Experience Cairn Open House

Special Alumni Package

Our first Open House of the season will fall on Homecoming weekend this year, so we’ve put together a special package tailored especially for alumni parents and their college-bound children!

Your time at Cairn will include meals and housing* for students, discount hotel rates for parents, free concert tickets, gifts for alumni and prospective students, and all the activities of Homecoming.

Kick off your Cairn experience by coming a day early to our Open House before attending Saturday’s Homecoming events and fireworks display!

Schedule your visit today and let your student discover what it’s like to be a part of the Cairn community!


8:45 am

Check-in & Welcome

Begin your campus visit with a continental breakfast in the Highlander Café and a time to meet with faculty and staff.

Open House Check-in

9:40 am

Student Life Seminar & Chapel

The Dean of Students shares an overview of Student Life, followed by a time of worship with the Cairn community.

11:00 am

Meet Our Professors

Meet with faculty from our various schools and departments to learn more about your specific academic interests.

Welcome to Cairn University
Students in cafeteria

12:00 pm


Join our student body for a complimentary lunch in the Furman Dining Commons.

Student-athletes can tour our athletic facilities and meet with coaches over lunch in the Highlander Café.

1:30 pm

A Word from the President

Hear from Cairn University President, Dr. Todd Williams.

President Todd J. Williams
Professor teaching class

2:00-4:00 pm

Personalized Options

  • Class Visits
  • Dessert Reception
  • Financial Aid
  • Tours of Heritage Hall

5:00-10:00 pm

Dinner & Concert

Kick off Homecoming with 7eventh Time Down and Audio Adrenaline in concert, and special guests Young Noah, John Waller, and Shiloh.

7eventh Time Down Concert
Homecoming 2016



Enjoy a day full of fun activities for the whole family, including Highlander sporting events, games and inflatables, delicious food, and fireworks. See the full Homecoming event schedule here.

*Overnight Open House Option

Students have the option to come a day early and stay overnight on campus. Shadow a current student, participate in fun Student Life activities, enjoy a performance by Cairn’s house band On The Way, and stay the night in a residence hall for an even deeper look into the Cairn experience.

Overnight accommodations are limited and are filled on a first-come basis. On-campus accommodations are only available for students choosing to stay Thursday night. Families who are planning to stay an additional night for Homecoming can take advantage of discounted rates at select local hotels. Click here for more information.

Register for an Undergrad Open House

Can’t attend one of our scheduled Open House events? Pick a day that works better for you and design your own personal campus visit.

Welcome Center Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Reception Desk Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm

For more information or assistance with scheduling a visit, please email visits@cairn.edu or call 215.702.4235.

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