Experience Life as a Hawk
The best way to get a feel for life as a Hawk is to experience Saint Joseph’s for yourself. We offer a variety of in-person and virtual visit opportunities to explore our two dynamic campuses: the 125-acre campus that borders Lower Merion and Philadelphia we affectionately call "Hawk Hill" and our 24-acre University City campus, which is just minutes from Center City. With our expansive footprint, we offer both a traditional campus feel while still being integrated into a vibrant city community.
High School and Transfer Students
Available Monday–Friday and select weekends
The Office of Undergraduate Admission welcomes visitors to both our Hawk Hill and University City campuses on most weekdays and select weekends throughout the year.
You can view available session and tour dates and register below.
Explore our beautiful 125-acre Hawk Hill campus during the golden hour while the sun sets.
During your campus visit, you will meet admission staff and current students, learn about our application and financial aid processes, and discover our distinctive academic programs in business, education and healthcare.
Discover Saint Joseph’s University at one of our fall open houses.
Explore your future at St. Joe's through a tour of our Hawk Hill campus and residence halls, sessions about academics, admission and financial aid, a student panel and an academic fair.
High school seniors can arrange a 30-minute, one-on-one interview with an admission representative. Be prepared to discuss your academic record and accomplishments, and ask any questions you may have about Saint Joseph's or the application process. Interviews are not required for admission consideration and students not able to interview will not be at a disadvantage during the admission process.
You are encouraged to schedule an individual appointment with a counselor to discuss undergraduate and graduate programs, application/enrollment requirements and the transfer credit process. Appointments are available in person and virtually.
Join the Office of Undergraduate Admission and members of the Saint Joseph's community for our upcoming webinars. All webinars are hosted via Zoom. Recordings are available typically within 72 hours after airing.
Saint Joseph's University welcomes high schools or community organizations to bring their students to campus for a group tour visit. Groups are limited to no more than 50 visitors, including chaperones.
Interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting with an admission counselor? We'd love to meet you. We can do this by phone or virtually through video conferencing. Contact email@example.com to schedule a meeting.
Students pursuing degrees in any area of graduate study are invited to attend one of our virtual information sessions, held frequently throughout the year.
See upcoming dates and register for a session:
Schedule a time to meet with an admission counselor about our flexible adult learner program including bachelor's degree completion, online majors and our post-baccalaureate and certificate programs. Appointments are available in person and virtually.
Are you looking to return to college after some time away? Have you accumulated college credits from previous colleges? Have you been out of high school for more than five years, or have you been in the military, working, or taking care of your family? Do you already hold a bachelor’s degree and are searching for a post-baccalaureate certificate program?
Discover your potential through our Adult Learner Discovery Days and learn more about our flexible curriculum, accelerated bachelor’s degrees, online classes and career-oriented certificate programs. You also have the option to tour the campus during your visit. Appointments are available in person and virtually.
Discover Saint Joseph's University from your home. View our virtual tour of our Hawk Hill and University campuses to learn more about us and our community.
Self-Guided Virtual Campus Tour
See Saint Joseph's University for yourself. Visit us on a self-guided tour to get a feel for our campus that borders Lower Merion and Philadelphia, affectionately called “Hawk Hill.” (Self-guided University City campus tour to come).
How to Prepare for the Self-Guided Tour of Hawk Hill:
- Bring a charged smartphone and comfortable shoes.
- Load the Self-Guided Campus Tour website on your phone’s browser. You can either stay connected with your cell phone provider’s 5G connection or you can connect to Saint Joseph’s guest wifi network.
- There will be a pop-up on the screen asking for your location. Please allow us to use your location so we can provide tour recommendations.
- Choose the tour for you: you can take a self-guided tour of our residence halls, campus life, academic areas and more!
Touring Hawk Hill Campus:
Meet at the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center
All undergraduate tours (including those for transfer and adult learners) depart from the Office of Undergraduate Admission, located at our Welcome Center at the corner of Cardinal and City Avenues.
The address is:
Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center
2502 Cardinal Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Hawk Hill Campus Parking
Parking for undergraduate tours is available at the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center. A parking pass and link to map showing our location are included in all event confirmation emails for registered visitors.
Touring University City Campus:
Meet at Griffith Hall
Tours depart from Room 130 at:
601 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
University City Campus Parking
Visitor parking is available in the Griffith Lot and the D’Angelo Lot, which are directly adjacent to Griffith Hall. Additional free street parking is available.
Visitors with disabilities or who need special assistance should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your visit to inquire about available accommodations.
Location and Parking
When you arrange for a tour or visit our campuses, the graduate office will provide you with information on where to meet and park. Please contact email@example.com or 610-660-1101 if you need additional accommodations.
Hawk Hill Campus:
Use SEPTA’s trip planner to find the most convenient route to our Hawk Hill campus from the historic Amtrak/30th Street Station or any spot along SEPTA’s various routes. The 65, 44, 1, 52 and G buses have stops on campus, and SEPTA Regional Rail (Paoli/Thorndale line) stops at Overbrook Station, less than a mile from the center of campus.
University City Campus:
Use SEPTA’s trip planner to find the most convenient route to our University City campus. Trolley routes 11 and 36 run directly through the University City campus. Routes 13 and 34 are also accessible to campus. For bus transportation, Route 30 runs directly through the University City campus.
- From anywhere via AMTRAK
- Arrive at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. Board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St.
- From Philadelphia International Airport via SEPTA
- Take SEPTA Airport Rail Line to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St. stop.
- From southern New Jersey via PATCO High Speed Line
- Visit ridepatco.org for routes and schedules. Arrive at 8th and Market Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA Market Frankford Elevated Line (blue line) to 30th Street Station. Take the westbound trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St.
- From throughout Pennsylvania, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties
- Use SEPTA’s trip planner to find the most convenient route to our University City campus.
- From anywhere via AMTRAK
In the event of severe weather, call the University’s weather hotline at 610-660-3333 or website to check campus closure status.