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First-Year Student Programs

Welcome to DePauw!

Andrea Sununu

As a teacher and adviser, I love what I do––and can only hope that this love speaks for itself.-Andrea Sununu Professor of English

Welcome to DePauw!

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

Visit this webpage for helpful resources!

  • Summer Gold Visit Days
  • Academic Life
  • Parents & Family
  • Mentor Program
  • Important Contacts
  • Helpful Resources


Helpful Resources
Greg Schwipps

Here I am, 20 years later, instructing students in the same classroom where the light came on for me.-Greg Schwipps Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair of the English Department


Transition & Summer Orientation will provide you various items that you will need to complete prior to arriving at DePauw. More details will be available in May 2024.

Summer Transition Checklist

August First-Year Student Orientation

Incoming first-year students are required to attend orientation in its entirety, beginning with Opening Day on Saturday, August 17.

The proposed 2024 - 2025 Academic Calendar can be found here.

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

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 & Family Information

The parent and family webpage will help you support your students' transition to DePauw. We hope that you will find this information useful as your family prepares for this great adventure.

Parent & Family Info

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.

Want to visit?

Check out our various opportunities for in person visits. You can meet with our counselors, a coach or professor, and learn more about DePauw. Lets meet!