Student Support Offices & Resources
Supporting DU Students
DU offers many academic and support resources, each aimed to support your success as a student.
More detailed information about the types of academic and support services can be found below.
Subject-Specific Academic Support
The Writing Center
Get personalized writing help.
The University Writing Center works with all University of Denver students, staff, and faculty as part of the Writing Program's mission to create and sustain a robust culture of writing on the DU Campus.
In their free 45-minute consultations, Writing Center staff work with writers individually and in groups to discuss their work and to help them hone their skills and practices, with an eye both on the texts at hand and on the writers' goals and needs.
The Writing Center is accessible to both online and on-campus students.
The Math Center
Find Math Tutors and Workshops
The Math Center provides a place to study, to do homework, and to ask questions. Students are encouraged to work with other students in the same class. When they have questions, our assistants will give them hints and will guide them to find the answer. Working in small groups and having discussions with other students is one of the most effective ways to learn mathematics.
The Math Center offers free, drop-in assistance for Business Calculus, Calculus I, II and III, Elements of College Algebra, and College Algebra and Trigonometry.
The Science & Engineering Center
Receive Help with Science and Engineering Coursework
The Science and Engineering Center is a collaborative space staffed by undergraduate and graduate learning assistants (LAs) trained to assist students with first and second year biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering lecture and laboratory courses. Our goal is to help students grow as problem solvers by assisting with homework sets, lab reports, and preparing for exams. The Science and Engineering Center is not a one-on-one tutoring center, but is rather a support system where students can get guidance from TAs as well as their peers. This center is open to all DU students. All services are free. Located in the north-west corner of the main floor of the Anderson Academic Commons (west of the writing center).
The Center for World Languages and Cultures
We promote multi-cultural fluency
The Center for World Languages & Cultures strives to prepare students to advance their skills to better understand and promote understanding of cultural and linguistic differences. To promote engaged learning, teaching, and practice of the world's languages and cultures; to integrate languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study; and to build and support interculturally competent communities through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners.
The Center for World Languages & Cultures offers a wide variety of programs and languages to best suit students' unique academic, professional and personal interests. The CWLC additionally offers language tutoring and advising to all students, faculty, and staff.
The Research Center in Academic Commons
Get Individualized Research Help
The Research Center should be a student's first point of contact for questions about locating books, finding articles on a specific topic, or using electronic resources.
The reference librarians at University Libraries also offer many instructional opportunities to help the DU community learn about library research. Library instruction sessions are one of the best ways to develop valuable research skills. Students who have the skills to find, evaluate, and use information are more successful in their classes and will be more successful at life-long learning after graduation.
The Research Center offers expert guidance through the research process:
- From refining a topic → to finding and evaluating relevant sources → to creating a bibliography.
- A consultation session can ease anxiety about a project or paper and teach research and evaluation skills for life-long learning.
- One-on-one research consultations are available to current DU students, faculty, and staff at any stage of the research process.
We offer research assistance and resources
The University of Denver Libraries strive to provide outstanding collections and services to the University community. The Anderson Academic Commons brings together the University of Denver's main library and popular Academic Support Services in one convenient location.
Online students have full access to all library databases and resources.
Other Academic Support
About Academic Advising
The mission of the Academic Advising Office is to create an inclusive environment that empowers undergraduate students to successfully transition into college, take ownership over their education, pursue academic interests, engage in learning, and develop a comprehensive network of resources to persist to graduation.
Academic Advising collaborates with undergraduate students to help you achieve academic success and offers the following services:
- Major/minor exploration
- Time management strategies
- Organizational strategies
- Developing educational/career goals
- Evaluating academic progress
- Identifying campus resources
- Study strategies
- Understanding academic policy
- Taking a leave of absence
- Petitioning for an academic exception to policy
Student Success Coaching
Improve your collegiate performance
Student Success Coaching is an opportunity where undergraduate students can meet one-on-one with a trained Student Success Coach to improve their performance in college. The topics they will cover together include: goal setting, time management, stress management, study skills, discovering your strengths, and connecting you to additional resources. All modules are tailored to students' individual goals and needs.
Academic Advising collaborates with undergraduate students to help you achieve academic success and offers the following Student Success Coaching services:
- Staying organized
- Balancing commitments
- Forming productive study habits
- Using your strengths
- Having accountability
- Understanding your learning style
- Knowing who to contact to connect with campus resources
Career and Professional Development
Develop your professional skills
Career & Professional Development is here to help you leverage your academic studies to take the next step in your career. Most of the services are free to all DU students--on-campus or online. It is never too early to start thinking about your career and next steps. Check out career.du.edu to explore the host of services available to you. See below for a snapshot.
The Career and Professional Development Center provides the following assistance:
- Advising and coaching on how to take the next step in your career
- Connections to job fairs and professional development events
- Interview preparations to help you anticipate questions to impress employers
- Support in modifying or developing your resume or cover letter
- Coaching on salary negotiations
- Online catalog of resources and support services
- Petitioning for an academic exception to policy
Student Disability Services
Get the support you deserve
Learning Effectiveness Program
Find support as a diverse learner
External Fellowships and Scholarships
Apply for national or international fellowship awards
The Office of External Fellowships provides direct support to DU students and recent graduates applying for nationally and internationally competitive awards. We can help applicants search for and identify fellowships that are a good fit for their goals and interests and provide feedback on application drafts. Our office organizes campus competitions for awards that require nomination or university endorsement, and we work closely with nominees to revise and polish applications and prepare for national interviews.
We also offer workshops and information sessions to raise awareness of these awards, including classroom visits. Finally, we provide training and support to staff and faculty who wish to learn more about external fellowships, to enhance their advising, and to strengthen their letters of recommendation.
Health & Wellness
Student Outreach and Support (SOS)
Connect with campus support services
Health and Counseling Center (HCC)
We provide counseling and therapy to DU students.
TELUS Health Student Support
Mental health support from the comfort of your home
Center For Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)
Survivor Healing & Support
Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
A Peer Driven Substance Support Group
DU Food Pantry
On-Campus No-Cost Meals
For Tuition Assistance
Financial Aid assists students with resources students need to complete the application process, understand financial aid packages and manage unmet costs. Whether a first-time applicant or a soon-to-be DU graduate, Financial Aid staff will assist students every step of the way.
Financial Aid services and resources include:
- assistance with financial aid application completion
- financial aid and scholarship options
- review of and acceptance of financial aid
- outlining institutional scholarships, student employment and loan repayment
- Location: University Hall, 2197 S. University Blvd.
- Phone: 303-871-4020
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition billing and charges
The Bursar's Office is responsible for the collection and billing of tuition-related charges and administering Federal Perkins Loans.
- Location: University Hall, 2197 S. University Blvd.
- Phone: 303-871-4944
- Email: email@example.com
Other Student Support
Helping keep DU safe
The Division of Campus Safety provides essential services to keep our community safe with both emergency and non-emergency response. Officers also provide opportunities for the DU community for educating themselves about safety-related issues, with community training including first aid/CPR/AED training, self-defense classes, R.A.D. training, mace training, and fire extinguisher training. All classes are free to DU students, although the First Aid certification card does involve a small cost.
- Emergency Phone: 303-871-3000
- General Inquiries Phone: 303-871-2334
The Cultural Center
Supporting DU diversity
Ensuring equitable access
LGBTIQA Programs and Services
We support our LGBTQA students, staff, and community
Supporting your spiritual needs
We support our DU veterans and families
International Student and Scholar Services
For students studying aboad
Studying abroad is challenging, which is why International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers a range of services and support. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is one of four units within the Office of Internationalization. Located in the International House, ISSS provides the following services to international students and scholars on campus:
- Advocacy for international student and scholar issues on campus
- Cultural adjustment and immigration advising
- Orientation and employment workshops
- Support of international student organizations
- Cross-cultural programming
- Issuance of immigration documents, authorizations, and certification letters