Spring break is nearly upon us

The cafe here in Ben Cherrington Hall is hopping as students get their bean buzz while successfully wrap up the winter 2010 quarter. While we have a L O N G, wonderful winter break between the autumn and winter quarters (~mid November – early January), the spring break is only one week long which doesn’t seem like quite enough time to really recuperate. Most students tend to stay here in Denver to relax and reenergize for the next quarter while some jet home for some of momma’s cooking.

The admissions office will remain open next week so no worries there but I will say, if you have yet to complete your application, I highly recommend you do so in the very near future. As mentioned on our website and in previous blogs, complete applications received after January 15th are considered on a space available basis so there aren’t any guarantees it will go to through the review process, especially as we begin to wind down.

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend, spring is in the air here in Denver with temps in the high 50s this past weekend!

All the best,


The winter 2010 quarter has begun

The long winter break has come and gone and the first week of the winter quarter 2010 here at the Josef Korbel School is upon us. Ben Cherrington Hall is alive once again with chatter about holiday adventures and excitement abounds over winter courses such as international development in cross cultural perspectives, human rights and international security and comparative public policy and finance to name a few. Of course the snow receded over the holidays but we received a light shower yesterday, generating an additional 4-6 inches at most of the resorts. This doesn’t do us much good however, with rather nippy temperatures(highs in the teens), only the cold blooded would venture to the slopes today. The beauty is that by next Tuesday the forecast calls for 50 degrees and sunny! Give thanks for over 300 days of sunshine and the incredible climate in this state… makes the winter months way more manageable than the East coast (I can say that, I’m from Upstate NY-I know cold weather).

On a different note, the priority deadline is quickly approaching (January 15th) so please submit your application and supplemental materials on or before this date. As mentioned in a previous blog entry, we have rolling admissions so we will consider applications after the priority deadline but it is space available only at that point. To expedite the processing of your materials, send them directly to the Office of Graduate Studies. Their mailing address is:

Office of Graduate Studies

University of Denver
Mary Reed Building
Room 5
2199 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80208

Next Thursday’s blog: Top 10 application no nos from the Korbel graduate admissions office’s student employees

Until then, be in touch with our office if you have any questions; korbeladm@du.edu, 303.871.2544.

Warm regards,


Nicole Vilegi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Josef Korbel School of International Studies