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Congratulations—You're Officially a Pioneer Parent!
We will be sending you updates through monthly e-newsletters until your student arrives on campus. Features will include items that need to be completed and fun articles about life at DU. They will also include information on some of the amazing opportunities that our current students are taking advantage of.
Please feel free to contact the Office of International Student Admission for further assistance prior to your arrival on campus.
We hope that your student is as excited to be on campus in August as we are to see them start their journey with us. The next four years will be an exhilarating time in their life – they will not only form new relationships and be challenged academically, but they will also be asked to think more critically and creatively about their role as a global citizen. This time will help transform them into the individuals they are meant to become. We couldn’t be happier or more proud that they have chosen to spend it at the University of Denver!
International Student and Scholar Services
Congratulations, once again, on your student's admission to the University of Denver! The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) looks forward to welcoming them to campus this fall. Each quarter, ISSS hosts an orientation for new international students. During this orientation, international student advisors and guest speakers will discuss a variety of topics to help your student learn about maintaining their immigration status and creating and sustaining success in their academic program. For information on this fall’s mandatory International Student Orientation, please visit our website.
Students who have been English Conditionally Admitted (ECA) to the University of Denver and will begin at the English Language Center will not be attending International Student Orientation and can find more information on the English Language Center Orientation and testing dates on our downloadable calendar. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Academic commons - progress report
The Academic Commons at Penrose Library construction project has progressed from demolition to building and is on schedule with an expected opening in winter 2013! The new facility, in the central campus location where Penrose Library was built in 1972, will essentially have a similar acre-size footprint as the original library, with a 20-foot extension on the south side being the only new space spanning all three floors.
Read more, and watch a video on how books are delivered from our storage facility to the DU campus, on our blog!
in this issue:
DU STUDENT PROFILE
Class of 2012
Senior Amelia Newport, history and English major, is an ardent scholar of Colorado history. Her research on Colorado's statehood and its connection to the Presidential election of 1876 earned her a spot to present her work in April at the annual conference of the Council on Undergraduate Research in Washington, DC. View Amelia's profile (PDF).
DU will be hosting the first presidential debate on campus on Oct. 3, 2012! We are very excited and honored to have been chosen to host such a prestigious event, and there are many events leading up to the debate that we would like to share with you. DU students are the only members of our community who will have the opportunity to attend the debate, so visit our Debate 2012 website for the most up-to-date information—and make sure to watch in October!
Video: active learning
Our students pursue service-learning opportunities and study in many different countries throughout the world. Learn about some of the ways DU students are making a difference.
The campus bookstore offers textbook options to students—including used books, rentals and digital books.
coors fitness center
This summer, all incoming students are invited to join the Coors Fitness Center for the discounted rate of $40 (Gold Access) or $25 (Crimson Access) per month. Not getting to Denver until this fall? All full-time DU students receive free access to the Coors Fitness Center during academic quarters. For additional information, please visit recreation.du.edu.
Parent to parent
Our former Associate Provost for Academic Resources, Jo Calhoun, was (and is) a respected member of our University community. Jo retired this past year, but she left an indelible mark on DU. She is also a proud parent, and can relate to what many of our Pioneer parents might be experiencing during this pivotal time of year. She will be writing a series for our newsletters, just for our parents, starting with this entry. Read and enjoy!