The Advocate

Scenery possibly interests students

Freshmen Alex Berkhimer (left) and Veeka Needhamn enjoy campus in fall.

Natasha Bazika

Freshmen Alex Berkhimer (left) and Veeka Needhamn enjoy campus in fall.

Emily Moore, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






As the leaves change color on Pitt-Johnstown’s campus, the scenery could become more appealing to prospective students and could attribute to the growing student population.

According to sophomore Grant Cable, fall feeling caught his attention in 2015.

“The first time I came to campus in the fall of 2015, it looked warm, dry and somewhat homey compared to the first spring I was here,” said Cable.

“For me, it was a new semester. I had new experiences, and I did not think Johnstown could be that warm.”

When fall rolls around, more tours are held on campus in an attempt to attract more students.

Pitt-Johnstown’s Tour Guide Coordinator Kelly Devett said that, out of all the tours on campus throughout the year, fall attracts more tours.

“We offer tours Monday through Friday, four times a day; we also host three open houses on three different Saturdays in the fall,” said Devett.

“Sometimes we will get a lot of students touring in the spring, but fall brings in the largest number of possible students.”

According to Devett, most applications come in the fall.

“Whenever students are applying, everything about the campus is fresh and real in their minds,” said Devett.

This tactic proved to be effective when sophomore Kelsey Feeney applied to colleges.

“I went on a mini tour of campus in the fall, and the leaves were like 500 different colors,” said Feeney.

“I thought it was really pretty and, if campus looked terrible like it does in the winter, I would not have applied to Pitt-Johnstown.”

“If I would have toured in the winter, I would have thought the campus looked boring.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Emily Moore, Copy Editor


Graduated High School: 2014 Philo High School (Philo, Ohio)
Year and anticipated graduation date: Junior, Spring 2018
Major/Minor: Journalism
...

Natasha Bazika, Chief Photographer


Graduated High School: 2014, Xavier College Llandilo (Sydney, Australia)
Year and anticipated graduation date: Sophomore, Spring 2019
Major/Minor: Journalism
...

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Navigate Left
  • Features

    Meals possible for students staying

  • Features

    High school robot nerds are inbound

  • Scenery possibly interests students

    Features

    Coat needs are addressed here

  • Scenery possibly interests students

    Features

    Minister: Pray, but then be a change

  • Scenery possibly interests students

    Features

    College Democrats worked for voters

  • Features

    History interns praise the experience

  • Scenery possibly interests students

    Features

    Two films in the works for festivals

  • Features

    Symphony offers free ‘phenomenal’ concerts

  • Scenery possibly interests students

    Features

    Pumpkin hunt is back and to start Saturday

  • Scenery possibly interests students

    Features

    ROTC gets 13 cadets, more expected

Navigate Right
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown's student newspaper
Scenery possibly interests students