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Living in Denver

Denver is at the feet of the Rocky Mountains and is routinely ranked one of the best places to live in the country. The Graduate School has a good overview on Denver Life.

Recreation

For winter sports lovers, Denver is the gateway to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, with many popular mountains within a 1-3 hour drive. CU Anschutz Student Senate sponsors a SkiDaze event in late September where students can purchase discounted packs of ski lift tickets or season passes.

Commuting

Public transportation

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) provides light rail, commuter train, and bus services throughout the Denver metro area. The RTD College Pass is free of charge to all active Molecular Biology Ph.D. students and includes unlimited rides on all regular fixed routes including the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport. The A Line’s Peoria station is a 5 minute drive from campus, and accessible via RTD’s 121 bus line.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Rail Shuttle provides regular service to Fitzsimmons Station on the R Line. A convenient option for traveling to Boulder is RTD’s Flatiron Flyer, which connects the Anschutz campus to the downtown Boulder station by bus.

The free intercampus shuttle makes hourly stops on weekdays at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the VA Medical Center, National Jewish Health, and the Auraria campus in downtown Denver.

Parking

Students who wish to park on campus during business hours can purchase a standard parking pass ($38/month) or a pass to the nearby Rock Lot ($12/month). No cost permits for after hours and weekend parking are also available. Answers to some frequently asked questions about student parking can be found here.

Postdoctoral and Career Development Office

The mission of the Postdoctoral and Career Development Office at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Denver/Anschutz) is to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows acquire the non- science skills and experiences they need to successfully transition in their careers, both inside and outside of academia. We strive to supplement the world-class research training at CU Denver | Anschutz with world-class "non-bench" training, making our alumni highly sought after employees in a myriad of professions.

The Postdoctoral and Career Development Office (PCDO) serves as an informational resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators. We encourage you to visit the website often to learn about all the professional and career development opportunities that we provide - the skills and experiences you gather now can be the keys to opening the doors to your future.

As part of our career development program, we feature workshops that were developed through an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. In 2013, the NIH selected the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as one of 17 universities nationwide to receive a BEST award. This award has enabled the development of unique career development opportunities in biomedical science training that increase the preparedness and employability of bioscience PhDs in the non-academic workforce, and we are excited to incorporate these opportunities into our programming.

Visit the website for more information.

Grants and Fellowships

All students receive a stipend and benefits throughout their tenure in the program. Additional grants and fellowships are available to advance research projects and support career development. The Graduate School maintains a database of grant and fellowship opportunities for your consideration. Access the database here.

Housing Information

The Graduate School, in concert with current graduate students, has created this residential information website to help you with your housing needs. The Graduate School surveyed all graduate and medical students on the Anschutz Medical Campus and compiled the results presented on the webpage. If you have questions about the housing survey or would like to ask about particular neighborhoods, please consult your graduate program administrator.

Visit the website for more information.

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