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February: Parent & Family Weekend

Parent & Family Weekend 2019 will be February 22-24

Events are designed to have activities you and your student can enjoy together, such as tours of major Denver attractions, fun historic bus tours in the city, Hockey games at Magness Arena, tours of the bell tower, and family meet-and-greet events.

We also provide suggestions for many other things to do in the Denver area and on campus. See our suggestions for Popular Denver Attractions, On Campus Events, and Local Restaurants you can visit next time you're here.


June: Commencement

Congratulations to the parents and families of graduating students! For details about commencement activities, instructions for students, merchandise, and more, please visit the DU commencement website 


September: Orientation

Transitioning into college is one of the most exciting times of your student's life. It can be both thrilling and challenging. During Parent and Family Orientation, several presentations and resources are available to help families learn about academic policies and requirements, and how to support their student's academic, physical, and emotional health.

Here are some presentations that took place during Parent & Family Orientation 2018:

Culture of Care, Support & Partnership

Parent & Family Engagement

Career Development & Internships

Study Abroad at DU: Expand Worldview

Student Financial Services

Health & Counseling Center: Success Through Wellness


October: Homecoming

Parents and families, alumni, current students, and DU community members are invited to connect and celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 12th - 14th, 2018. 

The website for Homecoming & Family Weekend is [email protected]

Contact info for questions about this event is [email protected] or 303-871-2777.