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Admitted Student Information

Congratulations on your admission to University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Below, you'll find everything you need to get started on your law school journey at Denver Law. 

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Important Reminders & Information

  • DU ID Number

    You have been assigned a DU ID number which was included in your admission letter/email (and most other application correspondence from our office). This ID number, which starts with “87…” is used to uniquely identify your records at the university. Having this number handy will help various offices on campus look up your student record.

  • PioneerWeb

    PioneerWeb is our online student portal. Through PioneerWeb, you can pay your tuition deposit, view your financial aid award information, and complete many other tasks, such as: registration, paying your bill, waiving your health insurance, etc.

    To access PioneerWeb, you will need your DU ID number and a password. The first time you access PioneerWeb, your default password will be your birth date in a MMDDYY format.

    As an admitted student, you will have access to the “Incoming Graduate Student” tab, which will have a lot of information for incoming students. Once you pay your deposit, you will receive access to the “Law Student” tab which will have additional functions that are available only to deposited students (waiving health insurance, paying your bill, registration, etc).

    PioneerWeb

  • Tuition Deposits

    In order to confirm your intention to attend Denver Law, you will need to submit your first $500 tuition deposit by April 16, 2020 and a second tuition deposit of $300 by June 4, 2020. Students admitted after mid-April may have different deadlines, please check your admission letter.

    Transfer and Advanced Standing students pay only one $300 deposit, the due date for which is in your admission letter.

    These deposits will be credited toward your first tuition payment and are non-refundable. Your deposit can be paid via an electronic check (ACH), credit card or by mailing a check directly to the Office of Admissions.

    To pay your tuition deposit online:

    • Go to: PioneerWeb (login instructions above)
      • Go to the “Incoming Graduate Student” tab
        • This tab is not available immediately after your admission. You’ll need to wait until the morning after you are admitted for it to be available to you.
      • Follow the directions under “Submit Admission Deposit” in the center column

    To ensure that your first payment is deposited in the correct account, please make sure to select 'Fall Sem 2020'.

    If you prefer to mail in a check, please make it out to the “University of Denver” and mail it to:

    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    Office of Admissions
    2255 E Evans Ave, Suite 115
    Denver, CO 80208

  • Official Transcripts

    If you graduated after submitting your transcripts to LSAC, you will need to complete your file by providing the Office of Admissions with your final transcript documenting final grades and that a degree was conferred. Official transcripts can either be sent to LSAC or to the Admissions Office. These will need to arrive before the start of classes.

    Have your transcripts sent to one of these addresses:

    Law School Admission Council
    662 Penn Street
    PO BOX 2000-M
    Newtown PA 18940-0993

    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    Office of Admissions
    2255 East Evans Avenue, Suite 115
    Denver, CO 80208

    If your LSAC file includes all your transcripts with degree(s) conferred, you do not need to send updated transcripts.

  • Immunizations

    Colorado law (see Colorado Revised Statutes 25-4-901 to 909) and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment requires all college and university students physically present on campus and enrolled for one or more classes, submit proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella. For detailed information about this requirement and instructions for submitting proof of immunity, go to the Health and Counseling Center website.

    All new students must submit a Certificate of Immunization Form in order to attend Denver Law. If proof of immunity is not provided to the HCC, you will not be allowed to register for classes. In the event of an outbreak of one of these viruses on campus, you will be withdrawn from classes by the Health Department until the outbreak is contained. You will not be eligible for a tuition credit under these circumstances.

    For more information contact:

    DU Health and Counseling Center
    tel. 303.871.2205
    fax. 303.871.4242
    [email protected]

  • Academic Calendar

    The academic calendar is published annually by the Registrar’s Office. For 2020-21, orientation for new students will be held the week of August 10, 2020. The first day of classes will be August 17, 2020.

  • Financial Aid

    Financial aid is important to most students attending law school. Our Office of Student Financial Management is here to help you understand your options and help you prepare for a successful law school career.

    Their website lists a lot of information about the financial aid process, including information about:

    Financial Aid Process

    Understanding Your Financial Aid Award and Next Steps

    Scholarship Information

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Financial Management at 303.871.6557 or [email protected].

  • Cost of Attendance

    Students can receive financial aid up to their Cost of Attendance (or Student Budget). The cost of attendance includes both direct costs (tuition and fees) which are billed by the university and indirect costs (living expenses, books, etc) which are not billed directly to you but are a part of the costs of attending law school. It is meant to provide an estimate of the cost of one academic year at Denver Law; each students actual expenses, especially living expenses, will vary.

    2019-20 Cost of Attendance 

  • Tuition Payment Options

    Tuition is typically due 10 days before classes begin. Fall semester 2019 tuition bills are due August 22nd, 2019. Bills will be emailed August 1st reflecting the amount due after financial aid has been applied.

    For more information on tuition and tuition payment options, please visit the Financial Management or Bursar’s Office websites.

  • Housing

    We encourage you to plan early and consider a variety of options as you prepare for your arrival in the fall.

    On-campus housing is not available to graduate students.

    DU’s Housing and Residential Education department does not provide off-campus housing, however they are happy to help connect you to resources for living off campus.

    If you have questions about the Denver housing market, need more resources, or would like to schedule a time to talk with the Off-Campus Housing Fellow, please visit their website or send an email to [email protected].

  • Parking

    Parking permits are sold online starting in May. There is no deadline to purchase a permit; however, permits must be purchased by mid-July if you want them added to your fall semester bill. After this point, permits must be paid for at the time of purchase.

    Keep in mind that high demand Restricted permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the earlier you purchase your permit the more likely it is that you will get your desired lot choice.

    DU Parking Map is available online.

    For information about parking permits or to purchase a permit contact:

    Parking Services
    [email protected]
    303.871.3210

  • Health Insurance & Health & Counseling Fee

    All students attending the University of Denver are required to participate in the Student Health Insurance Plan if they do not have adequate personal health insurance coverage. The 2019-2020 premium is $1,575 per semester.

    Additionally, all Denver Law students charged a Health and Counseling Fee which covers many of the services provided by the Heath and Counseling Center (HCC). This fee is $300 per semester for the 2019-20 academic year and can be waived. More information about fees and coverage can be found on the Health & Counseling Center website.

    Waiving Charges
    You may waive the Health Insurance if you have other coverage. Regardless of your decision on the DU Health Insurance Plan, you also have a choice to accept or waive the Health and Counseling Fee. Please see the Health and Counseling Fee information on the Health and Counseling website to see what the fee covers.

    Health insurance may be waived online through the “Law Student” tab of PioneerWeb. The Accept/Waive Health Insurance link is listed under the “Registration Tools” box. You will need to wait until you are registered for classes before these fees can be waived (our Registrar’s Office usually begins registering students in early July).

    For information about the Health Insurance Plan and Health and Counseling Fee, please contact:

    Health and Counseling Center
    303.871.2205
    [email protected]

  • Orientation

    Orientation is mandatory for incoming first-year, transfer and visiting students. It is structured to allow you to learn about the law school, meet fellow students, faculty, and administrators, and take care of all necessary business before classes begin. Full-Time JD Law Orientation August 10-14, 2020 and 1L Professional JD Program Orientation August 8-9, 2020.

  • Class Schedule

    First-year and advanced standing students are automatically scheduled for their classes. The full-time division is divided into three sections and the part-time division is its own section. Students in each section take their required core courses together and divide into even smaller groups for the school’s unique Lawyering Process course, which gives first-year students early, hands-on exposure to the crucial skills of research, writing, negotiation, and persuasion.

    Registration for courses usually begins in July. Once you are registered, you can view your class schedule online on the “Law Student” tab of PioneerWeb, by clicking on “Registration” and selecting “View Registration Information.”

    Transfer and visiting student will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar with registration information once your deposit/letter of intent are received.

  • Books

    Law books for incoming first year students will be available for purchase in August. Please be aware that, although unlikely, your class schedule may change up to and including the first day of orientation. In the event that your class schedule changes and you need to return or exchange your books, please do not take books out of their original packaging or write in them until you receive your final schedule.

    The DU Bookstore is located in Driscoll Student Center South. If you have your schedule, you can look up required books online or in-person. Additionally, you can access a book list directly from your schedule in PioneerWeb.

  • Laptop Requirement

    All first-year students are required to have a laptop to support their educational experience at Denver Law. To read more about the laptop requirement please see go to the Educational Technology website.

  • Student Handbook

    The Law School Student Handbook covers academic policies and other important student information. Please read at your earliest convenience.

  • Law School Resources

Welcome to Denver, Colorado!

Denver is located on high, rolling plains, approximately 15 miles from the foothills (a gentle series of peaks ranging from 7,000 to 11,000 feet high). Just beyond the foothills is the Continental Divide and a series of peaks as high as 14,000 feet, known locally as the Front Range. Contrary to popular belief, Denver has a mild, dry and arid climate and an average of 300 days of sun per year. Denver boasts over 200 parks, 450 miles of paved, designated bike trails, over 70 golf courses, and more than 143 free tennis courts. A short drive from Denver are opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, sailing, or mountain biking. It’s important to balance work and play when in law school, and there’s no better place for that than Denver Law.