Fall 2011 Diversity College Visits.-Updated October 12

(New Additions-Brandeis, Franklin and Marshall, Lewis & Clark, Pomona, and Trinity College)

Many colleges are hosting diversity college visits this fall. Some deadlines have passed, but if you’re interested still APPLY.

Each program below is for diverse high school seniors graduating in 2012.

*(D)= The college has a diversity weekend that covers all costs. These programs are competitive and require applications.

* = The college can cover expenses for traditional weekend programs.

(D) = diversity weekend with no transportation costs.

Diversity College Weekends

*(D) Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

Program: Diversity Open-house Weekends: September 24-26, October 15-17

  • Application deadlines: Priority- August 1. Regular- August 12 (Applications continue being accepted until Sept and Oct programs are filled)

* (D) Barnard College

New York, New York

Program: Barnard Bound, Oct 23-24, 2011

  • Application deadline: September 19, 2011
  • For more info/To get application: contact Rebeca Palacio
  • Must be nominated by guidance counselor.
  • Program Contacts: Jess Lee
    Associate Director of Admissions
    Barnard College
    3009 Broadway
    New York, NY 10027
    Phone 212-854-2014
    jlee@barnard.edu
  • For general inquiries, you may also email admissions@barnard.edu

*(D) Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

Program: Prologue to Bates: October 9-11 or November 13-15

  • Application deadline: September 8, 2011 for October 9-11 Visit.
  • Application deadline: October 13, 2011 for November 13-15 Visit.
  • You can find the application at: http://home.bates.edu/admission/prologue/
  • For more information contact Luis C.  Martinez, Assistant Dean of Admissions at: lmartinez@bates.edu 207-786-6000
  • Scholarships are offered to students who apply for a travel scholarship on the application. (Note: your guidance counselor must recommend you for the scholarship on the letter of rec)

(D) Beloit College

St. Beloit, Wisconsin

Program: Autumn Visit Days: Oct 9 & 10, Oct 29, and Multicultural Open House: November 6 & 7, 2011

*(D) Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity: November 12-13

  • Application deadlines: October 14. Students notified on rolling basis
  • Fill out SEED application form. Then submit copy of most recent high school transcript by email, fax, or mail. http://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/SEED/
  • Students go to special program on 12th and then spend night and attend Fall Preview Day.
  • Full and partial travel scholarships provided. All meals and night in dorm covered.
  • Preference to first-generation, under-represented students. Must be US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to attend.
  • Email: jriv@brandeis.edu
  • Fax: 781-736-3536
  • Mail: Brandeis University, Undergraduate Admissions, MS 003, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454

*Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Program: Bryn Mawr by Day Program – Friday November 11

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 27th at 5:00 EST.
  • Travel Scholar Applications will be available late August for students who for financial reasons are unable to afford to attend Bryn Mawr. More information to follow.
  • Students should sign up for our mailing list to ensure that they receive the information. https://secure.brynmawr.edu/request_information/admissions.shtml
  • Program is intended only for high school seniors, women only, no transfers.
  • Contact: Ms. Nate Hall; nhall02@brynmawr.edu
  • Associate Director of Admissions
    Team Lead for Campus Programs
  • Bryn Mawr College
    101 North Merion Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    610-526-5151 – phone
    610-526-7471 – fax

* Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

  1. Program: Fall Open House, Oct 6, 14, 24, 2011

2.  Other visits: Visitation Calendar has other types of visits listed for each date. Click on the visit for information on how to register

  • Travel aid may be offered upon request

(D) Carleton College

Northfield, Minnesota

Program: Taste of Carleton, October 27-29

  • Apply :
    • Out-of-State Application (non-Minnesota residents) (Deadline: September 23)
    • Minnesota Application (Minnesota residents) (Deadline: October 3)
    • Mail applications to:
    • Carleton College
      Office of Admissions
      100 South College Street
      Northfield, MN 55057
    • Questions?  Concerns?
    • Contact Carla Zelada or Stefani Tran at 800-995-2275 or email toc@carleton.edu. If finances are hardship, contact Ms. Zelada to help cover costs.
    • For more information visit: https://apps.carleton.edu/admissions/visit/TOC/
    • August 5 was deadline for counselors to nominate someone.

*(D) Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Program: Celebration of Diversity Weekend, Nov 12-14

  • Registration Deadline is Oct 27.
  • Requirements: have at least a 3.3 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale and at least a combined SAT score of 1700 or ACT score of 25.
  • Registration will be available online mid Sept: http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/admission/cod/register.html
  • Note: There is a fee of $50 when registering.  If you believe you qualify for a fee waiver, contact the admissions office and ask to speak to the event’s coordinator: (412) 268-2082
  • Students with financial need: You may qualify for travel assistance, if you meet the requirements.  Please indicate your need for travel assistance when registering.
  • Visit http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/admission/cod/travel.html for further conditions for receiving travel assistance.
  • Contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions or visit http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/admission/cod/index.html

*Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

Program: Multicultural Open house, October 23-24

  • Application must be received no later than October 7
  • You can find the application here: http://offices.colgate.edu/admission/Open%20House/Open%20House%20Application%202011.htm and you will be notified of your admission to the event via email.
  • Space is limited and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP.
  • If you have any questions, visit http://www.colgate.edu/admission/diversity or contact the Office of Admission at (315) 228-7401 or via e-mail at admission@colgate.edu.
  • Travel assistance available for a limited number of students who demonstrate need. Indicate need on application. If you have any further questions regarding travel assistance, contact the ALANA Cultural Center at 315 228 7330

*(D) Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Program: Multicultural Open House, November 10-12

  • Application Deadline: Oct 10
  • Application can be found here, https://coloradocollege.edu.185r.net/survey/?c=&id=252
  • If you are accepted to attend the event, Colorado College will pay your transportation expenses (airfare or mileage or gas) up to $500. If you travel with one or both of your parents, we offer an additional subsidy, of up to $500, for their transportation expenses and provide complimentary accommodations at a nearby hotel.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Anna Jaquez, Assistant Director of Admission at: (719) 389-6944 or Carlos Jimenez, Assistant Director of Admission at: (719) 389-6054.
  • For more info, visit http://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/visiting/MulticulturalOpenHouse.asp

*(D) Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

Program:  Explorer Weekend Nov 12-14, 2011

*(D) Dartmouth

Programs: Dartmouth Bound-Summer Program, July 31-August 3

Native American Community, October 2-5

· Deadlines-Summer Program: May 19, 2011; Native American: August 15. Native American Community: August 15, 2011

  • Information: http://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/bound/apply.html
  • If you have further questions, please call us at 1-800-860-1294 and press 6 to speak with a member of our staff, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or email Bound@Dartmouth.edu
  • To apply to our Dartmouth Bound programs:
    • Download a copy of the application
    • Complete the application in full
    • Email, fax, or post the completed application to the Office of Admissions
    • Have your high school send a copy of your transcript
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or mentor
    • Native American Community program applicants need to submit the supplement form and essay

*(D) Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit- April 4-5, October 24-25 (Fall Session 1), and November 14-15 (Fall Session 2)

  • Students must be nominated to apply and participate.
    • The nomination deadline for the Spring Session program is Saturday, March 12, 2011.
    • The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 1 program is Saturday, October 2, 2011.
    • The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Saturday, October 22, 2011.
  • Nomination Process

*(D)George Washington University

Washington, DC

Program: Multicultural Open Houses (Oct 20 & 21)

*(D) Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa

Program: Diversity Preview Program, Oct 27-29

*(D) Gustavus Adolpus

St. Peter, MN

Program: Fly-in Program. December 4-6, February 12-14, and March 25-27

*(D) Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

Program: Diversity Overnight, Oct 2-3, Nov 6-7

  • Deadline: September 12, 2011
  • Prospective seniors can apply in the beginning of their fall semester by completing the application at: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight
  • Contact Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Accessibility; 315-859-4021
  • diversity@hamilton.edu
  • Contact Brianna Felton regarding travel aid bfelton@hamilton.edu

*(D) Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

Program: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): September 16-17

  • Deadline: August 15
  • http://www.hmc.edu/admission1/admissiondocs/Fall%20FAST%20Application.pdf
  • Information on program that covers all costs, including transportation, lodging,, and food and exposes students to life on campus, to lab and class visits and provide interviews, and workshops on admissions.  Participants receive a fee waiver to apply to HMC. www.hmc.edu/fastprogram
  • For more information about this and the upcoming Spring FAST program for juniors, contact Falone Serna at Falone.Serna@hmc.edu

(D) College of Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

Program: Fall Open House, Oct 23 and Nov 13

(D) Program: Perspectives Overnight Program, October 22-24

*(D) Illinois Wesleyan University-Last April 7-9

Bloomington, Illinois

(D) Program: Multicultural Weekend, April 7-9

*(D) Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Program: Crash the Campus, Nov 6-7

  • Deadline to submit application is Oct 21
  • Application found online and should become available Mid August: http://kzoo.edu/admission/?p=crash
  • At least half of your travel costs will be subsidized. If you would like to be considered for a full travel subsidy, please have your counselor give you a copy of a college application fee waiver (from NACAC, ACT or similar source), which will then be applied to your Kalamazoo College application.
  • For more information, call (269) 337-7166

*(D) Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio

Program: Cultural Connections, November 12-14 or December 4-5

  • Deadline: register 2 weeks prior to event.
  • Register ASAP. Space is limited.
  • To register, call 800 848 2468 (ask for Kim Totman)
  • Also, check out Kenyon’s Trustee Opportunity Travel grant for Travel aid: http://www.kenyon.edu/x1697.xml
  • Also a visit day for Juniors. Visit Day for Juniors – Saturday, March 24, 2012

(*D) Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Program: Diversity Achievers Program (DAP), Oct 23-24

  • Application Deadline is Tues, Sept 20.
  • Students must be invited to the event.
  • If you are not on the university’s mailing list already, please join it by submitting your info here: http://www4.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/mail
  • There is no guarantee that you will be invited. Invitations will be mailed soon with links to downloadable forms that must be completed.
  • Required Items to submit:
  1. DAP Application: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T22FYC5
  2. (Unofficial) transcript
  3. SAT/ACT results
  4. Personal Essay (option to submit it in the online application): Describe how you plan to contribute to a diverse campus community
  5. Counselor Evaluation
  6. Overnight Agreement
  7. Student Response Form

http://www4.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit/dap.aspx or call (610) 758-3102.

*(D) Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon

Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 13-15

  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  • Who: Students who are leaders in their schools and communities and those who have a demonstrated interest in learning more about Lewis & Clark College. Preference will be given to underrepresented students of color and first generation college students.
  • What: Visit campus at the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend the night in a residence hall, taste the food, have an admissions interview, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.
  • For more information: https://college.lclark.edu/offices/admissions/multicultural_recruitment/lead/
  • You must turn in:
    * L.E.A.D. Application Form
    * Official High School Transcript, including 9-11
    * Teacher Recommendation
    * Resume of Leadership Activities
    * Essay describing a time you demonstrated leadership (250-500 words)
  • If you have questions, please e-mail Lauren Brown, Admissions Counselor, at lbrown@lclark.edu or call her at 800-444-4111.

*(D) Miami University (Ohio)

Oxford, OH

Program: Bridges at Miami University, Oct 23-24, Nov 6-7, or 13-14

*(D) Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont

Program: Discover Middlebury, Oct 16-18

  • Application Deadline is Sept 16.
  • The application can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/admissions/visit/programs/discoverymiddlebury2011
  • If you have any questions, please call 802-443-3000 or visit http://www.middlebury.edu/admissions/visit/programs
  • You can also email Jean Lin (jlin@middlebury.edu) or slindo(Shanta Lindo)

*(D) Mt. Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College

Program: Focus on Diversity. Nov 6-7

* (D) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Program: Hispanic/Latino Student Recruitment Day, Sep 16-17

*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin, Ohio

Program: Multicultural Visit Program, Oct 6-8, Nov 10-12, & Dec 1-3 (SAT date)

  • Must be a student of color, interested in a liberal arts Education
  • Application is due

Sept 9 for Oct dates

Oct 14 for Nov dates

Nov 4 for Dec dates

  1. Completed and signed Counselor Form
  2. High School Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  3. SAT / ACT / PSAT Scores
  4. Statement of Financial Responsibility

or contact 800-622-OBIE (6243) 8:30am – 5pm EST or multicultural.admissions@oberlin.edu

*(D) Pomona College

Claremont, California

Program: Fall Weekend at Pomona College, Oct 7-10 and Nov 11-14

*University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington

Program: Fall Campus Day, Sept 24, 2011

*(D) Reed College

Portland, Oregon

Program: Multicultural Scholars Preview Days, November10-12

  • Application Deadline: Oct 1
  • For more information: http://www.reed.edu/apply/mspd/details.html
  • You must also turn in:
  • Essay     Please write an essay on your desire to attend Reed College’s Multicultural Scholar Preview Days and attach it to your application (250  words minimum).
  • High School Transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • SAT, ACT or PSAT Scores
  • If you have any questions, call 1-800-547-4750

*(D-Bus Only) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

Program: Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer (STAR), Oct 13-15

*(D) Scripps College

Claremont, California, All Women’s College

Program: Multicultural Outreach: Discover Scripps, Sept 25-26

*(D) Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts

Program: Women of Distinction, Nov 11-13

*St. Ambrose University

Davenport, Iowa

Program: Fall Open Houses- October 10, October 21, October 28,   November 5, November 11, 2011

*(D) Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Program: Discover Swarthmore! Sept 24-26, 2011

*(D) Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Program: Preview Weekend: November 6-7, 2011

*(D) Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Program: Voices of Tufts: The Diversity Experience, Oct 27-28

  • Application deadline is Friday, October 14 at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Students must register first on website, create an account, and click on Voices Program. http://admissions.tufts.edu/?pid=168&c=180
  • Some travel grants paid. All expenses on campus covered.
  • Application requires essay and guidance counselor must provide recommendation.
  • If you have questions about the program, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 617-627-3170 and ask to speak with the Voices program officer of the day.

*University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Program: Discovering UVM, October16–18, October 23–25, & November 6–8

  • Deadline for application: Sep 30 for Oct 16-18; Oct 7 for Oct 23-25, Oct 21 for Nov 6-8
  • Application consists of:
    • Parental Consent form
    • High school transcript signed by guidance counselor
    • Recommendation from guidance counselor or teacher
    • Travel Grant, if applying for one
    • Completed Application
    • You can apply for a travel grant in the form for the application.
    • If you have any questions, contact John Austin at 802-656-2915
    • Or email: John.Austin@uvm.edu
    • You can find the application here: http://www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visiting/?Page=discover.html
    • Application must be mailed to:

University of Vermont, Office of Admissions

194 South Prospect St Burlington, Vermont 05401

*(D-Groups) Washington & Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

Program: Multicultural Recruitment Events: October 9-11, November 10-12 and January 15-17.

  • Seniors must submit final junior year transcript, senior year schedule and SAT or ACT scores (all can be unofficial) to Erin Hutchinson for consideration.
  • Information can be faxed to 540-458-8062 or emailed to ehutchinson@wlu.edu.
  • Fly-ins only available for groups of minority, low-income students, not individuals.

*Wesleyan College

Middletown, Connecticut

Program: Fall Open House Oct 10, Nov 11

Program: Overnight Stays

*(D) Whitman College

Walla Walla, Washington

Program: Visit Scholarship Program, Fall Visitors’ Day II, November 10-12

  • Application Submission Period- August 1-September 30.
  • After August 1st, please complete the online application.
  • The application is available here: www.whitman.edu/admission/vsp
  • Limited event: approximately 85 students
  • Other dates are available if those dates don’t work out. There are spring dates available for juniors.
  • For more info, contact Esther Weathers  weatheec@whitman.edu

*(D) Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)-September 22-24 or October 13-15

  • Application Deadline: July 1st Priority Deadline. August 18th General deadline.
  • Contact: Ahmmad Brown (aab2@williams.edu) for an application
    Ahmmad Brown

Diversity Recruitment Director

Williams College

33 Stetson Court

Williamstown, MA 01267

Phone: (413) 597-2211

Fax: (413) 597-4052

Ahmmad.A.Brown@williams.edu

18 Responses to “2011 Diversity Fly-in List: Colleges Pay for Seniors to Visit This Fall!!!”

  • John Doe says:

    Yessss. Thank you so much, this is really helpful!

  • Kylee Brandt says:

    *(D) Lewis & Clark College — current!
    Portland, Oregon

    Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 13-15

    Who: Students who are leaders in their schools and communities and those who have a demonstrated interest in learning more about Lewis & Clark College. Preference will be given to underrepresented students of color and first generation college students.

    What: Visit campus at the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend the night in a residence hall, taste the food, have an admissions interview, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

    For more information: https://college.lclark.edu/offices/admissions/multicultural_recruitment/lead/

    You must turn in:
    * L.E.A.D. Application Form
    * Official High School Transcript, including 9-11
    * Teacher Recommendation
    * Resume of Leadership Activities
    * Essay describing a time you demonstrated leadership (250-500 words)

    If you have questions, please e-mail Lauren Brown, Admissions Counselor, at lbrown@lclark.edu or call her at 800-444-4111.

  • Kaylee Coffelt says:

    Thank you!!!!!!! This will help me with all the colleges I’m interested in!!!

  • Alexis Martinez says:

    Thanks a lot.
    I applied to Cornell’s diversity program and got accepted!
    It wasn’t on this list and the deadline has passed, so I recommend adding it to the list for next year.

    CORNELL DHW program!

    • rjoseph says:

      Alexis. Could you get me info on the weekend so I can use it next year. I can’t find it on the Cornell site…Thanks.

      • I forgot to say that this program is for engineering.
        It was great. I loved it.
        The program is called Cornell Diversity Hosting Weekend
        From what I heard, those that went to Cornell and had travel grants went at no cost. Everything was also covered by Cornell.

  • Great list. Figures that the elite schools would be the ones who can afford to do this. I’d love to receive a breakdown of this list by application deadline, if you have such a document.

    Many thanks for creating and publishing this list.

  • Sanjay Gupta says:

    Thanks to your help Ms. Joseph, we have compiled a grand database of Open Houses and Diversity Programs for more than 60 colleges nationwide!

    https://sites.google.com/site/collegevisitsdatabase/

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