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

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.

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

Summer 2019 tours available:

  • June 18, 19, 25, 26
  • July 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
  • August 7

Tours for the fall semester will begin on Monday, 9/16, 2019 and continue through Friday, 12/6, 2019.

There will be no engineering tours on the following dates:

Fall Break – Wednesday, 10/9 through Friday, 10/11

Thanksgiving Break – Wednesday, 11/27 through Friday, 11/29

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.

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.

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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