Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Visit the Swanson School of Engineering
Tours for Prospective Students

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 First-Year Engineering Program Office offers tours of the Swanson School every weekday, when classes are in session, in the fall, spring and summer term, no appointment or registration is necessary, however please be aware of dates during the terms tours/information sessions are not available.  The engineering tours are facilitated by Pitt Engineering Ambassadors.  

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

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

 Make your reservation!             

 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 dates below or 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 on the following dates:                    

March 4th to March 11th 2018 (Spring Break)

April 30th to May 4th 2018 (no classes in session)

May 28th 2018 (Memorial Day)

July 4th 2018 (Independence Day) 

August 20th to August 25th 2018 (move-in orientation week for incoming first-year and transfer students)

September 3rd 2018 (Labor Day)

November 21st to November 25th 2018 (Thanksgiving Recess)

December 16th to January 6th 2019 (Winter Recess) 

 The Swanson School of Engineering Tour Check-In is located in the main lobby of Benedum Hall, office suite number 152b  (building located on the corner of O'Hara and Thackeray Street, right off  of Fifth Avenue, Benedum Hall on Pitt Virtual Campus Map: http://www.tour.pitt.edu/campus-map . Families will check-in at the main reception desk. 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.