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Discoveries Orientation


Discoveries Orientation

First Year Students

Fall 2019 Discoveries Checklist

Once you've submitted your deposit to attend DU, you'll want to remember some key dates while you're preparing to start college with us

Here are the main action items that new students need to complete in Spring and Summer 2019:

APRIL 2019

MAY 2019

  • Step 4: Submit your AP/IB scores as soon as possible to DU (mail to Undergraduate Admission Offices at 2197 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80208-9401. DU's AP code is 4842.)
  • Step 5: Request a complimentary copy of the One Book One DU common reading book, The Newcomers, by May 17, 2019. As part of the One Book One DU program, all incoming undergraduates will be reading a common book and respond to a Prompt, which will be shared during Discoveries Welcome Week. 
  • Step 6: Submit proof of immunity by June 1st. See Health and Counseling Center website for additional information.

JUNE 2019

  • Step 7: Students who plan to continue studying a foreign language should take the language placement exam by July 1st (students beginning a new foreign language do not need to take this). If students do not complete and submit a placement test for a previously studied language by July 1st, results may not be processed in time for summer registration. This may prevent students from registering for their preferred language class until the beginning of the fall quarter.
  • Step 8: Use the the math placement advising tool to determine the appropriate level math course for fall registration by July 1st. This tool helps our faculty gauge your experience in mathematics and recommend math courses for you to take at DU. The survey consists of 20 algebra questions, and should take around 45 minutes to complete. 

JULY 2019

  • Step 9: Register for fall quarter classes the week of July 15 - 19, 2019. Details on the registration process can be found on the New Student Registration website
  • Step 10: Complete the Discover DU Online Canvas Course prior to Discoveries Orientation (more information and instructions coming soon)
  • Step 11: Get information on DU technology requirements and place laptop orders through the bookstore by July 31st to ensure that they are available to pick up when you arrive, or make plans to purchase a laptop at a local computer store prior to Discoveries. Visit the New Student Technology Help Guide for additional information and reach out to if you require technology assistance.


  • International Students move into residence halls on August 28, 2019
  • Step 12: Complete the Parent and Family registration form for any family members who are planning to attend Discoveries Orientation by August 29, 2019
  • Students in pre-orientation programs move into residence halls on August 30, 2019 (JETT Program, ELI, 1GenU, Denver Promise, VIP)



Fall 2019 Move-In Day: Monday, September 2, 2019

Fall 2019 Discoveries Orientation: Monday, September 2 - Friday, September 6, 2019

First Day of Classes: Monday, September 9, 2019

fall registration information 

Students will register for fall quarter classes online during the week of July 15 - 19, 2019. Information and guidance on the registration process can be found on the New Student Registration website.

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.