Message from Dean Michael McGuire

A new year always brings excitement and thoughts of the future. What can we accomplish this year? What challenges will we face? What opportunities will be presented? In the video message below I explore the future of University College, and discuss what we’ve done recently. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch it.

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DU’s Enrichment Program Turns Social Setting into Classroom

Discover all the social aspects of eating during this one-night Enrichment Program course at DiFranco’s Restaurant. Led by Angela Stauffer, founder of the healthy living company New Terrain, the course will discuss how environment influences eating—how do our social settings and surroundings influence what we eat? The course will cover social behaviors and eating choices. [...]

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2015 Best Online Program Rankings

Two programs in the University of Denver’s college of professional and continuing studies, University College, ranked among the 2015 Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report. The online bachelor’s program ranked as No. 27 in the nation and the online master’s IT program ranked as No. 29 in the country, according to the [...]

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Alumni Award: Lifetime Achievement

Bill Burns (Liberal Studies, 2001) has been named the winner of the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bill, a high school teacher entering his 53rd year of teaching, was so reenergized by earning his master’s at University College, he went back to teach after retiring and earning his degree. “I was thrilled to [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions

So it’s the New Year, and we all want to start it off right and ensure success and happiness. As a student, you may have some resolutions that you have made, but here are some that will keep you on the path to academic and personal success! Cut out the procrastination Procrastination, it is everyone’s [...]

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Enrichment Program Winter/Spring 2015

We’re excited to announce the latest Enrichment Program catalog and course schedule are now available for winter/spring 2015. Are you a person with an insatiable curiosity who thrives on intellectual stimulation? Do your friends and loved ones sometimes accuse you of being addicted to learning? Not to worry. We know at least a thousand other [...]

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What I Learned About Diversity by Clowning Around

You wouldn’t expect a middle-age, middle-class, executive to be a clown.  It doesn’t seem like an “executive” or “middle” thing to do.  Yet I have relished the experience several times in community parades.  For one evening a year, I have the opportunity to be someone else and interact with my community in a completely different [...]

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Time for Taxes


It’s that time of year again! We’ve recently received some questions about taxes and want to provide some additional details from the Bursar’s Office. 1098-T documents will be released by January 31, 2015 however, it is possible that they will be released earlier. You can learn more below or visit the tax area of the [...]

Alumni Achievement Award: Recent Graduate

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John Wachsmuth (Environmental Policy and Management, 2010) has been named the winner of the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award for Recent Graduate. John turned his University College capstone project into a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program in Montana—transforming his culminating academic project into a real-world scientific initiative. “I’m honored to have been selected for this award,” [...]

Preparing for Graduate School

Preparing for Graduate School

Hundreds of thousands of students enter graduate school every year. Graduate school is intense, and it is often a big lifestyle change for many if not most all incoming students. You may have been out of school for quite a while, and you will probably have many things competing for your time that you did [...]