At the University of Denver, undergraduate students have an academic advising network that includes support from faculty advisors and staff academic advisors. Incoming students are assigned both a faculty advisor and staff academic advisor. First Year Seminar instructors serve as the faculty advisors and primary support for first-year students in their academic transition into the University. In their second year through graduation, students meet with their assigned major faculty advisor. Faculty advisors serve as mentors and assist students in understanding the curriculum and research opportunities in their selected fields. Staff Academic Advisors work with students on degree planning outside of their academic field and understanding university policies. Staff Academic Advisors also support student development through strength –based skill-building including understanding who they are as learners, goal setting, time management and organizational skills.
The Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Daniels College of Business have a staff academic advising model and partner with faculty to assist students with graduation planning.
Campus Life & Local Information
Outside the classroom, DU students have plenty of opportunities to put ideas and ideals into action through various clubs and organizations. These groups are a great way to get involved, meet other people and explore new interests. DU boasts one of the most active student populations in the country with students involved in Division I athletics, giving back to the community and taking on leadership roles on campus. And with a vibrant downtown seven miles north and world class mountain activities just 90 minutes away, the recreational opportunities are endless! You can also attend a performance given by students from our Lamont School of Music, or visit the bookstore to pick up some new software for your laptop.
Our Center for Multicultural Excellence works with students, faculty, staff and alumni to ensure that the University of Denver remains an exceptional private institution that achieves excellence through diversity, while the University Chaplain's Office and the DU Religious Council celebrate the unique customs and expressions of the world's religious traditions.
The University of Denver is located about 7 miles south of downtown in a beautiful neighborhood setting. Many students enjoy spending afternoons playing frisbee or going running at Wash Park, studying at local coffee shops, shopping and dining on Old South Gaylord, Pearl Street or Cherry Creek, and taking the light rail downtown. Students receive an RTD pass that gives them free access to public transportation in the city of Denver. The transportation center on campus will help students learn how to get around town and out to the airport.
Health & Counseling
The Health & Counseling Center is an on-campus facility that provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate) may use the HCC.
Campus Safety & Parking
The University of Denver's Campus Safety Department is a service-oriented organization, which aims to provide a safe environment conducive to learning, living and working. Our officers are radio dispatched and can respond to your needs within minutes. To aid you when walking on and around campus, there are more than 95 Blue Light Emergency Phones strategically placed throughout the campus.
Students at the University of Denver may bring a car to campus for all four years of their enrollment. There are many parking areas around campus where students will be able to safely keep their car. Students living and bringing a car to campus must purchase a DU parking permit. Please visit the Parking and Transportation website for more information.
The Disability Services Program (DSP) offers students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability.
Additionally, the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) is a fee-based academic support program for students with learning differences and/or ADHD who are enrolled at DU. Recognized as one of the top comprehensive support programs in the country, the LEP continues to help students reach their full potential by offering a variety of services designed to improve academic strategies and abilities.
The University of Denver Bookstore has begun an innovative textbook rental program designed to lower the cost of textbooks for students while also providing students with a choice between renting or purchasing textbooks new or used. Stop by the DU Bookstore in person, visit du.bkstr.com or call 303-871-3251 for additional textbook information.