Register for a first-year seminar
All entering first-year students will enroll in a 4-credit First-Year Seminar (FSEM 1111) in the fall quarter. These seminars are designed to provide you with an in-depth academic experience that will be rigorous and engaging. Faculty members have selected course topics about which they have particular expertise and enthusiasm, and you are encouraged to register for any First-Year Seminar that looks exciting to you, regardless of your probable major. Registration dates will be available soon. Please note that these courses are kept small and fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for one of these courses ALSO registers you for Discoveries Orientation, and you will NOT receive your housing assignment information until you have registered!
Academic Advising Survey
The Academic Advising Survey helps our staff academic advisors to suggest interesting and appropriate schedule options for your fall quarter courses. After you complete the survey (an invitation to complete the survey will be sent out soon), your staff academic advisor will contact you by email in the following weeks to move forward with planning your fall quarter courses, answer your questions and direct you to any resources you may need. Prior to registering for your courses during Discoveries Orientation, you will have built 3 possible schedules. The Academic Advising survey will be available in mid-June. If you do not complete it during that time, you must wait until September to go through advising and schedule planning. Please review the Academic Advising Guide before completing the Academic Advising survey.
Language placement exam
Students planning to take Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish should take the Language Placement Exam online. All students should plan to take the language placement exam in advance of completing the Academic Advising Survey, which will be sent to first-time first year students after having registered for their FSEM course. Students planning to take Latin or Russian should complete the PDF Placement Exam and mail the completed exam back for grading. Students planning to take Arabic or Hebrew will take their exam during Discoveries Orientation week. For more information please visit The Center for World Languages and Cultures FAQ site.
Math proficiency survey
All first year students are encouraged to take the math proficiency survey prior to arriving on campus. The survey will be available in early June. All students should plan to take the math proficiency survey in advance of completing the Academic Advising Survey, which will be sent to first-time first year students after having registered for their FSEM course.
Send final transcripts
Request to have your final high school and/or college transcript sent to Undergraduate Admission by August 1 if you are starting in fall quarter. If you have taken any AP or IB exams, please have those scores sent directly to our office as well.
Undergraduate Admission 2197 S. University Blvd Denver, CO 80208-9401
Health and Wellness
Submit proof of immunizations
Meningococcal and Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Colorado State Law and University of Denver policy require two (2) doses of vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and a review of information regarding Meningococcal disease (meningitis). First-year students must submit this information by June 1; transfer students must submit this information at least 72 hours before their registration date to remove the hold on their account.
*If proof of immunity and acknowledgement of meningitis information is not submitted to the Health and Counseling Center, you will not be allowed to register for classes.*
The Health and Counseling Center will send you a tuberculosis screening questionnaire. If you are from or have traveled through a country with a high risk for tuberculosis, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, you may be asked to submit further documentation.
Please be advised upon arrival at the University of Denver you may be required to provide additional information regarding your health status based on current public health concerns in the United States and around the globe.
Accept or waive health insurance
All students enrolled at the University of Denver are required to carry health insurance coverage. Therefore, students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless they provide proof of other adequate health insurance. If a student chooses to remain on a family health insurance plan during their time here, he or she will need to waive the SHIP by the third Friday after classes begin. If you decide to waive the student health insurance plan, the Health and Counseling Center may request verification of your health insurance information. If selected you will be contacted and must submit a copy of your health insurance card. For students who would like to join the SHIP, we encourage them to proactively accept the coverage before they arrive on campus.
Parents or guardians with students under 18 years of age must sign and submit the consent form to have their student treated at the Health and Counseling Center.
Complete Know the Code
We have high expectations of our students, and we want to make sure that you understand these expectations before arriving on campus. Please review the student code of conduct and show you Know the Code by taking a brief quiz. All successfully completed entries will be entered into a drawing for $150 to the DU Bookstore.
AlcoholEdu and Haven Courses
At the University of Denver, the safety, health, and well-being of our students are our top priorities. In support of this commitment, we require that all incoming students complete two essential online courses - AlcoholEdu and Haven. Beginning on July, you will be able to access these courses on PioneerWeb under the "Admitted Students" tab. Students who do not complete both programs by September will not be able to register for classes.
DU Sport Interest Questionnaire
The DU Sport Interest Questionnaire is conducted to determine the extent to which the athletic interests of incoming students at the University of Denver are being met by the current offerings of our intramural and club sports programming.
Review & accept financial aid award
PioneerWeb is your resource to access the status of your financial aid requirements and awards. You can view, accept and decline your awards under the myWeb tab or through the Admitted Student tab. After reviewing your package, feel free to contact Financial Aid to discuss how to manage unmet cost through outside scholarships, loans, student employment and a monthly payment plan.
Submit your Financial Responsibility Agreement
All students at the University of Denver are required to sign a yearly Financial Responsibility Agreement. You will not be permitted to complete registration until you electronically sign this agreement.
Set Up Your DUPay Portal
If you are a Colorado resident, you may be eligible for different forms of financial aid. All Colorado residents must submit a Colorado Residency form to the Registrar’s Office prior to the start of the academic year. If you do not declare Colorado residency or the Registrar’s Office determines that you are not a Colorado resident, you will not be eligible for state funding. The residency form is located online at http://www.du.edu/registrar/forms/coloradoresidency.pdf.
Life on Campus
Apply for an Experiential Community
Research transportation options
Students may bring a car to campus for all four years of their enrollment. If you choose to bring a car, you MUST purchase a DU parking permit on our secure website. Commuter students may start purchasing permits in May, while students living on campus may start purchasing permits in mid-July (specific dates to be determined). DU also partners with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide the WeCar car-sharing program on campus as an efficient, affordable, sustainable transportation alternative. All full-time students will receive RTD's College Transit Pass which gives students access to all the bus and light rail services, including skyRide to Denver International Airport. Bikes are also a popular means of transportation and our campus is host to three Denver B-cycle stations if you do not bring your own bike to campus with you.
Submit your Pioneer ID photo online
Avoid long lines during orientation! Submit your ID photo online and your Pioneer ID Card will be ready for you during orientation! Click here for further instructions.
Your Pioneer ID Card is an essential part of your student life on campus. The ID card allows you to access your Residence Hall, the Penrose Library, the Ritchie Center, parking lots, and several academic buildings throughout campus. The ID card also allows you to use your meal plan, the Flex debit account, and printers across campus. Full-time students also get free city-wide bus and light rail access.
Purchase and configure laptop
All students are required to bring a laptop computer for their DU academic experience. Please plan ahead and ensure you've purchased your laptop prior to arriving for your Discoveries Orientation. Check out the latest laptop specifications and requirements and ensure that your machine is ready to connect to the University of Denver's network.
The DU Bookstore provides special student pricing on Windows or Apple laptops, and software, that meet or exceed all DU requirements. Orders can be placed over the phone or in person, including over the summer break.
International students, please note that we require English version of Windows operating systems due to security compliance for our network.
Sign up for Parent/family orientation
We realize that this is a time of transition, not just for students, but for families as well. We welcome your participation at our Parent and Family Orientation. Please make sure you register before you arrive on campus.
First day on campus
For winter, spring and summer starts, please review move-in and check-in information on the Discoveries Orientation site. More information will be available for Fall 2017 starts soon.
Connect with us
Connect with us
Take time to check out our student blogs and learn more about life at DU, connect with other new DU students with our Private Online Community, enjoy the beauty of the DU campus on Instagram, and view a campus tour on our Interactive Map. Really show your Pioneer spirit and get the DU Fight Song Ringtone!