Transportation & Parking

It's important to know where you're going. CU Denver is located in downtown Denver and on the tri-institutional Auraria Campus. Visitors who drive to campus can rely on metered street parking or any of the covered parking garages or uncovered parking lots. With buildings on both sides of Speer Boulevard, it's helpful to look at parking options in advance to find the spot that's closest to your destination.  

For a full list of options and parking locations, please visit the Auraria Higher Education Center’s parking website. Flat rate and hourly fee options are available. Fees vary slightly depending on location. 

The Auraria Campus Parking Map can help you find the most convenient parking location for your destination.

Directions to Campus

From I-25, exit Speer Boulevard south. Our campus is bounded by Speer Boulevard, Auraria Parkway, and Colfax Avenue. Tours start at Undergraduate Admissions, located in the Student Commons Building (across the hall from Qdoba) at 1201 Larimer Street, Suite 1005, Denver, CO 80204.

If traveling by light rail, CU Denver is accessible from the Auraria West Campus Station.

Campus Tour Parking

Please park in the Spruce Parking Lot, located at 800 Walnut Street, Denver, CO 80204. You will receive a parking validation card when you check in for your tour.

RTD Lightrail at Denver Union Station

Student Parking & Transit

Find out how to get to class on time.

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