Change Makers is a 4-month blended (in person and online) program which mostly follows the CU Denver academic calendar fall and spring semesters.
The Spring 2023 cohort is underway and will end on April 25, 2023. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Fall 2023 cohort will run from August 22 through December 6 (with no sessions the first week of October and Thanksgiving week). Sessions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings; start time still TBD.
You will meet two evenings a week, for a total time commitment of about 3 hours per week, in a combination of in-person and remote sessions.
On Tuesdays the discussion-based Transitions course, taught by an instructor, will meet for 1.5-2 hours. On Wednesdays the Perspectives seminar series, featuring guest speakers, will run 1-1.5 hours. All sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.
To accommodate busy lives, the amount of reading and writing in between these weekly sessions will be kept to a minimum. In addition, fellows may audit up to two CU Denver courses, which require varying amounts of work to be done outside the classroom. Beyond these structured activities, fellows may wish to take advantage of university events including art openings, faculty lectures, and wellness programming.
We are accepting applications for the Spring 2024 semester (which runs January-April 2024) now. The deadline is December 15, 2023.
You may also submit an application for the Fall 2024 semester.
Change Maker fellows will be selected based on how the program will shape their future life journeys, as well as their potential to contribute to the success of their classmates in the program and to the broader community. See the admissions page for more details.
No. Change Makers is not a degree-granting program. As a nondegree program, Change Makers provides participants with opportunities to learn, grow, and study areas of interest without the requirement of taking tests or writing papers.
If you are interested in formally enrolling in a class, our staff can help you find classes and navigate the enrollment process.
A select number of applicants with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for a reduced fee.