Open House

Spend a day on campus as our guest and get a taste of what Mercersburg Academy has to offer.

Mercersburg Academy’s Office of Admission cordially invites prospective students and their families to attend our Open House on  Monday, October 14, or Monday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day includes a campus tour, information sessions, class visits, lunch in the dining hall, and opportunities to meet Mercersburg students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. Interviews are also available by appointment for prospective boarding families. (In an effort to accommodate those traveling a considerable distance, prospective day families are asked to schedule an interview on a different day.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at 717-328-6173 or We look forward to seeing you on campus!


9 a.m. - Registration
Edwards Room, Keil Hall

9:25 a.m. - Opening remarks
Edwards Room, Keil Hall

9:45 a.m. - Campus tours

11 a.m. - Class visits

12 p.m. - Family-style lunch
Ford Hall

12:30 p.m. - Coaches/Arts Department faculty available
Ford Hall/Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts​​​​​​​

1 p.m. - Information session for prospective students
Hale Studio Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

1 p.m. - Information session for parents/family members
Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

1:30 p.m. - Application tips and closing remarks
Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts

2 and 3 p.m. - Interviews for prospective boarding families (pre-registration required)
Traylor Hall

4 p.m. - Performance group activities*

*Families are invited to stay and attend our PGAs after the class day ends, including athletics practices, dance, and theatre. Please contact the athletics coach or arts faculty member in advance whose group you wish to observe.