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First-Year Student Programs

Preparing to welcome the class of 2025!


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.

Sam VanderVeen

I knew that a DePauw education would give me the tools necessary to stand out among others and succeed far beyond my undergraduate studies. -Sam VanderVeen

August First-Year Student Orientation


Members of the Class of 2025 are required to attend orientation in its entirety. More information will be provided this summer. The proposed 2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar can be found here

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

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 2021. 

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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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 Program & Groups

Parent & Guardian Information


We have created a helpful guide for parents and guardians that will be available here in May 2021.

Class of 2025 Arrival


First-Year Move-in!

More information will be provided in August. Check back for more information.

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 and 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. We may be only able to accommodate virtual discussions due to health and safety concerns.