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Tuesday, August 14th | First Generation Student & Family Banquet

5:00pm—7:30pm | Tivoli Turnhalle

CU Denver First-Generation Student banquet  

Enjoy a dinner that recognizes students who will be the first in their family to earn a four-year degree. At the dinner new students meet other first generation students, hear from inspirational first generation speakers and will be honored for being the first in their family to attend college.

Wednesday, August 15th | Move-in Day @ Campus Village

8:00am—5:00pm |CU Denver Housing & Dining at Campus Village

CU Denver Student Move-InCU Denver Move-In Day

If you’re signed up to live at CU Denver Housing & Dining at Campus Village, this is your day to move in and get settled on campus.

Thursday, August 16th | Connect2Campus

10:00am—3:00pm | Student Commons Building ​

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Connect2Campus is a conference-style series of workshops where new students get a free lunch, have fun with other students, learn more about starting at CU Denver and get a personalized tour of where their classes are located. 


Thursday, August 16th | Discover Wellness

3:00pm—6:00pm | Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center

CU Denver Wellness CenterCU Denver Wellness Center facilities

Discover Wellness is at our new Lola & Rob Student Wellness Center. During this program, new students could try a demo fitness class, experience the climbing wall, try out the pool or learn about the Wellness Suite.

Friday, August 17th | New Student Convocation

3:30pm—7:00pm | Check-in @ Tivoli Commons 

CU Denver Convocation CU Denver Graduates

Convocation​ is the official welcome into the CU Denver family and all new students are expected to attend. The afternoon starts with receptions hosted by the schools and colleges, where students can meet their peers, as well as staff and faculty. The academic gown students are given to wear in the convocation ceremony demonstrates their commitment to obtaining their degree and ultimately wearing the full regalia at your future graduation.​ After the ceremony, everyone enjoys a big party with fun, games, giveaways and free Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ on the Athletic Field. ​

Saturday, August 18th | Lynx Hike 


Enjoy a fun hike with fellow students! 

If you sign up for this hike, you will get an email with further details and registration information. 

*Parents, families and guests are invited to attend the First Generation Student & Family Banquet as well as the New Student Convocation with their students free of charge. 

To sign-up, please click the Prep Week Sign-Up button below.


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