Discover Graduate Weekend

Discover Graduate School at Pitt: April 2-4, 2020

The University of Pittsburgh annually sponsors a trip to campus for underrepresented juniors and seniors who have not previously visited, so they may learn more about graduate programs at the Swanson School of Engineering.

Hosted by the Swanson School’s Office of Diversity, the visit gives students a glimpse of graduate programs at one of the nation’s leading research institutions. Students will have an opportunity to tour the campus and meet department faculty and graduate students. They will spend the afternoon with departments of their choice in a variety of engineering disciplines, including:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Petroleum
  • Civil and Environmental
  • Electrical and Computer
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical and Materials Science

The Discover program includes transportation to and from the University of Pittsburgh, meals, a dinner reception, and overnight accommodations.
Requirements for acceptance to Discover Graduate School at Pitt:

  • GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Juniors who will be seniors in fall 2020
  • Seniors who have not had prior visit
  • Completion of an application and letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 5th 2020

Please contact the Office of Diversity for additional information at 412-624-2118 or e-mail 

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