Graduate School Diversity Preview Events

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Columbia University (New York City, NY)

Engineering Achievers in Graduate Education: EngAGE

Description: Looking for the brightest young engineers and applied scientists interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering or applied science disciplines to attend an all-expense-paid weekend in New York City for the Columbia Engineering EngAGE program

Deadline: 12/22/17

Program Dates: 2/6/17 - 2/18/17

Eligibility: Juniors


Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Diversity Preview Weekend 

Description: Introduce attendees to our research programs (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, and the School of Integrative Plant Science) the year before they apply to graduate school

Deadline: 12/1/17

Program Dates: 3/8/18 - 3/11/18

Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors


Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)

Focus Program

Description: Attracts the best and brightest underrepresented minority students and encourage them to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech

Deadline: 10/31/17

Program Dates: 1/11/18 - 1/14/18

Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors


Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

Getting You into Indiana University (GU2IU) Event

Description: A campus recruitment program for prospective underrepresented and minority students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.F.A. at Indiana University (IUB) Bloomington

Deadline: 2/16/19

Program Dates: 4/8/10 - 4/16/18

Eligibility: Seniors


MIT (Cambridge, MA)


Description: Hosts a graduate school preview weekend on the MIT campus during the fall for select participants who will be strong applicants to MIT graduate programs

Deadline: 10/10/17

Program Dates: 11/16/17 - 11/18/17

Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, College Graduates, Master's Degree students


North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

Visit NC State Program

Description: Designed to offer prospective graduate students, and particularly those interested in the Ph.D., an opportunity to visit our campus, at no cost, to learn more about current research of our faculty and graduate students, and to experience the quality of our graduate programs

Deadline: 11/9/18

Program Dates: 12/2/18 - 12/4/18

Eligibility: Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, International Student


Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)

McNair Scholar Visitation Program

Description: Attend NMU's first McNair Scholar Visitation Program to learn about graduate programs

Deadline: 9/1/17

Program Dates: 9/14/17 - 9/15/17

Eligibility: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident


Ohio State (Columbus, OH)

47th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment Initiative

Description: Program helps to contribute to the ethnic, cultural and academic diversity of Ohio State’s Graduate School and Professional Colleges

Deadline: 9/22/17

Program Dates: 10/29/17 - 10/31/17

Eligibility: Senior, U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident


Penn State (State College, PA)

The Pennsylvania State University STEM Fall Open House

Description: Intended for those interested in applying to graduate programs at the Penn State University Park campus

Program Dates: 10/12/17 - 10/14/17

Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors


Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

The Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition 

Description: Designed for those interested in graduate study in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology and related disciplines

Program Dates: 9/30/17 and 10/1/18


Scripps Research Institute  (Jupiter, FL)

Diversity Visitation Event for Research and Graduate Education (DiVERGE)

Description: Geared toward undergraduate students interested in biomedical research careers, the program is designed to give participants an in-depth preview of TSRI's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) program, Academic Year Research Internship for Undergraduates (AYRIU) program, and top-10 ranked doctoral program in the chemical and biological sciences

Deadline: 11/26/17

Program Dates: 1/4/18 - 1/6/18

Eligibility: Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors


University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

McNair Scholars Visitation Day

Description: Event where you will discover your opportunities for graduate study at UA

Program Date: 11/13/17


University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Engineering Preview Days

Description: A program designed for rising seniors who are interested in applying to Ph.D. programs in engineering and held during the spring semester

Deadline: 3/26/18

Program Dates: 4/18/18 - 4/21/18

Eligibility: Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen


University of California San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Inside UCSF

Description: An annual outreach program geared towards students at two- and four-year degree schools who are interested in pursuing careers in health and science

Deadline: 2/16/18

Program Dates: 4/13/18 - 4/14/18


University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

UCF Diverse Academic Opportunities Program

Description: Event for prospective doctoral applicants from underrepresented populations in higher education to learn more about the programs they're interested in before applying to graduate study at UCF

Deadline: 8/25/17

Program Dates: 10/5/17 - 10/6/17


University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Discover UChicago Program

Description: Offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago

Deadline: 8/15/17

Program Dates: 10/26/17 - 10/28/17

Eligibility: Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen, Undocumented students


University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)

Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Weekend

Description: intended for college seniors, recent graduates and masters degree students interested in pursuing a STEM doctoral degree at the University of Colorado Boulder

Program Dates: 11/2/17 - 11/4/17

Eligibility: Senior, Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen


University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

Pathways Program: Future Scholars Visitation Program

Description: Serves as a recruitment tool for prospective graduate students, allowing them to visit the University of Georgia campus and their academic departments of interest

Program Dates: 11/5/17 - 11/7/17

Eligibility: Seniors, College Graduates, Master's Degree student


University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Campus Visitation Program

Description: A two-day Campus Visitation Program (CVP) to give prospective Ph.D. students the opportunity to engage with the UF community

Eligibility: Senior, College Graduate, Master's Degree student 


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)

Multicultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (Merge) Event

Description: Diversity recruitment initiative designed to give talented underrepresented students from across the nation an opportunity to visit our campus early in the application process in order to learn about the opportunities at Illinois

Deadline: 8/15/18

Program Dates: 9/27/18 - 9/29/18

Eligibility: Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen


University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Preview of the University of Michigan Neuroscience Graduate Program

Description: Meet Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty and learn about their research, learn about our application process and receive feedback on individual applications, and network with current Neuroscience Graduate Students

Program Dates: 4/5/18 - 4/7/18

Eligibility: Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen


University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Diversity in Psychology Program

Description: Designed for individuals who are historically underrepresented in psychology graduate programs and who are interested in learning about graduate education in Psychology at the University of Minnesota

Eligibility: Junior, Senior


University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

McNair Scholar Visitation Program

Description: A presentation about the process of applying for admission to graduate programs, the students meet with faculty and staff to discuss their research, and receive a staff-led tour of the campus

Program Dates: 6/20/17, 7/11/17, 8/9/17


University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)

University of Missouri Emerge Life Science Campus Visitation Program

Description: Network with current faculty, administrators, graduate students and contacts in your program of interest, collect information about the admissions process and funding sources and opportunities, and participate in lab tours, scientific presentations, workshops regarding essential graduate school components and social activities

Deadline: 9/8/17 

Eligibility: Senior, College Graduate, Master's Degree student, U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident


University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Graduate Visitation Program

Description: A two-day graduate school visitation program targeted toward undergraduate seniors who are low-income, first-generation college, or members of underrepresented minority groups, and who have expressed an interest in obtaining a Ph.D.

Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: 9/12/18 - 9/14/18

Eligibility: Senior


University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Preview Day 2017

Description: Annual visitation day for students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree at one of the top ranked graduate engineering institutions in the nation

Program Dates: 11/10/17


University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

VITerbI REACH Graduate Engineering Preview

Description: Under-represented engineering achievers get firsthand exposure to exciting research opportunities, world-class faculty, rich academic programs, and stellar student services and mentoring resources

Deadline: 2/15/18

Program Dates: 4/19/18 - 4/20/18

Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen


University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)

Biosciences Opportunities (BOPs)

Description: Introduces highly qualified prospective graduate students to bioscience PhD programs offered at the UW-Madison and the breadth of research opportunities available on campus

Deadline: 7/31/17

Program Dates: 9/21/17 - 9/24/17

Eligibility: Seniors, College Graduates, Master's Degree student, Permanent Resident, U.S. citizen


University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)

Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPS) program

Description: Invites approximately 20 highly qualified prospective students to the UW-Madison Chemistry Department for an all-expense-paid weekend to explore the chemistry PhD graduate program

Program Dates: 9/14/17 - 9/17/17

Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, College Graduates, Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen


Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

VU-EDGE PhD PRe-VU Recruitment

Description: Provides an opportunity for a select group of highly talented underrepresented students to learn more about the PhD programs at Vanderbilt and the process of developing from a graduate student into an independent researcher

Deadline: 9/14/17

Program Dates: 10/25/17 - 10/27/17

Eligibility: Juniors, Seniors, College Graduates, Master's Degree students, Master's Degree Graduate, Permanent Resident, U.S. Citizen