2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Academic Advising for Traditional Programs

Office of Academic Advising and Discoveries Orientation

Academic Advising

The centralized academic advising office provides advising and learning assistance for undergraduate students by

  • educating students on Common Curriculum and other degree requirements (outside of the major)
  • counseling students on academic policies and appeals procedures
  • partnering with faculty/major advisors to create a streamlined network of resources
  • facilitating medical leaves, leaves of absence, withdrawal and re-entry processes
  • administering academic standards and guidelines
  • outreaching to and meeting individually with students who are experiencing academic difficulty
  • providing support for students at high risk of leaving the University and for the faculty and staff helping those students
  • helping students become active and strategic learners through one-on-one and group workshops; and
  • establishing student connections to faculty and campus resources.

Academic advising is located in the Center for Academic and Career Development, Driscoll Student Center South, Suite 30. Office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. For more information, call 303-871-2455, email advising@du.edu or visit the website at www.du.edu/studentlife/advising.

Orientation and Transition Programs

To help students make the transition to college and to the University, DU offers several programs designed to connect students with available resources. For more information, come to the Discoveries Orientation Office in the Center for Academic and Career Development, Driscoll South, suite 30. The office can be reached by phone at 303-871-3860 or on the Web at www.du.edu/discoveries.

Discoveries (New Student Orientation)

Discoveries Orientation assists first-year and transfer students in making the best possible start at the University of Denver. Orientation information is sent to all students who have paid the admission deposit. Discoveries Orientation facilitates holistic student development through setting the foundation for academic progress, career preparation, wellness, living, learning,  and personal development. Discoveries includes academic sessions, small group meetings, wellness sessions, inclusive excellence sessions, faculty interaction and advising, and presentations and discussion sessions to help students get to know the University of Denver and become familiar with community standards and expectations. During evening activities, students meet other students and sample the many co-curricular opportunities available at DU.

Advising for all new students is scheduled during Discoveries Orientation week in the fall or during the Discoveries Orientation programs in winter and spring for new students who start in these quarters. All students must attend an orientation session prior to registering for their first quarter at the University.

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