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Highlights from Parent Weekends

Dr. Kerwin The Geography of Food

Video: In this lecture from Dr. Kerwin "The Geography of Food: Eating to Live and Living to Eat" we examine the origin, cultivation, and migration of the olive tree


Moms and Grandmoms Weekend
  “I enjoyed the Mothers and Grandmothers weekend so much. Thank you for making it so special.” (Cathy Gamblin, Collin Ricker, and Jenny Ricker)


Events for Parents and Families

Several events are planned for parent and family involvement throughout the year.


Moms & Dads Weekends
On alternating years, Moms & Grandmoms and Dads & Granddads Weekends provide families the opportunity to spend time with their student while becoming more familiar with the University and enjoying the Rocky Mountain state.


Homecoming & Family Weekend and All-Class Reunion
Students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of DU are invited to reconnect and celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend in October.  Plan to join us for Parent and Family Information Sessions, Parents Coffee and Chancellor Address, Taste of DU, and much more!
Save the Date for October 30 - November 2, 2014!


Congratulations to the parents and families of graduating students! For details about commencement activities, please visit


Summer Sendoffs
Sendoffs are a great opportunity for incoming students and their families to connect with each other before orientation. Current families host these receptions over the summer. DU staff, current students and parents attend to answer questions and concerns and to share what they love most about DU.


Parent and Family Relations has opportunities to be involved by volunteering during special programs. Contact

Resources for Traveling to DU


Several hotels are found near the DU campus, and many have a University of Denver (DU) Discount Rate.


Colorado offers scenic mountain pathways, outdoor festivals, famous attractions, and more. Visit the official site of Colorado Tourism, Denver Tourism, or the Colorado Ski Resort Guide, to plan your next visit.


Parking On Campus
The University of Denver is an urban campus and parking is limited. Please plan sufficient time to find parking in General or Visitor parking lots prior to events. Visit  Parking & Transportation for maps and information.


Transportation in Denver
Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Denver International Airport Rental Vehicles