Discoveries Experience Online

Every new student is required to complete the Discoveries Summer Experience, your online orientation program, in Canvas prior to arrival to campus. This program introduces students to important information about their transition and preparation to the University of Denver through monthly module releases in our campus Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas:

  • May 6 - Module 1: Welcome & Transition to DU
  • June 3 - Module 2: Academic Advising & Registration
  • July 1 - Module 3: Well-being & Safety
  • August 5 - Module 4: Campus Engagement & Next Steps

By completing the mandatory modules & Vector Solution trainings new students will:

  • Learn what to expect at DU, inside and outside the classroom
  • Learn what supports and services are available to students on campus
  • Explore some strategies for university success
  • Feel ready and confident to start the term

Starting the Online Orientation Modules

Students are automatically enrolled in this course and can access it through Our monthly DU Bound Newsletters will provide information and reminders sent to student DU email account when the course is updated and ready for them to begin. All new students are required to complete these courses before Discoveries Orientation by Friday, August 30, 2024, in order to avoid an enrollment hold. 

Students will access the modules, through the Discoveries Summer Experience course in Canvas. Students will find the mandatory trainings listed in "Assignments" section of the course and must upload a copy of their Certificate of Completion for each of the trainings.

Start the Course on Canvas

If you have any trouble logging in or have other questions about the requirement, please email


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    If you would like to request an exemption from this course due to recovery status or personal alcohol and other drug reasons, please contact You do not need to disclose your experiences, but can indicate that you would like to be exempt for personal reasons, and we may follow up with resources upon granting exemption.

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    Best practice tells us that ongoing education is the best way to help students learn new skills and create a culture change toward the eradication of gender violence on college campuses. As a result, the Health and Counseling Center has partnered with different campus areas to provide multi-dose and multi-platform programs to help students build their skills and expertise. This course serves as that first step.

    Statistics tell us that some students coming to DU have already, in some way, been impacted by gender violence. If completing Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates could be activating for you, we invite you to contact You do not need to disclose your experience, but can indicate that you would like to be exempt for personal reasons. One of the confidential advocates from CAPE will reach out to you with resources and information.

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