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Engineering Open House

The Engineering Open House is an opportunity for prospective undergraduate students and their families to explore the KU School of Engineering. There will be departmental information sessions that explore our degree programs and career opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to explore our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities through tours led by Engineering Student Ambassadors. We hope this event will help you understand what makes the KU School of Engineering unique!

Schedule of Events:

8:00AM – Check-in (Ground floor of LEEP2, outside of Aerospace Senior Design Lab)

8:30AM – Welcome by Dr. Wiles

9:00-11:30AM – Information Fair

9:00AM – Facilities Tour #1 (begin in LEEP2 atrium)

9:00-9:30AM – KU Department Interest Sessions (three separate offered: Housing, Honors, SELF)

10:00AM – Academic Interest Session #1

11:00 AM – Facilities Tour #2 (begin in LEEP2 atrium)

11:00AM – Academic Interest Session #2

12:00 PM – Facilities Tour #3 (begin in LEEP2 atrium)

12:00PM – Lunch, Check-out and formal programming ends

12:30-1:30PM – Optional Tour of Self Hall on Daisy Hill, hosted by KU Student Housing

In addition to academic interest sessions and facilities tours, we will also host a KU Information Fair which will feature many of the campus departments, offices and student organizations listed below:

  • Engineering Admissions
  • KU Office of Admissions
  • Student Housing
  • University Honors Program
  • Center for Undergraduate Research
  • Office of Study Abroad
  • UKan Teach
  • Engineering Career Center
  • KU Baja SAE
  • Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program
  • Jayhawk Motorsports
  • Concrete Canoe Team
  • Engineers without Borders

The facilities tours will be offered throughout the day: 9AM, 11:00AM and 12:00PM. We offer three separate tour times so you are able to attend one tour and the Academic Interest Sessions of your choice!

Students will also have the opportunity to attend an optional housing tour of Self Hall, one of the newest residence halls and home of the Engineering Learning Community.

*Engineering Student Organizations and non-engineering departments will have tables set up for an Information fair which will be running throughout the day.

When Is the Engineering Open House?

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

*Optional housing tour of Self Hall, home to the Engineering Learning Community, will run from 12:30-1:30PM. Lunch will begin at 12PM and will be the conclusion of formal programming for the event.*

Learned Engineering Expansion Phase 2 (LEEP2) Building
KU School of Engineering
1536 W 15th St.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Check-in begins at 8:00 am on the ground floor of LEEP2 (1536 W 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045). A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking is available in lot 54 just directly south of the School of Engineering. You can view a parking map here.

How do I register? 

Click here to registerhttps://engr.ku.edu/engineering-open-house-registration

What else can I do while I am visiting campus?

If you are interested in collegiate sports, The University of Kansas men's and women's 33rd annual Late Night in the Phog occurs that evening at 5:00pm in historic Allen Fieldhouse. The event is free and open to the public. According to Kansas Athletics: "Beginning at 10 a.m., the Phog Festival will unfold on the lawn in front of Allen Fieldhouse and will feature a variety of activities for all fans to enjoy leading up to Late Night, including a Family Fun Zone, a mobile video board and a live DJ. The festival will also include food trucks, giveaways, interactive displays and much more throughout the day." it is also important to note that KU recently adopted a clear bag policy and walk-through metal detectors will be in effect for this event. For many out-of-town Jayhawk fans, Late Night will represent their first opportunity to tour The DeBruce Center, which houses the original rules of basketball written by Kansas' first coach, Dr. James Naismith. The DeBruce Center, which is adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse, opened last month. 


Please contact Kathryn Silvers at kathryn.silvers@ku.edu or 785-864-3622.


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