Come talk one-on-one with our talented students and world-class faculty, see the remarkable art displayed throughout our buildings, tour our cutting-edge facilities and get to know Lancaster City. We look forward to getting to know you!


Summer Friday Tour Days

This summer, get a taste of life at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and in Lancaster City during one of our small group Friday Tour Days. These are limited number group tours that will show you all that PCAD has to offer including a session on portfolio preparation and admissions advice. Extend your time in Lancaster by staying for either First Friday or Music Friday events. Each tour day runs from 2 – 4 pm and remaining dates are:

Friday, July 19 – Music Friday
Friday, August 2– First Friday
Friday, August 16 – Music Friday


Open House Events

Attending an open house at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a great way to get to know us.

2019-2020 Open House Dates

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020

All open house events run from 11 am – 2:30 pm.


Personal Campus Tours

If you cannot attend an open house or you would prefer a completely guided exploration, consider scheduling a personal tour and/or portfolio review with an admissions counselor.

Want to maximize your visit to not only PCA&D but Lancaster City? Consider scheduling your visit on a First Friday (first Friday of every month) or Music Friday (third Friday of every month). Experience the creative powerhouse that is PCA&D in the afternoon and stay to explore our vibrant artistic community in the evening.

Personal appointments are scheduled Monday – Friday between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Call us at (800) 689-0379, ext. 1001 or email us at