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PennWest Clarion – Venango is scenically located on 65 acres of wooded hillside overlooking the Allegheny River in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The campus has an enrollment of 200+ students and is the longest established branch campus in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Ask any of our graduates and they’ll tell you, our small campus is beautiful!

To truly experience it, you need to see it in person. Whether you are beginning your college search, or wish for a more inclusive visit, Admissions has visit opportunities designed to exceed your expectations. We can’t wait to CU on campus!


before your visit

To register for a campus visit, sign up below through our event registration. We may not be able to accommodate walk-in visitors.

check for covid-19 symptoms

We ask you to perform a COVID-19 symptom assessment before arriving on campus. Please refrain from visiting campus if you do not feel well or if you have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19.

on the day of your visit

On the day of your scheduled campus visit, please check-in at the Admissions Office, 200 Frame Hall, no more than 10 minutes prior to your visit time. Additional information on arriving to campus will be included in your confirmation and reminder emails.

individual visits

When: Every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor to discuss your interests and receive personalized information about your future at PennWest Clarion- Venango. Includes information on academic programs, admissions, cost of attendance, financial aid, and campus tour. Visitors will also receive an application fee waiver to apply!

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When: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Open to individuals and small groups to explore academics, admissions, financial aid, and student life. Includes a campus tour. Visitors will also receive an application fee waiver to apply!

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When: October 24 and November 28 at 10 a.m.

Includes a session with a Nursing Admissions Counselor and Nursing Faculty to explore our top-ranked associate degree in nursing, followed by a simulation lab experience and campus tour. 

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When: October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15 at 4 p.m.

Students looking to transfer their credits or adults seeking to start a new educational journey are invited to meet with an Admissions Counselor to discuss opportunities at PennWest Clarion - Venango.

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If you have questions about visiting Venango Campus, would like to set up a virtual visit, or don't see a visit option that works best for you, reach out to us!

Contact Venango Admissions at 877-VENANGO, ext. 1211 or

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Our address is 1801 West First Street, Oil City, PA 16301.
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can't make it to campus?

Get a feel for campus virtually! Contact us to schedule a virtual appointment with an Admissions Counselor, or take the virtual tour of campus below. 


Last Updated 8/26/22