We are pleased to be able to offer you admission to Mercyhurst University, and we hope you are excited about the prospect of joining our vibrant Laker community. Our campus is enriched by the diversity of identity, thought, expression, and background of our students. As you add your own unique touch to the Mercyhurst community, your time here will help you to grow in scholarship and leadership in your chosen field. 

You no doubt have many questions about the next steps and what you need to do to officially enroll at Mercyhurst. Please refer to the content on this webpage and the checklist on your Admissions Portal for more details. You can also contact the Mercyhurst Office of International Student Services—we would be glad to answer your questions or assist you at any time!

You're In! What's Next?

Now that you have been admitted to Mercyhurst University, please complete these steps as soon as possible to reserve your place and officially join the Mercyhurst community.

After you confirm your enrollment, we will be in touch with directions to complete the following:

Visit Campus

Although a visit to campus is not required, we would be happy to welcome you here and show you around anytime! 

Accepted Student Major Day

Saturday, April 13
On Accepted Student Major Day, you’ll meet with faculty and learn about the exciting opportunities in all of the academic departments in your area of interest. Additionally, students can meet with current students and other students considering Mercyhurst, discuss admissions and financial aid with admissions counselors, take a campus tour, mingle with administrators and staff, attend a clubs and organizations fair and much more.

Campus Housing

Heading off to college can be a difficult adjustment at first. At Mercyhurst, three centrally located freshman residence halls help to ease the transition to college life by encouraging a sense of community and promoting academic and social growth. The freshman residence halls are:

Baldwin Hall (Women)

  • Houses 160 students
  • Single and double rooms
  • Semi-private bathrooms (each shared by two rooms)
  • Kitchen and microwave on each floor

McAuley Hall (Men)

  • Houses 140 students
  • Single and double rooms
  • Communal bathrooms (cleaned daily by housekeeping staff)
  • Microwaves on each floor
  • Pool table in lobby

Warde Hall (Mixed)

  • Houses 350 students
  • Double and triple rooms
  • Private bathrooms for each room
  • Convenience store on first floor
  • Air conditioning
  • First-floor kitchen, microwaves on all floors
  • Exercise facility

All freshman residence halls are equipped with Laker Vapor high-speed internet, lounges with flat-screen TVs on each floor, and free laundry facilities. All rooms come furnished with a bed, dresser, desk and chair for each resident.

Remember: All students who confirm by May 1 are guaranteed on-campus housing, but housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis; the earlier you confirm your enrollment and submit your housing contract, the more likely you are to receive your preferred housing option.

Academic Exploration, Intellectual Growth

All of Mercyhurst University’s majors are divided among four academic colleges, each overseen by a full-time administrative dean. The four colleges are:

Beyond the Classroom

What happens in class is only the beginning of your college experience. Mercyhurst provides the resources to support your academic and creative exploration of the world.

The Top 10 Moments of Your First Year as a Laker

Looking ahead to your first year, we can confidently predict a handful of unforgettable campus life moments that define what it means to be a Laker.

International Student Handbook

There’s probably even more you want to know about the Laker Life, Mercyhurst, Erie, and the United States! To assist you, we’ve compiled a helpful handbook for international students.

Tuition and Costs

Information on tuition and costs for international students is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Spread the Word!

Share your good news on social media using #HurstBound and be sure to tag Mercyhurst in all your posts, photos and videos. Join other incoming students on the Mercyhurst Class of 2023 Facebook page.

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Contact Us

Angela Wachter
Associate Director of International Admissions and Student Services
Office: Egan 205
Phone: 814-824-3056
Toll-Free: 800-825-1926, ext. 3056

Brooke Fischman
International Enrollment Counselor
Office: Egan 203
Phone: 814-824-2478
Toll-Free: 800-825-1926, ext. 2478

Meet the Staff

International Admissions
Angela Wachter
Associate Director, International Student Services, Principal Designated School Official
Brooke Fischman
International Enrollment Counselor, Designated School Official