Discoveries Orientation

Welcome, Class of 2026!

The New Student & Family Programs team is excited to welcome you to the University of Denver!

New Student Orientation, or as we call it here, Discoveries Orientation (Discoveries for short), is our introduction to the DU experience. Discoveries consists of both online and in-person content. Our online content will be available at a later date this summer. To learn more about this content, visit our Discoveries Online tab.

Our in-person Discoveries Orientation programming begins on the Tuesday of Move In and programming is ongoing until the start of classes. During this time, you can expect to learn how to be successful inside and outside of the classroom at DU, and get to know your peers!

For the 2022 Academic Year, our residential first-year students will move in on Tuesday, September 6th. Discoveries Orientation Programming will occur from September 6th to September 11th. The family send-off is currently scheduled for midday September 7th.

Winter Admits:

Discoveries Orientation will take place on Monday, January 2nd. This will be a half day program to welcome new students and families to the University of Denver. More details on what you can expect during this week coming soon via email!

Mission

New Student and Family Programs is committed to the successful transition of new students and families into the University of Denver campus community. We do this by providing inclusive, holistic, student-centered programming aimed at empowering student academic success, personal growth and meaningful connections.

Discoveries Orientation Program Outcomes

Through participation in the Discoveries Orientation program, new students will:

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    Learn about student roles and responsibilities of becoming a University of Denver community member

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    Explore the resources and opportunities that support students' academic, social, and health and wellness goals

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    Develop skills centered on self-awareness, social interactions, and engaging with the diverse identities, ideas, and experiences of others in the community

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    Develop a sense of belonging and connection to the University of Denver and the greater Denver community