Visiting campus is the best way to see what it's like to be an Iowa Engineer.

We offer different visit options to fit your schedule. You can explore options for both students and groups below. 

If you're not ready to join us on campus, we also have ways for you to connect online — including video tours and one-on-one meetings.

Engineering Academic Sessions and Tours

Register for a University of Iowa campus visit for one of the most flexible options to visit the College of Engineering.

When registering for a Daily Visit, register for a morning session and select to attend the Engineering presentation and tour in the afternoon. While you do not register for a specific session during a Hawkeye Visit Day, you will have the opportunity to attend an Engineering session as part of your day. These visit experiences allow you to get to know the University of Iowa and to learn more about the College of Engineering and our programs. Engineering sessions include:

  • A meeting with the engineering admissions team to learn more about the College of Engineering.
  • An ambassador-led tour of the College of Engineering; including classrooms, teaching and research labs, and other favorite spots in the engineering building.

Engineering academic sessions and tours are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday throughout most of the year.

Explore Engineering Visit Day

Join us for the most in-depth visit experience to the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Engage with current engineering students, attend sessions for different majors, and experience demonstrations during lab tours. Whether you know your future is in engineering or you are simply exploring the possibility, the Explore Engineering Visit Day is a great experience for you. The day includes:

  • An involvement and resources fair, with engineering student organizations and representatives from important resources around campus.
  • An overview of the University of Iowa, including information about admission, housing, financial aid, and student life.
  • An overview of the College of Engineering, a Q&A with current engineering students, and quick introductions to each of our majors. 
  • Faculty-led informational sessions, with the opportunity for you to attend up to three different sessions.
  • Lunch and residence hall tour, featuring the Engineering Makerspace.
  • A tour of College of Engineering, including labs demonstrations, popular areas to meet and study, and other favorite spots in the engineering building.

Upcoming dates:

  • Saturday, November 16, 2024
  • Saturday, April 12, 2025

Group Visits

The University of Iowa and the College of Engineering welcome school and community groups to experience our campus. Group visits are designed for student groups of 10 to 40, accompanied by adult chaperones, who are interested in learning about Iowa’s engineering programs, the work being done by our community of engineers, and the opportunity to become a student at Iowa.

To discuss a possible visit to Iowa and the College of Engineering, email

Other Visit Opportunities

SWE HS conference activity

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) High School Conference

Explore the University of Iowa's engineering facility, meet students with similar academic interests, and learn all about Iowa's engineering program from current students and professors. Date TBD.

Virtual Resources

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Schedule a virtual meeting

If you would like to meet with an Engineering Admissions staff member virtually or have additional questions after you leave campus, feel free to schedule a one-on-one appointment to meet through Zoom.

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Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of the College of Engineering or experience a 360° virtual tour of the University of Iowa campus.