Frequently Asked Questions

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When is Engineering Open House?

Friday, March 14th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 15th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

If I bring my students or class to Engineering Open House, do I need to register to attend?

School groups attending EOH are encouraged to register their group to ensure that they receive the trip planning information they need. Teachers or chaperones can register their field trip groups here.

Where can school buses park during Engineering Open House?

Buses may drop off you and your students on Springfield Ave. by the EOH Welcome Tent and then proceed to park in the E-14 Lot on the South End of Campus. Map coming soon!

Are there advisors for prospective or accepted Illinois Students?

There will not be advisors available as part of EOH, but you are welcome to attend a Deans Session if you have questions about the College of Engineering.

Where can I get a visitor’s guide?

Physical visitors guides will be available the days of Engineering Open House. Here is a copy of last year’s visitor’s guide.

What is for lunch?

Lunch can be purchased in our Area 51 Food and Entertainment tent – right between Engineering Hall and Everitt Lab. You can also find restaurants in the basement of the Illini Union and on Green Street (just west of Everitt Lab).

What are exhibits?

Exhibits are student-run displays about engineering and technology related topics. There are a broad range of topics that will interest anyone for any age range. See our Exhibits page for more information.

What is there to do at EOH?

Student engineering exhibits, design contests for High School and Middle School students (online pre-registration required), corporate exhibits, the Jerry Sanders Robot Competition, and much more!

Who is the guest speaker for EOH?

The guest speaker for EOH is still being determined.

I am a teacher and I want to bring my class to EOH. What is the procedure?

We welcome school groups to EOH! Please refer to our Field Trip Logistics Page for more information on how to prepare for your trip.

Who puts on Engineering Open House?

Engineering Open House is a student run event with collaboration from students, staff, and faculty from all engineering departments.

Where can I find more information about Engineering Open House?

Please keep an eye on this website – we will periodically update it with the latest information. Also, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

How can middle school or high school kids get involved with Engineering Open House?

We have both High School and Middle School Design Contests. You can also visit the many student and corporate exhibits and watch the Jerry Sanders Robot Design Contest.

What are future EOH dates?

  • March 13-14, 2015
  • March 11-12, 2016

Have any unanswered questions?

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