Look forward to the following Wildcat Welcome events…

Friday, September 6 & Saturday, September 7

Women’s Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, September 7

Mini Golf & Games

Tuesday, September 10

Silent Disco

Wednesday, September 11

Rockies Game

…and so much more!

Check In/Move In

Gate Ceremony


Parents & Families


What to Bring

Mandatory Events

Residence Hall Welcome

The Residence Life team is excited to welcome all first year and transfer into their new homes on the JWU Denver campus during the Residence Hall Welcome on Friday, September 6 at 6pm in the Johnson Hall Commons. This event is mandatory for all first year and transfer residential students and is not required for commuters or upper class students.

Robert E. Taylor Gate Ceremony

The Robert E. Taylor Gate ceremony is a beloved JWU Denver campus tradition that welcomes our newest Wildcats into their academic journey. This event takes place on Saturday, September 7 at 9:45am and is mandatory for all first year and transfer students. Please see the Gate Ceremony website for more.

Collegiate Connections

Academic Orientation

Collegiate Connections provides an opportunity for first year and transfer students to meet their JWU Denver faculty, learn more about academic life at JWU, and prepare for a successful transition into the college academic environment. This event begins at 11:30am on Saturday, September 7 in the Academic Center promptly following the Gate Ceremony and is mandatory for all first year and transfer students.

Work Study Orientation is held on Sunday, September 8 from 10:30am-12:30pm in ACA 085. This event is mandatory for all JWU students - first year, transfer, and upper class students - who will be participating in the Work Study program.

Work Study Orientation