Graduate Student Recruitment Weekends

Spring 2019 Recruiting Weekends

February 21-23 and March 13-15, 2020

Typical Schedule for Graduate Student Recruitment Weekends

Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.

  • Department chair's welcome address
  • Poster session featuring current research in the department, with time for socializing with faculty, graduate students, and other visitors 
  • Dinner with graduate students and other visiting students

Saturday, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

  • Group breakfast
  • Breakout sessions with presentations by professors
  • Building/facility tours
  • Lunch
  • Meetings with professors
  • Break
  • Social hour and dinner
  • Current graduate students arrange evening activities at local venues


  • Free time to tour Madison 

The department arranges accommodations for invited students. Transportation to and from the airport or bus station is provided. Parking is provided for those who drive to Madison. Details on the weekend, travel, and accommodations is provided via email after you have been accepted by the department.