Organized by Students for Students

SHPE | UIUC has had a long and successful tradition in inviting high school students to campus to learn more about Engineering at Illinois. Our student-run programs involve many volunteers and days of planning to make these events special for aspiring college students. From the university-wide Engineering Open House to our popular High School Visitation programs, there is plenty of opportunity to learn about how you can be tomorrow's engineer.

Engineering Open House (EOH)

Engineering Open House is an annual student-led event featuring two days of exciting exhibits and captivating competitions that showcase the talent and ingenuity of engineering students at the University of Illinois. The event is open to the public at no cost.

Learn more about EOH

High School Visitation (HSV) Weekend

Underrepresented high school students are invited to spend a weekend on campus to learn about higher education opportunities and strategies to help maximize their potential. Students attend workshops, participate in team building activities, and listen to guest speakers. The majority of our workshops deal with leading concerns that high school students have such as scholarships, financial aid, test scores, uncertainty in deciding a career path, fitting in socially, and the advantages of stepping into secondary education. Students also receive the opportunity to experience college life by sleeping in dormitories, attending lectures, visiting campus facilities, and interacting with college students.

Fall HSV is open to all high school students, while Spring HSV is restricted to high school seniors who have been accepted into the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Mota at

HSV Printable Poster

HSV Application

Shadow Program

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and La Casa at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joined forces in an effort to launch a shadow program for minority high school students in the Chicagoland Area. Those who are interested in UIUC, or college in general, will be invited to come down to campus and shadow a college student throughout their day, including lunch in one of our dining halls. Please note that this program will not be restricted to only students who are interested in Engineering! Contact the HSO chair at the email above to set up a Shadow Day with a student in your interested major.

Shadow Program Sign-up