The college offers a variety of tours and visit programs for students and their parents. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with faculty, staff, and students, and learn more about the CU-Boulder programs of interest to you.
Engineering Center Daily Tours
Guided tours of the Engineering Center are available Monday through Friday at 12:15 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby of the Engineering Center near the Celestial Seasonings Café, and interested students and parents should meet in the Engineering Center lobby five minutes before the start of the tour. Reservations are not required. Tours are not offered over winter break, during finals week, or other weekday campus holidays. At any time, please feel free to go on a self-guided tour using our tour brochure.
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building Tours
Guided tours of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, home of the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, are available Monday through Friday. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a few dates/times and we will contact you to set up your tour. JSCBB tours are not held on weekends or during the summer months.
Daily Information Sessions and Campus Tours
You may also want to participate in the Office of Admissions' daily information sessions and student-led walking tours. These sessions are available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on most Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., except on holidays and during campus closures.
All-Day Visit Programs
CU-Boulder offers a variety of all-day visit programs for those who really want to get to know our campus community. These include the CU-Boulder Engineering Sampler, Be a CU Student for a Day, and programs designed for students who are underrepresented in the engineering fields. See the Undergraduate Admissions website for dates and details.
Engineering Center Complex: If you are unable to attend one of the above tours or visit programs, you can take a self-guided tour whenever the Engineering Center is open (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.). Use our self-guided tour brochure (also available in the Engineering Lobby) as your guide as you make a giant loop through the Engineering Center. The tour includes facilities for each department along with the BOLD Center, Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, and the Discovery Learning Center.
Integrated Teaching & Learning Laboratory: This award-winning experiential learning facility includes interactive exhibits through which people of all ages can learn about different aspects of engineering, as well as views into the building's structural and operating systems through its innovative "inside-out" design. Many of the school's First Year Engineering Projects are created in the ITL Laboratory and demonstrated to the community at an Engineering Design Expo at the end of each semester.The ITL Laboratory is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Discovery Learning Center: This high-tech addition to the Engineering Center supports the valuable integration of undergraduate students into the college's research mission. The mission of this sister facility to the ITL Laboratory is accomplished by guiding student learning through an inquiry-based approach that complements the academic curriculum. The DLC is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on any of our visit programs, or to speak with someone about undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, please contact:
Office of Admissions