Alternatives to Visiting Campus

Following the Purdue University Guidelines for Visitors, the Office of Future Engineers (OFE) will remain closed to in-person visits during the Fall 2020 semester. (See latest official University policies regarding campus visitors)

The OFE staff and students are committed to providing you a variety of opportunities to learn more about Purdue’s College of Engineering, its majors and programs, as well as ways to connect with current students and staff who can answer your question, and hope to connect with you virtually in one of the many events or other opportunities. Please bookmark this website and refer to it often as we will update it regularly with new information.

Live Virtual Events & Broadcasts

Purdue Engineering Week
October 5-9, 2020

Purdue Engineering Week is a week-long exploration of nearly everything that Purdue Engineering has to offer to our undergraduate students. Designed with high school juniors and seniors in mind but open to everyone, each day will feature a series of live online presentations from the various majors, departments, and programs from across the College of Engineering. Recordings of all of the live presentations will also be posted for registrants to view on their own time.

Registration is now open! Click here to register for this free event and gain access to all of the week's presentations. 

Virtual Engineering Information Sessions
Mondays at 11:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. Eastern

Led by current undergraduate engineering students, these live, hour-long presentations will provide an overview of the majors and programs here in the College of Engineering. You'll learn about opportunities for student life, research, work experience, study abroad, and more, as well as be able to submit your own questions throughout the presentation!

Click here to view and register for our upcoming Virtual Engineering Information Sessions

Virtual Event & Broadcast Replays

Purdue at Strive Virtual College Exploration STEM Day
Thursday, August 13

This session specifically focused on majors and opportunities within the Purdue College of Engineering and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. How is studying engineering or technology similar and how are they different? Learn about opportunities for Co-Ops, internships, study abroad, research, student life, and overview of admissions process. Why might pursuing a top notch technical degree at a full-service state university in the Heartland with over 200 majors and endless possibilities be a good fit for you?

Click here to view the full replay of this presentation.

A Top 10's Top 10: What Makes Purdue Engineering Exceptional
Aired Thursday, July 23, 2020

Fun fact: Purdue has been among the U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 Undergraduate Engineering Programs for over 15 years in a row! Ever wondered what makes Purdue Engineering so special?

A Top 10's Top 10 was a live, interactive presentation featuring the students and staff of Purdue Engineering where we discussed what makes our engineering programs so special in the eyes of our students and how we've earned such a fantastic reputation around the world.

First, we went over the top 10 reasons why Purdue Engineering might be the right fit for you, then we featured a few of our current students to talk about their college search process and why they chose Purdue, and then finished with a presentation from the Office of Admissions providing a brief overview of the application process from the engineering perspective. After that, we had an open Q&A session for our viewers to ask questions of all our panelists.

Click here to view the full replay of this broadcast. Timestamps are included in the video description to navigate between topics.

Introducing Purdue Engineering
Aired Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Introducing Purdue Engineering was a live event where we talked about what it really means to be an "engineer," showcased the 17 engineering majors offered here at Purdue, and featured some of our current students to hear about their experiences! We also hosted a live Q&A after the presentation for viewers to ask questions of our panelists.

Click here to view the replay of the live broadcast

Ways to Connect with Us

Live Chat
Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Eastern

The Office of Future Engineers now has a live chat platform right here on our website! Simply click on the bubble icon at the bottom-right of the page, and you will be connected with one of our students or staff members. You'll even have the option for a voice or video call in addition to text chat!

If you're visiting our website outside of our office hours, you'll be able to leave us a message, and we'll follow up with you as soon as we can. You're also welcome to email us any time at

Connect with Current Students in PSEF

Would you like to learn about Purdue from a student's perspective? Reach out to a member of the Purdue Student Engineering Foundation (PSEF). These are current undergraduate engineering students studying at Purdue from across the United States and around the world. Check out their profiles to learn about their experiences, and then reach out to one of them using their contact form. They can be a direct resource for you as questions arise about being an engineering student. PSEFers love being Boilermakers but will also “tell it like it is,” as they want you to see the whole picture here and help you find the best college fit no matter where that may be!

Women in Engineering Program Virtual Visits & Events

The Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) at Purdue is hosting a series of live, virtual events for prospective students this Fall featuring information on all that the Purdue Women in Engineering Program has to offer you as a student, and spending time answering your specific questions! Current engineering students in the program with experiences in a variety of disciplines and activities across campus will be on hand to share their insights with you and your parents. Sessions offer one-on-one conversations, providing you with a chance to ask your specific questions to female students who are active members of campus life.

Click here to view their upcoming events and other ways to connect virtually.

Other Resources

Photo Tour of Purdue Engineering

Interested in what our campus looks like? Ilana, a recent graduate of Purdue's Mechanical Engineering program, provides her personal insights and experiences on this guided photo tour highlighting some of Purdue Engineering's facilities.

Last updated 09/25/2020 4:00 p.m. EDT

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