Engineering Student Tours

Engineering Student Tours and Resources

Established in 2020, the Engineering Student Tours and Resources (ESTAR) group offers walking campus tours for prospective engineering students and their families. ESTAR members lead visits through key Penn State and College of Engineering facilities, sharing information about life on campus and specifically about their experience in the college. Current students from all engineering majors are encouraged to apply for ESTAR. 

Tour Information 

ESTAR tours happen rain or shine! Please dress accordingly. In the event of a severe weather warning or campus closure, tours are canceled for the safety of our guests and students.  

On an ESTAR tour, you will be led around Penn State University Park by one or two current Penn State engineering students for approximately a one-mile walking journey. Along the way, you will see some highlights of campus, like the HUB-Robeson Center and Old Main. The main attractions of the tour, though, are the engineering facilities.  

Some locations you will see are: 

  • Kunkle Lounge, a popular event and study space for engineering students 
  • The Engineering Library, a great resource for learning 
  • Engineering design classrooms, computer labs, and workshops 
  • The E-Knowledge Commons, a collaboration space 
  • The Knowledge Lab, a multidisciplinary maker space and classroom 
  • General classrooms and research labs 

We are excited to soon be able to share with you our new buildings on the west side of campus. 

ESTAR tour guides share information about engineering majors, the first-year experience, and various opportunities for involvement like student organizations, research, internships and co-ops, study abroad, and outreach and inclusion programs. Most importantly, the ESTARs share their own experiences and stories of their time at Penn State.  

We can make accommodations for accessibility on the tour route. Please send us an email at so that we can discuss your accessibility needs.