Visit Penn State Behrend

Visit Penn State Behrend

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 $65 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 email.

Financial Aid Information Session

The Financial Aid Information Session helps families learn more about the FAFSA and other resources for funding higher education. Staff from our Office of Financial Aid will discuss the different types of aid available to you, as well as outline the process for applying for federal, state, and private financial assistance.

Penn State Day Open House

This Saturday program offers high school students and their families the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students. An information fair and presentations from academic programs and other departments provide a wealth of information. The event includes a student-guided campus tour. 

Adult Learner Open House

This evening program 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.

First Look Fridays

Have questions about student life at Penn State Behrend? Our First Look Friday panel of current students has all the answers, so prospective students and their families should feel free to ask them anything. You'll also learn more about admissions, financial aid, and academics, take a campus tour, and enjoy a free lunch with faculty members.

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. 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.

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 or faculty member should call our office to schedule at 814-898-6100 or email Behrend Admissions. Students interested in meeting with an athletic coach should contact the coach directly to schedule an appointment. Prospective athletes can fill out a form online or contact our Athletics Office at 814-898-6163. 

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 Office of Adult Learner Services may be scheduled by calling our office at 814-898-6100.

Student-Guided Tours

Get the inside scoop on Penn State Behrend with a student-guided tour, offered most days throughout the academic year, Monday through Friday, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. During the summer months, tours are offered Monday through Friday, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Virtual Tour

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