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Visit the Swanson School of Engineering
Tours for Prospective Students

Update Regarding COVID-19

Consistent with the University of Pittsburgh’s decision to move to a virtual teaching model and out of an abundance of caution, the Pittsburgh campus will be suspending in-person, undergraduate spring visit and recruitment programs and tours until further notice. If you have registered for an on-campus event, you will be contacted via email to inform you of the cancellation and any applicable rescheduling options. Read more here: https://oafa.pitt.edu/coronavirus/

We appreciate your interest in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, and invite you to visit us!

Selecting the engineering school that is right for you is a crucial decision, and one of the most important steps in this process is a campus visit. With this in mind, the Swanson School offers engineering specific tours every weekday,  in the fall, spring and summer terms, when classes are in session.  The tours are facilitated by our  Pitt Engineering Ambassadors.  Please make your reservation and register for your Swanson Tour today.  Please note registration for our engineering tours is required. Our daily weekday tours are capped to ensure a more personalized experience for our prospective families.  If you have questions, please contact the Pitt Engineering Recruitment Office at pittengrvisitors@pitt.edu.  

The check-in times for engineering tours/information session are:                                                                                                                           

Monday and Friday at 12pm and 1pm.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1pm

In addition to a Swanson School of Engineering tour, you have the option during our campus visit to  go on a campus tour, sample an Pitt class as well as register for  other Schools or departmental sessions such as Study Abroad or Pitt Honors information sessions.            

 Please note, our engineering tours are only offered when classes are in session. There are no engineering tours/information sessions during University holidays, breaks or recesses for Pitt students (i.e. Thanksgiving Break, Winter break, Spring, Break, etc.), please see  and check our Academic Calendar first, then with the other offices on campus that you plan to visit  to ensure you schedule appropriately.        

There will be no engineering tours/information sessions offered during:                     

Weekday Admission Events  such as Blue and Gold Days, Admitted Student Days, and Honors Days

Thanksgiving Recess

Winter Recess 

Martin Luther King Day 

Spring Break Week 

Memorial Day

Independence Day (4th of July) 

Labor Day 

Orientation Week and Move-In Week-though we offer tours this week it not recommended to visit due to parking restrictions 

The Swanson School of Engineering Tour check-in is located in the main lobby on the first floor of Benedum Hall, at 3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15261. Please allow about 90 minutes.

There are also recruitment events which are held in conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) held at various times throughout the year (fall, spring and summer).  For more information, please visit OAFA’s Come Visit webpage.

The engineering tour and information sessions are geared toward prospective freshmen students, however prospective transfer students are welcome.

Prospective transfer students are strongly encouraged to schedule a one-on-one appointment with the Coordinator of Transfer Student Services by calling 412-624-9825.