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First-Year Student Programs

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


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 2022.

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Parent & Family Information


We will share a guide for parents and families for your students' transition to DePauw, but visit our webpage for helpful information.

Parent & Family Guide

Welcome the class of 2026!

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

Visit this webpage for helpful resources!

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


Helpful Resources

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

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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August First-Year Student Orientation


Members of the Class of 2026 are required to attend orientation in its entirety from August 20 - 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 Affairs webpage.

The proposed 2022 - 2023 Academic Calendar can be found 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.

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. Interested in a Zoom session? Lets meet!