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

Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a virtual program designed for promising high-school seniors from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to those who self-identify as students of color, LGBTQIA+, those who will be the first in their family to attend college, religiously diverse and those attending schools in rural communities. This distinctive opportunity will allow you to engage with Dickinson's dynamic community through virtual programming designed to speak to the Dickinson experience and celebrate its true diversity.

Participants will be paired into small groups led by student host and, over the course of two days (November 6-7), will meet and learn from members of our community, including Dickinson’s college leadership and our renowned faculty.

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

To apply, applicants must complete the Discover Diversity at Dickinson application and the Dickinson College Pre-application.

The application deadline is October 22, 2021.

Program Preview

Dickinson’s Discover Diversity Virtual Program schedule will include many opportunities for community engagement, including the following sessions and speakers:  

  • Welcome from campus leadership
  • Living Here: Student Panel
  • Cultural Conversations with campus services
  • One-on-one and small group engagement with Dickinson students
  • Media presentation and discussion


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