Visit Options


The application to the university is now open! To set up your my illini account and submit you application visit Admissions at Illinois. The deadline for all early action applications is November 1st, and all other applications are due December 1st. For all application related questions, please contact admissions by sending an email to For any engineering specific questions, feel free to contact our office by sending an email to

University Visit Options

The University hosts multiple types of programs designed to get you acquainted with our campus. These visit days may include presentations, interactive student panels, campus tours, and residence hall tours.  You may even be able to attend a lecture!

Orange & Blue Days: In the spring and fall, the University hosts Orange and Blue Days—larger, day-long programs for prospective students and their families. In the fall, Orange and Blue Days are also available for prospective transfer students. If you choose to visit on and Orange and Blue Day, you will also be invited to a WIE afternoon reception where current women engineering students will be available for questions and discussion.

Admitted Student Days:  During February, March, and April, these day-long programs are designed to help you get to know your future home firsthand. If you choose to visit on an Admitted Student Day, you will also be invited to a WIE luncheon where you will be an upperclassman in your major. Following the luncheon will be a brief student panel where our women engineering students will share their passion for Engineering at Illinois.

Engineering Information Bureau Days: Our student-run Engineering Council offers various visit options for prospective students. Please visit the EIB website for more information about campus visits and the Shadow an Engineer Program.

 Registered Student Organization Visit Options

Society of Women in Engineering (SWE)

Round Robin: The event allows 6th-12th grade girls to learn more about engineering and interact with current students. Round Robin will have activities specifically focused on individual engineering majors as well as projects to demonstrate the interaction between different engineering disciplines.

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Women in CS (WCS)

ChicTech: The Annual ChicTech Retreat is part of WCS’s outreach effort to inspire girls to pursue an education in computer science! This retreat invites nearly seventy-five high school girls to stay overnight on campus and get a taste of the different opportunities in computer science. Over the course of the retreat, each participant will work on an individual project that she can showcase at the closing ceremony. The girls will also get to participate in fun activities such as a campus scavenger hunt, computer science trivia, and Q&A with current undergraduate students.

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Girls Who Code:  This is a club that allows middle school and high school girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. The goal is to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The CS @ ILLINOIS Girls Who Code club meets on Sunday afternoons during the school year in 0224 Siebel Center from 1:00pm-3:00pm. You can email questions to

Women in Engineering Visit Options

If you are unable to attend a Women in Engineering Overnight weekend or an Admitted Student Day Luncheon, and are coming on a different date, please email us at as we are happy to set up a personal meeting with you during your visit to campus.

Online Virtual Tour

Can’t visit campus? Tour the Engineering Campus with Valeria, an Engineering Tour Guide.