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The best way to learn about a college is to visit the campus. Penn State Behrend offers several ways for you to check out our beautiful campus any time of year. For information on getting to campus, places to stay while you're here, and Erie, Pa., check out the links at left. If you visit us before you apply for admission we will waive your $50 application fee. Unfortunately, we can’t refund any fees that you’ve already paid.

You may register for any of the visit options below using our online system. Or call the Admissions Office at 814-898-6100, toll-free at 866-374-3378, or send us an e-mail.

Spend a Summer Day or Evening

Summer and ice cream go together. So do summer and Penn State Behrend. This is the perfect time to learn more about the college at one of our informal-yet-informative Admissions events. Spend a Summer Day or Evening programs include an information fair, presentations on admissions, financial aid, and academics and a campus walking tour. End the day with scoops of Penn State’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream!

Friday, July 11 from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 31 from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Friday, August 1 from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Individual Appointments

Individual appointments with an admissions counselor can be scheduled for Monday through Friday throughout the year. The appointment will include a campus tour with a current student. High school students interested in meeting individually with a financial aid representative, faculty member, or an athletic coach should call our office to schedule at 814-898-6100 or email us at

Schedule an appointment

Transfer and Adult Appointments

Individual appointments with an admissions counselor can be scheduled for Monday through Friday throughout the year. Schedule by calling our office at 814-898-6100 or online.   Additional appointments with financial aid, the veteran's benefits coordinator, or the Center for Adult Students may be scheduled by calling our office at 814-898-6100.

Schedule a transfer or adult appointment

Get to Know Us

Just starting your college search? Never visited our campus before? Get to Know Us by attending this general information session and a campus tour. These events are held on most weekdays, June 27 through August 15. During the academic year, these sessions are offered on select Fridays and school holidays.  The visit includes a presentation given by an admissions counselor and a campus tour given by one of our current student.  If you'd like to try the food on campus, lunch is on us! Stop by the Admission Office for a free dining hall pass either before or after your visit.

Register for a Get to Know Us session

Open House

This Saturday program offers students the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students in an information fair. Presentations from academic programs and other departments provide a wealth of information to students and their families. The event includes a student-guided campus tour.  Future open house dates are listed below. Check back closer to the event date for registration information.

October 18, 2014
February 21, 2015
April 18, 2015

Adult Student Open House

This is your chance to learn about Penn State Behrend majors and services that may be of particular interest to you, the adult learner. There are many enrollment opportunities for adult learners at Behrend College. The open house is a convenient way to get your education on track.  2014-15 dates will be posted soon!

Student-Guided Tours

Get the inside scoop on Penn State Behrend with a student-guided tour, offered most days throughout the summer, Monday through Friday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Virtual Tour

Sometimes your schedule or distance from campus or schedule makes a visit difficult.  In that case, check out our virtual tour.

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