University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Experience Pitt-Johnstown in-person or virtually!  We are pleased to welcome prospective students and families to our beautiful mountain top campus. If you can’t make the trip, the Admissions Welcome Center will be hosting a variety of virtual events this spring as part of our Mountain Cat Meet-Ups Virtual Event series.

In-Person Campus Visits & Tour 

Visit times are limited and preference will be given to current high school seniors and applicants.   Your visit will include a tour of campus with a Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat Ambassador and a conversation with a member of the Admissions Team. 

Tours are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.

Adherence to all University Covid-19 mitigation policies is required.


Mountain Cat Meet-Up Virtual Visits 

Can’t make it to campus? Wherever you are in your college search, we’ve got a Mountain Cat Meet-Up for you! Join us for our Ask a Mountain Cat Meet-Up Event Series where you will have the opportunity to engage with current students about life on campus.

Virtual Meet-Up: Admitted Student Next Step Q&A with Admission Counselors 

Our Admission staff will conduct a weekly presentation every Friday at 3:00 pm, that will discuss the Next Steps of the enrollment process and answer any questions. Presentations will include prepping admitted students for Academic Planning Day, Applying for On-Campus Housing, Student Engagement, etc.

Virtual Meet-Up: Daily Admission & Financial Aid Presentation 

Join a LIVE online group session to check out what Pitt-Johnstown has to offer! You'll have the opportunity to hear from one of our Admissions Counselors about the who's, what's, where's, when's, and why's that make Pitt-Johnstown a great place and choice to continue your education. Additionally, you can interact with the Admissions Counselor by submitting your questions via the group chat feature throughout the presentation. Take advantage of this connection for a valuable Q & A session!  

Presentations are 3:30 PM daily, Monday through Friday. Register for one today! 


FALL OPEN HOUSE OPPORTUNITIES

SATURDAY PROGRAMS                          

SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE AGENDA 

9:30 a.m. Check-In 

Check in for the day’s events and enjoy morning refreshments. Admissions Welcome Center Staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the day's events.

9:30 a.m. Academic Division Fair

Whether you are still exploring your academic interests or have a laser focus on your college major, this is your opportunity to meet and engage with faculty and Division Chairs from our seven Academic Divisions.

10:15 a.m. Admissions 101 Presentation

Meet your Admission Counselor and learn how Pitt-Johnstown makes the application process as stress free as possible. You will learn how to apply, what the Admissions Committee is looking for in an applicant, merit scholarship eligibility, and more.

11:00 a.m. Academic Division/ Department Presentations

Get a more in-depth look at the opportunities and facilities of your program of interest led by our Academic Division Chairs. When registering please choose one of the academic sessions below.

Business & Enterprise 
From experiences in our Cook Family Idea Lab to our Social Media War Room, to our “Shark Tank” style entrepreneurial competition, Pitt-Johnstown Business & Enterprise students learn from faculty who are practitioners with real world success. Our graduates leave Pitt-Johnstown uniquely prepared for the ever-changing business landscape of the 21st century. 

Education 
Did you know that teachers rate their quality of life better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians (getthefactsout.org)? Join Pitt-Johnstown Education Division Chair, and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Dr. Gerald Zahorchak for a lively and informative discussion on how earning your education credential in one of Pitt-Johnstown's seven certification areas can put you at the head of the class! 

Engineering 
Our five ABET accredited engineering programs (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical) were designed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.  Our up close and personal approach to teaching and learning, which includes faculty with real world engineering experience, uniquely prepare our students for their career in engineering, graduate school, and more! 

Computer Science 
Building on a full range of courses in both theory and application with an emphasis on programming languages, software design, engineering, and systems programming, Pitt-Johnstown Computer Science students gain real world experience through sophisticated computing facilities and a wide range of internships. 

Humanities 
The Humanities Division is among the most academically diverse at Pitt-Johnstown. Dr. Michael Stoneham, Division Chair, will share with you the limitless opportunities available in our Communications, Theater Arts, Foreign Languages, English Literature, Journalism, Multimedia & Digital Culture, and Writing programs. 

Biology/Pre-Medical Programs 
Pitt-Johnstown Biology and Pre-Medical students receive a broad-based biology education. Students choose upper division courses from among three areas, including Cellular and Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, and Ecology and Evolution. Our degree program allows students to specialize while ensuring they receive the appropriate foundational courses for their post-graduation career, whether that be a health profession, graduate school, or immediate employment. 

Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy 
Pitt-Johnstown's chemistry program prepares students for employment at the bachelor's degree level, for graduate study, or for professional programs in health-related areas. Students have access to all department instrumentation in their laboratory and research experiences and have many opportunities to participate in research and/or engage in internships.  

Psychology/Pre-Occupational Therapy 
Led by faculty actively involved in their profession, the Pitt-Johnstown Psychology program emphasizes theoretical, research, and applied foundations of this broad and exciting field. Our graduates have gone on to treat individuals and families in clinical and counseling settings as well conducting innovative research at major research institutions. 

Mathematics 
People with Math degrees are in demand! In fact, the list of careers available to Mathematics graduates is too long to list here. The mathematics program at Pitt-Johnstown is grounded in both theory and practice, successfully preparing students for admission into advanced education or productive careers in fields including technology, finance, risk management, higher education, government service, and more! 

Energy & Earth Resources 
Whether it's in the lab or in the field, a degree in Energy & Earth Resources from Pitt-Johnstown can take you beyond the typical “office job.” Preparing students for careers in geology (and professional licensure), oil and gas, coal, aggregate and minerals industries, government regulatory agencies or graduate study, our students gain experience and have fun through undergraduate research and excursions that include, hiking, caving, fossil hunting, and more! 

Nursing 
With a 100% NCLEX pass rate for first-time takers, Pitt-Johnstown nursing students are prepared. This session will feature our state-of-the-art Nursing & Allied Health facilities and an interactive discussion with Nursing faculty and current students. Learn how earning the nationally recognized Pitt Nursing degree in a more up close and personal teaching and learning environment can benefit you. 

Allied Health Programs: Surgical Technology and Respiratory Care 
Respiratory Therapists and “Surg Techs” are in high demand. Our programs prepare you to get into the workforce with your Associates Degree in two years or provides flexibility to earn your bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management & Supervision. 

Arts & Sciences (Undeclared Students) 
Undecided about your major? Wonderful! Ms. Cassie LaFramboise and Dr. Kim Douglas of the Pitt-Johnstown Academic Success Center will help you find the academic program that fits your personal and career goals. 

Social Sciences 
Graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown Division of Social Sciences enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields, including government, law and law enforcement, human services, forestry and conservation, behavioral health and healthcare, and research, as well as holding high-level positions in Fortune 500 companies. This session will cover the Division’s programs in Environmental Studies, Geography, History, International Studies, Justice Administration and Criminology, Political Science, Pre-Law, and Sociology programs. 

11:45 a.m. Campus Tour

Wear your walking shoes, with 655 acres in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, there's a lot to see.  Join a Pitt-Johnstown Student Ambassador for an up-close-and-personal look at our mountaintop home.

12:45 p.m. Lunch and Student Affairs Fair

Pitt-Johnstown features several dining options managed by Chartwells Higher Ed, a leader in higher education dining.  Members of the Universities various Student Affairs team will be available in the Cambria Room, across from the University Bookstore, to meet and discuss our amazing living-learning environment.  Meet and talk with members of Pitt-Johnstown's Academic Success Center, Housing and Dining Services, Mountain Cat Athletics, Office of Campus Activities, Real World Career Services, and ROTC.

2:00 p.m. Financial Aid A-Z

A Pitt-Johnstown education is a great investment!  Merit scholarships, federal, state financial aid and University initiatives such as the Pitt Pell Match Program make it affordable. Learn the basics of initiating and navigating the financial aid process and meet the folks who will be there to help you along the way.

2:00 p.m. Residence Hall Open House

Pitt-Johnstown offers fantastic student housing options to students on our beautiful 655-acre mountaintop campus.  Take some additional time to look more closely at Oak Hall, one of our first-year residence halls. 

WEEKDAY PROGRAMS

WEEKDAY OPEN HOUSE AGENDA 

10:00 a.m Registration 

Check in for the day’s events and enjoy morning refreshments.

10:15 a.m. Admissions & Financial Aid Presentation

Meet your Admission Counselor and learn how Pitt-Johnstown makes the application process as stress free as possible. You will learn how to apply, what the Admissions Committee is looking for in an applicant, merit scholarship eligibility, and learn why a Pitt-Johnstown education is a great investment!  Merit scholarships, federal, state financial aid and University initiatives such as the Pitt Pell Match Program make it affordable. Learn the basics of initiating and navigating the financial aid process and meet the folks who will be there to help you along the way.

11:00 a.m. Campus Tour

Join a Pitt-Johnstown Student Ambassador for an up-close-and-personal look at our beautiful mountaintop 655-acre home.

12:00 p.m .Academic Division/Department Presentations

Get a more in-depth look at the opportunities and facilities of your program of interest led by our Academic Division Chairs. When registering please choose one of the academic sessions below.

Business & Enterprise 
From experiences in our Cook Family Idea Lab to our Social Media War Room, to our “Shark Tank” style entrepreneurial competition, Pitt-Johnstown Business & Enterprise students learn from faculty who are practitioners with real world success. Our graduates leave Pitt-Johnstown uniquely prepared for the ever-changing business landscape of the 21st century. 

Education 
Did you know that teachers rate their quality of life better than all other occupation groups, trailing only physicians (getthefactsout.org)? Join Pitt-Johnstown Education Division Chair, and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education, Dr. Gerald Zahorchak for a lively and informative discussion on how earning your education credential in one of Pitt-Johnstown's seven certification areas can put you at the head of the class! 

Engineering 
Our five ABET accredited engineering programs (chemical, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical) were designed in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.  Our up close and personal approach to teaching and learning, which includes faculty with real world engineering experience, uniquely prepare our students for their career in engineering, graduate school, and more! 

Computer Science 
Building on a full range of courses in both theory and application with an emphasis on programming languages, software design, engineering, and systems programming, Pitt-Johnstown Computer Science students gain real world experience through sophisticated computing facilities and a wide range of internships. 

Humanities 
The Humanities Division is among the most academically diverse at Pitt-Johnstown. Dr. Michael Stoneham, Division Chair, will share with you the limitless opportunities available in our Communications, Theater Arts, Foreign Languages, English Literature, Journalism, Multimedia & Digital Culture, and Writing programs. 

Biology/Pre-Medical Programs 
Pitt-Johnstown Biology and Pre-Medical students receive a broad-based biology education. Students choose upper division courses from among three areas, including Cellular and Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, and Ecology and Evolution. Our degree program allows students to specialize while ensuring they receive the appropriate foundational courses for their post-graduation career, whether that be a health profession, graduate school, or immediate employment. 

Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy 
Pitt-Johnstown's chemistry program prepares students for employment at the bachelor's degree level, for graduate study, or for professional programs in health-related areas. Students have access to all department instrumentation in their laboratory and research experiences and have many opportunities to participate in research and/or engage in internships.  

Psychology/Pre-Occupational Therapy 
Led by faculty actively involved in their profession, the Pitt-Johnstown Psychology program emphasizes theoretical, research, and applied foundations of this broad and exciting field. Our graduates have gone on to treat individuals and families in clinical and counseling settings as well conducting innovative research at major research institutions. 

Mathematics 
People with Math degrees are in demand! In fact, the list of careers available to Mathematics graduates is too long to list here. The mathematics program at Pitt-Johnstown is grounded in both theory and practice, successfully preparing students for admission into advanced education or productive careers in fields including technology, finance, risk management, higher education, government service, and more! 

Energy & Earth Resources 
Whether it's in the lab or in the field, a degree in Energy & Earth Resources from Pitt-Johnstown can take you beyond the typical “office job.” Preparing students for careers in geology (and professional licensure), oil and gas, coal, aggregate and minerals industries, government regulatory agencies or graduate study, our students gain experience and have fun through undergraduate research and excursions that include, hiking, caving, fossil hunting, and more! 

Nursing 
With a 100% NCLEX pass rate for first-time takers, Pitt-Johnstown nursing students are prepared. This session will feature our state-of-the-art Nursing & Allied Health facilities and an interactive discussion with Nursing faculty and current students. Learn how earning the nationally recognized Pitt Nursing degree in a more up close and personal teaching and learning environment can benefit you. 

Allied Health: Surgical Technology & Respiratory Care 
Respiratory Therapists and “Surg Techs” are in high demand. Our programs prepare you to get into the workforce with your Associates Degree in two years or provides flexibility to earn your bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management & Supervision. 

Arts & Sciences (Undeclared Students) 
Undecided about your major? Wonderful! Ms. Cassie LaFramboise and Dr. Kim Douglas of the Pitt-Johnstown Academic Success Center will help you find the academic program that fits your personal and career goals. 

Social Sciences 
Graduates of the Pitt-Johnstown Division of Social Sciences enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields, including government, law and law enforcement, human services, forestry and conservation, behavioral health and healthcare, and research, as well as holding high-level positions in Fortune 500 companies. This session will cover the Division’s programs in Environmental Studies, Geography, History, International Studies, Justice Administration and Criminology, Political Science, Pre-Law, and Sociology programs. 

12:30 p.m. Lunch

Relax and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our campus dining provider.


Virtual Tours

Online Tour

Experience Pitt-Johnstown by exploring our beautiful campus from the comfort of your home!  Have specific questions about your application, financial aid, or just want to know more about Pitt-Johnstown?   Contact the Admissions Welcome Center  to talk with a member of our team.

Launch Experience