size. Consider exploring the Millcreek Mall and Upper Peach areas for shopping and entertainment amenities, enjoying a meal at one of Erie’s downtown restaurants, having fun at a local amusement or water park, learning more about the rich cultural and performing arts opportunities in the area, or the jewel of the region — the Lake Erie bayfront and Presque Isle State Park (with over 13 miles of beaches). Mercyhurst University students enjoy free transportation throughout the Erie area through a cooperative agreement with Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority and a campus shuttle supported and managed by Mercyhurst Student Government.

            The town of North East is just 20 minutes from Erie. Students appreciate the small town feel while being within a short drive or bus trip to everything that Erie has to offer. This scenic township and borough is home many restaurants, wineries and outdoor opportunities, including the beaches of Lake Erie and a number of hiking trails.


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