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First-Year Student Programs

Welcome Class of 2023!


This site will be your online resource as you prepare to join the DePauw family. Check back often for updates. 

Summer Online Orientation

 Summer Online Orientation is now open.

Online Orientation

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

Mentors serve as tremendous sources of support to first-year 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 intellectual, social and personal development of first-year students during their entire first year at DePauw. Mentors serve as excellent resources for first-year students as they begin navigating their way through the University. These student leaders engage their Mentor Groups in team building activities that allow for the group to become close and serve as a source of support for one another.

Mentor Groups

August First-Year Student Orientation

Members of the Class of 2023 are required to attend orientation in entirety, which begins on Friday, August 16 and concludes on Tuesday, August 20. The first day of classes for all students is Wednesday, August 21.

International Students should plan to arrive for International Student Orientation on Tuesday, August 13. International Students who attend English Institute should arrive on Monday, July 29. For more information visit the International Student Services webpage

A detailed orientation schedule can be found here.

Parent & Guardian Information


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.