Visit the IUP Campus

students on a tour of IUP

Success, Your Way

Ask any of our graduates and they'll tell you, our campus is beautiful. You need to see it to believe it, and we have several different choices for you to see for yourself as you explore IUP as the next step in your journey. Check out the visitation options below, but whatever you do, take a few moments to experience it for yourself.

Wallwork Hall

For Anyone
Open House

Select Saturdays

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

For Anyone
Weekday Visits


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.

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Select Wednesdays

A question and answer session with admissions representatives and current IUP students is followed by a virtual campus tour presented live by current IUP students. Total time is approximately one hour.

Learn More about Virtual Weekday Visits

Experience IUP

For Admitted Students
Experience IUP

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

For Admitted Students interested in Fine Arts Majors (Art, Music, Musical Theatre)
Audition/Portfolio Review

As a student who has been admitted to certain Fine Arts majors, you will audition (Music and Musical Theatre majors) or submit your art portfolio (Art majors).  Click below to learn more.

Learn More about completing Audition/Portfolio Review

A future IUP student and her mother

For Rising Seniors
Decision Days

Apply to IUP a week before you attend this event and get your decision before you leave campus this day! 

Learn More about Decision Days

For Transfer Students
Total Transfer Day

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

Learn More about Total Transfer Day

For Anyone
Virtual Tour

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.

Other 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 cancellations. If you’re going to be taking a campus tour, we recommend you dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

printed publication samplePrinted Publications

Your college journey at IUP holds so many possibilities. In these publications, find out how IUP will challenge you to be your very best through a wide range of academic experiences, what life at IUP is like, and how to plan to make your education affordable.

Everything You Need to Know about IUP—In Just 5 Minutes

We want to see you on campus, no doubt. And we’ve got an awesome daily visit event to fit your busy schedule. But since we’re not able to hold visits on campus right now, here's another option. Start by watching the admissions video here, check out the virtual tour next, and then sign up for a virtual visit Q&A. It’s almost as good as really being here!

Take a Suite Tour

Our suites are awesome, and they’re a great home away from home. Check out our three most popular suite styles with Crimson Guides Jacob and Kayla.

Tour IUP's Cook Honors College

Take a closer look at the Cook Honors College. Follow Kevin and Brianna through the hallowed halls of Whitmyre, the home of the honors college. Learn what it's like to be an honors college student and see the cool spaces you'll learn in.

Virtual Tour En Espanol

¡Disfruta de este recorrido por el campus de IUP! Te mostramos un poco de todo, desde la vivienda estudiantil a los edificios académicos, la biblioteca, el Oak Grove (corazón del campus), y mucho más. ¡ Ven a ver qué hace a IUP tan especial!

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 a Personal Information Session 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. 

Prospective Graduate Students

Programs of Study

IUP is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a Doctoral/Research University. IUP has consistently ranked as one of the largest schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and it was the first of its universities to offer doctoral degrees.

View our graduate programs or search for a graduate program. Learn more about our admissions process, thesis and dissertation requirements, research opportunities, and more by visiting the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

Learn More about our Programs of Study

Campuses and Sites

You can take classes at some of our satellite campuses, including Pittsburgh East, or Northpointe, plus you can get information about our Distance Education programs.

If you want to visit any of our graduate school locations, we can set up a tour and opportunities to talk to faculty and staff. Contact our School of Graduate Studies and Research. Our staff can help you make the most of your visit and answer any questions you may have.

Learn More about our Campuses and Sites

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