Review & accept financial aid award
WebCentral is your resource to access the status of your financial aid requirements and awards. You can view, accept and decline your awards under the myWeb tab or through the Admitted Student tab. After reviewing your package, feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss how to manage unmet cost through outside scholarships, loans, student employment and a monthly payment plan.
Register for a First-Year Seminar
All entering first-year students will enroll in a 4-credit First-Year Seminar (FSEM 1111) in the fall quarter. These seminars are designed to provide you with an in-depth academic experience that will be rigorous and engaging. Faculty members have selected course topics about which they have particular expertise and enthusiasm, and you are encouraged to register for any First-Year Seminar that looks exciting to you, regardless of your probable major. Registration begins on June 17 and closes on July 17, 2013. International students will register for a FSEM course after they have arrived on campus. Please note that these courses fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to 20 students. Registration for one of these courses ALSO registers you for Discoveries Orientation, and you will NOT receive your housing assignment information until you have registered!
Research transportation options
Students may bring a car to campus for all four years of their enrollment. If you choose to bring a car, you MUST purchase a DU parking permit on our secure website. Commuter students may start purchasing permits in April, while students living on campus may start purchasing permits in July (specific dates to be determined). DU also partners with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide the WeCar car-sharing program on campus as an efficient, affordable, sustainable transportation alternative. All full-time students will receive RTD's College Transit Pass which gives students access to all the bus and light rail services, including skyRide to Denver International Airport. Bikes are also a popular means of transportation and our campus is host to three Denver B-cycle stations if you do not bring your own bike to campus with you.
Submit your Pioneer ID photo online
Avoid long lines during orientation! Submit your ID photo online and your Pioneer ID Card will be ready for you during orientation! Click here for further instructions.
Your Pioneer ID Card is an essential part of your student life on campus. The ID card allows you to access your Residence Hall, the Penrose Library, the Ritchie Center, parking lots, and several academic buildings throughout campus. The ID card also allows you to use your meal plan, the Flex debit account, and printers across campus. Full-time students also get free city-wide bus and light rail access.
Send final transcripts
Request to have your final high school and/or college transcript sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by August 1 if you are starting in fall quarter. If you have taken any AP or IB exams, please have those scores sent directly to our office as well.
Office of Undergraduate Admission 2197 S. University Blvd Denver, CO 80208-9401
Complete Know the Code
We have high expectations of our students, and we want to make sure that you understand these expectations before arriving on campus. Please review the student code of conduct and show you Know the Code by taking a brief quiz. All successfully completed entries will be entered into a drawing for $150 to the DU Bookstore.
Submit proof of immunizations
Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Colorado State Law and University of Denver policy require two (2) doses of vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). More information on immunization requirements can be found on our website. If proof of immunity is not submitted to the Health and Counseling Center by August 1, you will not be allowed to register for classes.
The Health and Counseling Center will send you a tuberculosis screening questionnaire. If you are from or have traveled through a country with a high risk for tuberculosis, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, you may be asked to submit further documentation.
For all postsecondary institutions, the State law requires incoming students residing in student housing be provided with the information on our website about meningococcal disease.
Accept or waive health insurance
All students enrolled at the University of Denver are required to carry health insurance coverage. Therefore, students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless they provide proof of other adequate health insurance. If a student chooses to remain on a family health insurance plan during their time here, he or she will need to waive the SHIP by the third Friday after classes begin. If you decide to waive the student health insurance plan, the Health and Counseling Center may request verification of your health insurance information. If selected you will be contacted and must submit a copy of your health insurance card. For students who would like to join the SHIP, we encourage them to proactively accept the coverage before they arrive on campus.
Parents or guardians with students under 18 years of age must sign and submit the consent form to have their student treated at the Health and Counseling Center.
Purchase and configure laptop
All students are required to bring a laptop computer for their DU academic experience. Please plan ahead and ensure you've purchased your laptop prior to arriving for your Discoveries Orientation. Check out the latest laptop specifications and requirements and ensure that your machine is ready to connect to the University of Denver's network.
The DU Bookstore provides special student pricing on Windows or Apple laptops, and software, that meet or exceed all DU requirements. Orders can be placed over the phone or in person, including over the summer break.
International students, please note that we require English version of Windows operating systems due to security compliance for our network.
Language placement exam
Students planning to take Spanish, French, German or Italian should take the Language Placement Exam online before July 31st. Students planning to take Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese and Russian will take their exam during Discoveries Orientation week.
Math proficiency survey
All first year students are encouraged to take the math proficiency survey prior to attending Discoveries Orientation.
If you are a Colorado resident, you may be eligible for different forms of financial aid. All Colorado residents must submit a Colorado Residency form to the Registrar’s Office prior to the start of the academic year. If you do not declare Colorado residency or the Registrar’s Office determines that you are not a Colorado resident, you will not be eligible for state funding. The residency form is located online at http://www.du.edu/registrar/forms/coloradoresidency.pdf.
Sign up for Parent/family orientation
We realize that this is a time of transition, not just for students, but for families as well. We welcome your participation at our Parent and Family Orientation on Sunday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 3. Please make sure you register before you arrive on campus.
First day on campus
Be ready to move on to campus on Sunday, September 1, 2013 (the Sunday before Labor Day). First-year students living on-campus assigned to odd-numbered rooms may check-in starting at 8 a.m. and students assigned to even-numbered rooms may check-in starting at 10:30 a.m. When you arrive, go to your assigned residence hall and park outside. After checking in to the residence halls, all students and families should check-in for Discoveries Orientation in Hamilton Gymnasium, located in the Ritchie Center.
Connect with us
Take time to check out our student blogs and learn more about life at DU, connect with other new DU students with our Facebook App and download the DU iPhone or Android app to access the latest campus news and events as well as DU videos, photos and maps. Really show your Pioneer spirit and get the DU Fight Song Ringtone!