Your Graduate Journey Starts Here

We're Here to Help You Navigate

During graduate orientation, you'll take care of basic tasks like setting up your DU email address, getting a campus ID, ordering textbooks, and learning about our policies and procedures. 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we've taken the precaution of making the 2020 Graduate Orientation all-digital.


Required Canvas Modules for Incoming Grad Students

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    The Office of Graduate Education & Graduate Policies

    Meet the Office of Graduate Education, explore the Graduate Bulletin, and learn about relevant graduate policies.

    Take Canvas Course

Important Tasks for Incoming Graduate Students

Get Your DU ID

Your DU ID card grants you access to resources on-campus and off, as well as discounts at local merchants and restaurants.

Get DU ID Card

Submit a Photo

Incoming graduate students are required to submit a photo for ID purposes.

Add Your Photo

International Student Orientation

International Student Orientation for Winter Quarter 2021/Spring Semester 2021 will be in an asynchronous format. All new international students will receive an email invitation to complete the International Student Orientation Canvas course on December 15th at their DU email address.
Completing the Canvas course is REQUIRED for all new international students. The deadline to complete the course is Friday, January 15th.

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Students on campus

Take the Pathway Back to Campus Canvas Course

To ensure we are all well-informed, the entire DU community—faculty, staff, and students—must complete the Pathway Back to Campus course in Canvas before returning to campus.

Student walking in building

Information for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The Office of Teaching and Learning is proud to offer the Foundations in Teaching and Learning Graduate Teaching Assistant Canvas Course. This fully online, asynchronous, self-paced Canvas course is available to all GTAs at the University of Denver. Foundations in Teaching and Learning Graduate Teaching Assistant Canvas Course overview:

  • Develop your professional identity through a pedagogical foundation to foster inclusive, intellectually stimulating, and dynamic learning environments.
  • Develop your use of Canvas LMS, Zoom, Kaltura, and Kanopy to support classroom discussions, feedback sessions, and more.
  • Develop your understanding of inclusive course design, classroom management (online and f2f), assessment, and evaluation techniques.

GTA Canvas Training

Textbooks and Learning Resources

DU Bookstore

Find required materials for your courses and browse a wide range of DU-themed merchandise.

Explore the Bookstore

Anderson Academic Commons

Our main campus library hosts an array of support resources, including reference materials, a media center and much more.

Explore DU Library

Incoming Grad Student Resources

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