School of Engineering Tours and Events

41 Cooper Square, home of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

41 Cooper Square, home of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Campus Tours

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering hosts small tours for prospective engineering students and their families. Before the tour, an admissions staff member will provide a brief overview of the engineering admissions process. All School of Engineering tours are led by our student tour guides and last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Registration is required. Tours will meet in the lobby of 41 Cooper Square.

Engineering Preview Day

In addition to regular tours, the School of Engineering holds an Engineering Preview Day for interested applicants every fall. This year, Engineering Preview Day will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018. This event is for prospective engineering students and their families. Guests will learn more about the Albert Nerken School of Engineering by visiting various engineering labs and interacting with members of the Cooper community, including faculty, staff, and current students. Engineering Preview Day will begin promptly at 4:30pm and conclude around 8:30pm. Event check-in and on-site registration will open at 3:15pm in the Foundation Building located at 7 East 7th Street. There will also be optional, pre-event tours of the Residence Hall from 3:15-4:15pm. Online registration for this event is now closed, but you will be able to register in person at the event. 

Full schedule available here! Plus, Click here to see the labs that will be on view! 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.