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Discoveries Orientation


Discoveries Orientation

Parents and Family Orientation

Why orientation for families?

Transitioning into college is one of the most exciting times of your student's life. It can be both thrilling and challenging. We are here to help you become familiar with DU, answer your questions, and preview what you can expect for your student's first year at DU. 

During Parent and Family Orientation you will:

  • Explore the DU Campus
  • Learn about academic policies and requirements
  • Learn about the many resources available to support your student's academic, physical, and emotional health
  • Connect with other DU families

Fall 2016 Important Dates and Logistics

Online registration for Parent and Families is closed. If you have not yet registered, parents and family members may register on-site, beginning 8:00 am, Tuesday, September 6th, in Hamilton Gym. Please see the campus map (below) for location information.

Tuesday, September 6th - Wednesday, September 7th: Parent and Family Orientation

  • The last session on Wednesday, September 7th will end at 5:30pm

Parent and Family Orientation costs $25 per person

  • This fee off-sets the cost of meals and materials
  • You do not need to pay for your DU student
  • You do not need to pay for children under 10 years-of-age

Parking Information and Map

Campus Map

Parent and Family Orientation 2016 Schedule at a Glance

To learn more about lodging options, you can visit Parent and Family Relations or Visitor Resources.

Programs during Orientation will take place in various locations across campus. If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact The Disability Services Program (DSP) at 303.871.2278 to discuss arrangements.