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The Office of Student Assistance
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Commuting to Campus

Getting to Campus Has Never Been so Easy


aerial photo of Anschutz campus from the North

Publi​c Transportation

The CU Anschutz RTD CollegePass​ is available to all degree-seeking students and provides access to busses, light rails, Call-n-Ride, and SkyRide. Special services such as Access-a-Ride and BroncosRide are not included.


The closest light rail stations near campus are along the R-Line. The Colfax and Fitzsimons Stations are either a 10 minute walk or quick Anschutz Rail Shuttle ride away from campus.


lightrail train with sunrise in the background.


RTD bus lines run through campus. The central bus stop on campus is on Aurora Court and 17th Place, just South of the Fitzsimons building. From here, you can board the 15, which runs along Colfax; the 20, which goes to downtown Denver and continues to West Denver; or the FF5 (Flatirons Flyer)​ which is an express bus to downtown Boulder.  




To find all transit stations on campus, use ​the Interactive Campus Map and check the 'transit' button on the menu. To fin​d the best route for you, use the RTD's Trip Planner tool​. You can access all RTD's tools through their Mobile Ticketing App.


Bikes and Scooters

There are bike racks and lockers around campus, as well as scooter and motorsycle parking. Bike rack and locker locations can be found on the Interactive Campus Map​Make sure to register your bike with University Police. In the event your bike is stolen, this will help university police recover it. Visit the facilities page​ for more information.


Before you ride, brush up on some safety tips:

photo of campus rail shuttle in front of fitzsimons building
Intercampus Shuttle

An intercampus shuttle runs between CU Denver and CU Anschutz. It departs 10 minutes after every hour from 7am to 5pm in front of the Fitzsimons Building and the Lawrence Street Center. It makes two stops to the old Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the National Jewish Hospital. See the shuttle page for full schedule and details.



Driving to Campus

The best routes to take to campus are:

  • I-70 to the Peoria Street exit

  • I-225 to the 17th Place exit

Before driving, read up on parking information on the website for the parking office​.

Go green and save on parking expenses by combining your commute with transit and use one of the RTD's Park and Ride stations. Fees may apply if your car is registered outside of service district boundaries.