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The Office of Student Assistance

Office of Campus Student Services

Commuting to Campus

Parking and Maps

Head to Parking and Maps for information on where to park, bike rack/bike locker locations, maps 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 RTD College Pass  is available to all active (enrolled) Anschutz Medical Campus degree seeking students. The pass is supported by a mandatory, student use fee of $53.35 per semester. 

The AMC RTD College Pass INCLUDES all regular fixed route service, including bus (local, express, regional), light rail, call-n-Ride, and skyRide service (free to AMC students with RTD College Pass).  
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 the degree-seeking student enrolls for academic credit at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the fee will be assessed. Waivers out of the College Pass Program and fee will be allowed only for individual students who meet specific criteria which is outlined in the Fee Waiver Application form. Detailed information about the waiver process as well as the form may be found in the Waiver document link below.

                                             2015 RTD Waiver Request Form

  • 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.

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 an AMC 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.​


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

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