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Clarion University – 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!

Plus! Students who make an official visit Venango Campus and enroll at the campus for Fall 2022 in Applied TechnologyCriminal Justice or Medical Imaging will receive a ONE-TIME $500 VENANGO VISIT SCHOLARSHIP! 


We’re excited to welcome you to campus. To ensure the health and safety of the Clarion University community and our visitors, we have put in place the following measures:


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: Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m.

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

Sign up for an individual visit

daily campus visits

When: Monday – Thursday at 11 a.m.

Visitors will meet individually or in small groups with an admissions counselor to learn about the Venango Campus, academic programs, admissions, financial aid, and enjoy a campus tour. Visitors will also receive an application fee waiver to apply!

SIGN UP FOR A campus visit

Virtual individual appointments

When: Monday through Friday by appointment. Contact us to schedule your personal virtual meeting with an Admissions Counselor at 877-VENANGO, ext. 1211 or

Adult & transfer visits

When: First and Third Mondays at 4 p.m.

Start new at Clarion University - Venango! Includes customized information for students who are starting or returning to college as an adult or transferring to Clarion University. Visitors receive an application fee waiver to apply!

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If you have questions about visiting Venango Campus, 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 5/10/22