Diversity Weekends

University of Tennessee – Sneak Peak (Diversity Weekend)

Sneak Peek

This event is perfect for:

  • High School Juniors
  • Multicultural Students

When

April 20, 2018 to April 21, 2018
All Day

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions cordially invites you to participate in the UT Sneak Peek 2018 Overnight Visit Program on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 2018. Our office will provide round-trip transportation to and from the Knoxville campus, overnight lodging, and meals while on campus for a select group of qualified multicultural high school juniors from across the state of Tennessee and the region.

The Sneak Peek 2018 Overnight Visit Program will be a unique two-day experience that will introduce students to the many features UT has to offer in the areas of academics, financial aid, and student life. You will have the opportunity to meet and speak with a variety of UT faculty, staff, and students, participate in student life activities, and take tours of the campus and residence halls.

Note: Participants must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA on their 5 semester transcript to be eligible. Qualified students will be selected based an overall cumulative GPA from the entire time the student has been in high school and not just the current semester or a one term GPA.

Contact Us

Kevin Berg, West TN Office, admit2utk@utk.edu, (901) 448-8289
Julian Wright, Knoxville Office, jwrigh68@utk.edu, (865) 974-0455

 

Reed College Junior Scholars Program

Multicultural Visit Programs

Diversity of thought and experience is valued as central to the Reed experience. Who we are—in our many identities, experiences, and ways of being—informs not only what, how, and why we learn, but what we bring to the conference table, where a plurality of ideas and voices deepens the conversation.

Junior Scholars Program

Junior Scholars, Reed’s spring travel scholarship, invites a highly qualified group of high school juniors from historically underrepresented communities to visit Reed between February 1-28, March 1-9, 20-23. Students are encouraged to visit during our Junior Visit Day on Monday, February 20, a program designed to help students explore the college admission process. All air travel, on-campus meals, and on-campus lodging will be covered by the college.

Visiting Reed is transformative. We have a saying here that “only Reed feels like Reed” and we make sure that all of our campus visitors have the opportunity to truly engage with our community.

As part of this program, you’ll be able to:
• stay overnight with a current Reed student;
• attend classes of interest;
• enjoy meals with current Reed students;
• learn more about Reed through an information session and campus tour;
• attend Junior Visit Day (if you are selected to come on February 20).

Applications submitted by January 20 will be prioritized, but we will be accepting applications on a rolling basis subsequently. If you have any questions, please contact the Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, Wayne Kim at 800/547-4750 or email juniorscholars@reed.edu.

APPLY TO JUNIOR SCHOLARS

Discover Reed Fly-in Program

Reed invites a highly qualified group of high school seniors from around the US to campus for a three-day, two-night exploration of Reed and the City of Portland. Students stay in residence halls with current students and participate in Discover Reed, a program of classroom visits and student-professor engagement opportunities. Just ten minutes from downtown Portland, Reed also arranges trips to explore highlights of the city. All travel is arranged and paid for by the college (including flights to and from Portland).

Spring Invitational Program for Admitted Students

Reed offers travel vouchers each spring to admitted students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds for visiting campus during Reed Admit Days or through our regular campus visit program during the month of April. There is no separate application for the program. Selected students will receive an invitation and travel voucher at the same time that they receive their decisions, in their admission packets.

January 20 Deadline for priority consideration

 

Cornell Engineering Summer Programs

CURIE Academy

The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere.

Cornell University’s world-renowned faculty and graduate students will lead CURIE participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

Join us for the CURIE Academy and spend a week making new friends, experiencing life on a university campus, and exploring the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering!

For more information about the CURIE Academy application requirements, program dates, and tuition information, click here to LEARN MORE…

CATALYST Academy

The CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged.

This summer spend a week making new friends, experience life on a university campus, and explore the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering!

During the CATALYST Academy, Cornell University’s world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

For information about CATALYST Academy’s program dates, application requirements and tuition information, click here to LEARN MORE…

 

University of Wisconsin College of Engineering

Engineering Summer Program (ESP) is a six-week residential program for students who will be high school juniors or seniors in the upcoming school year. The ESP course curriculum includes math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications. Other structured programming such as industry site visits, fieldtrips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring will help you gain a better understanding of the field of engineering and its applications. Click HERE to learn more about the Engineer in Summer Program

Participants

The ESP Program is targeted to high school students from groups traditionally under-represented in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. African-American, Native American, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cambodian students are especially encouraged to apply. Students from rural regions, as well as women from all backgrounds are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements

To take part in ESP you must have a strong interest in math and engineering; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; be entering your junior or senior year for the upcoming school year; have completed at least one year of algebra, geometry, and chemistry by June of the program year; and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Benefit

The Program challenges students to think creatively, work in teams and draw on previous knowledge and experiences to solve problems both inside and outside the classroom. The program consist of rigorous preparation in engineering foundation courses consistent with our engineering degree programs.

ESP provides participants with a hands-on experience in design; group study and problem solving that will be transferable to the students’ future high school and collegiate coursework. Students will also participate in faculty-led discussions, team building, professional development programming, as well as workshops that will help students navigate the college admission and financial-aid process.

Housing and Meals

Housing and meals are included as part of the program. While attending ESP, participants will reside in University Housing. Lodging will be in Dejope Hall — a University Housing residence hall conveniently located on the Lakeshore campus. To foster a real sense of community, you will share a room with another program participant. Each air-conditioned room includes twin beds with bed linens and pillows, minifridges, desks, and internet. Floor lounges include televisions, comfortable seating, and an attached kitchenette. There will be no telephones in individual rooms; therefore, students are encouraged to bring a cell phone. Laundry and vending machines are located on the main floor of Dejope Hall. Meals will be served three times per day, seven days a week in the Four Lakes Market, located in Dejope Hall. Dining services will provide a variety of youth-friendly and healthy selections, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Supervision

Participants will be supervised by program staff. Current undergraduate students are hired and trained to provide supervision and daily programming — including weekends. The counselors live in University Housing on the same floor as participants.

Curriculum

ESP is designed to focus on academic enrichment related to math, science, and engineering; provide an orientation to the UW-Madison environment and collegiate experience; and demonstrate the importance of early preparation for the college-bound student. Participants will interact with UW faculty/staff, students, program alumni, practicing engineers and other talented peers who share the same interest in mathematics, science and engineering.

Elon University Diversity Weekend

Come see Elon for yourself!

Phoenix Fusion is a special open house program held each spring for those interested in learning more about the multicultural experience at Elon. Students lead campus tours, provide helpful information and answer questions from prospective students and their parents. For more information or to arrange a campus visit, please call the Admissions Office at 800-334-8448 or 336-278-3566. Or register online for a campus visit. Hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Resources you can count on
Financial aid opportunities such as grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs are available to students. Our financial aid counselors will be happy to discuss your options. Click here for more information.

Need More Info?

For information about admissions, scholarships or campus visits for prospective multicultural students, call Natalie Garza at 800-334-8448 or email her.

 

Connecticut College Explore Weekend

A Multicultural Leadership Program for High School Seniors

Ask questions. Make discoveries. Explore the possibilities.

Hosted during October and November

Explore Weekend is a program for high school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity. Over two days, you’ll get a sneak peak at a challenging liberal arts environment and learn about campus resources for students of color.

Some parts of your college experience will be easy to figure out. Intellectual drive? Lifelong passions? You’ve got that covered. Building a successful future? It’s at the top of your list. To make it happen, you need to find a school that supports and challenges you. That’s where Explore Weekend comes in.

Here is a sample schedule of the events of a typical Explore Weekend.

Connecticut College sponsors the Explore Weekend program for high school seniors over two weekends in the fall. During that weekend, you and your peers will:

  • Attend Explore Weekend classes and discuss big ideas with your professors
  • Tour the campus
  • Interview for admission
  • Stay overnight with a host in a residence hall
  • Make new friends from across the country
  • Learn the ins and outs of financial aid
  • Meet College deans and professors
  • Learn about our home, New London, through a community service project

Applications for Explore Weekend are now closed. We look forward to your application for Fall Admission.

If you have questions, please contact Will Tran, Assistant Director of Admission:

Telephone: 860-439-2200 or
Fax: 860-439-4301.
william.tran@conncoll.edu

 

Reed College Diversity Overnight

Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)

About ROME

Each year, the Reed Admission Office offers domestic high school seniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds (African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) an opportunity to apply for a fly-in program called Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience. In 2013, the program will take place November 7-9, and the deadline to apply is September 20. The application is no longer available.

The Program

Accepted students will receive a trip to Reed College for three days and two nights with all expenses paid by the college. ROME students stay on-campus with current students in their dorm rooms. During ROME you will experience Reed’s academic environment firsthand by attending classes and interacting with the community. You’ll get a chance to hang out with Reedies, chat with admission staff, and have tea with professors. If you’re lucky, you might even meet the Doyle Owl! Students will also have the opportunity to meet Portlandia by exploring the plethora of things to do in downtown Portland, Oregon, like visiting Powell’s City of Books, or trying to pick a favorite food cart.

How to Apply

Applying demonstrates your interest in and excitement about Reed. There is no fee to apply for ROME. To be eligible for this fly-in program, you must be a domestic high school senior from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background who is a United States citizen or permanent resident. Priority is given to students who have not yet visited Reed. The online application requires two short essays as well as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores. In addition to the completed online application, we also require a high school transcript.

Submitting Your Application

The deadline to apply is September 20, 2013. While the main application is online, there are three methods you can send us any supplemental information:

  • Email us at applyrome@reed.edu
  • Fax supplemental information to: 503.777.7553, ATTN: ROME
  • Mail supplemental information postmarked by September 20 to:
    ROME
    Reed College Office of Admission
    3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97202

Feel free to contact us at 1.800.547.4750 or e-mail us at applyrome@reed.edu if you have questions about Reed or this program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Swati Shrestha ’10
Assistant Dean of Admission
Reed College
Nora Jones ’12
Assistant Dean of Admission
Reed College

 

Kenyon College Diversity Visits

Campus events are a great way to meet admissions staff, attend classes, talk with current students and faculty members, and get an overall picture of life at Kenyon, any time in the application process.

If you are a high school junior in the early stages of your search, we’ve got a special day set aside for you. If you’re interested in science, we encourage you to come spend a day learning about our science programs.

Whether you are able to join us for one of our dedicated visit days listed below or you visit campus on your own, we highly recommend a trip to campus to help you decide if Kenyon is the right place for you!

Registration is mandatory for all visit days. Remember that individual overnight visits are available for high school seniors only.

JUNIOR VISIT DAY – MARCH 22, 2014

This visit day is designed for current high school juniors (high school class of 2015) who are beginning their college search. Come for the day and discover why Kenyon is considered one of the best colleges in the nation. This Saturday event offers information on the college search and advice on applying to colleges, as well as a discussion of the financial aid process. You can also attend panel discussions about academics and campus life, have lunch in a dining hall, and tour campus. Check out a preliminary schedule online.Students can register for Junior Visit Day online!

ADMITTED STUDENT OVERNIGHT: THUMBS UP PROGRAM I: APRIL 13-14, 2014

This event is specifically for admitted students who would like an overnight experience at Kenyon. You’ll stay overnight with a current student in a residence hall, attend classes, and join panel discussions about life and academics at Kenyon. You can experience the considerable musical talent of our current students at the Kenyon Revue, tour the campus, eat in our dining halls, and attend open houses at a variety of offices on campus. Space is limited, and this program is reserved for students who were admitted under Regular Decision. We ask that students who were accepted under Early Decision visit campus at another time.

ADMITTED STUDENT OVERNIGHT: THUMBS UP PROGRAM II: APRIL 17-18, 2014

This event is specifically for admitted students who would like an overnight experience at Kenyon. You’ll stay overnight with a current student in a residence hall, attend classes, and join panel discussions about life and academics at Kenyon. You can experience the considerable musical talent of our current students at the Kenyon Revue, tour the campus, eat in our dining halls, and attend open houses at a variety of offices on campus. Space is limited, and this program is reserved for students who were admitted under Regular Decision. We ask that students who were accepted under Early Decision visit campus at another time.

SUMMER VISIT DAY – JUNE 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Prospective students and families are encouraged to come to campus and meet with members of the Kenyon community. The program for the day includes presentations on the admissions process and financial aid, as well as campus tours, lunch, and a panel of current students regarding life at the College.

SUMMER SCIENCE VISIT DAY – JULY 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Designed for prospective students interested in biology, chemistry, math, neuroscience, physics, and psychology, the schedule on this day highlights our superb science complex and the considerable opportunities that exist in the sciences at Kenyon. Meet members of our faculty, tour the facilities, and talk with Kenyon Summer Science Scholars. You may also take a campus tour and enjoy a great conversation over a picnic lunch.

FALL VISIT DAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

The semester has begun! Current high school seniors and juniors are encouraged to come to campus and speak with students, faculty, and members of the admissions staff. The program for the day includes presentations on the admissions process and financial aid, as well as campus tours, lunch, and a panel of current students regarding life at the College.

FALL OVERNIGHT VISIT PROGRAM – 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Fall is a wonderful time to visit Gambier! Limited opportunities for current high school seniors are available to spend the night with a student host, attend classes on Monday, go to panel discussions where you’ll hear from students about academics and extracurricular activities, and tour the campus.

FALL VISIT DAY 2 -2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Application deadlines are approaching! Come and find out more about one of the nation’s leading liberal-arts colleges. Current high school seniors and juniors can attend presentations about the admissions process and financial aid, and speak with students about life on campus. Join us for lunch and tour our beautiful campus.

PHYSICS OVERNIGHT PROGRAM – 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Laboratory at the Edge of Reality Visit Weekend is an exciting opportunity for high school seniors* interested in physics to immerse themselves in all things physics at Kenyon.  Throughout the weekend, students will not only learn of the research opportunities at Kenyon and tour the labs of several faculty members but also explore the College, in general, and hear from current students.  Please note that only students who have taken physics or are currently taking physics will be allowed to participate in this program.  If you have not taken physics or are not enrolled but are interested in learning about physics at Kenyon, please schedule a regular overnight experience, and we can connect you with a faculty member at that time.

*Note that juniors are able to come to the overnight as long as they stay in a hotel with their parents.

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS I: OVERNIGHT VISIT PROGRAM – 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Cultural Connections I is a fun and informative way for both multicultural students, and students with a strong interest in multiculturalism, to learn more about how the Kenyon community embraces diversity. During the Cultural Connections program you will spend a weekend interacting with current Kenyon students and faculty who may share similar cultural backgrounds with you, and will certainly share your interests. You will also explore the Kenyon community inside and outside of the classroom in interactive ways that will allow you to clearly decipher the role of diversity at Kenyon.

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS II: OVERNIGHT VISIT PROGRAM – 2014 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Cultural Connections II is a fun and informative way for both multicultural students, and students with a strong interest in multiculturalism, to learn more about how the Kenyon community embraces diversity. During the Cultural Connections program you will spend a weekend interacting with current Kenyon students and faculty who may share similar cultural backgrounds with you, and will certainly share your interests. You will also explore the Kenyon community inside and outside of the classroom in interactive ways that will allow you to clearly decipher the role of diversity at Kenyon.

 

Kalamazoo College Multicultural Fly-in

Multicultural Fly-In Program

If you are a high school senior of multicultural background or you are a student with a strong interest in Diversity and Inclusion, we invite you to spend a couple days on our campus learning more about our dynamic campus community. Kalamazoo College is an increasingly diverse liberal arts college with a focus on challenging academics and experiential education. Our first-year class continues to be diverse in composition, comprised of 24% domestic students of color, 8% international students and 38% students from outside of Michigan.

This year’s program will be offered in conjunction with our regularly scheduled Fall Open House.

Friday, November 8

  • Attend a class
  • Participate in a workshop dialogue about diversity and inclusion
  • Work on your college application
  • Stay overnight with a current student

Saturday, November 9

  • Attend the Fall Open House
  • Listen to presentations on Admissions and the K-Plan
  • Go on a campus tour
  • Interact with other prospective students and families

Space is limited, so there is a short application (see below) for this program.  We will select students based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to):

  • Academic credentials
  • Interest in a liberal arts education
  • Geography

All applications must be submitted by Friday October 11, 2013.  Participants will be notified of their selection by October 18.

 

Johns Hopkins HOME Diversity Program

Welcome

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to present HOME—an on-campus, overnight program designed for talented, high achieving high school seniors who are from underrepresented cultural backgrounds. It’s a unique opportunity to get a first-hand look at what life at Johns Hopkins is all about, inside and outside of the classroom.

HOME takes place in conjunction with our fall Open House program on Saturday, October 19. All students participating in the HOME program will also enjoy Open House activities. (Please note: Students who are accepted to the HOME program will need to register separately for the Open House. More details will be given in your confirmation e-mail).

Application

Students applying to attend the HOME program must also submit a transcript, SAT/ACT scores (if available), and a recommendation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The recommendation form can be found here. Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and recommendations can be faxed to the attention of: HOME Coordinator at (443) 451-6971 or e-mailed to home.program@jhu.edu. Please note that enrollment for the program is on a space-available basis and submitting an online application does not guarantee program participation. Participation in HOME is not a reflection of any admissions decision and students who do not attend will not be negatively impacted in the admissions process.

Accommodations

Students attending the HOME program are invited to stay overnight in a residence hall room with a current Johns Hopkins student host for the duration of the program. If you have any special requirements, please let us know on your registration form. If your parents would like to visit the campus during your stay for the HOME program, they will need to arrange their own accommodations (see Information for Parents below).

Information for Parents

The HOME program is specifically geared toward prospective students in their senior year of high school. Parents are invited to participate in the Open House on Saturday, October 19. (Please note that separate registration is required for the Open House program.)

We do ask that parents provide their own accommodations if staying overnight. Click here for a list of area hotels.

Travel Information

Limited monetary travel assistance is available for qualified students. More information on how to request monetary travel assistance for HOME will be provided to students who are accepted for the program.