Campus Visitation Program (CVP)

The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) encourages underrepresented minority students to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Florida. As part of its recruitment efforts, OGMP sponsors a two-day Campus Visitation Program (CVP) to give prospective PhD students the opportunity to engage with the UF community. 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 doctoral students receive an overview of the University of Florida graduate programs, 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 provides seniors, graduates and master’s students from underrepresented groups—African-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American and, Pacific Islander who are interested in pursuing a PhD with an excellent opportunity to visit the UF campus and connect with their potential graduate program.

The University of Florida will provide lodging for two nights, most meals, and up to $500 in airfare or mileage. We will also reimburse the UF Graduate School Application fee. Please note: To qualify for airfare reimbursement, tickets must be purchased two weeks prior to start of event.

Applicants must complete an official UF graduate school application before applying to CVP. All CVP applications are reviewed by a committee and decisions will be made 4 weeks after the application deadline.


1. An official UF graduate application
2. Transcripts
3. Test scores
4. Three Faculty members whose research is appealing
5. Proof of UF graduate application completion and proof of payment (attach as a picture or PDF file)

The Campus Visitation Program will be held on October 2016. Please note that the deadline to apply is September 2016.

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