Overview: Many institutions engage in active diversity outreach focused on identifying students from diverse backgrounds based on such criteria as race, gender, and socioeconomic background. Such institutions may host diversity weekends, diversity days, fly-ins, and sleepovers as a means of introducing their institution to students and families from such backgrounds. Some institutions will underwrite travel expenses, provide complementary room and board, and provide students with application fee waivers. Our son was so impressed with the Amherst College Diversity Weekend that he applied Early Decision, was accepted, and in 2013 received his BA in English. Another student received all-expenses paid opportunities to visit Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, and Washington and Lee.