A portion of the recreation field along Larimer Street, between 11th and 12th Streets, has been transformed into a new student housing, dining, and Learning Commons facility.
This space creates a communal heart for the entire campus community. The gathering areas, dining options, and student access to academic support, as well as a variety of co-curricular success services, are designed to support all students and help them build new connections with each other, faculty, and staff.
An important and exciting part of being a first-year undergraduate student at CU Denver comes directly from residing with other students. After nearly two years of construction in the heart of the downtown campus, we are thrilled to announce the completion of City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons, CU Denver’s first on-campus housing dedicated to first-year students.
The new complex will welcome nearly 555 students on move-in day Aug. 18.
The addition brings to CU Denver an affordable housing option that doubles as a central hub for academic enrichment opportunities and peer-to-peer connection, along with a dining hall for all campus community members. First-year students will live in a central location within walking distance of some of the most-visited student and academic support services, as well fun and exciting experiences the city of Denver has to offer, including popular restaurants, unique retail spaces, state-of-the-art entertainment, and professional opportunities.
On Aug. 12, Chancellor Michelle Marks and the Lynx community met for the first time in front of City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons to celebrate this momentous accomplishment for CU Denver and recognize the community members and partners who made this dream a reality.
Finding housing in Denver can be tough and expensive! The new residence hall aims to take that stress off of first-year students by offering a modern, safe, and affordable space. Located in the heart of the CU Denver neighborhood and connected to the new Learning Commons, students are closer than ever to services, amenities, and classrooms. Welcome to your new hub for student residential life.
Imagine study spaces, tutoring rooms, and some of the most frequently visited academic support and student success services all in one location. The new Learning Commons is the place. It’s a spot built to bring our entire campus community together, designed to support the growth and development of both students and faculty. Gather, study, learn, and socialize. This is the one place to do it all.