Family Discoveries Orientation

Spring Family Weekend

Family Weekend will be in April. When we have the April dates, we will send an email to all families and update this page. We expect to know the dates of Family Weekend by mid-December.

We make every effort to reach parents of students by email and through social media to let you know of events parents are welcome to attend, but please ask your student to share any special event invitations with you and to keep parent/guardian information up to date on PioneerWeb, their secure information portal. Students should be aware of how to access PioneerWeb and should also be checking their DU email account regularly.

Supporting Your College Student

As your student begins their journey at DU, your relationship and role will evolve. Your student will navigate their understanding of, and relationship to, alcohol and other drugs, consent, sexual assault, mental health, overall well-being, and equity. We believe you are a critical partner in supporting your student's awareness and reflection on these important and interconnected aspects of health and well-being. In this resource designed specifically for parents/guardians of college students, we share information and advice about starting a dialogue with your students.

New Student Convocation

September 10, 2021

New Student Convocation is a celebratory welcome for our new and returning students at the University of Denver. Hear from Chancellor Jeremy Haefner, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Clark, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Chris Whitt, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Todd Rinehart, Undergraduate Student Government President Keanan Anderson and Vice President Mason Estes.

Chancellor's Leadership Panel

August 24, 2021

Chancellor Haefner and other University leaders host an interactive conversation to welcome families of incoming students to the DU community and discuss the 2021 fall quarter.

Meet The Academic Leadership: Provost and Deans' Panel

August 16, 2021

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Clark engaged in an interactive conversation with the Academic Deans of each college and our Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Jennifer Karas regarding the academic experiences and engagement opportunities for your students.

Character Exploration

August 27, 2020

Diverse programs offer students ways to reflect on and develop their own values in connection with DU community values. During this session, Anne DePrince and Jasmine Pulce discuss opportunities students will have to explore character, culture, and identity during orientation and across their time at DU.

Career and Professional Development

August 28, 2020

During this session, Associate Vice Chancellor Brandon Buzbee and Assistant Vice Chancellor Heidi Perman discuss student career exploration and the global network available to your DU students.

A Conversation about Culture and Identity

August 31, 2020

Chenthu Jayachandiran, Director of the Cultural Center and Spiritual Life, leads a dialogue on the changing dynamics of identity, culture and belonging in the country, in the world and certainly at the University of Denver. As your students begin their journey at DU, it is inevitable that they will encounter complicated ideas about these concepts and we want to engage you, the parents, family and friends in similar conversations.

Student Affairs: Care, Support and Partnership

August 31, 2020

Meet the leadership of Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence and our campus partners who provide support for students and families with a holistic approach. This session introduces resources which support your student to successfully navigate their experience at DU.