DALLAS, Pa. - Misericordia University will hold an open house program on the Back Mountain campus for high school students and their parents on Aug. 16.
The program will offer an informative tour of the more than 124-acre campus, meetings with Misericordia students, faculty and coaches, as well as information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors.
The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center at the North Gate of the upper campus.
Families will be able to tour the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library during the Open House scheduled for Aug. 16.
A special "Meet the Coaches" session will be held from 9-10 a.m. The open house program will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The schedule includes refreshments, campus tours, a faculty session and lunch and meetings with representatives of student services, athletics and financial aid. A session also will be held on the university's Alternative Learner's Project for students with learning disabilities.
Misericordia University offers a liberal arts curriculum with 34 academic programs leading to bachelor, master and doctorate degrees. The university has more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in full- and part-time academic programs.
All prospective students will have an opportunity to tour numerous buildings on the upper and lower campuses, including the 40,000-square-foot John J. Passan Hall, 100 Lake St.
Passan Hall houses state-of-the-art simulator laboratories and classrooms in the nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology programs of the College of Health Sciences.
The tours also will offer a look at Misericordia's athletic facilities, including Tambur Field, the home to Cougar Baseball, and the University's John and Mary Metz Field House.
The University added football to its roster for the 2012 season and is just one of two schools in the Middle Atlantic Conference to offer all 23 varsity sports sponsored by the conference.
Misericordia is ranked in the top tier, Best Regional Universities -North category of the 2013 U.S. News and World Report America's Best Colleges and also is ranked as a Best Northeast College by the Princeton Review.
For more information about the open house or to register, contact the Misericordia University Admissions Office at 570-675-4449 or 866-262-6363 or email admiss@miser icor dia.edu.
Students also can visit Misericordia University online at www.admiss ions.misericorida.edu.