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 from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to those who self-identify as students of color, those who will be the first in their family to attend college, and those attending schools in rural communities. 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, 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 (November 9). The program will introduce students to important information about our admissions and financial aid processes.

The Discover Diversity at Dickinson program dates are November 7-9, 2019.

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

The 2019 nomination form for counselors, advisors, and mentors and the 2019 program application for students is available.


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 Admissions at youbelong@dickinson.edu