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Visiting Juniata

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Thinking about visiting Juniata? Great! There are many different opportunities to visit now and throughout the year. Register to attend one of our Open Houses or schedule a weekday or Saturday visit. Take a tour of our campus, meet with admission staff and get to know Juniata. High school seniors and transfers may also request to meet with faculty, have lunch with a student, meet with financial planning, attend a class and talk with varsity coaches. If you have questions about our visitation options or registering online to visit campus, call Pamela Zilch at (814) 641-3428 or toll-free at 877-586-4282. However, if an actual visit isn't possible at this time, take a virtual tour.

Open Houses

Get to know Juniata by participating in one of our extensive open house programs. When scheduling to attend one of these events, please plan to spend approximately 6 hours with us. For details about the activities we have planned for each event and to register online, click on the event of your choice below. Please register for our Open Houses a minimum of one week in advance. Space is limited and registration closes one week before each event so register now!

Accepted Student Open House
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Enjoy a reception and opening welcome from our president • meet with faculty across all disciplines and discuss your academic interests, research opportunities, internships, independent study, and capstone projects • take a campus tour or specialized tours of our business incubator, environmental field station, theatre, digital media studio, gymnasium, ceramic studio, and art museum • attend sessions about study abroad, residential life, campus life, and spiritual life, clubs, sports, music, diversity, and community service

Junior Open House
Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Take a campus tour • meet with faculty in your primary academic area of interest • attend admission and financial planning information sessions • participate in a student panel • experience our dining facility while joining Juniata students for lunch • attend the academic expo to chat with faculty from all of our departments • optional activities include attending an athletic information session with student athletes, a music information session, a workshop about writing the college essay or touring our off-campus environmental field station

Weekday Visit

Visiting Juniata when we are in full-swing is a great way to discover whether we are the right fit for you. Schedule a campus tour led by a student and arrange to meet with an Admission Counselor. Meeting with an Admission Counselor provides you with evidence about what makes Juniata distinctive, materials about how to apply for admission, news about our scholarships and financial aid opportunities and time for us to get to know you. Tours are offered at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and meetings with admissions counselors are scheduled at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. When scheduling a weekday visit, please plan to spend two hours with us. High school seniors and transfers may also request to observe a class, meet with financial planning, meet with faculty and athletic coaches and have lunch in our dining hall with a Juniata student.


Weekday visits begin on September 8 and continue through the academic year. We are closed during final exams, holidays and breaks. Guests requesting to schedule a weekday visit during an open house or department day event, will be encouraged to register for the event or schedule their visit for another time. If you would like to talk with our Campus Visit Coordinator before scheduling online, call Pam Zilch at 814-641-3428, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Visit

Sometimes a Saturday is a more convenient time for prospective students and their families to visit our campus and check out beautiful Central Pennsylvania. Schedule a campus tour led by a student and arrange to participate in an Admission Information Session led by an Admission Counselor. Participation in an Admission Information Session provides you with evidence about what makes Juniata distinctive, materials about how to apply for admission, news about our scholarship and financial aid programs and time for Q and A. Information sessions are scheduled at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and tours are offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. When scheduling a Saturday visit, plan to spend two hours with us. Please provide a one week notice so we are adequately staffed to accommodate your visit.


Saturday visits begin September 6 and continue through the academic year. We are closed during final exams, holidays and breaks. Guests requesting to schedule a Saturday visit during an open house will be encouraged to register for the open house or schedule their visit for another time. If you would like to talk with our Campus Visit Coordinator before scheduling online, call Pam Zilch at 814-641-3428, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Personal Overnight Visit

Juniata is happy to host prospective high school seniors and transfers interested in immersing themselves in the Juniata community for the purpose of deciding between the top colleges of their choice. Observe classes, enjoy meals in our dining facility, stay overnight in one of our residence halls with a Juniata student host, meet with faculty, coaches, club members as well as other members of the Juniata community. Spend time investigating your specialty interests and live the life of a Juniata student for 24 hours. Overnight accommodations in a residence hall are provided for one evening on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night and all meals are complimentary. Overnight visits are arranged for high school seniors and transfers only and must be scheduled by phone. To arrange your overnight visit contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, Pam Zilch, at 814-641-3428 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please provide a two week notice so you have adequate time to arrange your travel plans and we have adequate time to put together an excellent personalized schedule. Links for directions, transportation options and information about our local region are available at the top of this page.

We begin hosting overnight visitors on Sunday, September 28 through Thursday, April 23. We are closed during final exams, holidays and breaks. If you need overnight accommodations for longer than the allotted one night in a college residence hall, please call Pam Zilch about staying in one of our local hotels. Pam Zilch, Campus Visit Coordinator, can be reached by dialing 814-641-3428, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Groups Visiting Campus

Juniata is happy to host groups interested in seeing our campus and learning more about the enrollment process. Come and take a student-guided campus tour and attend an Admission Information Session led by one of our Admission Counselors. We accommodate chaperoned prospective student groups up to 50 in size Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Group information sessions are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and group tours are offered at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and. To schedule your visit call Pam Zilch, Campus Visit Coordinator, at 814-641-3428, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please provide two weeks’ notice so we are adequately staffed to accommodate your visit. Links for directions, transportation options and information about our local region are available at the top of this page.

We begin hosting groups wanting to visit Juniata on Monday, September 8 through Wednesday, April 22. We are closed during final exams, holidays and breaks.