The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers tours for prospective undergraduate engineering students. Tours last 45 minutes to an hour and are led by a current engineering student.
Starting from the Undergraduate Affairs Office, room C209 in the Engineering Quadrangle, guided tours are offered twice per day (11:15am and 2:45pm) weekdays. We ask that you please complete our online registration here to let us know the date you are planning to visit campus. Online registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, so a timely response is necessary to secure a space.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please call (609) 258-4554 for assistance.
If you are visiting when a guided tour is not available, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour with printed instructions found outside the Undergraduate Affairs Office, room C209 in the Engineering Quadrangle.
When visiting campus, guests are asked to use parking lots 21 or 23, which are L9 and F9 on the campus map at http://www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/files/princeton_map.pdf. The University’s TigerTransit transportation system operates frequently from both locations during weekdays until the early evening. Our shuttle stop is the “Friend Center”. Further TigerTransit information and a route map can be found at http://www.princeton.edu/transportation/tigertransit.html. The Engineering Quadrangle is located on Olden Street, which is K3 on the campus map. If you are using a GPS navigation system to find the Engineering Quadrangle, please enter “41 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ”.
Please note that our engineering tours are intended for prospective undergraduate students visiting campus individually, along with their families. Due to the large number of prospective students and family members taking our tours, as well as the narrow hallways in the Engineering Quad, we are unfortunately not able to accommodate large organized tour groups or groups arriving by bus.
Prospective students are welcome to visit engineering classes during the academic year. Classroom visits are offered on weekdays during the fall and spring semesters. When visiting a lecture, please remember to be respectful of classroom etiquette: arrive ten minutes before the class is scheduled to begin to introduce yourself to the professor and ask permission to observe their class, take a seat in the back of the lecture hall, and stay for the entire lecture so you do not disrupt the class. Our intention is to provide you with a rewarding experience that interferes minimally with normal classroom activity for our faculty and currently enrolled students.
Also, please be aware that courses are NOT available during the summertime, on weekends or academic breaks, and that some courses may be unavailable to visitors on certain days without notice due to examinations or other tests, or space limitations. If you are interested in having an engineering classroom visit, we feel that these courses will be most beneficial to prospective undergraduates.