Visit the Swanson School of Engineering

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:

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, and the University of Pittsburgh’s current Covid-19 posture, the Swanson School is offering virtual engineering panels for Fall 2021 when classes are in session. The panels are facilitated by our Pitt Engineering Ambassadors and a member of the recruitment team. Please make your reservation and register for a panel today! Please note registration for our engineering panel is required. If you have questions, please contact the Pitt Engineering Recruitment Office at

Times for Virtual Engineering Panels:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 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 calling 412-624-9825.