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.
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 spring 2014 semester must complete an online orientation or attend the Spring Welcome, January 17, 2014. Freshmen can sign up for an online orientation session or the Spring Welcome by visiting the UCDAccess student portal, beginning October 14, 2013. For more information, please visit our freshmen tab.
Online orientation will be held weekly, beginning November 18, 2013. Newly admitted freshmen also must complete the New Student checklist in order to register for courses.
Students must contact their academic advisor to register for spring 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.
- Login to UCDAccess (www.ucdenver.edu/ucdaccess)
- Select your Student tab
- Select Sign up for Orientation (right hand column)
Questions? Call New Student Orientation at 303-315-3503.