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First-Year Student Programs

Preparing to welcome the class of 2024!


We are excited to meet you!


This site will be your online resource as you prepare to join the DePauw family. 

Check back often for updates.

August First-Year Student Orientation


Members of the Class of 2024 are required to attend orientation in entirety, which begins on Friday, August 21, 2020, and concludes on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The first day of classes for all students is Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

International Students should plan to arrive for International Student Orientation. For more information visit the International Student Services webpage.

Class of 2024 Arrival


First-Year Move-in Friday, August 21, 2020!

Various faculty, staff, students and community members will assist you to arrive to your residence hall on August 21st. 

Academics at DePauw

Your first year at DePauw is a time to explore your academic interests, your personal values, and your career and life goals. It is a time to begin building a solid foundation of skills, methodologies, and approaches that extend across several intellectual disciplines. 

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Summer Online Orientation


Summer Online Orientation will provide you various items that you will need to complete prior to arriving a DePauw. More information will be available in May 2020. 

Meet Your Student Mentors

First-Year Mentors serve as tremendous sources of support to students.

Each First-Year Seminar has an upper-class student leader - called a Mentor - who works with the students in the seminar outside of the classroom. Mentors promote the intellectual, social and personal development of first-year students during their entire first year at DePauw.

Mentor Groups

Parent & Guardian Information

 Preview the Parent & Family Guide

We have created a helpful guide for parents and guardians that you can find here.

Helpful Hints and Visiting Campus

Helpful Hints

Here is some information that will be helpful to you as you think about making DePauw and Greencastle your new home. Please check back here often as information will be added as it becomes available.

Visiting this Summer?

If you plan to visit campus this summer during a weekday and would like a campus tour or would like to meet with a particular University staff member, call 765-658-6267 ahead of time so we can assist you in making the most of your visit.