Graduate Diversity Visitation Program (GDVP)

The Graduate Diversity Visitation Program serves as a model for other institutions. The Multicultural-Historically Black Institution (M-HBI) Visitation Program was established by the Graduate School in 1988 with the intent of increasing the enrollment of students from Historically Black Institutions and Universities. The current program has grown more inclusive and now looks to increase the enrollment of all underrepresented minority students.

  • You’ll visit Purdue virtually — to explore and experience graduate education at the West Lafayette campus.
  • You’ll have time to network with current graduate students and faculty in your program of interest.
  • You can take part in opportunities to question existing URM graduate students about life and work at Purdue.

GDVP 2021 Application is now open! Click here to apply.

Requirements for application

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient.
  • Must be interested in a Masters or Ph.D. Program.
  • Underrepresented minority
    students are particularly encouraged
    to apply.


  • FREE TRAVEL to and from the West Lafayette, IN campus.
  • FREE HOUSING for the duration of the program
  • NETWORK with Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate students
  • TOUR the campus, including your department of interest
  • ENGAGE in professional development opportunities

Program Dates

Oct 17-20, 2021
  • College of Education
  • College of Health & Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Krannert School of Management

Program Dates

Oct 24-27, 2021
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Engineering 
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute