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February: Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend is February 24th & 25th!

View our schedule of events.

Online registration for this event has closed so our staff has time to prepare for your arrival.

There are several events you can attend without registering such as Bell Tower tours, our Bow Tie class, the Parents Weekend Speaker Series, REFIT dance class, First Generation Parent & Family Celebration, and our Keynote Speaker Professor Corey Ciocchetti. Please see the schedule of events (linked above) for days and times of these events.

If you ordered hockey tickets for Friday or Saturday night, we will have them available for pick up at our Welcome Table on the Driscoll Bridge on Friday 9am-5pm and on Saturday 10am-2pm. We have sold out of hockey tickets that were set aside for Parents Weekend attendees. For a new hockey ticket purchase, please visit our Athletics website

Parking is free (except during hockey games) in General and Hourly parking lots from Friday Feb 24 through Sunday Feb 26 at 5pm. General and Hourly lots are labeled on this DU parking map. Parking lots which have ADA parking available are also labeled. On the map, you will see the General lots are in yellow and Hourly lots are in green. The circled areas are the buildings where Parents Weekend events are being held. 

June: Commencement

Congratulations to the parents and families of graduating students! For details about commencement activities, instructions for students, merchandise, and more, please visit the DU commencement website 

September: Orientation

Transitioning into college is one of the most exciting times of your student's life. It can be both thrilling and challenging.

To see information about Parent & Family Orientation 2016, visit the Discoveries Orientation website

During Parent and Family Orientation, several presentations and resources are available to help families learn about academic policies and requirements, and how to support their student's academic, physical, and emotional health. Here are some of the presentations that took place during Parent & Family Orientation:

Holistic Learning: Your Student's Cultural and Intercultural Experience

Holistic Student Development: Facilitating Student Success

Navigating Orientation and an Introduction to the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence

October: Homecoming

Once a Pioneer, always a Pioneer. Alumni, current students, parents, and DU community members are invited to connect and celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend in October. Events this year included Book Chat at the Book Stack, Chopp Talk, Hockey, Pio-Palooza, Taste of DU, and Parent Panel on Studying Abroad. Information and contact info can be found at