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Multicultural Visit Program (MVP)

March 12-14, 2020

Whitworth University celebrates its students and families with diverse experiences and backgrounds! We invite high school juniors and seniors who come from multicultural backgrounds and/or are the first in their families to attend college for an overnight visit program. Students and families will have the opportunity to learn about the academic and student life programs offered at Whitworth. They will connect with our community through mentor groups led by student leaders and meet university faculty and staff who support students inside and outside the classroom! If you are seeking an education of mind and heart that lift up academic excellence, the integration of faith and learning, diversity and inclusion, we invite you to apply!

All lodging and meals for this event are free of charge to students. Bus transportation will be provided for students coming from Seattle/Tacoma, and travel grants are available for students traveling from outside Spokane or the Seattle/Tacoma area.

Who can participate?

This program is open to high school juniors and seniors. We specifically encourage students of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations and first-generation college students to apply. Parents are welcome to attend (see FAQ for more parent information). We recommend that interested high school seniors submit their Whitworth University application first to increase their chances to participate in MVP.

What does the MVP event include?

This is a two-night campus visit program that includes the following activities:

  • Campus tour
  • Class visit
  • Admissions and financial aid presentations
  • Visit to downtown Spokane
  • Student panel
  • Introduction to campus resources for student diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Peer mentor circles

Where is Whitworth University and how do I get there?

Whitworth University is located 15 minutes north of downtown Spokane, Wash. Students accepted for the MVP program from the Seattle/Tacoma area will be provided transportation to campus via charter bus. Students coming to campus from at least 250 miles away are eligible to apply for a campus visit travel grant ranging from $50 to $300. Students who plan to fly for MVP should fly in to Spokane International Airport (GEG). Students arriving unaccompanied will be picked up by campus shuttle.

When shall I arrive on campus?

Please arrive on campus at the Hixson Union Building (HUB) Multipurpose Room no later than Friday, March 13, for 8 a.m. check-in. Students arriving early can plan to check in as soon as Thursday, March 12, at 9 p.m.

Why should I come for MVP instead of a regular campus visit?

MVP is especially programmed for students of color and first-generation students to address the unique opportunities and resources that exist for them at Whitworth University.

How do I register?

Registration for MVP 2020 will open December 2019. Students will be notified whether they have been selected for the program as applications are received, but no later than Feb. 25, 2020. Students seeking a campus-visit travel grant to attend MVP are encouraged to submit the campus-visit travel grant application within the same time frame.

More questions?

Contact the Whitworth Office of Admissions at 509.777.4786 or You can also visit our FAQs page.

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