Team

4D Student Experience

As detailed in Transformative Direction One, DU aspires to be an intellectual, intentional and engaged academic community that cultivates critical thinking, knowledge and ethical leadership to prepare undergraduate, graduate and professional students to chart their own future and contribute to and serve the public good. While at DU, students will transform their views of the world, develop their character, and learn rigorous intellectual and practical skills.

We are encouraging academic engagement by supporting students holistically in their personal and professional development. At DU, students will acquire the skills they need to navigate their lives and careers by focusing on their strengths and taking charge of their educational journeys. Learn about our progress below!

Lili Rodriguez
Vice Chancellor for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence
Keith Miller
Interim Associate Provost for Graduate Education
Spotlight
First-Year Seminar Digs Into Immigration through Helen Thorpe’s ‘Newcomers’
Spotlight
Student Compostable Cup Business Takes Off Thanks to Pioneering Summer

Updates

October 28, 2019
Submit nominations for 2020’s One Book, One DU

Please join us in the selection process for upcoming One Book titles! We are seeking nominations for future selections that: 1. Model intellectual inquiry and rigor for our incoming student […]

Submit nominations for 2020’s One Book, One DU
October 14, 2019
Hands-on ‘Xperiences’ Partners Students and Companies for Credit

  “Cute” is the word that comes to mind when meeting Kiwibot. Knee high with the dimensions of a small cooler, the four-wheeled machine’s digital face winks and makes heart […]

Hands-on ‘Xperiences’ Partners Students and Companies for Credit
October 13, 2019
2019 Faculty Career Champions

On Tuesday, September 10, Career & Professional Development announced the 2019 Faculty Career Champion Award winners at the 3rd annual Faculty Career Champion breakfast celebration. This student nominated award focuses […]

2019 Faculty Career Champions
First Destination Outcomes Data

Interested in knowing where the 2018 DU graduates have landed in their career development journey? Career & Professional Development has completed the 2018 First Destination Outcomes Report. This report provides […]

First Destination Outcomes Data
September 1, 2019
Join us for the Dimond Family Residential Village topping-out ceremony

Dimond Family Residential Village topping-out ceremony Friday, Sept. 20 3 p.m. Galena Foundation Outdoor Classroom, north of Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall

Join us for the Dimond Family Residential Village topping-out ceremony
Shape our public spaces at the DU Furniture Fair

On September 18–19, DU will host a Furniture Fair — this is a great opportunity for us to collectively shape the vibe of our new spaces! Seven different furniture dealers […]

Shape our public spaces at the DU Furniture Fair
August 30, 2019
On Sale Now: An Evening with Helen Thorpe, Award-Winning Author

Co-presented by One Book, One DU and Newman Center. The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom (2017) documents the lives of 22 immigrant teenagers during the […]

On Sale Now: An Evening with Helen Thorpe, Award-Winning Author
May 15, 2019
One Book, One DU selection revealed

DU is pleased to announce the 2019-20 One Book, One DU selection: “The Newcomers” by Helen Thorpe. “The Newcomers” follows 22 immigrant teenagers enrolled together in an English Language Acquisitions […]

One Book, One DU selection revealed
DU DialogUes Update

We are pleased to announce the hire of our DU DialogUes Graduate Coordinators for 2019-20: Franklin Hughes is a rising second year master’s student in the Korbel School, where he’s […]

DU DialogUes Update
March 25, 2019
DU Receives $5M Gift From Dimond Family Foundation

The Dimond Family Foundation has donated a $5 million gift to the University of Denver for its new first-year residence hall, which will be named the Dimond Family Residential Village. […]

DU Receives $5M Gift From Dimond Family Foundation
February 20, 2019
Upcoming Career and Professional Development Opportunities!

#AskMeAnything: Women in the Workplace Wednesday, April 10 | 5:00 PM to 7:00PM | Colorado Women’s College, Garden Room Interactive panel discussion and small group Q&A with six (6) professional […]

Upcoming Career and Professional Development Opportunities!
Join us for One Book One DU Faculty and Staff Happy Hour

Through the shared intellectual experience of reading and responding to a shared text, DU IMPACT 2025’s One Book, One DU program seeks to provide space for our community to explore, […]

Join us for One Book One DU Faculty and Staff Happy Hour
Join us in 2 weeks for the Justice Fleet!

We’re excited to be hosting a Marsico Visiting Scholar and Artist, Dr. Amber Johnson of St. Louis University. With additional support from across the university (thanks to GWST, CLIE, ODI, […]

Join us in 2 weeks for the Justice Fleet!
February 6, 2019
DU welcomes The Justice Fleet to campus, March 4-7, 2019!

The Justice Fleet is a mobile network of experiences that foster community healing through art, play, and dialogue. Each exhibit engages community members in discussions about implicit and explicit bias, social […]

DU welcomes The Justice Fleet to campus, March 4-7, 2019!
February 1, 2019
2017-2018 Priorities – Careers and Lives of Purpose

2017-2018 academic year priorities Broadening student engagement with career preparation; Tracking and mapping university-wide career related student learning outcomes in partnership with undergraduate academic learning outcomes; Working with faculty actively […]

2017-2018 Priorities – Careers and Lives of Purpose
January 29, 2019
Student company published in 5280 magazine!

Read more about our very own MBA and Project X-TE student, Sarah Laughlin, and her company Slope Threads in 5280. Sarah was a part of the Incubator X program at […]

Student company published in 5280 magazine!
December 5, 2018
Undergrads are invited to register for COMN 2000: Identities in Dialogue
Undergrads are invited to register for COMN 2000: Identities in Dialogue
November 29, 2018
Learn more about Pioneering Summer and the X-ITE Mentoring Network

Pioneering Summer. 10 weeks. Nine student companies. 45 mentors. 30 students spent their summer researching, meeting with mentors, experimenting, and ultimately, accelerating their business venture. Learn more about the results […]

Learn more about Pioneering Summer and the X-ITE Mentoring Network
November 20, 2018
Submit your ideas for next year’s One Book, One DU

Please submit your suggestions to the 2019-20 One Book and One Prompt by Dec. 1. DU community members are welcome to submit nominations to support the mission of the One […]

Submit your ideas for next year’s One Book, One DU
September 28, 2018
Announcing the 2018 Faculty Career Champions

On Friday, September 14, Career & Professional Development announced the 2018 Faculty Career Champion Award winners. This is a student nominated award that focuses on faculty members who have made an impact […]

Announcing the 2018 Faculty Career Champions
September 26, 2018
Shared Reading Program Sets Tone for Year Ahead

This week, the University of Denver’s Class of 2022 began the first chapter of its college experience. Through move-in, Pioneer Passage and Discoveries Week, each of the 1,500 first-year students is starting to fill the […]

Shared Reading Program Sets Tone for Year Ahead
June 30, 2016
Studying Residential Experience

In 2016, we selected Brailsford & Dunlavey to help study our strengths and needs in the residential experience. Brailsford & Dunlavey led workshops with over 200 community members and put […]

Studying Residential Experience

Initiatives

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Preparing For Careers & Lives Of Purpose
Preparing For Careers & Lives Of Purpose
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Academic Advising
Academic Advising
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The Denver Advantage
The Denver Advantage
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Navigating DU, Navigating Life
Navigating DU, Navigating Life
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Project X-ITE
Project X-ITE
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One Book, One DU
One Book, One DU
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E-Portfolio
E-Portfolio
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Faculty Council for Undergraduate Professional Development
Faculty Council for Undergraduate Professional Development
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DU DialogUes
DU DialogUes
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Graduate Student Experience Working Group
Graduate Student Experience Working Group
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4D Administrative Coordination Group
4D Administrative Coordination Group
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Student Employment Working Group
Student Employment Working Group
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Outdoor Leadership
Outdoor Leadership
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Cultural and Emotional Intelligence
Cultural and Emotional Intelligence