Preview Weekend Call for Nominations

Graduate Preview Weekend
The Graduate School hosts a Preview Weekend each year in February. This recruitment event is aimed at increasing the number of talented and diverse domestic students in graduate education at Virginia Tech. Faculty are asked to nominate students for this event.

The primary objectives of Preview Weekend are to:

  • Familiarize prospective graduate students with Virginia Tech graduate programs, the campus, the Blacksburg community, and resources for student support and financial support.
  • Provide prospective students the opportunity to interact with Virginia Tech faculty, administrators, and graduate students.
  • Provide information to help prospective students make an informed decision about graduate education at Virginia Tech.

View the event schedule.

Eligible participants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents residing in the U.S. who have applied for admission and have been accepted to Virginia Tech.

Student must be from an underrepresented population.

The Graduate School will provide housing, food, and funds to support students’ travel. If a student is chosen, the host department is expected to work in collaboration with the Graduate School to provide a high quality programs including opportunities to meet with faculty and students in the department.