A special opportunity for promising high-school seniors from diverse backgrounds and/or first-generation students.

Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a three-day overnight program designed for promising high-school seniors who self-identify as students of color and/or will be first-generation college students. This distinctive opportunity will allow you to experience Dickinson's dynamic campus community during overnight stays as well as during our traditional open house. The program will allow you to see the college community as it is and celebrate its true diversity. Participants will stay with a student host, attend classes, meet members of Dickinson's renowned faculty, collaborate with staff in workshops and connect with current students. Participants will also join visiting families during the fall open house prior to our first application deadline (Nov. 15). The program will introduce students to important information about our admissions and financial aid processes.

2017 Program Dates
October 8-10
November 9-11

We realize that attracting the right students involves more than view books and e-mails in order to celebrate the diversity of our entire campus body. It’s our goal to help you learn as much as you can about our distinctive and vibrant community.

Application Process

A nomination form is available for school counselors, CBO advisors, and other mentors to nominate a student for the Discover Diversity fly-in programs. A nomination is optional and not required for program consideration. Students must submit the application with a transcript showing grades through the end of junior year and a list of senior year classes. Deadline: September 6, 2017. 


A limited amount of funding is available to cover travel expenses. If you are in need of travel assistance, you are asked to indicate this on the application form. You will be notified of funding available at the same time as you are notified of admission to the program. If you receive funding through the Travel Assistance Program, you will be asked to cover your costs up front and submit receipts to Dickinson for reimbursement upon arrival on campus.

Meals will be provided by Dickinson for all attendees. 


If you have any questions regarding Discover Diversity at Dickinson, please contact the Office of Admisisons at youbelong@dickinson.edu