Open House at the Smith Student Center ballroom

Open House

Join us for our most comprehensive visitation program

Undergraduate Open House

Open Houses are SRU's most comprehensive visit which provides prospective first-year and transfer students the opportunity to discover everything that Slippery Rock University has to offer regarding academic majors, support services, campus involvement, financial aid, and more!

2019 Open Houses

Friday, August 16

Saturday, October 19

Saturday, October 26

Saturday, November 2

Register here for one of the above dates.

Tentative Open House Agenda

Location: Robert M. Smith Student Center

8:15-9:30 a.m.     Check-in
If you attend the optional 8:30a.m. Pre-Professional session, please arrive before 8:30am to check-in. If you are planning to attend the 9:00a.m. Major and Campus Resource Fair, check-in begins at 8:30a.m.

8:30-9:30 a.m.     Pre-Professional Session (Optional)
This is for students interested in learning about SRU's pre-professional areas including pre-athletic training, pre-chiropractic, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-optometry, pre-osteopathic medicine, pre-physician assistant, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-podiatry, and pre-veterinary.

9:00-10:15 a.m.   Major and Campus Resource Fair
You will have the opportunity to speak with a faculty member from your academic major's department as well as various campus resources such as Housing, Financial Aid, and Career Education and Development. For those attending the optional sessions, you'll have time to participate too!

9:30-10:00 a.m.   Make the Most of Your Transfer to SRU (Optional)
This session is for students looking to transfer to SRU. Transfer counselors will present transfer policies and review admissions credentials during this informative overview and answer your questions about timelines, credit evaluation and academic program requirements.

10:15-10:30 a.m.  Welcome to SRU and Admission Overview

10:30-11:30 a.m.  Academic Major Breakout Sessions
Choose a major that you are most interested in learning more about and meet with a professor from that academic department in a group setting.

11:45-1:00 p.m.   Campus Tours and Lunch
Full campus tours will be offered. You will have the opportunity to view a residential suite (private bathroom in room) and a traditional hall (communal bathroom).

*Please note coaches are not a part of this event and prospective student-athletes should fill out a prospective student-athlete questionnaire to make contact with an SRU coach at

**If you would like to request a special accommodation for your tour, for example the use of a wheelchair, please let us know prior to your visit so that we may prepare. Please understand, our student tour guides are not available to assist persons in wheelchairs with moving through the campus tour. If assistance is needed, we recommend that a family member or friend be available for support.