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Fully Paid 2.5 Day Visits

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Recruitment visits are conducted from late Thursday afternoon to early Saturday afternoon in January, February, March, and April.  We cover all travel costs and hotel accommodations. 

Activities include:

  • Thursday - Introduction dinner with current students
  • Friday - You are provided an overview presentation of our PhD-granting programs, have the opportunity to spend time with faculty and the students affiliated with several graduate programs, tour the Health Sciences Center, and have personal interviews with members of the Admissions Committee.  After the interview process, you can relax at a dinner/social with faculty at a faculty member's home.  At the conclusion of the dinner/social, you partake in a fun night on the town with current graduate students.
  • Saturday - Members of the Graduate Student Organization take you on a tour of West Virginia University, the city of Morgantown, local apartments, and our impressive Recreation Center.

Placed along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia, and the base of the Morgantown metropolitan area. WVU resides in Morgantown next to a rural environment yet is close to Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Cleveland. Extracurricular activities are abundant in the four-state region surrounding the vibrant community of Morgantown. Opportunities exist for world-class white-water rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. Also, there is excellent hiking, camping, rock climbing, cycling, fishing, and cross-country and downhill skiing. The area offers an array of visual and performing arts entertainment. WVU participates in NCAA Division I athletics and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. A rail trail, used by walkers, runners, cyclists, and inline skaters, extends for ~100 miles.