Virtual Visits and Events

Although current public health challenges prevent us from hosting you for an in-person campus visit, you can still explore Mercyhurst and discover the Laker Life without leaving home! Our Virtual Campus Tour provides prospective students and families the opportunity to experience campus from the safety and comfort of their home. Our virtual campus visits and events give you the chance to experience the history, academic culture, hospitality, and spirit of community that animate life at Mercyhurst.

A Message to Our Community

"As we look to the common good in taking this pause from our regular operations, I wish our entire Mercyhurst family – students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and friends – continued good health and wellness." 

President Michael T. Victor, J.D., LL.D.

Carpe Diem.

Grounded in the ideals of service, hospitality and entrepreneurship that inspired our founders, a Mercyhurst education encourages the development of lifelong passions and engagement with the larger world. Inspired by our motto, "Carpe Diem," our faculty and students embrace innovation and leadership in service, as they make a difference within our gates and around the world.

Choose Your Area of Study

With more than 100 academic disciplines, Mercyhurst affords you the opportunity for passionate study in virtually any field.

Mercyhurst Facts and Figures

95% of recent graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school following graduation
13-to-1 faculty ratio
3,400 undergraduate and graduate students
students come from 44 states and 46 countries
75 acre campus in Erie, PA
100% of classes taught by faculty (not graduate assistants)


​​​​​​​Upcoming Events


​​​​​​​In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus events have been canceled until further notice. However, we are now offering virtual campus visits and will be announcing virtual group events–including major-specific events–in the coming days.

Virtual Campus Visits


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