Family Orientation

Family & Guest Orientation

We welcome and strongly encourage family members and guests to participate in Family & Guest Orientation. Data shows that students are more successful when their support networks are familiar with resources available to them.

Participating in the Family & Guest Orientation is a way for you as someone who supports and cares for a CU Denver student to get questions answered and learn how to best support your student as they transition to the university. As a support person of a CU Denver student, we rely on you to encourage students to engage academically and socially so they have the best possible chance of making CU Denver their home for the next few years and succeeding in college!

When you attend the virtual orientation, you can expect to hear from a variety of our CU Denver campus partners as they speak to the following content areas and have time for general Q&A:

  • Mental & Physical Health Resources

  • Academic Success Tips and Resources

  • Talking Points to connect with your Student

  • Student Personal Success Resources

  • And much more!

We offer two Zoom Family & Guest Orientation sessions over the summer. This year Family & Guest Orientation dates are on the dates below

  • Monday, June 10th from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MT: RSVP here

  • Wednesday, July 17th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm MT: RSVP here

If you are unable to join us on Zoom for these dates, never fear! We record the sessions for your convenience and the recordings will be available below:

CU Denver Spotlight Sessions

Have questions that weren’t answered at our Family & Guest Orientation? Check out our Spotlight Sessions!

These sessions are designed to address more specific concerns that you may have in supporting your student’s journey. We offer two spotlight sessions for each topic area. We welcome and strongly encourage family members, guests, and students to participate in our Spotlight Sessions.


If you miss these sessions, don’t worry! We record the sessions for your convenience and the recordings will be available:


Can I Afford to Live on Campus?”:

Are you unsure of the benefits of living on campus? Do you have questions about how financial aid, loans, grants, and scholarships all impact how much your student pays for college? How can I know if I can afford to live on campus? If any of these questions interest you, join us as our Financial Aid, Housing, and Billing office colleagues present to answer these questions and more!

  • Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 from 5:30 – 7:00 MT: Watch the recorded session below

Finances 101 Spotlight: 

When can I see my tuition bill? Where can I accept my aid? What’s a Bursar’s Office? If you have questions like this, then this is the informational spotlight session for you!

  • Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:30 – 7:00 MT: Watch the recorded session below

  • Monday, July 8th from 5:30 – 7:00 MT: RSVP here

Housing & Dining Spotlight: 

Roommates, and meal plans, and move in, Oh My! This informational session is designed for those who have questions related to living in CU Denver campus housing, or about meal plan options. Commuter students can also purchase meal plans!

  • Wednesday, May 29th from 5:30 – 7:00 MT: Watch the recorded session below

  • Wednesday, August 7th from 5:30 – 7:00 MT: RSVP here

Parent and Family Program

Student Transitions & Family Engagement

CU Denver

Student Commons Building

1201 Larimer Street


Denver, CO 80204

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