wings, including two residential wings with 555 beds in double and triple rooms,
dining, small lounges, study spaces, common areas and an attached three story
Learning Commons wing packed with some of the most-visited student success and
academic support services on campus.
Starting fall 2021, first-year students will experience an entirely new on-campus CU Denver resident experience in the City Heights Residence Hall.
Gross square footage (GSF)
- Residential floors - 126,182
- First floor: Dining - 6,904 GSF
- First floor: Administration - 8,950 GSF
- Learning Commons - 36,000 GSF
You can't miss it! Rising as high as seven stories, the new first-year
student housing and Learning Commons complex sits at the intersection of
significant pedestrian, bike and bus routes that run along Larimer Street through
the CU Denver neighborhood. Positioned between the Tivoli Quad open space on
one side and the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center and the Student Commons Building on the other, the City Heights Residence Hall site will provide multiple opportunities for
campus community-building and engagement.
student residents can choose either a double or triple room with moveable
furniture, storage space and a personal work surface.
Communal “spa” restrooms
as an extension of the student living space, the communal bathrooms on the
residential floors provide both privacy and space for social interaction.
Private facilities include a shower and toilet. Sinks are located
in the common restroom area.
Common spaces and gathering places
study, learn, relax, make new friends. The common spaces, gathering places and
shared amenities on the residencial floors will enhance all facets of the student
resident experience providing a sense of place and pride in this home away
- Large shared lounge
- Small study lounges equipped with technology
- Active communal engagement spaces
- Entertainment and game rooms
- Laundry areas
- Inviting, activated corridors, small seating nooks
attached three-story wing of the project will house a number of the
most-visited academic support and student success services on campus, as well
as resources for faculty. From Peer Advocate Leaders (PAL) and First-Year Experiences to Learning Resources, the Writing Center and the Center for Faculty Development, it welcomes the entire campus community on a daily basis
and is just steps away for the student residents.
Floor Plans (click to view)
is an iterative process and all images shown are representative of the
design progress at a specific moment in time. The final design will
continue to evolve and may vary from the images shown.