Today’s essay focuses on Graduate Open Houses and provides the dates / links to some graduate programs for Fall 2022. does NOT have a vehicle to promote Graduate Open House other than this essay.

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Graduate Open Houses

Graduate Open Houses are an excellent means to visit a campus and interact with students and faculty.  You have an opportunity to see the facilities and view student work up close.  If you have never been to the locale of the school, you can see the local town or city.  Graduate Open Houses can be an essential tool in making your decision.  However, sometimes the issue is the cost of time and money.  Many times, these events are held on a Friday making it nearly impossible to attend if you were a current undergraduate or even an emerging professional.  However, some of these listed below are VIRTUAL.

At these events, you would have an introduction to the graduate programs in architecture and other degrees along with having a discussion with current students.

When you attend a Graduate Open House, be prepared with questions to ask both the faculty and students represented.  Even try to have discussions with other prospective student as they may be your classmates and have insights on other programs you are considering.

Another question to consider is whether or not you attend an Open House in the fall as you apply or in the spring after you learn of your admission decision.  Attending in the fall is helpful as you can discuss questions on the application process and how a program makes decisions.  Attending in the spring may be more helpful as you know are admitted and can discuss financial aid options.

Other Options

If because of schedule or other reason you cannot attend a Graduate Open House, what else can you do.  At minimum, visit their website for details on the program, but also contact them to schedule a phone appointment with the director or graduate director.  Ask for the names of current students or recent alumni to connect with to discuss the program.  Many programs are still having remote lecture series – attend to learn more about the culture / life of the program.

Graduate Open Houses are an excellent way to determine if a program is a good fit for you; take advantage of these events.



Date order (NOTE: Just a limited list of Open Houses)


ZOOM Recording – Georgia Institute of Technology — Just visit website


IN-PERSON: Michigan, University of – October 13, 2022


ONLINE: Virginia, University of – October 26 / November 16, 2022


IN-PERSON: Columbia University – October 17, 2022


ONLINE: University of Maryland – October 17 / November 21 / December 5, 2022


ONLINE: Boston Architectural College – October 19, November 8, 2022


ONLINE: North Carolina at Charlotte, University of – October 21, 2022


IN-PERSON: Illinois at Chicago, University of – October 21, 2022


IN-PERSON: Michigan, University of – October 25, 2022


IN-PERSON: Kent State University – October 26, 2022


ONLINE: Tulane University – October 26, 2022


ONLINE:  California – Los Angeles , University of – October 27, 2022


IN-PERSON: Kent State University (Cleveland) – October 28, 2022


ONLINE: Pennsylvania, University of – October 31, 2022


ONLINE: Woodbury University – November 2, 2022


ONLINE: California – Berkeley, University of – November 3 / December 1, 2022


ONLINE: Harvard University – November 4, 2022


IN-PERSON: Cincinnati, University of – November 4, 2022


Yale University – November 5, 2022


Princeton University – November. 7, 2022


ONLINE: Cornell University – November 8 & 17, 2022


ONLINE: Cincinnati, University – November 9, 2022


If you are hosting a Graduate Open House not listed, please provide us the details.

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