Denver Family Association

Your student. Your university. Your parent association at Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus.


The Denver Family Association (DFA) is here to provide a supportive, inclusive environment conducive to your student’s ongoing success.

Designed to foster parental involvement in college life, our primary goal is to formalize the connections among families, students and the university.

Your family involvement makes a big difference in your student’s college experience.

Please email us with any ideas or suggestions you might have to make our Family Association stronger.

We welcome your feedback, and I look forward to meeting and working with you throughout the year. And don't forget to like us on Facebook.


The Denver Family Association is a parent-driven organization that serves as a liaison between the university and its parent constituency; the group also promotes the university to prospective students and their families.

Established to provide families with the opportunity to share in the collegiate experience, the association works on behalf of all JWU families to welcome new parents and students, develop programs and events, and to help ease the transition to collegiate life.


Family involvement makes a big difference in your student’s college experience. Family Connection, JWU’s quarterly newsletter for parents and families, is another way to keep open the lines of communication. Read the latest issue:

Commencement 2019

Spring 2019 Fall 2018 Spring 2018 Fall 2017


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Recommended Reading

Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Today’s College Experience, Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger (Alder & Alder, 2003)

Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, Helen Johnson & Christine Schelhas-Miller (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2000)

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me), Marjorie Savage (Simon & Schuster, 2003)

Downstairs, Upstairs: The Changed Spirit and Face of College Life in America, John A. Flower (University of Akron Press, 2003)

Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation, Neil Howe, et al. (Vintage, 2000)

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College, Harlan Cohen (Sourcebooks, 2005).