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Each department has different availabilities for prospective student visits. ALL entering first year students are placed into General Engineering (except Building Construction) and we strongly suggest starting with the main COE Information Session. There will be many opportunities to explore each of our majors as a freshman student while part of General Engineering.

Student conducting research

Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

Mondays and Fridays at 1pm.

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Biological Systems Engineering

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

One-on-one info session and mini tour with a BSE ambassador. Advance notice only.

Contact: bseadvising@vt.edu

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Two students discuss undergraduate research in front of a microscope

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

No in-person tours, virtual tours available.

Virtual Tours

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Construction Engineering and Management Photo - students looking at a model of the corps of cadet buildings wearing safety vests and hard hats

Building Construction

30-45 minute one-on-one meetings with families by request.

Contact: Gary Kinder

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Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

30-45 minute one-on-ones by request - please give advance notice.

Contact: Gary Whiting

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6 students stand in orange hard hats in front of a factory

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

TBD

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computer science

Department of Computer Science

In-Person on Mondays and Fridays 12:30-1:30pm.
Virtual Info Sessions Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays.
Sessions start September 9th and end on December 5th.

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CEM Students wearing hard hats and safety vests standing in an unfinished building.

Construction Engineering & Management

30-minute zoom appointments with minimum of 2-3 weekdays' notice.

Contact: Sharon Williams

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mondays - Virtual Info Sessions 2-3pm.
Fridays - In-Person Info Sessions 2-3pm. (with registration required by Thursdays at noon).

Registration required for both, no walk-ins.

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Students reviewing a process

Grado Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

In-Person on Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm

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Materials Science

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

By request.

Contact: Michelle Czamanske

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Group of Mechanical Engineering students who worked on a robotics project

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Feel free to visit one of our undergraduate advisors during their walk-in advising hours in 112, 113, or 113A Randolph.  One of our undergraduate advisors is typically available 8:30am-11:30am and 1-4pm, Monday-Friday.  No advance notice is needed, but  you can e-mail in advance to check on our walk-in advising schedule, especially if you plan to visit when classes are not in session.

Contact: Sarah Deisher, Hannah Troutt, or Linda Vick

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three students are standing within a cave controlling a drone

Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering

By request 30-45 minute one-on-one and building/lab tour by request with advance notice.

Contact: Michelle Crotto

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For information about visiting the Ware Lab, please see their website.