LEP Pre-Orientation

FLYTE: First LEP Year Total Experience

The LEP's transition support begins with the First LEP Year Total Experience (FLYTE) for students and their families. FLYTE launches in May with a webinar series and culminates with the on-campus FLYTE Orientation Weekend over Labor Day weekend. 

FLYTE Orientation Weekend includes early move-in, the opportunity to meet your LEP Academic Counselor, social events to get to know other incoming LEP students, and informational sessions for students and family members in attendance.  

Registration for FLYTE is required, and registration will be open in mid-May 2023. 

"It was a perfect transition into college and helped me not get overwhelmed by orientation week and classes. It helped me make friends and learn the campus and more about DU." –LEP 2019 First Year Student
"This event made a huge difference to my son already! I never thought he would be comfortable at this point." –LEP 2019 First Year Parent

FLYTE Resources

  • Dates, webinars, handouts and more

    Webinars (Wednesday evenings at 6:00 Mountain Time)  

    • May 17, 2023- Welcome to the L.E.P.! 

    • June 14, 2023: Understanding Accommodations 

    • July 12, 2023: Preparing for Registration  

    • August 16, 2023: Getting ready for campus 

    FLYTE Orientation Weekend (On Campus) 

    • September 3, 2023: Early Move-In for LEP students 

    • September 4, 2023: FLYTE Programming for students and families 

    Discoveries Orientation (All DU First-Year and Transfer Students) 

    • September 5-8, 2023 


    L.E.P Resources

    Independent Living Skills- An inventory for self-rating and goal setting.
    High School Vs. College- A resource to support planning regarding the transition from high school to college.
    Finding Your Purpose- A resource to support a discussion on motivation and expectations.
    Collaborative Communication- A resource to support family communication.
    Caring for the Whole Person- A mental health resource.
  • FLYTE Orientation Weekend Schedule Sample

    Here is a sample of schedule of events for FLYTE Orientation Weekend

    (Times and activities may change)


    9:00-12:00 Move-In to Dorms 

    9:00-3:30 L.E.P. Information Table 

    12:00-4:00 Tech @ D.U. (sessions start at top of each hour) 

    10:00-4:00 Hospitality Room at Katherine Ruffatto Hall  

    4:00-6:00 Free Time 

    6:00-8:00 Student FLYTE Cohort Dinner  


    8:00-9:15 (Optional) Breakfast in Commons 

    9:15-9:45 Welcome Ceremony 

    10:00-12:00 Programming for students and for parents (separate)  

    12:00-1:30 Lunch provided in Commons 

    12:45-2:00 Parent Networking Reception sponsored by Parent & Family Giving 

    1:30-4:00 Student Programming  

    3:00-4:00 Tabling Event- DU partners 

    7:00-9:00 L.E.P. @ Night Student Event  


    9:00-11:00 L.E.P. Academic Counselor meet and greet 





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