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.
During the academic year, when class is in session, tours of the Engineering School are held Monday through Saturday (except for Saturdays of home football games) at 1:00 p.m. These tours are led by Engineering School students, and no appointment is necessary. During the summer months and during academic recess periods (such as Spring Break or Winter Break), tours are offered less frequently. If you plan to visit the Engineering School during the summer or one of these recess periods, please call the Undergraduate Programs office 434.924.6328 at least a few days before you plan to visit, to confirm that a tour will be offered. No reservations are necessary.
The tours begin in the lobby of Thornton Hall, where you can also view displays of student and faculty achievements and pick up publications and literature about the Engineering School.
Tours are also offered during our annual Engineering Open House in March.