Experience Cairn

You applied to Cairn—that’s great!—but maybe you haven’t been on campus yet. Or maybe you already visited, but you still have some questions about what it’s like to be a student here. Whatever the case, we would love to invite you to get (another) firsthand look at the Cairn University experience. 

Take a campus tour, sit in on a class, enjoy a meal in the dining commons, meet with faculty and staff, and get answers to your enrollment and financial aid questions.

Stop wondering what it’s like to be a part of the Cairn community—schedule your visit today and find out for yourself!

Can’t make it to an Experience Cairn Day? No problem.
Schedule your own Personal Visit!

Mercedes video testimonial
Chapel service

Experience Cairn Day Itinerary

Open House Lobby

8:30 AM

Check-in & Welcome Session

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

Experience Cairn Day officially kicks off at 9 am with a brief word from the University president and the Assistant VP of Enrollment.

Students with professor

9:30 AM

Meet Our Professors

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

chapel with worship band

10:30 AM

Student Life Presentation & Chapel

Learn about everything the Office of Student Life has to offer; then join the rest of the Cairn community for a time of worship.

Cairn University dining commons

11:40 AM


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.

Dr. Williams speaking to those at the brunch

12:45 PM

A Word from the President

Hear from Cairn University President, Dr. Todd J. Williams.


Manor Residence Halls

Personalized Options

  • Class Visits (Students only, 1:15–2:30 pm)
  • Financial Aid Information (1:15–2:15 pm)
  • Dessert Reception (1:30–3:30 pm)
  • Admissions Information (2:30–3:30 pm)
  • Tour Residence Halls (2:30–3:30 pm)
  • Meet with representatives from the School of
  • Music and Student Life (2:30–3:30 pm)

*Overnight Experience Cairn Day Option

During select Experience Cairn day events, high school seniors have the option to stay overnight on campus. Shadow a current student, participate in fun Student Life activities, and stay the night in a residence hall for an even deeper look into the Cairn experience.

Overnight accommodations are limited to students and are filled on a first-come basis. Parents/guardians can view a list of local hotels here

  • Friday, 4:30 pm Overnight Check-in & Connect with Student Host
  • 5 pm Complimentary Dinner
  • 7 pm Student Life Event
  • 9 pm Free Time with Host
  • Saturday, 8 am Complimentary Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Pick Up
Upcoming Events

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


Coming from out of town?
Check our list of nearby hotels and accommodations.


Register for Experience Cairn Day

Undergrad Visit Events - Formstack
Student Name*
I am...*
Which Experience Cairn Day would you like to attend?*
Can't attend any of these events? Schedule a personalized visit or check out one of our virtual events!
Would you like to stay overnight (Friday to Saturday)?
Senior high school students are invited to extend their visit with an evening activity and overnight stay in our residence halls.
Date of Birth*
Parent/Guardian Name
For visit confirmation purposes
Permission to send text messages?*
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Additional Information

Please list any special accommodation you may need.
How did you hear about our Open House?
Release and authorization for use of photographs.
Event photography may take place at this event.

By attending this event, you consent to being photographed.

Thank you for allowing us to photograph you and/or your work. Cairn University regularly photographs activities happening on and off its campus as part of its records, and often might put photographs on its website and in print or use them to highlight the research or work of its affiliates. Please take a moment to read the note below, which is a standard release we use to protect all parties’ rights.

I hereby grant Cairn University (hereinafter referred to as the “University”), the right and permission, in connection with the photographs(s), that were taken of me, the following rights:

to use my photographic image, in any form or application, and the rights to use and reuse, reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works from, said photographs, in whole or in part, modified, or altered, either by themselves or in conjunction with other photographs, and in any form of distribution including use of said images to be used for commercial purposes, and for any purposes, whatsoever, including, without limitation, all promotion, fundraising and advertising uses, and other trade purposes; and the right to use my name to credit my role as the subject of the photograph, if the University so desires.

I hereby forever release and discharge the University from any and all claims, actions and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of said photographs and my name, including, without limitation, any and all claims for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy and libel. This release shall inure to the benefit of the assigns, licensees and legal representatives of the University. I hereby irrevocably waive any moral rights I may have in connection with the University’s use of any of these photographs.

By attending this event, I acknowledge the above and certify that:
  • If you are a parent/guardian: I am over the age of eighteen years and I have read the foregoing and fully and completely understand the contents. I also represent any children or minors I am with.
  • If you are a minor: I am with a parent/guardian and I have read the foregoing and fully and completely understand the contents.
  • I acknowledge that I will not receive any royalty, fee, or other type of cash payment for the use and/or uses of the photograph that Cairn University may make of any of the photographs.


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