Life in Colorado

In recent years, there has an enormous increase in Colorado residents who love living here and enjoying the outdoors, skiing and breweries the state has to offer! Below are some resources to help you get started, but if you have additional questions please contact the PDA

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Neighborhood Guide

 

Denver has everything to offer from art districts to victorian houses to hip restaurants and breweries.

Here's a neighborhood guide to find local attractions, restaurants and events that the city offers. 

With regards to housing, the best fit for you and your family will depend on your personal situation, but the educational information to neighborhoodsand article on best neighborhoods for young professionals can help you decide where you will be happiest. 

 

    Denver International Airport


    Denver is well connected to all major cities both domestic and international. 


    For details regarding services please visit the DIA website.


     

     

    Public Transportation


    The Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates the public transportation lines in and around Denver. The University offers an Eco Pass Progam, which allows employees to purchase an unlimited RTD pass for $25 a month.


    Tip: Type in "26572" on the RTD Next Ride App to determine when buses will arrive at the Fitzsimons Building stop on campus.

    Car Parking and Biking

     

    If you decide to drive to the campus. Check out the parking maps and how to buy parking permits here.

    Commuting by bike is very popular in Denver. Here is the information to find parking locations for your bike or scooters on campus.

    Lastly, Be Safe! If you are a bike commuter, make sure to stick to bike friendly routes, use lights at night, and ALWAYS wear a helmet. 

     


    Know Your Rights

     

    Although all postdocs are guaranteed some leave for pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, the amount of time will vary based on your classification as either a trainee or employee.​

    If eligibility requirements are met, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave for pregnancy, childbirth, and/or baby bonding, and allows employees to keep their health insurance.

    At educational institutions, including CU Anschutz, the medical needs of employees during pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions are protected by Title IX and Title VII​.

    Learn more about federal protections for scholar-parents here.

    Milk and Cookies

     

    The Anschutz campus has a support group for new parents called Milk and Cookies. The group also offers travel grants to help with the expenses of child care while you are attending a conference or workshop.

    Lactation spaces are available throughout the campus for breastfeeding parents. More information and a map of lactation spaces can be found here. 

    Miscellaneous Resources

    The Campus Student Services website maintains a list of schools and child care options in the area.

    CU-Denver/Anschutz human resources have additional information regarding early childhood days and childcare assistance programs.