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Fall Diversity Visit Programs: A Compilation

KeilexandraKeilexandra 5360 replies132 threads Senior Member
This is an up-to-date (as of August 2009) list of FALL diversity overnight programs offering free transportation/room/board. Open to ALANA students (including Asians) unless otherwise noted. I've provided contact information only for confirmed '09 programs.

Sources: Thanks to entomom and http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/hispanic-students/645766-diversity-weekend-opportunities.html for the research jumping-off point. I also referenced a PDF file called "multicultural-students" listing '06 programs, found somewhere through Google and saved to my computer.

If you have updated information on the schools marked ?, please let me know. I will try to keep this updated.

Amherst - Diversity Open House Weekends, 9/26-9/28 and 10/24-10/26 (OVERDUE; rolling but priority 8/3 and strongly encouraged 8/14) '09, priority to low-income [Dale Hendricks, [email protected]]

Bates - Prologue to Bates, 10/11-10/13 (DUE 9/11) and 11/8-11/10 (DUE 10/9) '09, requires GC rec for travel scholarship [http://www.bates.edu/x183047.xml]
?Bowdoin - Bowdoin Invitational, '08
?Bryn Mawr - MOSAIC 10/15 '06
?Brown - Open House for Minority Students, 10/28 '06, travel grant?

Carleton - Taste of Carleton, 10/29-10/31 (app released in Sept.) '09
?Colby - Discover Colby, 10/29-10/30 '06
Colorado C - Multicultural Open House, 11/5-11/7 (DUE 10/5) '09, also open to first-gen and low-income, extra $500 subsidy for parent/guardian, individual travel grants (for different date) on case-by-case basis [http://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/visiting/MulticulturalOpenHouse.asp]
Cornell - Engineering Fall Hosting Weekend, 10/16-10/18 (DUE 9/16) '09 [http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/prospective/undergraduate/Fall-Hosting.cfm]

Dartmouth - Dartmouth Bound 7/23-7/25 (OVERDUE 6/3) and 8/6-8/8 (OVERDUE 6/1) '09, Native American Fly-in 10/4-10/7 (OVERDUE rolling 6/1 to 8/24) '09 url=http://www.dartmouth.edu/apply/bound/Dartmouth Bound[/url]

Grinnell - Diversity Leaders Program, 10/30-11/1 (app released in early Sept.) '09, also first-gen [http://www.grinnell.edu/admission/visit/gdlp/]

Hamilton - Diversity Overnight Program, 10/11-10/12 or 10/25-10/26 (both DUE 9/28) '09, min. 3.0 GPA [Fax 315-859-4457 or mail to Kyra Young]
?Hampshire - ALANA Program, 11/10 '06

?Lehigh - Diversity Preview Day, 9/23 '06; Diversity Achievement Program, 11/12-11/13 '06; Multicultural Weekend?

Macalester - Multicultural Sampler, 10/1-10/4 and 10/22-10/25 (both OVERDUE) '09
?Mary Baldwin (VA) - Multicultural Weekend, 1/19-1/20 '07; Minority Recruitment Weekend?
Middlebury - Discover Middlebury, 10/18-10/20 (DUE 9/11) '09 url]http://www.middlebury.edu/NR/rdonlyres/89B12E41-3455-47FD-89B8-A460BBB42B08/0/DM09.pdf[/url] or contact Manuel Carballo, [email][email protected][/email
?Mt. Holyoke - Voices of Diversity Program, 11/5-11/6 '06

?U of New Hampshire - Discover UNH Weekend, 11/4-11/6 '06 [http://admissions.unh.edu/visit/discoverunh.html]
UNC-CH - Hispanic/Latino Student Recruitment Weekend, 9/18-9/19 '09 [http://www.unc.edu/diversity/prospective/hispanicrecruitmentweekend.html]; Native American Recruitment Weekend, 11/16-11/18 '07 [http://www.unc.edu/diversity/prospective/narecruitmentweekend.html]

Oberlin - Multicultural Visit Program, 10/1-10/3 (DUE 9/4) and 11/12-11/14 (DUE 10/16) and 12/3-12/5 (DUE 11/6) '09 [http://www.oberlin.edu/admissions/mvp/]
?Ohio Wesleyan - Multicultural Open House Program, 2/1-2/3 '07

?U of Pittsburgh - PM 'itsv'

Reed - Multicultural Scholars Preview Days, 11/8-11/10 (DUE 10/1) '09, all applicants receive app fee waiver [http://www.reed.edu/apply/mspd/]

?Rice - Vision Weekend '09 (2/17-2/19 '08) [Laura Villafranca, [email protected], 713-348-2830]

Scripps - Preview Scripps (Scripps Multicultural Outreach Program), 9/20-9/22 (DUE 9/1) '09, "traditionally underrepresented" students [http://www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/preview-scripps.php]
?Simmons (MA) - Multicultural Admissions Program, 10/15 and 11/18 '06
Smith - Women of Distinction Program, 11/13-11/15 (DUE 9/25) '09 [http://www.smith.edu/admission/wod/]
Swarthmore - Discover Swarthmore (previously Discovery Weekend), 10/3-10/5 (DUE 8/28) '09 [Swarthmore College :: Discover Swarthmore! :: Discover Swarthmore! 2009 or discover.swarthmore.edu]

?Trinity (CT) - Preview Weekend, 11/11-11/13 '06
?Tufts - Students of Color Outreach Program (TELESCOPE), 11/9-11/10 '06

?Union - Multicultural Weekend, 10/7-10/9 '06; "Getting to Know You" 10/10-10/12 '08

?Wellesley - ALANA overnight, 10/15-10/16 '06; Discover Wellesley Weekend? 10/18-10/19 '09, "link to come in late August" [http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/admission/admissioncalendar.html]
Wesleyan - Transportation Assistance Program, 10/11-10/12 (DUE 9/21) and 11/10-11/11 (DUE 10/16) '09, not explicitly multicultural [http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/tap.html]
?Wheaton (MA) - Diversity Day, 10/9 '06
Whitman - Visit Scholarship Program, 10/8-10/9 (DUE 9/11) and 11/12-11/13 (DUE 10/9) '09, also underrepresented socioec url=http://www.whitman.edu/content/admission/visiting/vspOffices and Departments[/url]
Williams - Window on Williams, 10/1-10/3 and 10/15-10/17 (both OVERDUE 8/22) '09 [Liliana Rodriguez, [email protected], 413-597-2211]

?Yale - Multicultural Open House, 10/7 '06, travel grant?
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