Academic Advising for Traditional Programs
Office of Academic Advising
The mission of the Academic Advising Office is to create an inclusive environment that empowers undergraduate students to successfully transition into college, take ownership over their education, pursue academic interests, engage in learning, and develop a comprehensive network of resources to persist to graduation. Staff Academic Advisors work with students on degree planning outside of their academic field and understanding university policies. Staff Academic Advisors also support student development through strength –based skill-building including understanding who they are as learners, goal setting, time management and organizational skills.
Academic advising is located in Student Success and Support Services, Driscoll Student Center South, Suite 30 (below the bookstore). Office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. For more information, call 303-871-2455, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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, please visit the Discoveries Orientation website at www.du.edu/discoveries, or email at Discoveries@du.edu. The office can be reached by phone at 303-871-3891.
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.