Family Orientation

College Ready 2024 Book Resource for Families 

New Student & Family Programs is excited to share this complimentary digital download of the book College Ready 2024 with DU parents and families!

College Ready 2024 provides expert advice for parents to simplify the college transition and DU families can visit the website and enter the code crimson-gold to access their free digital download.

If families want a paper copy, the book is also available for purchase on Amazon. 

We will host an opportunity for parents and families to connect on the book chapters in a book discussion later this fall. Stay tuned for more info! 

Free Digital Download

Code: crimson-gold

New Family Orientation

Join us on Tuesday, September 3, 2024 for Family Orientation. We will host a full Family Orientation in conjunction with new student move in and our new student orientation, Discoveries Orientation.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact us at or by telephone at 303-871-6080. If you need information about parking or accessible entrances, please use our Digital Map: 


Schedule Overview

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Time Session
9am-2pm New Student Move In
9am-10:30am Campus Tour
9am-5pm Paret & Family Welcome Lounge
11am-12:30pm Campus Tour
12pm-1pm Dining Hall Hours (TBD)
1pm-5pm Family Educational Sessions
3pm-5pm Parent & Family Resource Fair
4:45pm-5:00pm New Student Convocation Procession
5:00pm-5:45pm New Student Convocation
5:45pm-6:00pm "Ringing In" New Students & Family Farewell Spirit Tunnel
6:00pm-8:00pm Crimson Cookout
8:00pm-10:00pm Discoveries After Dark: TBD