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December 1, 2016


Academic and Research Resources

Academic Calendar

DU Writing Center

  • Description: The DU Writing Center supports and promotes effective writing for all DU students, including both online students and students taking classes on campus. The Writing Center helps DU students in all classes, at all levels of writing ability and at any stage of the writing process with writing projects including class assignments, personal writing, professional writing, and multimedia projects. Please visit:
  • Appointments: Any DU student may make an appointment for a consultation by calling 303.871.7456 or by going to myWeb, clicking on Student & Financial Aid, and then selecting the Writing and Research Center Menu. Both in-person and online appointments are available. The Writing Center will also see students on a walk-in basis on campus, if a consultant is available. Consultations begin on the hour and typically last about 45 minutes.
  • Drop-in Hours: In the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, the Writing Center offers an on campus “Happy Hour” Mondays through Thursdays from 4 – 6 p.m. for students who have brief questions about their writing projects.

University College Advising Blog

  • The University College Advising Blog provides useful, timely information on a variety of topics including how to choose your courses, how to use resources available to you, how to register for classes, how to change your specialty (or major if you are a BACP student), and many more. Please visit:

Research Center

  • Description: The Research Center offers expert guidance through the research process from refining a topic, to finding and evaluating relevant sources, to creating a bibliography. A Research Center consultation session can ease anxiety about a project or paper and teach research and evaluation skills for life-long learning. In person, phone and Skype appointments are available. Please visit:
  • How to Make an Appointment: Click HERE to make an appointment or call 303-871-2905 and a subject specialist will contact you. Online students wishing to schedule a Skype or phone appointment should make sure to indicate their preference on the form under the “Brief Description of Research Topic” section.
  • Research Center Desk: For quick questions, students may ask for help at the Research Center Desk seven days a week. Stop by in person at the Anderson Academic Commons, call 303-871-2905, email , or access the online chat at

Compass Library Guide

  • Compass is a search tool that provides a broad search of the University Libraries’ collection. By using search techniques and filters, you can narrow your search to quickly find the resources you’re looking for. Learn how to use Compass search tool by watching a video tutorial.

Library Instruction Services

  • The Library offers workshops each quarter that cover basic and advanced research sources and strategies. For a listing of the workshops being offered this quarter, please visit the Library Research Workshop page.

Research Guides

  • Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians. Know what they know by checking out the variety of Research Guides available to all DU students.

DU Bookstore Information

Career Services
Make a one-on-one appointment (in person or online) with a career counselor, watch or attend special career-related workshops, or find a new job using Pioneer Careers — all through Career Services accessible via

Student Support Services

Campus Safety

  • The DU Campus Safety Department is staffed 24 hours a day year-round by trained professionals employed to serve and ensure the safety of the University community. In life-threatening emergencies, or when you need immediate police, fire or medical assistance, make the following TWO calls: 911 and 303-871-3000 (1-3000). For the Campus Safety Brochure, please visit:

University Disability Services

  • Contact the Disability Services Program to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Call 303.871./2278/7432/2455 or visit their offices on the 4th floor of Ruffatto Hall.

Mental Health Resources

  • DU Health and Counseling Center: The Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is an on-campus facility that provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services, including professional counseling services. The HCC sees individuals with a wide range of concerns from stress, homesickness, career decision-making, relationship problems and GLBTIQ related issues, as well as issues such as eating disorders, trauma, or depression and anxiety disorders. Please visit: (General information) or (Emergency Crisis Line information).
  • Pioneers CARE Program: The Pioneers CARE Program is an outreach program that helps find solutions for students with academic, social and other problems. Anyone in the campus community can submit a report about a student who might benefit from their services. The program reviews these reports to understand each student issue and to identify the on- and off-campus resources that can guide them to success. If you know of a student who could benefit from their services, submit a Pioneers CARE report at
  • DU Graduate School of Professional Psychology Center: The Professional Psychology Center (PPC) is the training center for the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. The PPC has provided low cost, high quality psychological services to Denver’s community for over 30 years. Staffed by doctoral students under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals, they offer a broad range of confidential mental health care. Please visit:

Center for Advocacy, Prevention, and Empowerment (CAPE)

  • CAPE works with people whose lives are affected by gender violence and the multifaceted problems they face. CAPE understands that every victim and survivor responds to a traumatic experience in a different way. All services are confidential and free of charge. Please visit:

Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME)

  • CME supports the University of Denver’s inclusive excellence initiative by including and integrating individuals who represent different groups as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin and religion. Please visit:

University Technology Services (UTS)

  • UTS can help with Microsoft Word and other technical problems. The UTS Help Center includes phone, email, online and walk-in computer support for all faculty, staff and students at the University of Denver. The UTS Computer Help Center is housed at the Anderson Academic Commons. Please visit:

Resources for International Students

Academic Guide for International Students

The Library has a useful online resource for international students called “Academic Research: A Guide for International Students.” The guide covers vocabulary, resources, research, plagiarism, citing, etc. It has a wealth of information for international students. Please visit:

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