Open House (In-person)

A student tour guide show a tour group around an academic building.

Open Houses are our most comprehensive tour option. During this full-day, in-person extravaganza, you’ll experience a little bit of everything. 

Special Summer Decisions

This summer, you can get an instant decision at an Open House event! Apply online before you come, upload or bring transcripts with you, enjoy the events, and pick up your decision before you leave.

No application fee. No test scores required. No commitment. No reason to wait!

9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
July 23, 2022
August 6, 2022

Academic Sessions
Hear about curriculum requirements, internship and career opportunities, and student experiences from representatives in your intended academic college and/or majors.

Campus and Residence Hall Tours
See the spots that make IUP unique. Explore the Oak Grove. See the Bell Tower. Tour our modern, suite-style residence halls. Our suites are like mini-apartments, but with WiFi, cable, security, and AC. And they put you steps away from everything happening on campus.

Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket!

Academic and Student Life Fair
Speak directly to our professors about our majors, minors, and certificates. With over 100 majors and just as many minors and certs, you're sure to find the right mix to fit your goals.

And get your housing and financial aid questions answered. Then learn how you’ll make friends, broaden your perspective, and have fun doing it.


Haven't registered yet? What are you waiting for?

Get to Know Our Guides
Crimson Guides are just regular IUP students who like to share their love of IUP with our visitors. You can learn more about them on the Crimson Guide bio page or follow them on Instagram, @IUPCrimsonGuides

Got IUP Gear?
The Co-op Store (in the lower level of the HUB) does, and it'll be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop in and get yourself some swag. 



Frequently Asked Questions for Instant Decisions

What are the benefits of instant decisions?

There are many benefits for students in all situations. If you can be admitted, you will be. Knowing you are admitted to college early in your senior year should set the stage for successfully completing your high school diploma.

If you are not admissible, you can speak with IUP admissions counselors about your options. Knowing early will help you make choices about improving your classroom performance so you can become admissible. Either way, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about campus.

Is the decision binding?

No. Whether you are admitted at a Decision Day during the summer or in March, you have until May 1 to decide if IUP is the school you would like to attend.

Can I reapply if I am not admitted?

You don't have to reapply! We keep your application and encourage you to submit new academic information so that we may reevaluate your opportunities for admission. Attending the program will give you a chance to learn firsthand about improvements you should make during your senior year.

Is the instant decision open to all majors?


Please note: Some fine arts majors (majors in art, music, and musical theater) will be notified at the Decision Day regarding their admission to the university.  After gaining university admission, students will then be invited to complete an audition/portfolio review for departmental admission consideration.

Can I attend the program if I am not applying?

Absolutely. We welcome all visitors to participate. However, we do strongly encourage seniors who plan to apply to IUP to do so at this event so that we may better assist you. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!