Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

High School Visitation

Every fall and spring, high school girls from all over Virginia visit UVA to experience what it's like to be an engineering student at UVA. They spend the day participating in various activities such as a lab tours, majors fair, design activity, and a professional panel. These events give the girls a look at the different engineering fields as well as the engineering design process, and they can help the students decide if they would like to pursue STEM in the future.


The Fall session of the program is geared towards high school seniors, but juniors and sophomores are invited to apply as well. The Spring session is geared towards high school juniors.


Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering in their short answer responses will receive priority acceptance due to space limitations.

If you have further questions, please contact us at

The Fall 2019 session will be held on November 16, 2019. 
Applications close Friday, October 25th, 2019.
Link to application:

SWE @ UVA encourages young women from all socio-economic backgrounds to apply to HSV. We face high costs in providing three meals for students and volunteers,  ordering program t-shirts, and providing supplies for the design activity. We are extremely thankful for our sponsor who helps minimize the program fee.