We are happy that you have chosen the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as the location for your educational pursuits. This on-line orientation is designed to provide you with some foundational information to begin your studies on our campus as new student, as well as a reference site that you may access at later times during your matriculation.
We encourage you to print the Orientation Checklist. This list will guide you as you work your way through the orientation to insure that you have covered the necessary steps in the orientation process. This website will allow you to review all required materials and affirm your understanding of and agreement to the materials required for matriculation into the Graduate School.
In the end, we would ask that you complete the on-line evaluation. Let us know what you think of this process so that we might make it better for future students, like yourself.
A letter from Dean Barry Shur, Ph.D.
Dear Graduate Student,
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School at the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC), and to its on-line orientation. I know that many of you have already visited the AMC, so I do not have to tell you what an exciting physical environment you have at your disposal during your graduate studies. Moreover, when you visited the campus you may have had the opportunity to talk with some of the faculty about their research. I hope that once you arrive on campus you will continue to meet faculty in your program in order to learn more about the research programs that are available to you.
Another critical learning resource on campus is the community of over 800 graduate students, each of whom brings a unique educational and personal background that enriches our culture and your experience in graduate school. I think it is safe to say that the faculty, students and staff of the Graduate School take pride in maintaining an open and collaborative environment, so never hesitate to take advantage of the resources around you.
Depending on the program you are entering, your next two to six years will be some of the most rewarding years of your life. You will work hard, but unlike undergraduate programs, you will be self-driven to pursue your own academic passion. Everyone needs a break, and in this regard, you will enjoy one of the best states for recreation (both outdoor and indoor) in the country. I hope you can take advantage of these opportunities, even as you work diligently on your studies.
On behalf of the Graduate School office and staff, I again welcome you to the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in any way.
Barry D. Shur, Ph.D.