For those who have visited Mercyhurst, no explanation is necessary....
​​​​​​​For those who have not, no explanation will suffice.

Located on a hillside overlooking Lake Erie, our campus is known as one of the most beautiful in the region. Visiting Mercyhurst is really the best way to get to know the Laker Life—not only the history and academic culture, but a sense of the hospitality and spirit of community that animate life on campus. As you decide on which college or university is right for you, there are few considerations more important than a campus visit. For many Lakers, that’s the time they know they’ve found their place, the moment they know they’re home.

Individual Visits

Individual visits for you and your family are the best way to get to know the spirit of Mercyhurst, offering a customized campus experience that fits your interests and goals. During your one-on-one visit, you and your family will have the option to tour campus with a Student Ambassador, meet with an admissions counselor, speak with a faculty member or student, sit in on a class and enjoy lunch on us in Grotto Commons. Campus visits are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Admissions Events

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts different types of events throughout the year open to prospective students and their families. We welcome you to select the event that works best for you, and look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

Senior Application Day
Saturday, April 13

An Evening at Mercyhurst
Monday, June 3

Summer Preview Evening
Thursday, August 22

An Evening at Mercyhurst
Thursday, May 2

Summer Preview Day
Saturday, June 22

Spring Open House
Saturday, May 4

An Evening at Mercyhurst
Wednesday, July 17

Day-in Events

If you want a closer look at a specific academic program or set of disciplines, check out our Day-in events! These events are excellent opportunities to explore academics at the Hurst. You’ll get an in-depth look at our majors and the broader disciplines associated with each academic college, as you sit in on a class and meet with faculty and current students from your program—or programs—of interest. And, lunch is on us!

Accepted Student Major Day

Open only to admitted students in the Class of 2023, Accepted Student Major Day on Saturday, April 13, offers the perfect chance to meet with faculty and learn about the exciting academic opportunities in your area of interest. Additionally, you’ll get to know your fellow Lakers in the incoming class, discuss admissions and financial aid with admissions counselors, take a campus tour, speak with administrators and staff, attend a clubs and organizations fair, and get answers to all your questions so you feel confident in your college choice! Space is limited, so please be sure to register in advance

Our Campus

The only thing that does our campus justice is our campus. From Mercyhurst’s beginning in 1926, founder Mother Borgia Egan sought to establish our campus as the “beauty spot in the diocese of Erie.” The English Gothic elements of Old Main, designed by prominent Philadelphia architect F. Ferdinand Durang, are carried throughout our academic buildings, athletic facilities and student residences, effecting an ideal setting for university life. As you walk under the Gothic arches and across the open greens and brick courtyards, you’ll find places on campus for everything from quiet study to a pickup game of Frisbee with friends.