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welcome to du!
Congratulations—You're Officially a Pioneer!
We encourage you to visit the admitted students tab in webCentral as well as the new student website that was specifically designed with new undergraduates in mind. The site will provide you with all the information you need to prepare for your arrival at DU, including an action-item checklist, housing resources and the Discoveries Orientation schedule.
You undoubtedly have a lot going on this summer as you prepare to make the transition to DU. In order to keep you informed, we are going to send you monthly e-newsletter updates throughout the summer until you arrive on campus. Features will include action-item reminders and fun tidbits about life at DU. We will also speak to some of the amazing opportunities that await you at the University of Denver.
We hope that you are as excited to be on campus in September as we are to welcome you to DU! The next few years will be an exhilarating time in your life; you will not only form new relationships and be challenged academically, but you will also be asked to think more critically and creatively about your role as a global citizen. This time will help transform you into the individual you are meant to become. We couldn’t be happier or more proud that you’ve chosen to join us at the University of Denver!
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.
What is the study abroad experience like at DU?
To foster an internationalized campus culture, DU has developed an infrastructure that makes study abroad efficient and affordable. Students on the Cherrington Global Scholars Program typically spend a quarter abroad and still meet all the requirements of their degree programs—on schedule and at no additional cost for tuition, room, and board.
Read more at our ASK DU blog.