You are probably aware that a number of colleges and universities across Pennsylvania, and our surrounding region, have made plans to adjust their operations as the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to shift. While there are no reported cases of the virus on our campus, know that we have been closely monitoring its spread and will take every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to our campus.

At this point, all Admissions visits have been suspended from March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as needed.


Clarion University – Venango is scenically located on 65 acres of wooded hillside overlooking the Allegheny River in Oil City, Pennsylvania. The campus is within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and Erie, and 45 minutes from Clarion Campus. Venango Campus serves as a cultural center for the region hosting many concerts, lectures, art exhibits and other activities for students and the community.



Are you considering enrolling at Clarion University - Venango for spring or fall 2020 for Applied Technology, Criminal Justice, Medical Imaging, or Respiratory Care? Make an official visit to Clarion University – Venango and enroll in one of these programs at Venango Campus for spring or fall 2020 and receive a one-time $500 scholarship.

An "official" campus visit means you have registered and attended an admissions visit at Venango Campus or via a Zoom Virtual Appointment. Unscheduled visits, off-campus interviews or meetings, and bus trips will not qualify.

Benefits of a 'Visit' to Venango:

  • Earning a $500 visit scholarship.
  • Learning about Clarion's distinctive and career-focused programs first-hand, and being able to ask specific questions about your interests.
  • Talking with Admissions and Financial Aid counselors.
  • Demonstrating your high level of interest in your future as a Clarion University student.

zoom virtual appointments

When: Monday through Friday

Agenda: You will have the chance to chat with an Admissions Counselor regarding Admissions, Financial Aid, Academics and all things Clarion.

Students who attend a virtual visit will also receive an application fee waiver to apply!

Contact Casey McVay at to schedule your Zoom appointment


nursing preview day

When: May 1, 2020

Agenda: Includes information specific to the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program and pre-nursing option, as well as a campus tour. Bring a completed application to campus, or fill one out while visiting and we'll waive the application fee!

*Students must register and complete an NLN Pre-Entrance Exam to be considered for admission to this degree program. NLN Exams are conveniently provided at Clarion University - Venango the morning of each Nursing Preview Day. Separate NLN Exam registration is required at For more information, contact Casey McVay at or 814-393-1229.

SIGN UP FOR A nursing preview day


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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Last Updated 4/1/20