Visit Penn Engineering

There’s nothing quite like being on Penn’s campus and experiencing it for yourself. There’s a lot to see here, so we offer set times and schedules for taking a tour.

We also recommend that you take the time to look around Philadelphia. It’s a beautiful city, full of history and culture, parks, sporting events, festivals, and amazing restaurants – with something for every taste.

Engineering Tours (have been suspended for Fall 2021)

Penn Engineering offers a student-led tour of the engineering facilities for prospective undergraduate students. Tours are offered weekdays only (dates posted below) at 3:30 p.m. and leave from the Office for Research and Academic Services (RAS) at 109 Towne Building. Note: we do not offer weekend engineering tours.

Due to growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all campus visit programming.

Virtual Penn Engineering Information Sessions with Q&A* for Fall 2021 will be available from 3:30pm – 4:30pm EDT on the following dates:

Wed, September 29

Wed, October 13

Wed, October 27

Wed, November 10

*Advance registration is necessary and can be completed through the Office of Admissions using the button below. 


Additional Information

Faculty Visits

Faculty visits are only available during the academic year (September – April) for high school seniors only. To request a visit with one of our professors, please email the Office for Research and Academic Services ( at least two weeks before your intended visit. Faculty visits are not guaranteed and are based on professor availability.

No faculty visits will be available in Fall 2021 due to Covid.

Engineering Class Visits

During the fall and spring terms, many engineering courses as well as several math and physics courses from the College of Arts and Sciences are pre-approved for class visits. Check the list of classes open to observation. Please arrive on time and plan to stay for the duration of class to limit any disruption.

No Classes will be available for observation during Fall 2021.

Helpful Hints

Be sure to check to make sure a tour is offered on your chosen date. Following the online list of available dates for tours is a list of dates when no tours are held.

Tours begin at 3:30 p.m. rain or shine, although severe weather conditions may necessitate cancellation.

Please allow sufficient time to find parking (if needed) and to get to 109 Towne Building. (Please enter Towne via the west end entrance.) We ask that you arrive slightly ahead of time to avoid tour delays or interruptions.

Engineering tours last about 45 minutes. (comfortable shoes are recommended). Penn Admissions offers Information Sessions and Campus Tours that give an overview of the entire University. Read more about visiting Penn.

We’re looking forward to your visit and hope you are too.
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