Recruiting Calendar

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Graduate Admissions/ODGE Recruitment Schedule 

Representative(s) of Graduate Admissions and the Office for Diversity in Graduate Education (ODGE) will be attending the following graduate/professional school recruiting events. We invite you to stop by our site for information and materials about our graduate programs. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and acquaint you with graduate study at Minnesota.   If you have questions about the events, please contact Derek Maness (

Undergraduate summer research opportunities: The University of Minnesota also offers research opportunities to undergraduate students in various disciplines. In summer 2016, more than 200 undergraduate students are participating in summer research programs across the campus. See Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities for more information.

NEW:  Graduate School Fact Sheet (Pdf file).  You may wish to print copies or post on your program website.
            Recruitment Toolkit (for Faculty and Staff)

ODGE/Graduate School
Recruitment Schedule 2016-17


McNair Initiatives                      

New York National McNair Undergraduate Research Conference, Niagara Falls, NY (July 21-24, 2016)

California National McNair Scholars Symposium, UC - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (Aug. 4-7, 2016)

 Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska McNair Heartland Research Conference, Kansas City, MO (Sept. 23-25, 2016)

 McNair Scholars Virtual Graduate School and Summer Research Fair (Nov 2,  2016: 12PM - 3PM CST)

 Texas McNair National Conference, UT-Denton, Denton,TX  (Feb.16-19, 2017) 

 SEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (June TBA, 2017)


Conferences and Graduate Fairs

Luther College, Decorah, IA (Sept. 22, 2016)

The Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition, Purdue, West Lafayette, IN  (Sept. 26, 2016)

NNE Graduate Fair at Vanderbilt (Belmont U, Fisk U, & TN State U) (Sept. 26-27, 2016)

University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN (Sept.  27, 2016)

Northstar STEM Alliance Kick-Off,  McNamara Alumni Center, UMTC, MN (Sept. 27, 2016)

University of Wisconsin--River Falls, River Falls, WI (Sept. 29, 2016)

Chicago Area Graduate Fair, UIC, Chicago, IL  (Oct. 6-7, 2016)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS),  Long Beach, CA (Oct. 13-15, 2016)

Hampton University Trip - freshmen biology students & MARC Program, Hampton, VA  (Oct. 19, 2016)  -  see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Meyerhoff Program, MA (Oct. 21, 2016)  - see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences

Southern California Diversity Forum, Loyal Marymount U, Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 5, 2016)

Puerto Rico Outreach Trip:  UPR Cayey, UPR Rio Piedras, UPR Mayaguez, & UPR Ponce (Nov. 1-4, 2016)  - see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, FL (Nov. 9-12, 2016) – see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, Minneapolis, MN (Nov. 10-12, 2016)

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Feb 24-25, 2017)

Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM (ERN), Washington, DC (Mar. 2-4, 2017)

National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Memphis, TN (April 6-8, 2017)