Diversity and Inclusion
Visit Experience

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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.* You must be a high school senior to attend DIVE.

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 work with a Community-Based Organization designed to increase access to college education for underserved and/or underrepresented communities
  • 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

*DIVE is currently restricted to students graduating from high school in 2025 within the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

DIVE 2024 Dates

  • DIVE I: September 22 - September 24
  • DIVE II: September 29 - October 1

Apply for DIVE 2024 before Aug. 9

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Required materials: high school transcript including end of junior year grades, planned senior course list, descriptions of up to five extracurriculars/jobs/responsibilities and/or a resume. Optional (but encouraged) materials: School Profile (School Profiles can often be obtained from your counselor or school website) and test scores (SAT, ACT, Pre-SAT, Pre-ACT).

DIVE Information Sessions will be held throughout June-August.

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Request Info About Future DIVE Events

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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