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The Office of Student Assistance

Office of Campus Student Services

Commuting to Campus

Parking and Maps

The interactive campus Interactive Parking Map page contains information on where to park, bike rack/bike locker locations, directions to get there, etc. The parking office is located on the first floor of Building 500, just west of the Food Court area. 


Public Transportation

The Anschutz Medical Campus RTD College Pass is available to all enrolled, degree seeking students on the CU Anshutz campus. The pass is supported by a mandatory, student use fee of $53.35 per semester.  Students enrolled at the CU Anschutz campus as non-degree seeking and/or certificate seeking students are not eligible, and cannot "opt in" to the program.  They do not need to waive the fee; it will not be charged to their tuition fee/fee bill. 

The CU Anschutz RTD College Pass includes all regular fixed route service for bus (local, express, regional), light rail, (including the nearby "R" line) Call-n-Ride, and SkyRide (each at no additional cost).
Services NOT included in the RTD College Pass program are:  Access-a-Ride, BroncosRide, RockiesRide an​d other special event services. 

For any term in which a degree-seeking student enrolls for academic credit at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the fee will be assessed. RTD ​College Pass program waivers, including the $53.35 fee, will only be allowed for individual students who meet specific criteria. Detailed informaiton about the waiver criteria and process is outlined in the RTD College Pass Program Waiver.

Waiver Deadlines for 2017:

                                  Summer 2017  -  May 26, 2017

                                  Fall 2017         -  August 25, 2017

Waiver Eligibility

Students must meet one or more of the following criter in order to waive the RTD College Pass:

  • Students who reside in Colorado but have a physical address outside of the RTD Service District. (To verify service for your address, enter your license plate number here:
  • Students who live outside of the state of Colorado with a physical address outside of the state of Colorado.
  • Students who  have a valid, current United States Military ID or ECOPass.
  • Students enrolled in an elective that is specifically designed to send them away and outside of the RTD Service District.

Additional Guidelines:

  • Students enrolled in clinical rotation courses which take them outside of the RTD service area must pay​ the per-term fee.
  • In the event that a degree-seeking student is not enrolled in a particular term, per RTD regulations, the fee​ and associated transit services cannot be ‘opted into’ for that particular term.
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for the RTD College Pass.


The RTD College Pass program was initiated on the Anschutz Medical Campus utilizing a student referendum process.  AMC students passed the referendum with the understanding that it is an ‘all-in’ program.   Therefore, waivers will not be granted for students who live within the service district, but who feel they will not use the pass.



Colorado State University Public Health and University of Northern Colorado Public Health students​

The CSU Public Health and UNC Public Health students are not eligible for the RTD College Pass, and are not assessed the fee. 

Degree seeking students new to campus
For degree seeking students new to campus, the College Pass will not be available until the student completes orientation and receives their AMC ID Badge. For new students, the College Pass will be distributed by the Security Badging Office during matriculation. Students will be scheduled for their Anschutz Campus ID Pictures, and the RTD College Pass ID will be prepared and distributed at the same time.

Continuing students
For continuing students (those enrolled as degree seeking in a CU Anschutz degree program), the College Pass will be available before the beginning of the next term. For continuing students, the RTD College Pass will be distributed by the Security Badging Office located on the first floor of building 500. As always, announcements will be sent via email with instructions on picking up the College Pass ID.​ (Lost RTD College Passes can be replaced at the Security Badging Office for a $20 fee.)


Want to Share a Ride? Need a Ride? List your information on the 'Rider Board' located in the parking/transportation office.


UC Denver Zimride

UC Denver Zimride is a new, fun and easy way to find rides where you need to go or coordinate your daily commute. Zimride uses Facebook integration and Google Maps technology to make it easy for you to find a friend or fellow UC Denver classmate to share the ride with.

It's simple.

Have a car? Add your ride offer and split the costs by driving with friends and classmates.

Don't have a car? Add your ride request and find a ride. Just register for a free account and post where you’re coming from and when. UC Denver Zimride will help you find others making similar trips.

Who can use the UC Denver Zimride service?

UC Denver Zimride requires you to register using your university e-mail address ( You can also sign in using your Facebook account if you are part of the UC Denver network.

Many people have flexible schedules. With Zimride you can even find someone for occasional carpools.

Add your ride today and start saving!

Thanks for making a more sustainable, social and fun form of transportation for our community.

If you have questions, contact our UC Denver Zimride Team, or​​