Plan Your Engineering@Iowa Visit

Visit Options for First-Year Students

  • Visiting a campus is the best way to make an informed college choice, so we make it easy for you to meet the people in Engineering@Iowa, ask questions, and take a look around.
  • Choose from a variety of options including:
    • Black and Gold Days – the University's daily visit program that is tailored to fit your schedule. See more info below under "Engineering Session and Tour".
    • Explore Engineering@Iowa Programs are offered on four Saturdays during the 2018-19 academic year: December 1st, February 9th, March 9th, April 6th. See more info below.
    • The College of Engineering will have interesting sessions at the You@UI event on Saturday, October 13th. There is more information on the Iowa Admissions website.
    • Engineering will be at every Hawkeye Visit Day and Admitted Student Day organized by the Admissions Visitors Center.

Engineering Session and Tour

As part of your campus visit experience, you can choose to attend an engineering academic session with Jane Dorman, Director of Admissions and First-Year Experience, and go on an engineering tour with the student ambassadors. The academic session provides information about the academics, culture, and opportunities in the College of Engineering, and what sets Engineering@Iowa apart from other excellent engineering programs. On the tour of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts & Sciences you will see some of our renowned teaching and research areas, including a new annex, classrooms, computer labs, and research facilities. You will also see many places throughout the building where students spend time: the student commons, tutoring center, engineering library, the Student Development Center, the Hanson Center for Technical Communications, and NEXUS.

Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 1:30 academic session with Jane Dorman, 2:30 student ambassador-led engineering tour

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:30 student ambassador-led engineering tour (no academic session these days)

When making a reservation through the Office of Admissions, be sure to select the College of Engineering session and tour.

Explore Engineering@Iowa Programs

We invite you to spend a Saturday in Iowa City learning about Engineering@Iowa. You'll meet faculty members, interact with current engineering students, tour the incredible engineering building, learn about the eight engineering majors, and discover what makes Iowa's engineering program a great choice for bright, talented students who are interested in becoming "engineers ... and something more."

To register for EXPLORE ENGINEERING@IOWA, click here.

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018 for any interested students
  • Registration opens in December for these programs:
    • Saturday, February 9, 2019 for students admitted to the University of Iowa for Fall 2019 
    • Saturday, March 9, 2019 for any interested students
    • Saturday, April 6, 2019 for high school juniors

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