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We are happy that you have chosen the University of Colorado Denver|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 Acting Dean Terry Potter, Ph.D.

Dear Graduate Student,

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus, and to its on-line orientation. I know that many of you have already visited one or both of our two campuses, so I don’t have to tell you what an exciting physical and cultural environment you will have at your disposal during your graduate studies. Moreover, you may already have had the opportunity to talk to some of the faculty about their research, but I encourage you to continue meeting faculty in your program in order to learn more about their scholarly interests.

There is another learning resource that exists on campus, although it may not be as obvious as the faculty. This is the resource created by your fellow students. Get to know your fellow classmates - there are over 4000 of you on the Denver campus, and more than 1500 at Anschutz. Each of you brings a unique educational experience to graduate school enriching everyone’s experience. The Graduate School prides itself on 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 would be some of the most rewarding years of your life. You will be expected to work hard, but you will also have chances to “play” in one of the best states for indoor and outdoor recreation 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 for your graduate studies. Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you in any way.



Terry Potter, Ph.D.
Acting Dean