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February: Parents Weekend

Parents Weekend will be February 16th & 17th in 2018!

Join us for tours of the DU Bell Tower, the Parents Weekend Speaker Series, First Generation Parent & Family Celebration, tours of Denver, and much more!

Registration usually begins in December. We will add more information about this event as planning continues throughout the year.



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.

To see information about Parent & Family Orientation 2017, visit the Discoveries Orientation website. Registration for Parent & Family Orientation can be found here. Use the red "Register Here" button on that page. Please do not use the Quick Links.

Our most recently updated schedule may be found here

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 that took place during previous years:

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 20th & 21st, 2017.

Events in 2016 included Book Chat at the Book Stack, Chopp Talk, Hockey, Pio-Palooza, Taste of DU, and a Parent Panel on Studying Abroad. Information and contact info can be found at