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Planning Your Visit

See if DU is the right fit for you.

Schedule a visit

Your visit to campus is an important step in discovering if the University of Denver is the right fit for you. We want to make your visit experience as beneficial and informative as possible.

Register for your campus visit at least two weeks in advance using our online Campus Visit Planner to let us know which visit program you would like to attend. Please keep in mind some programs have limited space and can fill prior to two weeks before the program.

Here is some information that will help you as you plan your visit:

How do I get to campus?

Daily Visits
Upon arriving on campus for a daily visit, please come directly to the Admission Office, located in University Hall, room 110. Your visit activities and campus tour will begin once you've checked in at the Admission Office.

STEP 1: Driving Directions From I-25
  • Exit University Boulevard (exit # 205) heading south.
  • Drive south on University Boulevard approximately 1 mile. Continue one block past the fifth traffic light at East Iliff Avenue until you reach East Wesley Avenue.
  • Turn right (west) onto Wesley. The Newman Center for the Performing Arts parking garage is located on the right.
  • Turn right into the parking garage.
  • Make an immediate right turn upon entering the garage to park in the visitor parking section.

STEP 2: Parking Garage Instructions
  • Park in any of the visitor stalls.
  • Find the kiosk located at the north-east exit.
  • Press the yellow button under "Code Input" - located on the screen, the enter the code you received in your visit confirmation email.
  • Enter time needed (we recommend at least three hours).
  • Enter license plate number.

STEP 3: Walking Directions from the Newman Center Garage to the Undergraduate Admission
  • Exit left out of the parking garage.
  • Proceed left (north) on University Boulevard and cross East Iliff Avenue.
  • Continue on University Boulevard for one block until you reach Daniel L. Ritchie Way / Warren Avenue.
  • Turn west (left) on Daniel L. Ritchie Way / Warren Avenue.
  • University Hall is on the north side of the circle. Check in at the Undergraduate Admission reception area, room 110 on the first floor.

Printable Campus Map.

Electronic Campus Map.
Driving Directions From I-25
  • Exit University Boulevard (exit # 205) heading south (Remember, the mountains are west).
  • Turn right (west) at the first light onto Buchtel Blvd.
  • The Cable Center is the two-story, glass-front building on your left. Turn left into the roundabout.
  • A parking attendant will give you a parking permit. Please place the parking permit on your dashboard. You will not need to pay for parking as long as the parking permit is properly displayed.

Light Rail Directions
  • If you are coming from Downtown Denver or the Denver Tech Center, the University of Denver is a stop on the E, F and H Light Rail lines. The Cable Center is the two-story, glass-front building southeast of the station.

Printable Campus Map.

Electronic Campus Map.
Pioneer Days and Journey to DU
Driving Directions From I-25
  • Exit University Boulevard (exit # 205) heading south (Remember, the mountains are west).
  • Drive about 1/2 mile and turn right (west) at E. Evans Ave.
  • Drive another 1/3 mile and turn left (South) onto S. High St.
  • Parking Lot E is on your immediate left.
  • The parking permit barcode will give you access to the lot when you scan it at the gate.
  • Check-In for all guests is in Driscoll Student Center North.

Printable Campus Map.

Electronic Campus Map.

What should I bring?

We encourage you to research DU and come prepared with a list of questions, a notebook and pen and a camera or mobile phone for picture-taking. And because our campus is one mile above sea level, bring plenty of water, and allow yourself time to acclimate to the altitude.

We recommend that you dress casually for your campus visit in medium-weight layers of clothing and comfortable shoes. Denver weather is typically mild and dry, and during the fall and winter, daytime temperatures can range from very warm to crisp and cool. Sunglasses are essential around here, with nearly 300 days of sunny weather throughout the year.

Where can I stay?

Undergraduate Admission coordinates overnight visits for accepted students.  Our admissions team will coordinate your visit and introduce you to your student host.  Requests for overnight visits must be made two weeks in advance. (Please note that overnights and class visits will not be available between March 7th and March 25th.)  For family members and prospective students wishing to stay in a hotel, there are many nearby accommodation options. Be sure to ask for the DU (or lowest possible) rate at these hotels when you call.

Transportation Services

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 303.757.3475 and mention DU discount code NA12DU

Coach America 303.421.2780x106 and mention DU special for 10% off

Super Shuttle 800.525.3177 Book online at

ExecuCar 800.410.4444 Book online at

Airport Boulevard Company Shuttle 303.696.9559

Metro Taxi 303.333.3333

Yellow Cab 303.777.7777

Local Recreation, Activities & Dining

Denver is a location that benefits learning by providing access to art, culture, business, recreation, service and science. Check out and to see what's happening while you're here. Denver has a bustling dining scene with the original Chipotle located just a few blocks from campus. Our staff has compiled a list of favorite dining options, so check out our restaurant recommendations.