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See what life here is like.

A scenic view of the University of Denver campus
The Mary Reed Building reflected in the Humanity Gardens pond
Williams Tower at the Ritchie Center, the most visible landmark on campus
The Newman Center for the Performing Arts, off Iliff Avenue
The Joy Burns Center in the winter

Stroll our 125 tree-shaded acres set in a quiet residential neighborhood. Sprawl out on the lawns and take in DU's stunning architectural landscape with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop.

Catch a light rail train to bustling downtown Denver, just minutes away from the campus station. Or conquer one of Colorado's 54, 14,000-foot mountain peaks. The DU campus gives you access to it all.

Rich with beauty and tradition

University Hall, which dates from the 1890s, lives alongside buildings from the 1930s, 1950s and early 21st century. All are shaded by hundreds of trees.

In fact, the entire campus is designated as an arboretum. You'll love outdoor study sessions with the sounds of our Harper Humanities Gardens fountains in the background.

Notable landmarks

  • At 215 feet, the Ritchie Center's gold-topped Williams Tower is visible from more than a mile away--a beacon for a campus that's a hub of activity for the entire community.
  • The tower houses the Williams Carillon, a set of 65 chromatically tuned bronze bells, the largest of which weighs about six tons. The carillon chimes on the hour, helping students across campus keep track of the day. Every December, the University carillonneur treats the campus community to a holiday concert.
  • Like many of our newest buildings, the Newman Center for the Performing Arts features numerous airy open spaces where people can gather. It also houses three of the best spaces for music, theater and dance in Denver and hosts more than 400 performances a year.
  • The Mary Reed Building, with its red brick tower and arched stone doorways, is the cornerstone of the oldest part of campus. Built as a library in the 1930s, this building has the graceful arched ceilings and leaded windows of the collegiate Gothic style.

Experience campus for yourself

The best way to see what the campus looks like--and what life is all about here--is to come for a visit. Prospective students and their families can sign up to explore campus on one of our daily tours or get in-depth information at an Open House session. If you're interested in one of our graduate programs, contact the academic department directly to plan a visit.

In the meantime, take a virtual tour to see the sights and get a sense of what life is like as a DU student. Or, click the links below to see campus maps, webcams, photos, activities, transportation information and more.

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