From CampusBird Blog

Misericordia University is courting potential applicants online with a “Walking’ Tour” of campus that replicates its on-site offering. The twin tour links descriptions and photos of university highlights to Misericordia University’s interactive 3D map from CampusBird.

“Our admissions department loves that prospective students who visit Misericordia online can make all the same stops and get the same information they would get otherwise while visiting our campus in person,” said Steve Filipiak, Misericordia Web Content Coordinator.

Staff can easily alter the on-screen view of the more than one dozen sites to match any changes in the on-campus version. Departments such as Alumni Relations and Campus Safety can tailor the map and news for short-term special events such as the “Under the Stars” summer concert series and commencement ceremony.

CampusBird is available on computers and mobile devices. The 3D color illustration overlays a Google Street map. Directions to Misericordia are available from most locations nationwide. Pinpoints identifying campus features link to pull-down menus categorized into academics, athletics, housing, dining and more.

Misericordia was founded in 1924 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy with the guiding principles of Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality. More than 40 percent of the 3,200-member student body major in the health and medical science programs. A first-year medical-imaging major as well as a professor and student who are conducting cancer research appear in videos accessible through the CampusBird information portal.

Inside panoramic views of McHale Hall, a co-ed, first-year dorm, provide perspective on the 10-foot by17-foot, two-person rooms and the popular fireside lounge. Although there’s nary a wave in sight, sand volleyball players and sunbathers hit the so-named McHale Beach. CampusBird also shares a peek at the five-student suite arrangement in MacDowell Hall, the newest dormitory on the upper campus.

Other CampusBird options include 3D models and 2D overlay renderings and custom street views. Misericordia chose to show off gracious homes that house upper classmen on and off-campus.

“Working with CampusBird really kept things focused, as we launched our campus map in tandem with a complete site-wide redesign,” Filipiak concluded. “As a result, we have a better-informed visitor who can easily tour the university and learn about various aspects of campus.”

CampusBird Maps are currently in place at 125 college preparatory and higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

For more information and to view the map, please visit