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Opening Day Schedule

Welcome to the DePauw University community!

Welcome class of 2027 banner featuring students cheering on the steps of the Green Center

Be sure to review the 2023 - 2024 Academic Calendar for key dates.

Members of the Class of 2027 are required to attend orientation in its entirety. While there is much information to cover, our mentors, first-year resident assistants, and campus partners will help ensure all questions are answered.

*Note that some programs may have specific and prior arrival dates. This has been shared directly with those students with the support of program directors.

The location meeting with your First-Year Seminar professor and Mentor following the Class of 2027 Convocation on Saturday, Aug. 19, will be found in your student portal on e-Services.

Transfer students will be provided a condensed orientation program upon arrival. Information will be shared directly regarding arrival information, advising, and events. Please contact JJLICON@depauw.edu for additional information. 

International Students will also participate in International Student Orientation, facilitated by the International Student Affairs team.


New Student Orientation

August 19, 2023 | First-Year New Student Orientation

Students will receive a copy of the schedule upon arrival from their first-year mentor, who will provide details throughout the week. 

Members of the Class of 2027 are required to attend orientation in its entirety. While there is a lot of information to cover, our mentors and campus partners will help ensure all questions are answered and resources are available.


Class of 2027 Orientation & Campus Resources

General assistance is available at the Memorial Student Union Building, Suite 200. Students should contact the Office of Student Academic Life in advance for any questions or concerns at 765.658.4270 or studentacademiclife@depauw.edu. We will schedule a time with the appropriate staff member(s) for any individual consultation we are unable to support virtually.

Lost and found items may be turned in or recovered at DePauw Police. To inquire about lost items, please contact DePauw Police at 765.658.5555 or police@depauw.edu in advance. The office is located in the lower level of 101 E. Seminary St.

Additional campus resources for your transition to DePauw

For additional information, please explore the navigation links on the left-hand side of the page or use the search box function in the upper right-hand side. 

New Student Orientation Schedule

Arrival, Mentor + Community Information

Outdoor classromCourse Information + Advising 

This week will be focused on providing students academic information, support, and advising. Students will have the opportunity to meet individually with their First-Year Seminar faculty advisor during New Student Orientation. During these meetings, students will discuss their academic interests and have the opportunity to adjust their schedules.

Students in the School of Music should schedule a meeting with both their Music Advisor and their First-Year Seminar Advisor.

Enter into conversations with your adviser about course planning with an open mind. You never know which class might change your life!

Read how to approach your conversation here


If you have individual questions about your course schedule or graduation requirements, feel welcome to reach out to the staff from the Office of the Registrar. Contact the office to schedule an appointment at 765-658-4141 or e-mail registrarsoffice@depauw.edu.


New Student Orientation Classroom

During New Student Orientation, meet your faculty in these classrooms for Group Advising Meetings on Saturday, August 19, and Monday, August 21.

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