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Interested in seeing first-hand what life is like on the Forty Acres? A visit to campus is one of the best ways to learn about the Cockrell School of Engineering and The University of Texas at Austin — our academic programs, student services, extracurricular and student group offerings and life in Austin. We encourage students and their families to start with an Engineering Information Session.

Engineering Information Sessions

Information sessions are geared toward prospective freshmen, with the content focused on those who have not already been admitted. Sessions are typically hosted on Fridays or Mondays, 2-3 PM. An academic advisor from Engineering Student Services leads the sessions, and current students discuss their personal experiences in Texas Engineering. Students and families receive information about the different engineering majors offered as well as information about student services and programs. Learn more and view upcoming dates

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Major-Specific Subsessions

Some Cockrell School programs host information sessions for specific majors one to three times per month. These sessions provide a more in-depth presentation about the majors and can be attended following a general Engineering Information Session. Learn more

Prospective Graduate Student Opportunities

We encourage you to connect with the graduate advisor and coordinator in your program of interest to learn more about visiting opportunities.

Prospective Transfer Student Appointments

Students wishing to transfer to the Cockrell School of Engineering from another university can meet individually with an advisor in Engineering Student Services. Call 512-471-4321 to schedule an appointment. While prospective transfer students are also welcome to attend an Engineering Information Session, parts of the presentation are geared specifically toward prospective first-year college students.

Campus Visits

Students and families can register for an official campus visit led by a freshman admissions counselor to give you the inside scoop on admissions, housing, financial aid and other important topics. Separate information sessions are held for both prospective and admitted students, followed by a student-led tour of campus. Students and families can also tour residence halls. You can also attend an information session at a UT Austin Admission Center in your local area.

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Explore UT

The university's annual open house is a great way to learn about student groups, campus happenings, academic offerings and more. Attendees can participate in any of the nearly 400 events, activities, performances, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations and information sessions geared toward the whole family. The Cockrell School of Engineering is a dedicated participant in Explore UT, where you can learn about Texas Engineering, hear from professors and engage in engineering hands-on activities led by student organization leaders. Explore UT is a free event open to the public. No registration is required. Learn more