We’re excited to be welcoming you to one of our three sister campuses - California, Clarion or Edinboro, or to our online division. We look forward to seeing you! Whether you’ll be joining us in person or online, here is some important information to help you prepare.

Email – You will be among the first to receive a PennWest email account as we move closer to the anticipated July 1, 2022, integration of our three universities. Together, we will become the second largest university in western Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Western University or PennWest* for short. To activate your PennWest email, go to my.pennwest.edu.

Housing – We know many of you are looking forward to living on one of our three beautiful campuses. You will receive information in mid-March on how to apply for housing. Look for emails and texts for more information. If you have questions, please contact your Admissions team:

California: admissions@calu.edu or 724-938-4404
Clarion: admissions@clarion.edu or 814-393-2306
Edinboro: admissions@edinboro.edu or 814-732-2761 

or our Housing offices at:  
California: housing@calu.edu or 724-938-4444
Clarion: reslife@clarion.edu or 814-393-2352
Edinboro: boroliving@edinboro.edu or 814-732-2818  

Financial Aid
– Information on financial aid packages began being sent in early March. Look for emails and texts for updates.  

Deposit – If you have not already secured your spot with a deposit, log-in and make your deposit.  

New Student Orientation – New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed with you in mind! By participating in NSO, you will: 

We have several dates from which you can choose. Register now for orientation at:




Course registration – Incoming student’s first course schedules are built for them. Check your PennWest email beginning in May for information about how to view and confirm your schedule.

Welcome Weekend – We can’t wait to welcome you to campus in late August. New Student Move-in serves as the kick off to Welcome Week, which will assist you with adjusting to life on campus through a variety of activities and events. By participating, you’ll have an opportunity to meet other students and learn about expectations for your life on campus, both inside and outside the classroom. Learn more about Welcome Weekend.

Visit us often. It's always good to see you!