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Join us at the Parent Panel on Studying Abroad during Homecoming & Family Weekend

Saturday, October 15th, 11:00am

Margery Reed Hall, Reiman Theater

September: Orientation

Transitioning into college is one of the most exciting times of your student's life. It can be both thrilling and challenging.

To see the most up-to-date information about Parent & Family Orientation 2016, visit the Discoveries Orientation website. Parent & Family Orientation will be September 6 & 7. Online registration has closed at this time, however you may still attend orientation by registering during check-in on Sept 6th in Hamilton Gym

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 of the presentations you will see during Parent & Family Orientation:

Holistic Learning: Your Student's Cultural and Intercultural Experience

Holistic Student Development: Facilitating Student Success

Navigating Orientation and an Introduction to the Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence

October: Homecoming

Once a Pioneer, always a Pioneer. Alumni, current students, parents, and DU community members are invited to connect and celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend October 14 & 15, 2016. Join us for Book Chat at the Book Stack, Chopp Talk, Hockey, Pio-Palooza, Taste of DU, and much more. Information about events, registration, and contact info can be found at 

February: Parents Weekend

Our next Parents Weekend will be February 24-25, 2017. Events will include Pioneer Hockey, Canvas and Mocktails, a local hike, campus tours, chocolate tasting, educational sessions and more! The schedule and registration will be available in December right here on this page.

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