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A REFINED BRAND & A NEW VISUAL IDENTITY
Over the summer, the University of Denver began unveiling a new branding platform and visual identity that will help define the institution for varied audiences.
“After a year of market research and development, we have learned that many people know of the University of Denver, but they don’t know enough about us. We are going to change that fact,” says Kevin Carroll, vice chancellor of the Division of Marketing and Communications.
The University’s approach to education is supported by an emphasis on collaboration, vast opportunities for experiential learning, a culture dedicated to creating positive impact and the diverse perspectives, from local to global, that color day-to-day life on campus. These attributes, Carroll explains, align with the University’s mission and capture a decade’s worth of focus on program and curriculum development.
The platform, which emphasizes the University’s role as a CATALYST for purposeful lives will bring to life our vision: to be a great private University dedicated to the public good.
students getting involved
Your first year is a time to explore, to get involved and to try new things! Our students are engaged in everything from club sports to Greek Life, from religious organizations to the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning. The University of Denver offers a plethora of interesting clubs and ways to get involved. From Debate to Alpine Club, there are over 100 clubs that offer you an opportunity to get involved. All of these clubs will be featured at the Pioneer Carnival on September 8th.
Your first year at the University is an amazing time and will go by very quickly, so don't let it slip by without getting involved. Get ready for a phenomenal year!
THINGS TO DO IN DENVER
Discoveries Orientation week will be jam-packed with fun activities and important information. For those of you traveling a little early (or for those of you who already live in Colorado and want to have an excuse to experience the city!), we’ve compiled a short list of some of the fun happenings in Denver.
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On October 3, the first presidential debate of 2012 will take place on the DU campus. Since tickets to the event will be in very limited supply, the University is hosting DebateFest! DebateFest will feature live music, an “Issues Alley,” local food trucks, and an outdoor telecast of the debate. For the most updated information, make sure to visit the Debate website.
Featured Club: DU Club Kayaking
We provide everything you need to have a good time—no experience is necessary. All we ask that you bring is a good attitude and a willingness to get wet! For more information, find us on Facebook!
Video: move-in day at DU
Want to know what it looks like when over 1,000 students move into our residence halls? Take a look at this video of move-in day – it’s not nearly as chaotic as you might think!
Note: International students who have been assigned housing may move into the residence halls on August 27th beginning at 8:00 a.m.
DU Career Services is here for you throughout your years as a student, and beyond! Come visit us online, at a Career Fair, or at the Career Center during your first year to get help deciding on a major, find internships, and take personality/interests assessments to help you on your path. For now, join us on Facebook and Twitter for interesting articles, resources, and event reminders!
Multicultural Community Reception
The University of Denver's Affinity Alumni Associations and the Center for Multicultural Excellence invite all new students and families to join us at the top of the Ritchie Center (NW elevator off main concourse to 4th floor) on Monday, September 3rd from 12-2 p.m. to learn about support, involvement and leadership opportunities engaging Inclusive Excellence. We invite you to visit our respective websites to learn more about the programs, services, resources, and support that we offer all members of the DU community.
Ask DU Blog
Question: What should students expect during Discoveries Orientation Week?
The Discoveries Orientation team is anxiously awaiting your arrival to the University of Denver campus! Our goal is to welcome you to our community and make your transition to college as smooth as possible. The week of Discoveries Orientation* is an exciting time for you to get acclimated to campus, the academic environment, and to meet other DU students. You will go through the week with 14 other classmates from your First Year Seminar (FSEM) and your FSEM Professor. Each group is also assigned an orientation leader (a current DU student) who will guide you through the week of Discoveries and answer any questions you may have from the student perspective!
*English Conditionally Admitted (ECA) students who will begin at the English Language Center (ELC) will not participate in Discoveries Orientation in the fall
Read more about Discoveries Orientation at our "Ask DU" Blog.