Visit Campus and College Fairs

    • Oak Grove in Fall

      Come. Bring a friend, a parent, your favorite cousin and take it all in. Stroll through the Oak Grove, check out our suite-style residence halls, have lunch on Philadelphia Street, meet with a professor, or talk with a student who’s been right where you are now. Before long, you’ll start to see yourself at IUP, becoming who you were meant to be. Choose your way to visit us below.

  • Students walking through the oak grove on a fall day

    Open House
    For Anyone

    Saturdays: October 26 and November 9, 2019

    Two Saturdays per semester (6x a year)

    Get a complete look at IUP, including campus and residence hall tours, student life and academic fairs, and the chance to learn more about the major you’re interested in.

    Learn More about the Open House

    A mother and daughter hug in the Oak Grove as they celebrate the daughter's acceptance into IUP

    Decision Days
    For Rising Seniors

    October 14, 2019 (On Campus)
    November 11, 2019 (On Campus)
    November 19, 2019 (In Philadelphia)
    December 2, 2019 (On Campus)

    Apply to IUP a week before you attend this event and get your decision before you leave campus this day! Fall 2020 applications only.

    Learn More about Decision Days


    Weekday Visits
    For Anyone

    Most Weekdays

    Learn about the admissions process and get a 90-minute, student-led campus tour. Make arrangements ahead to meet with the academic department of your choice.

    Learn More about Weekday Visits

    Total Transfer Day
    For Transfer Students

    Get personalized, one-on-one guidance that can take you through the transfer application process in one day!

    Learn More about Total Transfer Day


    Experience IUP
    For Admitted Students

    December 9, 2019
    February 10, 2020
    February 17, 2020
    March 2, 2020
    March 23, 2020
    April 6, 2020
    April 20, 2020

    Learn about the many ways IUP provides opportunities and supports student success. Experience IUP includes sessions covering a variety of college topics—choose the ones that interest you the most.

    Learn More about Experience IUP

    Virtual Tour
    For Anyone

    Anytime, Anywhere

    Hoping for a sneak peek? Tour campus through videos and photographs, with stops at a residential hall, dining hall, academic building, library, the Oak Grove, and more. If you can’t get to campus, it’s a great overview—with students leading the tour. If you’re on campus but not able to attend a scheduled tour, it can be your guide.

    Take the Virtual Tour

    Students eat gelato at the dining hallOther Ways to Explore IUP

    College Fairs Near You

    Talk with an IUP representative at one of the many college fairs we attend in cities across Pennsylvania and other states. View the schedule to see when and where the fairs are occurring.

    Individual Appointments

    We highly recommend our group events, but if your schedule won’t allow it, please call or email us at to schedule an appointment (does not include campus tour).

    Group Visits with Counselors

    We welcome high school counselors interested in bringing a group of students to campus. We’ll do our very best to accommodate your students’ interests and provide them with a great experience! Please contact us in advance to make arrangements.

    Keep an Eye on the Weather, Wear Comfortable Shoes

    Remember to check the weather on your visit day and have an umbrella handy if you’ll need one. Check our Admissions Visitors Inclement Weather Policy for questions about program cancelations. If you’re going to be taking a campus tour, we recommend you dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

    Visiting Our Regional Campuses


    IUP Culinary Academy
    (Punxsutawney, Pa.)

    There are several options for visiting the Culinary Academy, including Baking Buffet Tours, Open Houses, and more.

    IUP at Northpointe
    (Freeport, PA)

    Attend an Open House to learn more about this regional campus located just outside Pittsburgh, Pa.

    IUP Punxsutawney
    (Punxsutawney, PA)

    Our Punxsutawney campus provides a small, engaging atmosphere for students in the Punxsutawney area.

    Tori Stone loves IUP

    Why I Love IUP

    “When I visited IUP, the campus felt perfect. My freshman year in Stephenson was really nice. I felt at home.”

    Tori Stone
    Geography major with an environmental geography concentration with minors in psychology and anthropology who found her perfect major after joining an environmental club

    Why I Love IUP: Student Stories