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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 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.

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.



Are you considering enrolling at Clarion University - Venango for fall 2022 for Applied Technology, Criminal Justice or Medical Imaging? Make an official visit to Clarion University – Venango and enroll in one of these programs at Venango Campus for fall 2022 and receive a one-time $500 scholarship.

An "official" campus visit means you have registered and attended an admissions visit at Venango Campus or a virtual Venango Admissions event. 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.

individual visits

When: Wednesdays at 1:30pm and Fridays at 9:15am.

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

campus visits

When: Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:15am

Join us 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

Nursing (ASN) Preview Days

When: Fridays at 9:15am on the following dates:

  • October 15
  • November 5

Learn about our top-ranked nursing associate degree program (#1 in PASSHE & Western PA) and pre-nursing option. Your visit includes a program and clinical overview, financial aid and scholarship information, Q&A, and a campus tour. Visitors receive an application fee waiver to apply!

Sign up for a nursing preview day

Adult & transfer Tuesday

When: November 16th at 5pm

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

Need help getting here?
Our address is 1801 West First Street, Oil City, PA 16301.
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Last Updated 8/26/21