Located in downtown Denver, CU Denver spans both sides of Speer Boulevard, meaning our students enjoy the best of both worlds. On the west, our university offers wide open green spaces, expansive pedestrian streets, and multi-institutional buildings like the historic Tivoli Student Union and the modern Auraria Library. East of Speer Boulevard, CU Denver features three high-rise buildings in the middle of bustling downtown, walking distance to historic LoDo, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and the 16th Street Mall. Our community also includes on-campus student housing. Besides the existing Lynx Crossing Residence Hall, City Heights Residence Hall—designed specifically for first-year students—is under construction.
Our campus is convenient for students who live throughout the metro area’s many diverse neighborhoods. Students who work downtown love that we are so close. And students who live north or south of the city along the Front Range Corridor also benefit from our centrally located campus.
Both our shared campus and our downtown location contribute to an inclusive community that fosters respect for diverse students and groups.
CityCenter provides university resources to civic, nonprofit, and business leaders. With a street-level, retail-like location at the southwest corner of 14th & Lawrence Street, CityCenter provides a physical and virtual portal for the community to connect with faculty expertise, student ingenuity, and other CU Denver resources. Staffed during regular business hours, CityCenter is open to community members who would like to access the university's knowledgeable faculty, innovative student population, and research capabilities.
CU Denver is a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers, and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world. The university is committed to creating educational opportunity through our strategic priorities: Student Success, Scholarly Excellence, Community Asset, Inclusive Culture, and Financial Sustainability.