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Discoveries Orientation

Winter 2019 General Information

Welcome to the University of Denver!

Information regarding the orientation and transition process for Winter 2019 incoming students will be posted here, including next steps, a full schedule, and important dates to prepare for your arrival!

Important Dates:

  • Winter 2019 All Student Move-In Day: Friday, January 4th, 2019
  • Winter 2019 Discoveries Orientation: Friday January 4th, 2019
  • International Student Orientation: Friday January 4th, 2019
  • First Day of Fall Classes: Monday January 7th, 2019         
New Student Checklist
  • Step 1- Deposit through the Office of Admission
  • Step 2- Meet with a Staff Academic Advisor starting Monday, Nov 12th (see below)
  • Step 3- Register for Winter 2019 courses
  • Step 4- Register for Discoveries Orientation
  • Step 5: Complete the Discover DU Online Canvas Course prior to Discoveries Orientation
  • Step 6: Attend Discoveries Orientation on January 4th

Scheduling an Academic Advising Appointment:

Non-Business Majors
Academic Advising, Driscoll Student Center, Suite 30 (below the bookstore)
Click here  to schedule an in-person appointment OR click here  for a phone or online appointment
• Phone: 303-871-2455
• Questions: [email protected]

Business Majors, and those needing to go through the secondary admission process for Business:
Daniels Office of Undergraduate Programs, Margery Reed Hall, 1st floor
Schedule an appointment online
• Phone: 303-871-6910
• Questions: [email protected]

Discoveries Schedule - Winter 2019

IMPORTANT: This schedule is the same for all incoming undergraduate students starting in Winter Quarter. First time first year, transfer, international, and graduates from the english language center should attend this orientation. Parents and families are also welcome to attend any sessions, except those specified as student only. 

12:30-1:00p: Check-In
1:00-1:30p: Welcome
1:30-2:15p Educational Session 1
2:20-3:05p Educational Session 2
3:10-3:55p Educational Session 3
4:00-5:00p Resource Fair

Educational Session Descriptions 

Boosting Your Academic Performance: Start 2019 with an opportunity to transform the way you approach the fast-paced 10-week quarter at DU! This session will focus on understanding your learning style, identifying and connecting with your DU faculty and campus resources, organizing your academic materials BEFORE it's Week 2 (i.e. too late!), and creating a time management plan you can stick with! You will leave with practical tools for success during the winter quarter. Hosted by Academic Advising.

Supporting Your Student & Getting Involved with Parent & Family Engagement: This session will provide an overview of the Office of Parent & Family Engagement. We will focus on opportunities for engagement, how to navigate the University of Denver's multitude of support services, and information about how to best support your student throughout their time at DU. This will be a parents only session. Hosted by Parent & Family Engagement.

Get Involved!: At the University of Denver there are so many activities you can get involved with. Hear from a consortium of offices on campus that help coordinate activities, traditions, recreation, and service opportunities for students to determine what clubs, organizations, or passions you can explore.

Thinking of Studying Abroad Next Year? 
Attend the Study Abroad information session at your orientation to learn how to get started! In the meantime, please check out the mandatory First Step to Study Abroad session online, the Study Abroad Handbook and search available programs. Don't delay! The deadline for 2019-20 programs is January 17 and may require mandatory meetings. More info:

Library Resource Tour: At the heart of campus, Anderson Academic Commons is a gathering place, a study space, and home to services and resources that can help you reach academic success. This tour will guide you through the AAC and highlight areas like University Libraries, the Writing Center, the Digital Media Center, the IT Help Center, and the Front Porch Café, as well as many other resources that will support you through your academic journey. 


 Questions? parents, family and support systems. 

Please refer our the Parents & Family page for FAQ's as many of your questions may be answered there.

 If you would like to know what resources are available for you as a support system for a student, please contact Amber Jaynes, Assistant Director of Parent & Family Engagement ([email protected], 303-871-3008) or email [email protected]

Programs during Orientation will take place in various locations across campus. If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact The Disability Services Program (DSP) at 303-871-2278 to discuss arrangements.