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Letter to Accepted DU Students

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Welcome Future DU Student! 

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Denver! We hope you decide to join our incoming class of 2021. As you begin this exciting journey, I want to encourage you to participate in one of the University's Living and Learning Communities (LLCs). Our LLCs will empower you to make the most of your first year here at DU through a program than combines academics, residential life, guest speakers, team-building activities, and community engagement.

By participating in the IELLC, you will join up to 30 other students living together on the same floor. On this floor you will feel an immediate sense of community, as you will be living with peers who share your same curiosity and passion for innovation, startups, and tackling social problems. Together, you and your cohort will take a two-credit course each quarter of your first year, diving deeper into these important themes and topics. Areas of focus will include design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, iterating), business skills (pitching, planning, testing, presenting, marketing), team-building/work, cases studies of traditional business and social enterprises, and significant self-strength/awareness and growth through exercises, readings, inventories, and reflection. Learning will be facilitated by a combination of reading, reflection, presenting, interviewing, guest lectures, field trips, and project implementation.

You will not only learn together in the classroom, but will have the opportunity to participate in co-curricular programming unique to your LLC as well, including field trips to local Denver businesses and start-ups.

The IELLC is an outstanding opportunity to develop your passion and knowledge around the themes of innovation and (social) entrepreneurship. I encourage you to apply to the IELLC, or one of our four other Living and Learning Communities: Social Justice, Wellness, Environmental Sustainability, or International.

For additional information about any of the LLCs please email us at We look forward to seeing you on campus in the fall!

Warmly, apply now

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Living & Learning Community Faculty and Staff