In the spring semester, prospective students living in the U.S. who have been recommended for admission are invited to spend a couple of days at Purdue to learn about life and learning at Purdue and in the PULSe program.
The weekend’s activities include:
- A Welcome Reception – informal discussions with and poster presentations from current PULSe students and faculty; a brief presentation from the current PULSe Graduate Student Organization; and, of course, amazing food!
- A Welcome to Purdue – the PULSe Head and the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs at Purdue welcome prospects over breakfast;
- Meetings with PULSe Faculty Members – prospects are escorted to a number of one-on-one or small meetings with faculty members in whose work they are interested; and
- Meals with current students – questions, conversations, food, and fun!
Those recommended for admission throughout the spring semester are welcomed to campus for visits for an introduction to faculty research, student life, the Purdue life science research facilities, and the West Lafayette/Lafayette community. While not all applicants are reviewed and recommended for admission in time for the Spring Recruitment Visit, all admits living in the U.S. are invited to visit the PULSe community for a robust learning experience on the West Lafayette Campus, giving them an opportunity to interface with PULSe students and faculty in an engaging atmosphere before accepting admission. These visits, generally, take place between March and April.