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PhD Preview Weekend

Explore Our PhD Degree at the Fall Preview Weekend

Thursday, October 17 - Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Comparative Literature Department at the University of Michigan invites current Juniors & Seniors, recent Bachelor’s degree students, and Master’s students to apply for our preview weekend. We are seeking applications from students who will contribute to our department's mission of promoting diversity and inclusion.

This event is an opportunity for participants to explore graduate education in Comparative Literature, learn more about admissions, meet world-renowned faculty and current graduate students, and discover Ann Arbor. 

This is a department-funded opportunity. Those selected will have costs associated with round-trip travel to Ann Arbor, meals in Ann Arbor, and local accommodations covered by U-M.


In order to be eligible to attend Fall Preview Weekend, students must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan;
  • Have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm through their work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations. By commitment to diversity, we mean efforts in the U.S. to reduce social, educational or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity or gender, or to improve race relations in the U.S.;
  • Have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances;
  • Are first-generation U.S. citizens or are the first generation in their families to graduate from a four-year college.

The deadline for the Fall 2019 visit has passed.  Please contact with questions.