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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

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 is available below.

Parent & Family Guide

Summer Online Orientation

Summer Online Orientation will provide you various items that you will need to complete prior to arriving at DePauw. More details will be available in May 2021.

Available Here

August First-Year Student Orientation


Members of the Class of 2025 are required to attend orientation in its entirety from August 21 - August 28. More information will be provided this summer with arrival information and the new orientation schedule.

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

The proposed 2021 - 2022 Academic Calendar can be found here

Class of 2025 Arrival


Opening Day for New Students on August 21st!

More information will be provided this summer via your DePauw student e-mail account. We will welcome new students to campus on Saturday, August 21.

Check back for more information on our website. 

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 please look at Gold Summer Vist Days so we can assist you in making the most of your visit. Registration will be needed for each visit day in advance.