On- and off-campus events help create community on campus, especially in our academic departments and student organizations. With the removal of city and state limits on the number of attendees at events, coupled with favorable conditions on campus and in the surrounding community, the University of Denver is no longer restricting the size of in-person events and meetings. As alert levels change with changing conditions, however, the University has articulated how event capacity will be restricted regardless of public health orders,
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What's Happening on Campus
The University recognizes that engagement in campus life is essential to foster student connection and combat social isolation. We're committed to supporting student activities and events as an essential part of the DU student experience by implementing health and safety protocols for all DU community gatherings. We are planning our activities and events to take place in person.
This academic year, students will have access to 100+ organizations aligned with their personal, professional and/or academic interests. Undergraduates can find a list of student organizations on CrimsonConnect. Graduate students can find information on events through The Grad Newsletter and should connect with their colleges and programs to learn of their offerings as well.
As in previous years, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has committed student activity fees for student organizations to host meetings and events for their members and the broader DU community.
Collectively, USG and the University’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) will continue to represent the student body and provide opportunities for students to voice their opinions and get involved with issues that matter most to them.
The DU Programming Board is comprised primarily of campus departments within the division of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, as well as campus partners in Athletics & Recreation, International Student & Scholar Services, the Center for Sustainability and more. These campus units are also dedicated to hosting a variety of student activities and events; below is a small sampling of other activities and events that students can look forward to this fall.
The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) will continue to connect students with campus traditions, hallmark programs, student organizations, and leadership exploration, regardless of whether they hold a formal position.
The Cultural Center's offerings support the University’s identity-based student groups through community check-ins and other community-building activities and events.
The University’s Health Promotion staff, joined by their student Peer Educators, will offer workshops and events this fall quarter that educate and empower students to @thriveatdu. These opportunities will focus on themes ranging from alcohol and other drugs and gender violence prevention and education to mental and sexual health promotion.
Undergraduate Discoveries Orientation, a mixture of online and in-person programming, has extended over the summer. The more traditional new student and transfer student orientation will resume this fall, with additional information available here.
International student orientation will be held Sept. 2-3 and is mandatory for all international students. More information can be found here.
Graduate orientation is offered intensively in individual divisions and aligned with program needs. Check with your program contact to find exact dates. A centralized graduate orientation is planned to integrate into these more disciplinary-specific programs.
Law school orientation has a mixture of online and in person activities. More information can be found here.
Residential Community Programming
The Residential Education Team is working with campus partners to provide a robust set of in-person engagement opportunities for students living on campus. These students will meet their Resident Assistant (RA) upon moving into their residential community. During their first meeting, they’ll discuss responsibilities and expectations for promoting the community’s health and safety during COVID-19. RAs will also promote informational and social programs through Raftr to residents throughout the quarter.
Event hosts must submit reservation requests to 25Live preferably 3 weeks in advance of the event. For event locations not scheduled in 25Live, indicate off-campus as the location. This step is mandatory for events with more than 25 attendees. Although the Event Advisory Group will no longer review the requests and approval by the COVID Coordinator is no longer required, Conferences and Event Services may identify certain events for review by the COVID Coordinator based on the number of attendees, type of activity, and/or location. Meetings with fewer than 25 attendees do not require registration, but event hosts must follow the steps and other requirements in the events protocol.
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), including fraternities and sororities, must use the event registration process now in CrimsonConnect.
Events are defined as any gathering of 25 or more:
- whether attendees are faculty, staff, students, visitors, guests, or alumni;
- on University property or premises;
- for purposes including, but not limited to, social, programmatic, organizational operation, or training-based needs;
- whether sponsored by the University, colleges, schools, departments, units or student organizations.