Orientation, Transition, and Retention (OTR)
Metropolitan State University of Denver
New Student Orientation
The mission of the New Student Orientation (NSO) office is to support students in transition through high-quality orientation programs preparing them for success at MSU Denver. We do this by facilitating intentional and purposeful programs to meet a variety of student and family needs, integrating students and families into the University community, developing and empowering student leaders and collaborating with key internal and external partners. We serve all students including; first-time freshman, transfer students, non-traditional students (23 and older), student veterans, parents/families and student leaders.
Career Services and Applied Learning Center
The time is now!
It's never too early to learn what can impact your students career choice or too late to start thinking about internships and career searching. By encouraging your student to utilize the Career Services and Applied Learning Center at MSU-Denver, students are able to receive assistance in resume building and editing, looking for internships, mock interviews, graduate school, aid in choosing a major and more. Along with that, students are informed about the majors within MSU-Denver that can help then get to the career that they want!
The Career Services is located in the Tivoli Student Union, Room 215. Students can make an appointment or go in during walk-in hours.
The Applied Learning Center is located in Administration Building, Ste 325. To find more about their contact information click here> .
Have you noticed that it's been getting darker quicker lately?
It is getting dark outside by evening time not that the time has fallen back. The Metropolitan State University of Denver knows how important safety is on the campus community along with the partnership of the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) . Some tips that are provided to students are as follow and can be found with more detail here: 10 Safety Tips from AHEC
- Program the Auraria Campus Police Department in your cell phone: (303)-556-5000
- Trust your instincts.
- Use the Buddy System: take advantage of the Auraria Campus Night Rider Service and call for a ride (303)-556-2001. This is a safe and free ride to your vehicle from any campus building or parking lot.
- Protect your property – don’t leave your valuables unattended.
- Report solicitors.
- Stay alert on transit.
- Lock it.
- Keep personal information private.
- Locate Emergency Phones.
- Protect your bike.
The Auraria Campus Police Department also provides other services which can be found here >
As the semester is coming to an end and finals are coming to a start, the Auraria Library is a great location for your students to go in and get numerous hours of studying done; whether it is finding a table near a window to reserving a study room ahead of time. The Auraria Library offers great services from getting aid in finding databases for research assignments to borrowing course reserve books.
With finals coming up, the library has extended their hours starting December 4th and will resume back to regular hours starting January 16th. More information on the library opening and closing hours can be found here.
Fall Finals (December 4 – 15)
Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – MIDNIGHT
Friday 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Finals are here!
Frenzy for finals?! We understand that your students may be feeling a little under the weather and possibly stressed. It is always best to remeber that they should Study Smart and breaks are allowed. There are many activities going on around campus where students can take a break and see what MSU Denver offers. Student Activities at MSU Denver will be hosting Food for Finals on December 11 and December 12th, as we know that food can provide the energy for students to continue on with their day and academics. You can find out more events for this upcoming month below.
More information on the events and who to contact can be found here>.
Open Mic Night 4:00PM-6:00PM @ Tivoli Garage Lounge
Students can come show off their skills in singing, comedy, poetry, anything! This is a free event and there is free food! Sign up begins at 4:00PM.
The Takeover 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Tivoli Turnhalle
Once a month Roadrunners Give Back and [Element] “Takeover” campus with a volunteer project and interactive activities. This month our spotlight non-profit is Samaritans Purse. We will be putting together shoebox gifts for their, "Operation Christmas Child" international event. These gifts will then be sent overseas to children in third world countries!
FINAL EXAM WEEK!
- Third Friday Art Walk 6 – 8pm
- Winter Break – Campus Closed
December 25th – January 1st
Family Advice: From families to families- advice, stories, and support on how to help your student during their college experience.
As support, you play a vital role in your student's success at MSU Denver. As you learn how to best support your student, we hope that this website can share information that will help others in the Roadrunner family.
If you would like to share your advice, story, and/or support to other MSU Denver families, please email New Student Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your first name and city. If you wish to remain anonymous please indicate that in your email.
Submissions will be reviewed and posted by New Student Orientation Staff.