Academic Support

DU is committed to supporting students in completing required courses for their majors or graduate programs and staying on track toward their expected graduation. As part of this commitment, we place a high priority on student support services as an essential complement a quality educational experience for all students. The following academic and technology support initiatives and offices are examples of DU support for student learning.


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Academic Support

The University offers a robust portfolio of academic support services, each of which provides personalized programming, services and facilities designed to foster student development and help students navigate their academic experience. Each support area also provides online support in response to COVID-19 precautions.

Student Technology Support

  • IT Student Resources & Help Center

    DU IT offers extensive student resources, as well as support through its Help Center. IT worked with and will continue to work with technology-challenged students on laptop and wireless connectivity issues.

  • Laptop Loaner Program

    IT will continue to lend laptops to undergraduate and graduate students as it did in Spring 2020.

  • Academic Software

    DU continues to offer a range of software free to students, faculty and staff. Please see this page for details about what software is currently available. As of Summer 2020, such software included Adobe Creative Cloud, various statistical software programs, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Emergency Student Financial Aid

The Student Assistance Fund provides limited financial helo to currently enrolled University of Denver students who cannot meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation. The fund is designated to offset a short-term need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. Therefore, long-term needs can be addressed by meeting with a Student Outreach & Support Case Manager to determine available options. Funds are awarded as a grant, and unlike a loan, do not need to be repaid. Funds may count as income and may be subject to federal and/or state taxes. More information about the fund can be found on the Student Outreach & Support website.