New Student Programming

Pre-Orientation Programs

Pre-Orientation programs for Access and Transitions, the Cultural Center, the Learning Effectiveness Program, and Veterans occured virtually prior to Discoveries Orientation Week. Any students involved in these programs will learn information directly from the coordinators in each area.

Discoveries Orientation & After Dark

Family Discoveries Orientation was a virtual program throughout the month of August, consisting of live-streamed sessions to learn about the 4 Dimensional (4D) Student Experience and to attend subsequent sessions to learn more about intellectual growth, well-being, character exploration, and career and professional development. Families will also met academic leadership through a Provost and Deans’ Panel and sessions to learn about campus support services in Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, Campus Safety, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.

The first part of Discoveries Orientation for students began with a virtual program over the summer and the second part will consist of hybrid, virtual and in-person sessions throughout Move-In & Discoveries Week, September 7 through September 12, 2020. The remote delivery summer orientation consists of three EverFi trainings on sexual assault prevention; alcohol and other drug education; and diversity, equity and inclusion education. Students will also complete a Discoveries Online Canvas course that will help them to understand what to expect at DU in terms of academics and support and services available on campus, and to engage them in strategies for University success, so that they feel confident and ready to start the term. Discoveries Week activities begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 9. These activities will take place in a combination of virtual and in-person events. Typically, large events like college receptions and New Student Convocation will be delivered virtually, while involvement fairs, and in-person events will be limited to small groups. These activities allow students to meet professors and current students; to learn more about their intended majors or minors; and to explore resources to support their intellectual growth, well-being, character exploration and career opportunities. Students have an opportunity to explore the DU campus and develop connections in their new community.