Although we've provided as much information on this website as we can, we know you may have more questions and want to get a first-hand look at the campus.
Prospective Graduate Students
ECE does not offer program-hosted tours on a regular basis. However, graduate program staff are happy to answer any questions about the program and facilities.
Other useful information regarding campus visits:
• About Columbus
Consulting the Academic Calendar before scheduling a visit is recommended.
See below for parking and directions.
Interested in a visit to Ohio State's College of Engineering?
Apply to our Graduate Engineering Open House (Fri & Sat, October 13-14, 2017) to meet faculty & staff, tour labs and research centers, and learn how to create a competitive application.
Travel stipends may be available - APPLY TODAY
Prospective Undergraduate Students:
If you're considering attending The Ohio State University as an undergraduate, schedule a visit to come see us by contacting the College of Engineering recruitment team.
In order to get the most out of your campus visit, students are encouraged to coordinate an Admissions Overview and Campus Tour on the same day as an engineering visit.
First, however, we recommend taking an admissions overview and tour of the entire university so you can experience campus and learn more about everything Ohio State has to offer. We also recommend attending the College of Engineering overview and tour. Both tours can be scheduled for the same visit.
Engineering Overview Only – one hour presentation that highlights the various engineering majors, curriculum, co-op/internship opportunities, and student involvement. This session is general engineering information and is for ALL prospective engineering students regardless of major interest. A copy of the Engineering Self-Guided Walking Tour can be picked up after the overview presentation. Occurs when engineering student ambassadors are not available to provide engineering tours (summer semester).
Engineering Overview & Tour – two hour program that includes a one hour presentation that highlights the various engineering majors, curriculum, co-op/internship opportunities, and student involvement. The second hour consists of a student led tour of the engineering block (student tour guide majors may vary based on student availability), does not include a residence hall. Offered during autumn and spring semesters for prospective, admitted and transfer students.
Engineering Overview & Tour for Admitted Students – same visit as the Engineering Overview & Tour (see above), but reserved for admitted students only. Occurs during spring semester.
* Transfer Students: Please call 614-292-2651 to set-up an appointment to learn more about the College of Engineering transfer process.
- Engineering visits are not offered on the weekends, with the exception of specific events.
- Regularly scheduled engineering visits are not hosted on university holidays, breaks and during final exams. Check the university calendar before you plan your visit.
- Classroom observations are not offered.
- The College of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Recruitment is the primary source of information and visits for all engineering students (pre-orientation status) at Ohio State. Faculty and academic advisors play a large and very important role focusing on currently enrolled students. Meetings with academic advisors can be scheduled through the recruitment office, please call 614-292-2651.
Need help scheduling an undergraduate visit online?
Please follow the steps below to sign up for an engineering visit:
- Go to campusvisit.osu.edu
- Determine whether you are a Prospective Freshman, Transfer Student of Admitted freshman and click on the link under the appropriate title. (Example: If you are a prospective student and are not yet admitted to OSU click on “Admissions Overview and Tour” under Prospective freshmen.)
- Begin the registration process.
- Review the visit calendar and click on a date(s) you are interested in to see the specific programs offered that day.
- After reviewing each available session and their descriptions please click “Add” next to the session(s) you wish to attend that day. They will then be added to your visit itinerary at the bottom of the page. Please read the descriptions to make certain that you are signing up for the event that best fits your needs. Note: The “Admissions Overview & Tour” does not cover engineering information. The Aviation/Airport Tour only discusses the Aviation Major, no other fields of engineering are included.
- Review your visit itinerary. After adding all of the desired sessions click “Continue registration”
- Finish the registration process by completing the form. An email confirmation will be sent to confirm your registration.
Please visit the university's page for directions to campus.
The Tuttle Park Place parking garage (garage "D", number "088" east of Ohio Stadium on the campus map) is available for general visitors to the department and is the closest visitor parking to Dreese and Caldwell Laboratories.
To get to the Tuttle Park Place Parking Garage:
Once you exit on to Lane Avenue and are headed towards campus, you will cross Olentangy River Road, then the suspension bridge. At the stop light at Tuttle Park Place, turn right. You will then cross through the light at Woody Hayes Drive. Go past Ives Drive until you see the entrance to the Tuttle Park Place parking garage on your left (garage "D", number "088" east of Ohio Stadium on the campus map). The Tuttle Park Place parking garage is available for general visitors to the department.
The Northwest parking garage on Ives Drive is not available for general visitor use.
Dreese Labs is the building to the southeast of the parking garage. (There is a number ‘installation’ in the grass behind the building.) Enter via the east side of the building (Neil Ave). The main office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is room 205.
The main door to Caldwell Laboratory is across the street from Dreese (east). Or, you may use the pedestrian bridge between Dreese and Caldwell which is next to the main office in Dreese (room 205).