student retention and success is a key element of CU Denver’s Strategic Priorities.
So, when students expressed a desire for a residential college
experience, university leadership listened. Opening fall 2021, the new residence hall for first-year students will offer a completely new feel
to the CU Denver neighborhood.
New connections to campus
have shown that students who live on campus stay in school, matriculate faster,
perform better and feel more connected to their faculty and fellow students,
tying them to the university in powerful and life-changing ways. Paired with
the Learning Commons, along with the Student Commons Building and the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center, the residence hall will create a whole new community and hub for services in the CU Denver neighborhood.
Modern, safe and affordable
555 beds available, this housing, dining and learning complex will help combat
the rising rents in Denver and place first-year students in the heart of campus, seconds
away from classrooms, support services, amenities and downtown Denver.
Accessible housing for first-year students will be an attractive option for domestic
Colorado and non-Colorado resident students as well as international students, helping
to ease their transition to a new culture.
Watch us rise
The new residence hall sits at the intersection of
significant pedestrian, bike and bus routes. It will feature two dormitory wings, one six stories and the other seven stories, and will include double and triple rooms. Along with the Learning Commons wing, it will be a highly
visible and prominent addition to the CU Denver neighborhood offering a central
gathering place that connects and interacts with the university and the greater
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.