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Address:
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm


Phone: 610-436-3411
Fax: 610-436-2907
Email: ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

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Daily Tours

Please select the session time you would like to attend from the daily tours calendar. If you are unable to click on a tour time, that session is currently full. *If you are a group of 8 or more, please email UAdminTour@wcupa.edu to ensure that we can accommodate you.

  • Persons with disabilities: Persons who may need special accommodations during these events should contact the Office of Admissions at 610-436-3411 or UAdminTour@wcupa.edu at least 1 week prior to the visit.
  • Inclement Weather: In the case of inclement weather, please check the WCUPA.edu Homepage or call 610-436-1000. If classes are canceled, all tours are as well. Delayed openings will not affect the campus tour schedule.

Tours are offered most weekdays during the academic year and throughout the summer. Registration is required for daily tours and they do reach capacity quickly. The student-led tour lasts a little over one hour and consists of visits to two different residence halls, the dining facility and recreation center, a classroom, the student union, and the academic quad.

Students who are interested in pursuing music as their major can sign up for a tour of the Swope Music Building.

Admissions Information Sessions

Information Sessions are available throughout the fall and summer and are denoted by an asterisk (*) on the calendar. These 45 minute sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about applying to WCU along with the academic, residential, and extracurricular opportunities available and are followed by a one hour tour of campus. Please see the Information Sessions section for more information.

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Information Sessions

Please select the session time you would like to attend from the information sessions calendar. If you are unable to click on a tour time, that session is currently full. *If you are a group of 8 or more, please email UAdminTour@wcupa.edu to ensure that we can accommodate you.

  • Persons with disabilities: Persons who may need special accommodations during these events should contact the Office of Admissions at 610-436-3411 or UAdminTour@wcupa.edu at least 1 week prior to the visit.
  • Inclement Weather: In the case of inclement weather, please check the WCUPA.edu Homepage or call 610-436-1000. If classes are canceled, all tours are as well. Delayed openings will not affect the campus tour schedule.

Weekday Information Sessions

Information Sessions are available throughout the fall and spring and are denoted by an asterisk (*) on the calendar. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn more about applying to WCU along with the academic, residential, and extracurricular opportunities available. The 45-minute information sessions are given by an Admissions Officer, followed by a one hour tour of campus. Registration is required for Information Sessions and reach capacity quickly. Please note that your information session will begin 15 minutes after your scheduled visit time.

All information sessions offered in April and May will be geared towards high school juniors. If you are an accepted high school senior for the Fall of 2015 and cannot attend Accepted Student Day, you can email uadmintour@wcupa.edu for more information.

Saturday Information Sessions

Information Sessions are offered on select Saturdays during the fall semester. Saturday information sessions take place in the Sykes Student Union Theater. Please view the information sessions calendar to see which Saturday sessions may be available.

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Self-Guided and Virtual Tours

Use our self-guided tour brochure when tours are not available or when the Office of Admissions is closed. Print a brochure or stop at the Office of Admissions Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to pick up a copy.

For individuals unable to visit campus, we offer a virtual tour of campus. This tour includes many of the stops on the University Ambassador-led tour, including all of our academic buildings on campus.

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Group Tours

Thank you for your interest in a group visit to tour West Chester University! 

Tips for Scheduling Your Tour

  • Groups of 10 or more people and no more than 35 (chaperones included)
  • Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 10:00am
    **Availability determined on a case-by-case basis throughout the year.
  • We ask that your tour requests be submitted at least three weeks in advance.
  • If you would like to arrange lunch on campus, please let us know on the comment section of the request form.
  • We will be making arrangements for visits after we determine staff and ambassador coverage, as well as space availability on the dates you have requested.
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Our Location

West Chester University
Messikomer Hall (Admissions Office)
100 W. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383
View the Campus Map.

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Parking

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Office of Admissions, the upper level of Matlack Parking Garage (signs will direct you to the designated parking areas), or in Lot M, Lot M1, and Lot M2. Three additional visitor spaces are also available in Lot K, in the row of parking spaces closest to the Office of Admissions. Please note that parking in the Office of Admissions parking lot is limited. Lots M, M1, M2, and the Matlack Parking Garage can be accessed from High Street by turning onto East Campus Drive. Please see the campus map for locations.

The Office of Admissions is located approximately 2 blocks from Lots M, M1, and M2 and the Matlack Parking Garage. Please allow extra time to walk from your car to the Office of Admissions for check in.

Parking permits are included in your email confirmation. If you forget your pass, one can be picked up from the Office of Admissions beginning 30 minutes prior to your session. Please stop at the Office of Admissions before parking your car to obtain your permit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I registered for a tour and have not received a confirmation and parking pass?

Confirmations are sent to the email address used on the registration form and may have gone to your spam folder. After checking your spam folder, if you still have not received your confirmation, please email the below information to UAdminTour@wcupa.edu and we will send another email:

  • Student's first and last name
  • Tour date and time

Where should I park when I get to campus?

Please reference our Parking section on our Parking page.

What building should I report to for my tour?

All tours leave from the Office of Admissions, Messikomer Hall, at 100 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, Pa 19383.

What if I forget my parking pass?

If you forget your parking pass, one can be picked up from the Office of Admissions, 30 minutes prior to your visit. Please stop at the Office of Admissions before parking to obtain your permit.

What should I do if I can no longer make my scheduled visit?

Please email UAdminTour@wcupa.edu if you can no longer keep your appointment with the Office of Admissions. Once we cancel your original reservation, you may sign up for any open date and time.

What should I do if I am unable to select the date/time I would like to visit?

If you are unable to select your desired time, it means that we are full to capacity. If you send an email to UAdminTour@wcupa.edu you can be placed on a wait list in the event there are cancellations for that date/time.

How do I sign up for a tour of the Swope Music Building?

Students who are interested in pursuing music as their major can take a tour of the Swope Music Building.

Can I meet with an admissions representative while visiting campus?

The Office of Admissions does not require interviews as part of the application process. However, if at any point during your visit you have questions for a counselor, one can speak with you if they are available.

Can I meet with another office while I am on campus?

Please feel free to contact any of the Academic Departments or Coaches directly to set up an appointment for the date you will be visiting our campus. With enough advance notice, many offices are able to accommodate visit requests.

After my tour, I'd like to get something to eat, where should I go?

We have a variety of options on campus as well as in the borough of West Chester.

How do I get to Downtown West Chester?

The downtown area is approximately four blocks from campus, via Church Street or High Street. For additional details, please visit West Chester's website.

What should I do if the university is closed due to inclement weather?

In the case of inclement weather, please check the WCUPA.edu Homepage or call 610-436-1000. If classes are canceled, all tours are as well. Delayed openings will not affect the campus tour schedule.