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Engineering Open House March 18, 2017

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.


Schedules and maps will be distributed from outside Rice Hall and at the Chemistry Auditorium on the day of the event and will be available on this site the week before the event.

Openhouse 2017 is now available - 2017 Engineering Open House Schedule.
Chemical Engineering: Engineering Molecular and Biomolecular Change presentation will only be offered at 10am and 1pm in Chemical Engineering 005

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. The National Society of Black Engineers will host a meet and greet in the Rodman Room (Thornton A 2nd floor) at 10am. Also, check out the new gallery of (Re)Imagining Women in STEM gallery in the Chemistry Auditorium.

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 will make a presentation and be available for questions at 11am in Chemistry Auditorium.

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.