Experience Cal U

Experience Cal U


In addition to academics, your college choice depends a lot on how you feel when you're on campus. Let us show you how Cal U cares, how we like to have fun, and how your safety is our priority.

Come to campus to spend time with us and get a feel for life as a Cal U student. On your campus visit, you can explore your options, ask questions, get important information and take a closer look at places to live, learn and have fun at Cal U.  

Why visit a college campus?

  • To get a firsthand view of a Cal U, you need to walk around Quad, have lunch in the Natali Student Union, rub the vulcan hammer for good luck and see what classrooms and residence halls are like.
  • Setting up a campus tour allows you to get your questions answered in real time. You will have the opportunity to talk with students, faculty and admissions counselors.
  • Request an experience tailored to your interests.  Gather information about our academic programs, clubs, organizations, and housing.
  • Show us you are interested in Cal U! A campus visit lets us know you are interested just as much as we are interested in you.  

UNDERGRADUATE CAMPUS VISIT             Graduate Experience

Undergraduate students on a campus tour.

Open House Events


Upcoming Spring 2020 Open House Dates:

  • Monday, February 17
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Saturday, April 18

Learn more

Get information about graduate school.

Graduate Information Sessions


If you know you have the potential to give more to the world, graduate school could be your next step. Attend an information session to see if Cal U graduate school is right for you.





A Cal U Open House is a great way to get more details into what Cal U has to offer and how our University fits into your plans. At an Open House, you can expect to meet faculty and current students, get a feel for campus, connect with other students interested in Cal U. 

Upcoming Events
Saturday Open House
March 21 | April 18

Academic Experience Day
Feb. 17


Important Information

Where to Stay

Hotel in California, Pa.

  • California (I-70, Exit 37A)
    PREFERRED HOTEL: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (California University-Pittsburgh):* 724-330-5820

Hotels in Communities near California, Pa.

  • Belle Vernon (I-70 Exit 43A)
    Hampton Inn: 724-929-8100
  • Bentleyville (I-70 Exit 32B)
    Best Western Garden Inn: 724-239-4321
    Holiday Inn Express: 724-239-7700
  • New Stanton (PA Turnpike Exit 75)
    Econo Lodge: 724-925-6755
    Super 8:* 724-925-8915 
  • Uniontown (Route 40)
    Fairfield Inn: 724-434-1800
    Park Inn by Radisson:* 724-437-2816
    Hampton Inn: 724-430-1000 
  • Washington (Off I-70)
    Comfort Suites: 724-884-0299
    Spring Hill Suites: 724-223-7800
    Hampton Inn: 724-228-4100

*Special rates for California University visitors.

Welcome Center


The Welcome Center at California University of Pennsylvania is your first stop when visiting the campus. We're located on the first floor of the Eberly Science and Technology Center and are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday . 

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While You Are in the Area

Whether you're interested in exploring nature or big city culture, there are plenty of things to do near California University of Pennsylvania. 

Learn more.

Virtual Tour