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welcome to du!

Students walk across campus.

Congratulations—You're Officially a Pioneer Parent!

Our website for new students—www.du.edu/newundergraduates—will be an excellent resource for you throughout the summer. The International Students Tab will be especially helpful and will provide important information for you and your student.

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!

DU students enjoy one of the many open spaces on campus Campus at sunset with city skyline in distance

important info

Laptops at DU
All DU students are required to bring a laptop to campus. Make sure your student's laptop meets our technical requirements.

Submit Pioneer Card Photo Online
Your student can avoid long lines during Discoveries Orientation by submitting their photo for their Pioneer ID online.

Parking Permit
If your student chooses to bring a car to campus, he/she will need to purchase a parking permit. These will be available beginning July 16. Visit the DU Parking & Transportation website for more information.

Immunization Records
Proof of immunity (pdf) must be submitted to the Health and Counseling Center by August 1.

Language Placement Exams
Students planning to take Spanish, French, German or Italian should take the Language Placement Exam before arriving on campus. Students planning to study Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese and Russian will take their exam during Discoveries Orientation week.

Note: Students beginning at the English Language Center do not need to take the Language Placement Exam.

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 elc@du.edu.

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!

A rendering of the Academic Commons project in Penrose Library
Lower level of the Academic Commons at Penrose Library

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