Admission Events

Cookout on the Quad 8/19/18
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cookout on the Quad 8/19/18 @ John Carroll University - Dolan Center for Science and Technology | University Heights | Ohio | United States

Cookout on the Quad • 8/19/18

We’re firing up the grill this summer! Get your first taste of John Carroll University during one of our Cookouts on the Quad.

Take a student-led tour of our picturesque campus, learn about the admission and financial aid process, and enjoy a picnic lunch on our quad. This is a great opportunity for first-time visitors to see what John Carroll is all about!


Click here to register!


We hope to see you on campus this summer during one of our Cookouts on the Quad!

Can’t make this date? We’re also hosting cookouts on:

Saturday, July 14
Saturday, July 21
Saturday, August 4

If you can’t make it to one of the Cookouts, we welcome visitors for information sessions and campus tours throughout the week. Check our available opportunities and schedule a visit today!


STEM Open House
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am
STEM Open House @ John Carroll University | University Heights | Ohio | United States


Saturday, October 6, 2018

These are the formative years that put you on a lifelong course of intellectual curiosity and personal discovery. Not only does JCU challenge you to develop and hone your skills and provide you with real-world experiences, we encourage you to explore how your STEM education can be used to change the world for the better.

Interested in learning more about an education that prompts reflection, experience, and action? Join us at our STEM Open House to meet faculty, staff, and students who will talk about their STEM experiences and help you discover how JCU is the place for you.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at Dolan Center for Science and Technology

  • 9:00 a.m.- Admission Presentation and STEM Program Overview
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. STEM Breakout Sessions
    • Lab Tours, Hand-On Activities, Department Overviews
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – STEM Alumni Panel

Optional Activities:

  • Visit the University Bookstore from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Take a tour of campus at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tailgate lunch at 12:00 p.m.
  • Homecoming Football Game at 1:30 p.m.


Click HERE to register!


Homecoming Visit Day 2018
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am
Homecoming Visit Day 2018 @ John Carroll University - Dolan Center for Science and Technology | University Heights | Ohio | United States


Homecoming and Family Weekend Visit Day gives prospective students and their families a glimpse of the excitement that surrounds Homecoming and Family Weekend at John Carroll University. This serves as a  chance to see the Blue Streak pride that defines our community.

During this visit day, you will engage in a walking tour of campus, learn the John Carroll story, have the opportunity to participate in our football tailgate and attend our homecoming football game in Don Shula Stadium.

  • All legacy students (parents, grandparents or siblings must be a John Carroll Alum) will receive a special gift by mentioning their legacy status and completing the questions in the registration form.

The agenda for Homecoming Weekend Visit Day is as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Check-in opens- Dolan Science Center
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Campus Tour and Information Session
  • 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. – JCU Blue Streaks Football Tailgate
  • 1:30 p.m. – Homecoming Football Game vs. Capital University

Click HERE to register!

Blue Streak Preview Day (Fall Open House)
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Blue Streak Preview Day (Fall Open House) @ John Carroll University | University Heights | Ohio | United States

Blue Streak Preview Day (Fall Open House)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

John Carroll University’s Blue Streak Preview Day serves as an informative, enjoyable experience for students and families engaged in the heart of the college search and application process. Our faculty, students, and staff will make sure your questions are answered so you leave ready to take the next step.

Held in the fall , our Blue Streak Preview Day is an open house-style event that allows all students (transfers and high school students) and families the opportunity to explore John Carroll in greater depth. You will be able to discover for yourself what sets JCU apart during our fall open house.

  • 7:30 a.m. – (Optional) Campus Tour
  • 8:00 a.m. – Check – In begins in the Kulas Auditorium in the Administration Building
  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome to John Carroll University
  • 9:00 a.m. – Academic and Engagement Fair
  • 9:20 a.m. – (Optional) Lab Tours
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – College Presentations by Boler College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Admission and Financial Aid
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Signature Scholars Program Overview, Transfer Students to JCU, Campus Tour, or Office of Admission and Financial Aid presentation
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m – Blue Streak Student Panel, Campus Tour or Office of Admission and Financial Aid presentation
*Rain or shine. Please bring an umbrella in case it rains*

Click HERE to register!


2019 Spring Transfer Event
Dec 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
2019 Spring Transfer Event @ Rodman Hall, 2nd Floor | University Heights | Ohio | United States

Whether you have decided to attend John Carroll this spring or are still making a final decision, this is an opportunity to meet other spring 2019 transfer students, ask any last minute questions you have about John Carroll, and enjoy lunch.  You can also take an optional campus tour led by one of our student tour guides.



  • Check-In (11:30 a.m.)
  • Welcome & Lunch (12:00 p.m.)
  • Optional Campus Tour (1:00 p.m.)


Please RSVP by Thursday, December 13th HERE


Don’t forget, if you are already committed to John Carroll, you will still attend Transfer Registration Day on January 11th to register for classes.

Admitted Student Celebration
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Admitted Student Celebration @ John Carroll University | University Heights | Ohio | United States

See why John Carroll University is a place where you belong
at our Admitted Student Celebration.


During this special day for admitted students and their families, you will meet your future classmates, learn about our strong academic programs, talk with students about life on campus, tour our labs, library and first- year residence halls and much, much more!

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. : Registration and Check-In Opens

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. : Academic Fair

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. : Welcome to John Carroll University Opening Ceremony

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. : Academic Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. : Lunch (Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. : Legacy Students and Families Dessert Reception

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. : Dessert Receptions

  • Dessert with Deans and Directors
  • Signature Scholars Programs:
    • Arrupe Scholars (by invitation only)
    • Honors Scholars (by invitation only)
    • Leadership Scholars (by invitation only)
  • First Generation College Students
  • Transfer and Commuter Students

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • “The Blue Streak Connection” – a STUDENT ONLY Reception with Student Activities and Engagement Fair for Future Blue Streaks
  • “President’s Reception for Parents & Families” hosted by John Carroll University President Dr. Michael D. Johnson and Jill Kobus Johnson

4:15 p.m. : Celebration Mass at St. Francis Chapel


Open All Day:

  • Campus Walking Tours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Office of Student Enrollment and Financial Services: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • University Bookstore: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Specialized Tours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Residence Hall Tours
  • Laboratory Tours
  • Library Tours
  • Neighborhood Tours with Lolly the Trolley


Additional info

For our guests visiting from out of town:


More information will be posted to this page as it becomes available.


Register Now!

Spring Open House
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spring Open House @ John Carroll University | University Heights | Ohio | United States

Spring Open House
April 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Held in the spring for primarily high school juniors and transfer students, this open house will give you a first view of JCU while you learn about the college search process, explore academic interest areas and tour our beautiful campus. The day includes:

  • 7:30 a.m. | (Optional) Early Morning Campus Tour
  • 8:00 a.m. | Registration, Check-In & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. | Welcome
  • 9:00 a.m. | Academic and Student Engagement Fair
  • 10:00 a.m. | Academic and Admission & Financial Aid Presentations
  • 11:00 a.m. | Academic and Admission & Financial Aid Presentations
  • 11:00 a.m. |  Campus Tours
  • 11:30 a.m. | (Optional) Mass at Church of the Gesu
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Admission and Financial Aid Presentation
    • Campus Tours
    • Transfer Information Session


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