Getting To and From Campus
Campus Parking & Permits
All Faculty and Staff need a parking permit in order to park cars in University parking lots. Parking permits can be obtained from Parking Services and are issued specifically for the vehicle(s) specified by the permit. Permits are valid for one academic year, from 01 September to 31 August.
Details on the many types of permits is available online. For lot locations, select Parking Lot Maps from the left navigation menu; for pricing, select your relationship to DU from the drop-down menu on the right and click Get Information.
Annual permit prices for employees range from $60 to $594 depending on the type and locations(s) of access granted by the permit. The cost of a permit is charged to the employee on a payment schedule based on the purchase date and is deducted from the first paycheck of the month.
DU administers parking permits, citations, appeals, and vehicle registrations through www.parking.du.edu (use the same login as for webCentral).
Parking in the disabled stalls will require both a University Permit and a state-issued disability permit. In order to park a vehicle on the University of Denver’s disabled parking stalls, both the University and state issued permit must be on display.
In addition, disabled community members may optionally purchase a special disability permit, allowing them to park in either any open-air lot or any lot on campus, depending on the class of the permit.
Car and Van Pooling
A car and van pooling database is administered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments. This program is recommended by DU Parking Services. Ridesharing information and connections are also available through Transportation Solutions. This is recommended by DU Transportation Center.
Public Transportation & Ecopass
Public transportation in the Denver metropolitan area is administered by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), which includes lightrail and bus services. All University employees are entitled to the EcoPass endorsement on their Pioneer ID Card, allowing free access to all RTD services. To get the EcoPass sticker, visit the Transportation Center, located at the west entrance to the Evans Parking Structure.
The University of Denver campus is served by RTD Light Rain lines E, F, and H, and bus lines 21, 24, 24X, 27, and 52.
All Light Rail services serving DU stop at the University of Denver Station, located at High St. & Buchtel Blvd.
• Line E runs northwest-southeast along I-25:
from Union Station (downtown Denver)
to Lincoln Station (just south of I-25 and C-470).
• Line F runs northwest-southeast along I-25:
from 18th & Stout Station (downtown Denver)
to Lincoln Station (just south of I-25 and C-470).
• Line H runs northwest-southeast along I-25 and I-225:
from 18th & Stout (downtown Denver)
to Nine Mile Station (south Aurora).
• Line 21 runs east-west along Evans Avenue and stops near campus at the intersections of:
(1) High St. & Evans Ave.
(2) Evans Ave. & University Blvd.
• Line 24 runs north-south along University Boulevard and stops near campus at the intersections of:
(1) University Blvd. & Jewell Ave.
(2) University Blvd. & Evans Ave.
(3) University Blvd. & Iliff Ave.
(4) University Blvd. & Vassar Ave.
(5) University Blvd. & Yale Ave.
• Line 27 runs east-west along Yale Avenue, connecting Wadeworth/Hampden to the Denver Tech Center, and stops near campus at the intersections of:
(1) Yale Ave. & University Blvd.
(2) Yale Ave. & Vine St.
• Line 52 runs from north-west to south-east from Arvada through downtown Denver, to Buchtel and stops near campus at the intersections of:
(1) Buchtel Blvd. & High St.
(2) Buchtel Blvd. & University Blvd.
At least two streets with bicycle lanes and paths connect the University campus to the rest of Denver:
Other Useful Websites
• Franklin St. (north-south; two to three blocks west of campus): bicycle lane runs from intersection of Franklin St. & Buchtel Blvd. north through Washington Park to the intersection of Downing St. & Speer Blvd., connecting with the Cherry Creek Trail.
In addition to these bicycle lane streets, the following roads are designated bicycle routes and are generally agreeable for bicycle commuting.
• Buchtel Blvd. (east-west; immediately north of campus): bicycle lane runs from intersection of Buchtel Blvd. & University Blvd. south-east to the intersection of Buchtel Blvd. & Colorado Blvd. and north-west to the intersection of Buchtel Blvd. & Downing St.
• Iliff Ave. (east-west; passes through southern half of campus): runs from west of Santa Fe Dr. (US-85) to east of Colorado Blvd.
• Saint Paul St. (north-south; six blocks east of campus): runs from south of Dartmouth Ave. to north of Cherry Creek Dr. (Speer Blvd.).
• Florida Ave. (east-west; five blocks north of campus): runs from west of Santa Fe. Dr. (US-85) to east of Monaco St. Pkwy.
Additional information for bicycling in Denver, including regional and local maps is available from BikeDenver.
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Road Conditions and Delays Information:
CDOT Current Conditions
Colorado State Patrol
Parking Management Division of City of Denver
Transportation Center of the University of Denver