Campus Visitation Program Overview
The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) encourages underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Florida. As part of its recruitment efforts, OGMP sponsors a two-day Campus Visitation Program (CVP) to give prospective graduate students the opportunity to engage with the UF community. OGMP networks with colleges and universities from across the nation, seeking nominations and applications to the program. Interested students may also apply on their own. Acceptance is based on academic merit and student participation is by invitation only. This process facilitates recruitment of highly qualified and motivated students.
During the visitation, prospective graduate students receive an overview of the University of Florida graduate degree programs and financial aid resources and gain insight into the decision-making process involved with selecting a graduate school. Most importantly, participants will meet and interview with administrators, faculty members, and current graduate students in their field of study. This is an excellent opportunity for seniors, graduates and master’s students who are underrepresented in graduate school—African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asian-Americans, students underrepresented in their academic field (i.e., men in nursing, women in engineering), and students who are first-generation college graduates— to visit the University of Florida campus and connect with their potential graduate program.
The Campus Visitation Program will be held on February 20 – 21, 2014. Please note that the deadline to apply is December 6, 2013.