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

Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a virtual program series 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 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 with a student host and, over the course of two consecutive weekends (October 18-19 and October 25-26), 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

The application for our 2020 Virtual Discover Diversity at Dickinson program has closed.

Program Preview

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

  • Welcome with President Ensign and Dickinson senior staff
  • Mock First Year Seminar with Dickinson faculty
  • Living Here: Student Panel and Small Group Discussion
  • Cultural Conversations with the Popel Shaw Center
  • One-on-one and small group engagement with Dickinson regional counselors


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