Visit the Swanson School of Engineering

Schedule a Visit

At Pitt, you’ll find countless opportunities to do college your way, starting with your campus visit. The University Office of Admissions and Financial Aid offers programs to meet every student’s style and preferences: In-person tours for both individuals and small groups, on-campus admissions and financial aid programs, and a variety of virtual visit options. No matter which you choose as you customize your own personal campus visit, you’ll get to experience what it feels like to be a Pitt Panther.

Please schedule your University tour here.

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. We offer both in-person and virtual visit options. Please note registration for our engineering tours and panels is required. Please make your reservation and register for a panel today! If you have questions, please contact the Pitt Engineering Recruitment Office at pittengrvisitors@pitt.edu.

In-Person Engineering Tours:

Engineering tours take place in Benedum Hall, the home of the Swanson School of Engineering, and include an information session facilitated by current engineering students, the Engineering Ambassadors.

For the most up to date tour schedule, please refer to the In-Person Visits page.

Virtual Tour

For those interested in seeing Benedum Hall from home, explore the virtual tour! You can see what Pitt engineering has to offer through 3D images of some of our classrooms, research and teaching labs, and makerspaces.

Virtual Engineering Panels:

The panels are hosted by our Pitt Engineering Ambassadors and a member of the recruitment team.

Select Mondays at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In addition to a Swanson School of Engineering virtual panel, you have the option to go on a campus tour hosted by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, sample a Pitt class as well as register for other Schools or departmental sessions such as Study Abroad or Pitt Honors information sessions.

Meet a Pitt Engineering Ambassador:

If you are interested in what it’s like to be a current student, the Pitt Engineering Ambassadors are great representatives. They are current undergraduate students who are living the life of a Pitt engineer every day. If you are interested in communicating with a Pitt Engineering Ambassador, email us at pittengrvisitors@pitt.edu and our team can arrange a one-on-one meeting.

Please note, our engineering panels and ambassador meetings 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
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day (4th of July)
  • Labor Day

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 Come Visit webpage.

The engineering panel 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 emailing ssoetransfer@pitt.edu.