Join us Saturday, September 19, 2015, for your chance to Explore Engineering.

This day-long event will give you the chance to talk to professors about the work that they do, to find out what engineering is like for current students, and to discuss different engineering majors and careers. All at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the Top 5 engineering schools in the world.

Having a diverse group of highly qualified students is very important to us. We strongly encourage women, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native-Americans to register!

What Will Your Day Look Like?

We’ll get you details of the day’s schedule closer to the event, but here is a general agenda of activities you can expect at Explore Engineering.


Meet staff from Engineering at Illinois and fellow students. Morning refreshments will be available.


Hear from the dean in charge of undergraduate programs at Engineering at Illinois.

Keynote Speaker Presentation

Learn what being an engineer is all about from one of our very own graduates.

Department Breakout Sessions

Professors from around the college will explain what you’ll learn and why they’re passionate about their fields.


Lunch is included in the program.

Engineering Campus tours and Student Panel

Explore the campus and hear about some of the amazing work that engineering students can take part in.

Admissions Overview

If you know that Engineering at Illinois is the place for you, we'll share information about how to prepare for the admissions process.

Student Organization & Support Program Displays

Learn more about programs that will support your success in and out of the classroom in Engineering at Illinois.

Register for Explore Engineering

Join us for Explore Engineering! Registration is free.

Student Programs

Supporting our diverse student body is a priority for Engineering at Illinois. We want you to succeed, and we have several great programs in place to help you do that. They include:

The Morrill Engineering Program offers academic support and professional development opportunities to students who have historically been underrepresented in engineering programs, including African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinos and Latinas. The program also helps you connect with our corporate partners who offer internships, scholarships, and awards.

Women in Engineering provides workshops, seminars, and a new student orientation. It can also help you get an internship or an undergraduate research position, which are an important part of your professional development.

Summer Scholars is a summer program for incoming freshmen students in engineering. Get a jump-start on college, meet new friends, and get acclimated to campus all before the fall semester. This program is focused on providing you with a successful transition to Illinois, enhancing your leadership skills, increasing your academic performance for the first-year, and giving you the opportunity to explore your interests and passions.