Culinary Visit Program Details

  • All visit programs offer you the opportunity to meet faculty, students, and admissions counselors. Get your questions answered, tour our kitchen laboratories, and enjoy a cooking demonstration by our chef instructors. You'll also hear a presentation on the culinary program and degree options, externships,  career opportunities, and more.

    Optional tours of campus housing and Living-Learning Center are a great way to see our computer labs, library, fitness center, suite-style housing, and dining facility.

    On-campus visits start at the Fairman Centre in Punxsutawney. 

  • Culinary Open House
    Select Saturdays
    Fall and Spring

    8:30 a.m. Check-in
    9:00 a.m.
    Program begins

    Sample savory appetizers and sweet pastries at our food stations, and meet our students and faculty before you talk with admissions staff about the application process, financial aid, scholarships, housing, and more.

    You'll watch a culinary demo, get a close-up look at award-winning sugar and chocolate showpieces created by our Baking and Pastry faculty Chef Hilary DeMane and Chef Anthony Battaglia, and see our IUP Ice Carving Club in action, advised by Chef Thomas Barnes and Chef Richard Harber.

    Weekday Visit and Food Tour
    Select Weekdays
    Fall and Spring

    9:45 a.m Check-in
    10:00 a.m.
    Program begins

    Our chef instructors and students will treat you to a sweet buffet created in our Baking and Pastry classes.

    Sample delicious bake shop sweets created by our baking students, watch a culinary demo, talk with our students, and get your questions answered during sessions with culinary and baking faculty.

    You'll also have time to check out award-winning sugar and chocolate showpieces created by our Baking and Pastry faculty Chef Hilary DeMane and Chef Anthony Battaglia


    Virtual Visits and Campus Tour
    Select Weekdays
    and Saturdays

    2:00 p.m. Weekdays
    11:00 a.m.

    Take a virtual tour of the culinary campus!

    Meet faculty, students, and admissions counselors during your virtual visit. Learn about the culinary and baking degree options, job placement, student life, and more!

  • Registration

    Register online or contact us at or by phone at 800-438-6424.

    Please provide your name, address, phone number, year of high school graduation, and the number of guests planning to attend.

    Campus Map and Driving Directions

    Print a copy of our Directions to Fairman Centre. We will also mail you a confirmation letter with a map and general driving directions.

    Using GPS to find us? Enter 131 South Findley Street, Punxsutawney, PA  15767*. Our parking lot and culinary school entrance are located at the rear of the building.

    *If your GPS directs you to the East Mahoning Street (Punxsutawney’s main street) side of our building, turn south at the light onto South Findley Street (Allstate is on the corner). Look for the red and white awnings at the rear of the building. IUP parking is located in the lot adjacent to the entrance on the back side of the building.