Women in Engineering - Visit


Orange and Blue Days

In conjunction with the University's Orange & Blue Days, the Women in Engineering Program will be holding an informal reception for all prospective female engineers and their parents to give them the opportunity to meet current Engineering students and faculty. All women interested in engineering fields are welcome to attend, including future Agricultural & Biological Engineers and Chemical Engineers. Please visit go.illinois.edu/visitwie, under the Programs Tab, for further information. Light refreshments will be served.

Engineering Information Bureau Days

Operated by student-run Engineering Council, the Engineering Information Bureau offers programs that are designed to inform interested individuals and groups—most often prospective students and their parents. These visits are managed separately from campus or college visit programs.


Overnight Visits

Little Sister's Weekend

In April 2016, join the Illinois Society of Women Engineers (SWE) for Little Sister's Weekend! At this event, female students admitted into engineering disciplines will have an opportunity to meet and room with a current female engineering student in SWE for the weekend. Activities include attending Friday's classes, previewing residence hall life, and learning about their area of interest from our students.  Check up on future developments by going to Little Sister's Weekend or contact us at uiuc.swe@gmail.com

Engineering 101

Also in April 2016, join the women of Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE) for Engineering 101! This annual event caters to incoming engineering women by acquainting them with campus, fellow future classmates, and the wonderful sisters of AOE. It is an overnight event allowing future students to preview college life by shadowing a current student for the day and spending the evening in a residence hall. Participants will be paired with a current student in their area of interest and learn about the University in a small, personal environment. Check Engineering 101 for details.

For more information please call the Women in Engineering office:

Explore Engineering Day for Prospective Students

Want to spend a whole day exploring Engineering at Illinois? 
An Explore Engineering Day can assist prospective students in learning all about the College of Engineering and its various departments.  During this visit you'll be able to:

  • Meet with the dean of undergraduate programs
  • Learn about engineering in general at the University
  • Tour the campus
  • Have lunch
  • Attend information sessions led by professors from different engineering departments

This event is annually held in September.

Are you woman interested in learning more about career opportunities in engineering? If so, come see what the nationally ranked University of Illinois College of Engineering has to offer. During your visit, you can meet a dean in the College of Engineering, visit the women's engineering Living-Learning Community (WIMSE – Women in Math, Science, and Engineering), tour the campus, have lunch with engineering students, and more!