Welcome to DU! I am relatively new to DU myself, having joined the community this past September, and I am continually reminded of how much I enjoy our smart, passionate and engaged students. I know you and our other DU students will go on to lead our state, nation and world in all sorts of fields and ways. I can’t wait to greet you and help you explore all that DU has to offer.
I know you will make DU’s path-breaking community even stronger, more diverse and more engaged. As a new student—or a parent of one—you should know about some exciting work underway to plan ahead for the University’s next 10 years. While I suspect you’re more focused on nearer-term goals, this is a great opportunity to help us shape the student experience for you and for future Pioneers. DU is developing a strategic plan to create a vision for the future that addresses the needs of 21st-century students and society by creating more opportunities for students and faculty to work together.
We’ve been asking our DU community members to share their ideas in a program called “Imagine DU.” I had the opportunity to go around campus a while ago to talk to some of our current students. I hope you enjoy this video of students sharing their ideas with me and start to think of your own as you get ready to join our DU community. You can read more about Imagine DU on our website.
Please know that all of us at DU look forward to seeing you in August. All of us at DU are eager to provide the resources you need to thrive academically and personally.
Rebecca S. Chopp