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. Join a tour, sit in on a class, chat with current students or just wander around our 125-acre campus, which crosses a vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood and sprawling Lower Merion suburbs.
Plan Your Visit
Campus tours, open houses and information sessions are held on campus throughout the year. Some require registration. Look through the sections below for more details, or contact the Admission office for more information.
Undergraduates and Transfer Students
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday - Friday year-round and select Saturdays during the school year.
Visits typically last around two hours and include a presentation by an admission staff member and a guided tour of campus.
Offered three times a year during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Learn about the admission process; meet faculty, administrators and students; explore our campus; and delve into our academic and student life experiences.
High school students can arrange a 30-minute, one-on-one interview with an admission representative while on campus. Be prepared to discuss your academic record and accomplishments, and ask any questions you may have about SJU 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.
Meet one-on-one with a transfer counselor to discuss the admission process, financial aid and transfer credit evaluations. You must bring your college transcript(s) to receive a preliminary credit evaluation and an on-the-spot transfer decision.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Schools or organizations looking to bring groups of 10 or more high school–age students to Saint Joseph’s must book their visit at least three weeks in advance.
If you are unable to visit campus, we invite you to learn more about Saint Joseph's during our virtual information sessions offered throughout the fall and spring months.
These small Q&A sessions are designed for adults considering returning to school or transferring from another institution. We encourage you to meet with an admission counselor to discuss transferring credits, choosing a major and learning more about life on Hawk Hill.
We’re happy to meet with you to discuss the application process and help you choose the right program for your schedule. Appointments take place at the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center.
Call 610-660-1300 or Request an Appointment
Meet Us on the Road
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.
Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center
2502 Cardinal Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Parking for undergraduate tours is available at the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center. A parking pass and link to map showing our location is included in all event confirmation emails for registered visitors.
Visitors with disabilities or who need special assistance should email Mimi Null at email@example.com 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, the graduate office will provide you with information on where to meet and park. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-1101 if you need additional accommodations.
The Graduate Business offices are located in Mandeville Hall, the Haub School of Business, on the corner of 54th and City Avenue. You can enter on either side of the building. Come to the second floor and turn left off the elevator or right if you take the stairs to Suite 280.
Use SEPTA’s trip planner to find the most convenient route to campus from the historic Amtrak/30th Street Station or any spot along SEPTA’s various routes. The 65 and 44 buses have stops on campus, and SEPTA Regional Rail stops at Overbook Station, less than a mile from the center of campus.
In the event of severe weather, call the University’s weather hotline at 610-660-3333 or website to check campus closure status.