Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience

A Note to Applicants and DIVErs

Application to DIVE I and DIVE II is now closed. We received so many inspiring applications. We genuinely enjoyed learning more about you and appreciate the time and effort you put into your application.

Due to the small size of the DIVE program and the number of applications we received, we are unable to invite all applicants to this year's events. For those that received an invitation to attend either an in-person or virtual event, please check your email for registration details. A tentative schedule of events is posted below.


The Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience (DIVE) program provides students an opportunity to visit our campus in Lexington, VA. During the three-day event, our attendees — lovingly called DIVErs — will stay in the residence halls with a current student, attend classes and talk with professors, sample the food in our dining hall or grab a sweet treat in town, and explore our student clubs and organizations. DIVErs will also learn how to navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes, while experiencing firsthand the opportunities, resources, and support for diverse students on our campus.**

Washington and Lee University recognizes diversity comes in many shapes and sizes. We encourage you to apply if you identify with one or more of the following populations: 

  • Students of color (Black or African American; Latinx; Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi, West Asian; Indigenous, Native American, First Nations; multiracial identities)
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Students who are eligible for the Pell Grant or the W&L Promise
  • Students who are undocumented
  • First-generation college-going students
  • QuestBridge-affiliated students

** The DIVE program is available to U.S. students only at this point in time.

2022 Programs

There will be two on-campus DIVE events this fall, with synchronous virtual sessions available for international students or those unable to attend in-person:

Sunday - Tuesday, September 25 - 27, 2022
Application Deadline: August 19

Sunday - Tuesday, October 9 - 11, 2022
Application Deadline: September 6


Murtaza Kapasi '16

Admissions Counselor and DIVE Program Coordinator
Washington and Lee University
Office of Admissions
Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450

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Interested in attending a future DIVE event or know of a student who would be a good candidate? Please complete this short form to share contact information with us.

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