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New Student Orientation

Welcome to the University

Many paths have led to the current University of Colorado Denver. Since 1973, we have been preparing students for a lifetime of achievement.

Graduate Students

UC Denver is a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world.” Chancellor Wartgow

Transfer Students

UC Denver is a leader in higher education for the state, providing the broadest range of educational opportunities by providing a balance of traditional and experiential learning.

Freshmen Orientation

UC Denver values learning, scholarship, discovery, innovation, health and care of mind, body and community, diversity, respect, citizenship and leadership.

International Students

You are joining students from 86 countries at UC Denver, “a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world.”

New Student Orientation 

Welcome to CU Denver!

You made an excellent choice in deciding to attend the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). We look forward to welcoming you into our dynamic and inclusive academic community.

New Student Orientation is designed to help you make the best possible transition to the University. Specific orientation programs are available throughout the academic year. 

Freshman Requirement
Participating in New Student Orientation is your next step to officially becoming a CU Denver Student! All first-time freshmen are required to complete orientation. Freshmen who are admitted for the fall 2014 semester must complete a summer orientation. Freshmen orientation is a full day, so please plan accordingly. Freshmen can sign up for a summer orientation session by visiting the UCDAccess student portal, beginning March 18, 2014For more information, please visit our freshmen tab.

Fall 2014 Freshman Orientation dates:

All of our on-site Freshman Orientation dates have concluded for Fall 2014. Please call our office at (303) 315-3503 to schedule your online orientation. 

Additional Information:

Students​ must contact their academic advisor to register for fall 2014 classes. See the list of academic advising units below:

Academic Success and Advising Center: 303-352-3520 
CLAS undeclared/undecided, pre-architecture, pre-business, pre-engineering and Arts & Media freshmen.
Business School: 303-315-8100
College of Architecture and Planning: 303-556-3382
College of Arts and Media: 303-556-2279
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences: 303-556-4768
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 303-556-2555
School of Education and Human Development: 303-315-6300
School of Public Affairs: 303-315-0021


International, Transfer, Non-degree and Graduates

International and Transfer Students! We have programs designed specifically for you. For more information, please visit our International, Transfer, & Graduate Students tab. Graduate students should verify with their specific department before attending an orientation.

Disability Resources and Services
If you are a new student who may need accommodations due to a disability, please contact the Disability Resources and Services.


First-time freshmen and newly admitted transfer students can sign up for an online orientation date by visiting their UCDAccess student portal. (STARTING MARCH 18, 2014)

  1. Login to UCDAccess (
  2. Select your Student tab
  3. Select Sign up for Orientation (right hand column)

Questions? Call New Student Orientation at 303-315-3503.


Contact Information

New Student Orientation

AB1 Building
1201 Larimer St, Suite 1107

Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-315-3503

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