Visit Options

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.

Overnight Visit Options

As an admitted female engineer, you are invited to attend one of two student-run overnight weekends; Little Sisters Weekend or All About Engineering.

Little Sisters Weekend: This weekend is organized by the Society of Women Engineers, a technical, professional, social, and outreach organization at UIUC. Incoming students are paired with current female students in their department of interest and have the opportunity to experience what college life is like on campus. During this 3-day event, girls will get to see what being an engineering student at Illinois is all about. From fun activities such as bowling and broomball to attending classes, meeting with the departments, and staying in the dorms, this is one of the best ways to see if Illinois is a good fit. Click here for more details!

Little Sisters Weekend

All About Engineering: This weekend is organized by Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional and social sorority for female students and alumnae in engineering or technical sciences. The weekend will start with lunch at a residence hall, followed by a mock lecture, a talk with the dean of women in engineering, and a discussion panel with some of the actives. Afterwards, students will take a tour of Illinois Street Residence Hall (ISR), and the Women in Math, Science, & Engineering (WIMSE) Living – Learning Community at Florida Avenue Residence Hall. Other fun activities include a pizza and movie night, a photo scavenger hunt around campus, and exploring the main quad. Click here for more details!

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 wie@illinois.edu 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.