For mailing items to Denver before move-in
DU does not store items for students and doesn’t accept packages at residence halls before new student move-in day, September 6th. Some families will ship a box to the hotel where they are staying during Parent & Family Orientation. This makes travel a little easier, especially when you are flying and don’t want the extra baggage fees. Another option is to ship items to a nearby FedEx Center at 1440 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver CO 80222. Hours on Sundays are 9am-9pm. Move-in for first year students begins at 8:00am for students who have been assigned an odd-numbered room, and 10:30am for students who have been assigned an even-numbered room. Since the FedEx Center doesn’t open until 9am, you may be picking up your shipped items after the initial move-in to your student’s room. Also, keep in mind that there are other companies in the area that you could probably find by using Google or Bing. We don’t have a relationship with the FedEx center – I mention it here because it’s the one that got a great review by another DU parent. If you want to use this service, visit their site at http://local.fedex.com/co/denver/office-0426/.
Parent & Family Orientation schedule is at the bottom of this page
Payment plans with the Office of the Bursar
Students receive tuition bills by email. Most parents want the tuition bill emailed directly to them, but as our students are now adults, they make decisions about who sees their financial information. Lucky for us, DU has made this easy. Ask your student to add your email address to “ecoBill Account Management” which is found on the “Student” tab on PioneerWeb.
DU Health & Counseling Center websites
Pioneer ID card website
Cashier Services – cashing a check on campus
Laptop computer requirements: http://www.du.edu/uts/laptops/deptspecs.html
Anti-virus software: http://www.du.edu/uts/helpdesk/software/download.html
FAQ about Housing
To store belongings for summer, a quarter abroad, during winter break, or if you just want something out of the way for a while like skis and snow tires. This company is owned by DU alums. They offer free pick-up and delivery, and a DU student discount on monthly rates. They will store large items individually, or several boxes, and you are only charged for the amount of space your items will use.
Recommended Books on Parenting College Students
Don’t Tell Me What To Do, Just Send Money (this is a link to purchase the book on Amazon)
A straightforward and practical book that uses humorous and helpful case examples.
The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age (this is also a link to Amazon)
Written by DU professor Lynn Schofield Clark, who will also be our Keynote Speaker during Parent & Family Orientation on Tuesday, Sept 8th. This book details effective strategies for coping with the dilemmas of digital and mobile media in modern life.
DU Parent & Family Relations website
Information about the DU Parents Association, hotels in the area with DU rates, Important academic dates for the 2015-2016 year, and many other resources may be found on go.du.edu/parents.