If you’re in the New Jersey area, you should definitely stop by the Grad fair this weekend at the New Brunswick campus. Faculty members Jayne Anne Phillips and Alice Elliott Dark will be there taking questions, as well as some of the students from the program. This is one thing I did not do when I was applying to MFA programs, and I sorely wish I had. Make contact with the professors you might end up studying with–let them know who you are. This can be intimidating, but it’s worth it.
The necessary info you need for the fair is here.