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welcome to du!
Congratulations on becoming a DU Pioneer!
We are excited to welcome you to campus in August!
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 parents.
We will be sending you updates through monthly e-newsletters until you arrive 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 can’t wait to personally welcome you to the DU community!
International Student and Scholar Services
Congratulations, once again, on your admission to the University of Denver! The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) looks forward to welcoming you 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 you learn about maintaining your immigration status and creating and sustaining success in your 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!
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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: the kinetix
The Kinetix is a band made up of former DU students. You can view their performance at last year’s TEDxDU—they brought down the house!
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.
How do I sign up for Housing on campus? How are roommates chosen?
The first concern that always comes up when I start to talk about incoming students about housing is the roommate situation. How are roommates chosen? Can I choose my own roommate? What if I don't like my roommate? Maybe it is just because of the great experience I had, but I think DU is doing something right when they match up roommates. I am still good friends with my first year roommate, and we did not have any problems throughout the year. The probable reason? When we filled out the housing survey, we were both very honest with ourselves. The survey is only six questions, with things like "Are you a morning person, or a night owl?" Take your time on this survey! It is a huge help to everyone involved.
Read more about Housing and roommate selection in our ‘Ask DU’ blog.
Note: Students beginning at the English Language Center will be considered for housing on a space-available basis.