Congratulations–we’re excited to have you!

Congratulations on your acceptance to DMU – we know you're excited to join us!
As you prepare for the year ahead, we've put together some resources to help get you started.

  • Seat deposit

    Submit your seat deposit and outstanding requirements form by the deadlines listed on your DMU Admissions Account.

  • Orientation

    Mandatory PA Orientation is May 28, 2020. Additional details will follow.
    In general, Orientation for DO/DPM/DPT/MSA/MSBS occurs in late July. Orientation dates will be released as soon as they are finalized.

  • Connect on social media

    Be sure to use #DMUBOUND in your social media posts to connect with your classmates

  • Credentials

    Watch for your DMU credentials to be sent to you via encrypted email beginning in mid-January. Your credentials will give you access to Pulse, which will contain the information you need to get started at DMU (financial aid, student health, health insurance, etc.)

  • Next steps

    Download this checklist to keep you on track for a successful onboarding as a DMU student

  • Incoming Student Tours

    You are invited to join an Admissions representative via the Zoom platform for a virtual tour of campus. Please contact Sadie Wunderlich at sadie.wunderlich@dmu.edu or 515-271-1660 to make arrangements.

Welcome to Des Moines: Your new favorite city

Des Moines is consistently ranked as the best city for young professionals to live and work. Our low unemployment, affordable housing, and low costs of living mean you can live comfortably right away.

Housing opportunities: Finding your perfect place

Located just east of the city’s downtown center and nestled in an established neighborhood and business district, Des Moines University offers the perfect location for a variety of accessible urban living options.

Des Moines downtown housing options
Des Moines houses of worship

Places to worship: Find a space to practice your faith

The residents of Des Moines come from all around the world, and the city has countless religious services and institutions to serve the surrounding communities.

Fine dining: Nearby restaurants and grocery options

The local businesses and restaurants that surround DMU are some of the best the city has to offer. An abundance of ethnic grocery stores and a thriving culinary scene make Des Moines a great place to live – and eat.

Des Moines Ingersoll restaurants

Disability Services: Des Moines University welcomes qualified candidates with disabilities who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations. If you are a candidate with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations to reasonably access the curriculum and educational services offered at DMU, please contact the Accommodations and Educational Support Specialist in the Center for Educational Enhancement in person, by phone (515-271-4452) or by email (accommodations@dmu.edu). Accommodations are not determined by faculty. Accommodations are not provided retroactively.  Candidates who require accommodations are directed to register with the Accommodations and Educational Support Specialist as far in advance of the start of the program as possible.

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