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June - July - August: Summer Send-off events

Summer Send-Offs are a chance for new families to meet DU staff, for students to make friends before moving to DU, and for parents to get information about making the trip to Denver for orientation in the fall. If you are interested in hosting a Summer Sendoff in your home, please email  

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 2016 will be September 6 & 7. Register 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 from Parent & Family Orientation:

Partnering on Your Student's DU Experience

Pioneering Your Academic Adventure

Academic Development, Resources, and Support Services

Financial Aid and Billing

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. A complete schedule and online registration will be available soon on this page: 

February: parents Weekend

Parents Weekend provides an opportunity for families to spend time with their student while becoming more familiar with the University and enjoying the Rocky Mountain state.

Our next Parents Weekend will be February 2017. Specific dates will be determined in the coming months. Events will include Pioneer Hockey, Canvas and Mocktails, educational sessions and more!

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 webpage.