Denver Campus Program Admits
Welcome to GSSW! Please review the information below to orient youself as new, incoming admits to the Denver Campus Program.
The MSW Enrollment Guide is your primary source of information, and provides resources regarding:
- Financial Aid and FAFSA
- Student life
- Student Career Services
- And more!
The GSSW Admitted Student Reource Portal offers supplemental information that is not contained in the MSW Enrollment Guide. Please consult this resource as often as needed.
This is a 24/7, self-service resource for students. While the GSSW Student Resource Portal is designed primarily for current GSSW students (and only some of the content is applicable to incoming students), you will find a wealth of information that is worth familiarizing yourself with now, as you prepare to start your journey at GSSW.
As soon as you deposit you will recieve an email from Field@du.edu inviting you to begin your internship search process by attending a mandatory field information session. You will recieve emails and other correspondence guiding you through the process, the steps listed below are for your reference.
- Schedule and attend a mandatory field information session*
- Schedule appointment with Field Coordinator
- Meet with Field Coordinator to receive agency referrals
- Contact Agencies for interviews
- Accept or decline internship offers from agencies
- Complete Field Confirmation Form (FCF)
Documents for Incoming Students: The following documents are delivered to you via email as they become relevant throughout the search process. We have posted them here as well for easy access.
Internship Search Packet - Foundation
Internship Search Packet - Advanced Standing
Field Advising: Incoming students will receive dates for online field advising sessions via email.
We recognize that many students have not yet arrived in the Denver area, and we offer virtual Academic Question and Answer Sessions monthly. The sessions are offered on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 1pm-2pm MT (remember to check your time zone, this is Denver, CO time).
You will need to RSVP for the Q & A sessions, and are welcome to attend more than one, if you have different questions earlier and later in your planning process. Refer to the enrollment guide to submit an RSVP for one of the sessions: MSW Enrollment Guide.
The Academic Planning Q & A sessions slides are available for your review:
Choose the guide for your cohort below.
For an Overview of Denver Campus MSW Program Requirements:
Are you contemplating which concentration you want to choose? Investigate career options by category and explore the Career Destinations information on the GSSW Student Resource Portal:
For your first quarter only, you will recieve registration information at the email you provided during your admission process. All future communications will go to your DU email address. Registration generally occurs before orientation.
- For specific registration instructions go to the MSW Enrollment Guide.
- Reference this DU step-by-step guide to registration.
- Winter Quarter 2023: Registration Opens October 26, 2022
As outlined in the MSW Enrollment Guide, information about how to register are accessible via the registration FAQs.
Please know that we share your concerns of COVID-19 in Colorado and across the country. All decisions about current campus access are related to the COVID response level that is guided by the Colorado Department of Public Health, the City and County of Denver, and communicated on the DU COVID Website.
Access to in-person classes on campus will depend on the DU Alert Level, at that time, so it is hard to predict what will be possible. This will be a DU-level decision. Additionally, it is important to note, that these levels could potentially change throughout any given quarter. You will be notified by central DU first, if any change is made to upcoming quarter plans.
- For the most up to date information please continue to monitor the COVID -19 DU website.
- Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals must follow separate requirements to return to campus.
- There is also a flu-vaccine upload or exemption requirement.
Setting Up Your Technology
We strongly encourage you to consider your technological readiness for school and for field placements in advance. Check out the resources available to you as a DU student, by visiting the University of Denver IT Student Resources page.
Most of our online information sessions and meetings will be held via Zoom, a cloud-based video communications service that offers the ability to host meetings via computer, mobile, or tablet. All DU students have access to this service at no additional cost!
The online learning management system used on the Denver Campus is Canvas. All DU records and official information on your schedule, your transcript, and personal profile are accessed through PioneerWeb. You can set up Canvas and PioneerWeb to work on your computer or laptop, and on your smart phone. Many students report that using the the apps for these programs, as well as bookmarking Canvas and PioneerWeb in their browsers, helps them feel ready when school starts.
Denver Campus New Student Orientations will be offered in virtual and in-person componets during Academic Year 2022-2023, with expectations of advance preparation and asynchronous work.
Orientation information will be sent to the email you provided during your admission process, about one month in advance. Orientation dates are as follows:
- Winter 2023 Starts Orientation: December 15 and 16, 2022. Winter Orientation will be entirely virtual.
DU ID Card
In order to obtain a DU ID card (which is required to access campus buildings, including classes), you must submit an online photo. If done in advance, you may elect to have your DU ID card mailed to a preferred address by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, mailing address, DU ID number, date of birth in the email request. Otherwise, you can collect your card from the DU ID Card office at the beginning of your first quarter, once you are cleared to be on campus.