PennWest California Visit Experience: What to Expect 


Am I required to wear a mask or face covering?

Yes, a face covering is required on campus. If you need a facemask, one will be provided.

How many guests can I bring with me?

This would depend on what type of tour you and your family are taking.

No Contact or Minimal Contact: We have no limits to the number of guests in your family.

Campus Visit: To ensure safety of our staff and guests, students will be limited to two additional guests (total 3 guests)

Please review your confirmation email for further information.

What should I wear on my campus visit?

Campus guests should dress comfortably for walking and weather conditions. And a mask, of course!

How long should I expect to be on campus?

Your time at PennWest California will depend on the campus experience selected.

  • No contact or minimal contact will take approximately 1 hour.
  • Campus Visit will take approximately 2 hours.
What time should I arrive?

Campus guests should plan to arrive on campus approximately 10 minutes prior to your scheduled visit. This will allow enough time to find visitor parking and check in at the Welcome Center in Natali Student Center.

Should I bring any documents with me?

Students who would like an instant admission decision may bring official transcripts (transcripts must be in an unopened envelope) to be reviewed during your visit. An Admissions Counselor will provide the student with an on-the-spot admissions decision.

Transfer students may bring unofficial transcripts to receive an unofficial evaluation of credits.

I'm from out of town; where should I stay?

Lodging is available nearby depending on your interests.

View hotel options

Where should I park?

Parking will be available behind the Natali Student Center in Lot 17. View parking map.

A PennWest California parking pass will be sent via email upon your visit confirmation.

Please make sure your parking pass is visible on the dash of your car.

Will eateries be open on campus?

The University eateries are currently closed until further notice. When you are on campus, we will be able to suggest some local options that are open.

What should I expect at the conclusion of my campus visit?

Upon conclusion of your visit, you can feel free to stroll campus to see more of our PennWest California campus. If you have any questions following your visit, be sure to contact our Admissions Office to speak with an Admissions Counselor.

Parent and Student Survey

The PennWest California Community is always exploring ways to improve our visit experience. Parents and students will have the opportunity to provide feedback on their PennWest California Campus Visit Experience by completing a survey that will be provided via email after your visit.




Visit Experiences

Your safety and comfort levels are our priorities. As we stay strict to the CDC recommendations for safety, we offer various levels of campus visit experiences that best fit your degree of comfort.

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