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Touring the Engineering School


During the summer tours are held Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. Please meet at the benches in front of Thornton Hall and excuse the construction occurring over the summer.

Note: We will not offer tours May 3 - June 4.  Tours will resume June 5, 2017.


Academic Year

During the academic year, when class is in session, tours of the Engineering School start in the lobby of Thornton A and are held

  • Monday through Thursday, and Saturday (except for Saturdays of home football games) at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday at 1:00 pm. and 3:00 p.m.

Academic Recess Periods

During academic recess periods (such as Spring Break or Winter Break or between the academic year and the summer), tours are offered less frequently. If you plan to visit the Engineering School during one of these recess periods, please call the Undergraduate Programs office 434.924.4074 at least a few days before you plan to visit, to confirm that a tour will be offered. No reservations are necessary. Check the academic calendar for pertinant dates.

Engineering School tours are also offered during our annual Engineering Open House in March.

Tours of Grounds

The Office of Admissions offers information sessions for prospective students and their families. These briefings, led by the deans of admission, are immediately followed by student-life focused tours of the University Grounds led by undergraduate University Guide Service members. Sessions and tours are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.