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Graduate School Preview/ Recruitment Weekends and Visitation Programs

Travel expenses and meals are usually covered if selected to attend. 

Also see a list of visitation programs compiled by McNairScholars.com

Columbia University – EngAGE
February 27 – March 1, 2014
Deadline to apply: January 20, 2014

Cornell University – Diversity Hosting Weekend for Prospective Graduate Students
October 18–20, 2013
Deadline to apply: September 3, 2013

Georgia Institute of Technology – FOCUS Program
January 16–19, 2014
Deadline to apply: December 1, 2013 

Indiana University Bloomington – “Getting You Into IU”  
October 12–14, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 5, 2014

North Carolina State University – Visit NC State Program
Fall 2013: October 27–29
Spring 2014: February 16–18

Deadlines to apply:

  • 2013 Fall: Friday, September 20, 2013, 5 p.m.
  • 2014 Spring: Monday, December 16, 2013, 5 p.m.

Ohio State University – Graduate Student Recruitment Initiative
October 19–21, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 12, 2014

Purdue University – Graduate School Exposition
September 21–22, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 3, 2014

Purdue University – Fall Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP)/HBI
November 13–15, 2013
Deadline to apply: Applications taken on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply by October 25, 2013.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Diversity in Graduate Studies Visitation Program 
Case-by-case

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Florida Campus – DIVERGE Visitation Program
October 23–25, 2014
Deadline to apply: October 3, 2014

UC Berkeley – Berkeley Edge Conference 
November 6–9, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 26, 2014

UC Berkeley – Berkeley Engineering Preview Day
April 30 – May 2, 2014
Deadline to apply: April 16, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder – Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Recruiting Program
October 17–19, 2013
Deadline to apply: September 25, 2013

University of Florida – Graduate School Campus Visitation
November 6–7, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 19, 2014

University of Georgia – Future Scholars Visitation Program
November 9–11, 2014
Deadline to apply: October 3, 2014

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering – Multi Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE)
October 10–11, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 12, 2014

University of Michigan – Astronomy & Astrophysics and Earth and Environmental Sciences – Fall Preview Weekend (all expenses paid) (PDF)
October 23–25, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 29, 2014 (use this online application)

University of Michigan – Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)
October 2–3, 2014
Deadline to apply: August 15, 2014 (priority deadline) and September 1, 2014 (final deadline)

University of Michigan – Engineering Graduate Symposium
November 14, 2014
Deadline to apply: TBA

USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering – REACH (Recruitment of Engineering ACHievers)  
November 20–21, 2014
Deadline to apply: TBA

University of Tennessee Knoxville – GEM GRAD LAB
September 13–14, 2013
Deadline to apply: N/A

University of Wisconsin, Madison – Biosciences Opportunities (BOPs) Preview Program
October 2–5, 2014
Deadline to apply: August 15, 2014

University of Wisconsin, Madison – CHemistry OPportunities (CHOPs) Program
September 11–13, 2014
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2014

University of Wisconsin, Madison – Opportunities in Engineering Conference
November 5–9, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 26, 2014

Vanderbilt University – VU-EDGE Ph.D. Pre-VU Recruitment Event
October 29 – November 1, 2014
Deadline to apply: September 12, 2014 at 9 p.m. Central Time