Hello prospective students! I can hardly believe I'm writing this to you as I am two quarters away from graduation. There are so many things that I've done in my time here that I know that (as sappy as it sounds) there's something for each and every one of you out there. Whether it's something routine, like going to class with a professor that really makes you excited about a topic you had never considered, or perhaps sipping a hot cup of cocoa from the Dining Halls while you watch the snow fall in the Nelson Hall Courtyard, or something extraordinary, like traveling to a far-off nation and exploring a new world, or taking part in an amazing research project, the things you do while you are here will help you figure out where you're going and what really excites you. This campus has been an amazing place to call home for the last three and a half years, and Denver is a really amazing city to be a part of. Whether you're cheering on the Pioneers or the Avalanche for hockey, or following the Broncos, it's hard not get caught up in the excitement of Denver athletics.
I know you won't be able to resist the charm of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, or the draw of the bike paths, running paths, and hiking paths that Coloradoans (both Natives and Transplants) traverse regularly. For foodies, you'll be excited to try out our amazing coffee roasters, brunch culture, and culinary concoctions.
I could boast on and on about the University of Denver's academics, but I leave that to the individual departments (who know their own success statistics far better than myself). I will say that as a student I am happy to have participated in research, student clubs, mentor relationships, networking, travel, and personal growth due to the efforts of an amazing community of professors and students working in pursuit of common passions.
The University of Denver has provided me with a great place to meet lifelong friends, get a dynamic education, and get ahead in my career goals. I welcome in anyone who wants to be part of an amazing institution and shares our enthusiasm for life and learning. The combination of an amazing school with the fact that its set in the Mile High City of Denver has made my last few years here fantastic. I am excited to welcome in any new students, and can't wait for a new class of students to see all that the University of Denver has to offer. On behalf of myself and DU, welcome!