Orientation, Transition, and Retention (OTR)
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Diversity and Inclusion
Metropolitan State University of Denver takes a pro-active and balanced approach to diversity. It supports and values diversity in all forms* in a teaching and learning community marked by mutual respect, inclusion, and cooperation. Diversity is reflected in the curriculum, in activities of the university, and in the composition of faculty, staff, and students.
*Diversity embraces age, race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, intellectual differences and gender identity and expression.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open! This 2018-2019 FAFSA is based on 2016 federal income tax information. Students and parents can submit federal tax information via the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DTR) directly to the FAFSA for streamlined processing.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be offering great options to assist our students and families who are now completing the FAFSA:
- One-on-one FAFSA help every Thursday from 9am-4:30pm in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (Student Success Building (SSB), Counter 6). We are excited to have a new partner in financial aid services to students: the TRIO Equal Opportunity Center (EOC). EOC representatives will be available to help students and families one-on-one with the FAFSA application. Students may walk-in or contact us at 303-556-8593 to schedule an appointment.
- FAFSA Workshops every Friday from October 6 to November 10, SSB 2nd Floor. Student Academic Success Center and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships are teaming up to hold open FAFSA workshops. Times vary. Please call 303-556-4048 for more information.
Low on Motivation?
Have you noticed your student lacking motivation?
If you have noticed that your student is having trouble or lacking motivation to get work done, Student Engagement and Wellness offers great support for students be their best selves. The Sew Source , ran through this office, gives a great blog post on Motivation Basics and a TedTalk video on “The Power of Believing That You Can Improve” . Motivation can change as many different life obstacles and successes can come into our lives; having a great support system who believes in a student’s success can only raise that motivation.
Health Center at Auraria
It is that time of the year when the weather is changing and a cold is in the air. Your student can use the Health Center at Auraria to get their flu vaccine for FREE with their current valid student id card.
If you’re student is under the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), they can receive many benefits.
The Health Center at Auraria also accepts other qualifying health insurance plans as well if your student has waived out of the Student Health Insurance Plan(SHIP). Students have the chance to opt-out of the University sponsored SHIP, by submitting a waiver form that is required for both Fall and Spring semester of attending the institution. The deadline for the Spring semester is February 2, 2018. For more information and instructions click on the Waiver Deadlines and Opt-Out Waiver Instructions tab.
Registering for the Following Semester
Interacting with advisors is an important part of a student’s undergraduate experience. Academic Advisors help students plan out their academic curriculum within their major and any opportunities that can come along. By encouraging students to meet with their advisors they will be able to know if they are meeting their academic needs to graduate on time by registering for the right classes.
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.