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Multicultural Visitation Program

University of Rochester’s Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) offers a funded campus visit for prospective students from a wide range of backgrounds and allows them to experience Rochester on a more personal level. We invite current high school seniors attending school in the United States (including permanent residents, refugees/ asylees, and undocumented/DACA students) who otherwise financially might not be able to visit campus to apply for MVP.

Prospective students who are accepted to MVP receive free travel to and from Rochester, specialized programming, and a stay with a current student host in a residence hall. The fall 2024 MVP Experience will take place from Thursday, November 7- Saturday, November 9 in conjunction with the November 8 Research Rochester open house.

MVP Application

Acceptance to MVP is selective due to limited space. You will be asked to upload your unofficial high school transcript, a signed permission slip, and to submit two short written responses. We advise reviewing application requirements and preparing separately before returning to submit.

The 2024 MVP Application will open on this webpage by August 1, 2024.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email us at or call the Office of Admissions at (585) 275-3221.

About MVP

Members of our University community represent differences in experiences, ethnicities, religious beliefs, values, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, intellectual interests, and points of view.  Rochester welcomes such differences and is dedicated to preparing the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in an equally diverse society.

MVP events include topics like:

  • First-generation student experience at Rochester
  • Academic and other services for underrepresented and low-income students
  • University of Rochester’s commitment to equity and anti-racism


Below is a sample schedule. We will send a final schedule to all invited participants.

Thursday, November 7




Times vary Travel to Rochester In addition to purchasing tickets for approved air, train, or bus itineraries, we provide rides from the Rochester Airport to campus.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Meet Your Host Drop off your luggage and meet your student host.
6:00 – 7:45 p.m. Welcome Dinner Enjoy a meal on campus.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Current Student Panel Meet with current Rochester students and ask questions.


Friday, November 8




8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast Enjoy breakfast in one of our dining halls.
9:30 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. Research Rochester Explore open house sessions. Lunch is included.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. MVP Group Activities Play an icebreaker, ask questions, & attend a unique tour of campus resources for MVP participants.
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Student Life Activities More information soon.

Saturday, November 9

  • MVP attendees will choose admissions-sponsored activities depending on their travel departure time and interests.
  • All attendees will leave campus by 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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