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Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP)

University of Rochester’s Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) brings together prospective students from diverse backgrounds and allows them to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Admission to MVP is open to all interested students, their friends and family members.

Due to on-campus restrictions as a result of COVID-19, MVP for Fall 2020 will become a series of virtual events for prospective students and families. Details will be forthcoming; below is what we envision as topics.

About MVP

MVP 2020: Staggered dates throughout October into December

Members of our University community come from different geographical areas, represent differences in ethnicities, religious beliefs, values, socioeconomic backgrounds, and points of view; they may be physically different, have different intellectual interests, or have different abilities. Rochester welcomes such differences and is dedicated to preparing the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in an equally diverse environment.

Programming includes the following topics:

  • The First Generation Student Experience at Rochester
  • A Celebration of Religions & Spirituality
  • Exploring Intersectionality of Identity/ies
  • A Conversation with Rochester alumni of color
  • Supporting Different Abilities on Campus
  • Academic and Other Services for Underrepresented, Low Income, First to College students
  • Multicultural Clubs & Organizations Showcase
  • The Pulse of Access and Inclusion at the University of Rochester

We’re excited that you’re interested in these topics around access and inclusion at the University of Rochester! We are asking that you invite your friends and family members to sit in on these important presentations. As dates and times are solidified, this page will be update with that and additional information such as registration links. Instead of asking you to come back to this page for updates, we ask that you share your interest and email address with