Family Orientation

Supporting Your College Student

Watch our New Student Convocation Live Stream September 7th at 10am MST


As your student begins their journey at DU, your relationship and role will evolve. Your student will navigate their understanding of, and relationship to, alcohol and other drugs, consent, sexual assault, mental health, overall well-being, and equity. We believe you are a critical partner in supporting your student's awareness and reflection on these important and interconnected aspects of health and well-being. In this resource designed specifically for parents/guardians of college students, we share information and advice about starting a dialogue with your students.


Date & Time

Event & Location

Tuesday, September 6th


Move In: Consult the move in information provided to your student as part of their residence hall assignments. 

Various residence halls, check with your student for specifics

Tuesday, September 6th


Welcome Lounge & Campus Tours

Cool down and relax with some refreshments! 

Be sure and write a message of encouragement or include a wish for your new student in their first year on our “Wish Wall”. Students can stop by the gallery during their first quarter of the semester to read your message.

Campus Tours are offered to parents and families from Community Commons at the below times. Students are welcome to join.

  • 9am-10:30am 

  • 11am-12:30pm 

  • 1pm-2:30pm 

Community Commons Gallery, west side of building across from Starbucks

Tuesday, September 6th


Parent & Family Resource Fair

The Bridge/ Community Commons 2nd floor

Tuesday, September 6th


Crimson Cookout

Campus Green & Community Commons 2nd floor

Tuesday, September 6th


Discoveries After Dark: The 4D Experience

Community Commons


Wednesday, September 7th


Campus Tour

Community Commons Gallery, west side of building across from Starbucks

Wednesday, September 7th


New Student Convocation + Family Farewell

Magness Arena

Parking for New Student Convocation: Please utilize Lot C and Lot 108. ADA parking spots in Lot 311. See Interactive DU Parking Map for details.


Family Orientation Webinars

  • Housing & Residential Education

    Q&A with staff from Housing & Residential Education. The webinar covers housing policies and processes, what move-in day will be like, and other important resources.

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  • Financial Literacy

    Q&A with staff from Financial Aid and the Bursar's office. Financial literacy, student fees, and other important information and resources are discussed.

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  • Student Engagement & Traditions

    Q&A with staff from the office of Student Engagement on opportunities for your student to get involved at DU

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  • Health & Counseling Center

    Professional staff from the Health & Counseling Center provide a presentation overview of our integrated health and counseling center, answer questions about student health insurance, and highlight numerous health and well-being programs and various resources designed to keep our students physically, mentally, and emotionally well.

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  • Move In & Discoveries Orientation

    Information session with professional staff from New Student & Family Programs and Housing & Residential Education. The webinar covers what to expect on move in day, as well as an overview of the student Discoveries Orientation schedule and the Family Orientation schedule.

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