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What kind of fun activities will I participate in at Panther Prowl?

By attending Panther Prowl you will have the opportunity to meet over four hundred other first year students! You will also participate in interest sessions that will help you prepare for college; connect with faculty and staff; move into your residence hall room early; have early access to the Bookstore; be entered to win daily prize drawings; participate in social activities; and much more!!!

How do I know where to go during Panther Prowl?

Every participant will be assigned to a group of other first year students. This group will be lead by a Pack Leader, who is a current DU student. The Pack Leader will lead the group through all the Panther Prowl activities and events.

When can I register for Panther Prowl?

Registration is now open! To register for Panther Prowl: Please visit the registration page and follow the instructions to join us for the fun events we have planned during Panther Prowl.

Is there a deadline for registration?

Yes! All registrations must be completed online by Friday, August 8, 2014.

When will I receive my confirmation for Panther Prowl?

After you submit your online registration form, you will receive an instant confirmation page. A confirmation email will also be sent to your DU e-mail account.

Where should I call to arrange accommodation for a disability?

To make accommodations, please call the Center for Campus Life at (616) 554-5687.

Can my parents sign me up for the program?

Attending Panther Prowl is one of the first important choices you can make as you begin your college career. The choice should be yours with the support of your parents. Students must complete the Panther Prowl registration form on their own using their Davenport University Student ID.

What if I can't participate in certain portions of the program?

By signing up for Panther Prowl you agree to participate in all required events.

What if I have an emergency and am unable to participate after registering for Panther Prowl?

If you have an emergency, which will not allow you to participate in Panther Prowl, please contact us at (616) 554-5095.

What should I bring?

You should bring everything that you are planning to bring to college with you. All belongings must meet residence hall policies and guidelines (Link to the residence hall policies and guidelines). This is an excellent opportunity to move completely into your residence hall room. Don't forget to bring your new Davenport Student ID card!

Will I be in my permanent residence hall assignment?

If living on campus, you will move into your residence hall room to which you are assigned for the fall semester.

Do I have to live on campus to participate in Panther Prowl?

No, Panther Prowl is open to all new students at Davenport University.

Where do I check in for Panther Prowl?

Participants should check in at the residence halls. At that time, participants will be given their Prowl Pack information and other program information. For students living on campus, they will also receive their room assignments at this time.

Where should I park my car during Panther Prowl?

During Panther Prowl, you may park in any of the student lots on campus.

Will there be a vegetarian option at meals?

Yes, Davenport University will provide vegetarian options at every meal.

What is a DU Pack Leader?

A DU Pack Leader is a current Davenport University student. These students volunteer their time during Panther Prowl to serve as peer leaders for small groups of first-year participants. Their role is to help you get better aquatinted with campus, other first-year students, and DU faculty and staff.

Who do I contact if I have a question or concern?

If you have questions concerning the Panther Prowl program, please send an email to natalie.wagner@davenport.edu or call us at (616) 554-5095, Monday–Friday, from 8am - 5pm. 

Can transfer students participate in Panther Prowl?

YES! Transfer students are welcome to participate in Panther Prowl.