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.
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.
The Office of Academic Advising continues to serve students, especially undergraduate students with undeclared majors, via phone, email and Zoom drop-in and appointment sessions.
The Office of Academic Coaching supports students in successfully navigating college, with one-on-one virtual meetings and other contacts.
Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center offers free, drop-in support for undergraduate students in calculus, algebra and other courses.
Science & Engineering Tutoring
The Science and Engineering Center offers support for undergraduate students taking biology, chemistry, physics and engineering courses.
Canvas Student Support
Canvas offers student support that may be useful.
The Writing Center offers support to all DU students, for course writing assignments, papers, CVs and resumes, cover letters and any other writing projects. It offers drop-in and appointment-based support.
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.
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.