Many graduate schools offer visitation events.  These events may be paid for by the institution and offer a variety of services to assist students in applying for graduate programs.

Campus Visitations and Application Preparation

  • The University of Rochester’s Graduate Visitation Program  –Students who are accepted into the program will fly to Rochester, tour the University and their chosen department, meet students, faculty, and administrators, tour the city and attend workshops and events, including a talk by Graduate School admissions guru Don Asher!
  • The University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)–The University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) invites you to explore your choice in science through our Preview Visitation this October 2-3, 2014. Our Preview includes an all-expense-paid visit for selected participants (and their advisors)  We have activities and workshops on applying and attending graduate school at U-M, one-on-one and group interactions with faculty from 14 PhD programs. As well as networking with current graduate students and peers from across the country and finally a tour of campus, facilities and the city of Ann Arbor.

    University of Minnesota – Preview Day for Biomedical Sciences Scholars –The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs Preview Weekend is a unique visit to the University of Minnesota campus for prospective graduate students planning to enroll in a PhD program in Fall 2015 interested in the area of biomedical sciences.

  • Tufts University, Prospective Graduate School Days –Tufts University holds the “Prospective Graduate School Days” every odd year in the Boston Metro area. It is for academically vetted students on the graduate schools track. Room and board are completely covered by Tufts University.  We have hosted Ronald. E. McNair programs and students over the last several year.
  • University of Chicago – Preview Day for Biological Sciences Division (BSD) –The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education in the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The experience will include workshops, informal socials and research presentations by world-renowned faculty and their graduate students.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology FOCUS Program – Participants receive application and funding information, visit classrooms and research labs in their interest areas and talk with current students and faculty. FOCUS provides travel, accommodations and meal costs for all participants.
  • Howard University Visitation Program – Participants interested in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences visit research centers and graduate departments; network; learn about the admission process and various funding opportunities; and experience life at Howard University. AGEP provides hotel accommodations, meals, and the roundtrip transportation.
  • Indiana University “Getting You into IU” Campus Visit – Students from a wide range of disciplines participate in sessions on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission and fellowships; individual and group meetings with IU faculty; attend classes; tour departments and research facilities; meet with current graduate students.
  • University of Florida’s Campus Visitation Program – Participants meet with faculty; tour campus and Gainesville; talk with current graduate students; attend workshops on succeeding in graduate school; and apply for admission. Office of Graduate Minority Programs pays hotel costs, some meals and partial travel expenses.
  • The University of Georgia Future Scholars Visitation Program – Participants visit campus and their departments of interest. The Graduate School pays for participants lodging and most meals. Up to $100 reimbursed travel expenses (including airline, shuttle and/or mileage). Participants receive an application fee waiver.
  • University of Michigan Biomedical Sciences PREVIEW Weekend – Provides students various opportunities to interact with faculty, current graduate students and peers. Attendees participate in activities and workshops about applying to graduate school at UM, research and campus life. Visit expenses including travel, lodging, and on-campus meals will be covered.
  • University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium- Participants tour departments and research labs, interacting with faculty, staff, and current graduate students. Attendees participate in workshops about admissions and funding; and attend presentations and poster sessions by current graduate students. Event includes lunch and refreshments. Travel Grants are available.
  • University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs Diversity Days  - Diversity Days are a two-day program coordinated to expose students who are historically underrepresented in higher education to master’s programs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Selected participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, and alumni as well as experience the life of the Humphrey School and the Twin Cities metro area. Travel grants are available to  participants who live further than 200 miles away.
  • University of Missouri Emerge Program – Prospective graduate students from under-represented groups interested in applying to the University of Missouri. All costs of the weekend (travel, lodging, meals, all scheduled activities) are paid by the MU Graduate School.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Opportunities in Engineering Conference – Juniors and seniors with majors in physics, chemistry, math or other physical science interested in attending graduate school in engineering visit campus and explore graduate programs in engineering. Travel, food, and lodging expenses (except travel days and Saturday) will be paid by the conference.
  • University of Rochester Graduate School Visitation Program – The College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and the Medical School host a two-day visitation program for seniors who are low-income, first-generation, or members of underrepresented groups. Participants will be provided with round trip travel, meals, and will be housed with current graduate or undergraduate student