Alumni are essential partners in creating the future of CU Denver.


Holguin family standing in front on the bronze Lynx statue smiling with their teeth.

A Commitment to Public Service Runs in the Family

Elsa Holguin MPA '11, President and CEO of the Denver Preschool Program, her husband Ed Lucero MPA '98, and her daughter Denise Gomez MPA '16 are a multi-generational example of the impact of the School of Public Affairs programs in the greater community.

Aerial view of lower downtown Denver with Tivoli in the foreground. Banner in top right corner reads #1 in social mobility in Colorado ranked by U.S. News & World Report three years running. .

CU Denver Ranked #1 for Social Mobility Three Years

For the third consecutive year, CU Denver ranks No. 1 in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region for improving students’ social mobility through higher education, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings.


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Events & Resources

Nutcracker ballet dancer mid-jump in Nutcracker costume, black starry sky background

CU at The Nutcracker

| 06:15 PM - 09:00 PM
Cost/fee: $35 or $74
Celebrate the holiday season by joining fellow CU Denver alumni and families for a reception and performance of The Nutcracker by Colorado Ballet. Pick up your tickets to The Nutcracker and sip warm beverages as you connect with fellow CU Denver alumni at the CU Denver Experience Gallery, just steps away from the performance venue. Following the reception, enjoy a performance of The Nutcracker in the Loge or Balcony sections of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
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As part of the National Western Stock Show Parade, a crowd of longhorn steer walking the streets of Downtown Denver surrounded by cowboys on horses herding them.

CU Family Night at the National Western Stock Show

(Recurring Event - Every 19 day of January)
| 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Cost/fee: $24
Join the CU System for CU Family Night at the National Western Stock Show and Pro-Rodeo. Discounted tickets include pro rodeo and all day grounds access. Use promo code CUDENVER for $24 tickets.
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112,000+ Alumni

Founded in 1973, CU Denver has grown to include more than 112,000 graduates.

105 Countries

CU Denver has a world-wide network of alumni across 105 countries.

69% Coloradans

69.6% of CU Denver alumni live in the State of Colorado.

32% of Employees

About 32% of CU Denver’s faculty and staff are also Lynx alumni.