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Engineering Open House March 19, 2016

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) offers an annual, free and open to the public event that provides an opportunity for visitors to meet faculty and staff, interact with current students, take tours of state-of-the-art facilities, and attend interesting exhibits, presentations and demonstrations. Bring friends, family members and others who have always wanted to know the answer to the question: “What do Engineers do?”


The event is free and open to the public and high school students are encouraged to register.


On the day of the event, schedules and maps will be distributed from in front of Rice Hall. Last year's schedule is provided to provide an overview of exhibits and presentations that you can expect to see this year. Check back closer to the event for posting of this year's schedule.

2015 Engineering Open House Schedule

Our Open House includes presentations, exhibits, and information sessions with faculty and students. Check out the Center for Diversity in Engineering to register for organized events over the weekend.

For visitors with interests in general aspects of the Engineering School undergraduate curriculum, applying for admission, or the Rodman Scholars program, a representative from the U.Va. Admissions office and Engineering School Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, and Director of Engineering Career Development will make presentations, and will be available for questions.

Student-led tours of the Engineering School will depart from the benches in front of the McCormick Rd entrance to Thornton Hall and will cover information about curriculum, student life, research and education abroad opportunities, and typical careers for our graduates.

Interested in going on a campus wide tour that starts at Thornton Hall?
Sign Up for Campus Wide Tour


Free parking is available in the E3 and T4 parking lots for Open House. See University Parking for information about additional parking options. Please note that the Engineering School does not reimburse open house attendees for parking expenses.

NOTE: Please do not park in the Education School lots across from Thornton Hall. All three lots near Ruffner Hall and Bravaro Hall are off limits.


Einstein’s in Rice Hall will be open from 9:00am until 3:00 pm. Also food trucks will be located in the stadium parking lot near Small Hall.