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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’s virtual events will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, starting Thursday, November 5, and ending Tuesday, December 1. All sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

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.

We have scheduled the following webinars for this fall’s MVP:

 

Thursday, November 5

5:00-6:15 pm EST
The First Generation Student Experience at Rochester presented by David T. Kearns Center/Parent & Family Relations
What kind of support does the University of Rochester provide for students who are the first in their families to pursue a college degree? Join staff from the David T. Kearns Center (Academic Home to First-Generation College Students), Parent and Family Relations, and the First-Generation Students and Families Committee to learn about what services and supports we​ offer. We will also be joined by 2023 Class Council President and 1st Gen Society President, Andre Tulloch, who will ​discuss ​his experience as a fist-generation college student at Rochester. A short presentation will be followed by Q&A​. We look forward to having you (and your families) join us!
Register!

Sunday, November 8

2:00-3:15 pm EST
The LatinX Experience at Rochester
Presented by Spanish and Latino Students’ Association, SALSEROS, Puerto Rican Student Organization, Pi chapter of Phi Iota Alpha and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
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Tuesday, November 10

5:00-6:15 pm EST
One Community: Exploring the Intersections of Identities presented by Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center
The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center (BIC) hosts the Presidential Diversity Award Winning One Community Program that engages students in a facilitated discussion that explores the way the University of Rochester community is shaped by all of our intersecting identities. This webinar begins with an hour-long session during which current students share narratives about the ways their various identities have positively and negatively affected their college experience. This session is followed by a question and answer portion.
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6:30-7:45 pm EST
Religious Diversity on Campus: Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Life presented by The Interfaith Chapel
This webinar will introduce students to the University’s various religious communities and the activities available through them.
Register!

Thursday, November 12

5:00-6:15 pm EST
Academic and Other Services for Underrepresented, Low Income, First to College students presented by David T. Kearns Center & Office of Minority Student Affairs
Join the Office of Minority Student Affairs and the David T. Kearns Center to learn more about academic resources our offices provide to support students from low-income backgrounds, students who are the first in their families to attend college and underrepresented students of color. This session focuses on ways to assist students, to attain educational goals, remove obstacles, and transform lives through educational opportunities.
Register!

6:30-7:45 pm EST
Connecting with Alumni of Color presented by Office of Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement
An opportunity for prospective students to meet graduates of the University and the ways in which they can be supported as students by our alumni and alumni networks.
Register!

Sunday, November 15

7:00-8:00 pm EST
A Conversation with Rochester’s Meridians (tour guides), sponsored by Office of Admissions

There’s lots to learn from tour guides while you tour campus.  What questions would you ask our tour guides if you had the chance? Well, now you do!

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Tuesday, November 17

5:00-6:15 pm EST
College is Stressful! Finding Help and Hope in Your New Home Away From Home (or When “Woo Sa” Won’t Do) presented by University Counseling Center
Heading to college is more than just going to a new school, it’s often adjusting to tougher classes, making and managing your own schedule (and money), moving away from home, making new friends, getting along with (hopefully) new roommates, cafeteria food, surviving Rochester winters, and more. And sometimes you/your student find themselves adjusting to all of this while still dealing with whatever is going on back home, in their community, in the world, and/or on campus. Who/What is there to help you manage the stress of it all before it manages you? This session will introduce you to supports offered at the University Counseling Center and other campus offices.
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6:30-7:45 pm EST
Minority Student Advisory Board (MSAB) Panel Presentation and Q&A
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Thursday, November 19

5-6:15 pm EST
Douglass Leadership House Video Expo and Presentation
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6:30-7:45 pm EST
Supporting Different Abilities on Campus presented by University Disability Resources
This webinar will introduce students to the Office of Disability Resources, we’ll discuss disability services in high school vs. college and disability as diversity at Rochester.
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Tuesday, December 1

6:30-7:45 pm EST
University of Rochester’s Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism
Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Register!