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Discoveries Orientation


Discoveries Orientation

Parents and Family Orientation

Why orientation for families?

Transitioning into college is one of the most exciting times of your student's life. It can be both thrilling and challenging. We are here to help you become familiar with DU, answer your questions, and preview what you can expect for your student's first year at DU. 

During Parent and Family Orientation you will:

  • Explore the DU Campus
  • Learn about academic policies and requirements
  • Learn about the many resources available to support your student's academic, physical, and emotional health
  • Connect with other DU families

Fall 2017 Important Dates and Logistics

Online registration for Parent and Families is now open!

***Please do not register your student.  Students are automatically registered for orientation when they register for their First Year Seminar (FSEM).***

Move-In Day: Monday, September 4th

Parent and Family Orientation: Monday, September 4th & Tuesday, September 5th

  • The last session on Tuesday, September 5th will end at 4:00pm.  Parents are free to leave after the last session.  Students will be in sessions the rest of the week.

Parent and Family Orientation costs $40 per person

  • This fee off-sets the cost of meals and materials
  • You do not need to pay for your DU student
  • You do not need to pay for children under 10 years-of-age

Register for Parent and Family Orientation here!

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To learn more about lodging options, you can visit Parent and Family Engagement or Visitor Resources.

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.