Graduate Tax Program

The Campus and Housing

The Campus

The Graduate Tax Program is located on the University of Denver campus in the new Frank H. Ricketson Jr. Law Building.

The 210,000-square-foot law building opened in August 2003 and was constructed with the University of Denver’s signature blend of red brick, limestone trim, and copper. On the cutting edge of technology and design, it is the first structure in the nation to conform to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system, which involves an energy-efficient HVAC system; building materials with a high percentage of post-consumer recycled materials; low-emitting paints, carpets, and composite wood products for superior air quality; and water-efficient faucets and other fixtures.

The first floor features the two-story Law Forum, the “town square” of the new building with two grand staircases and informal seating for up to 300 people, and the adjoining Law School Cafe. The 16 classrooms have tiered seating for 50 to 125 students, including built-in laptop and Internet connections, and a variety of media capabilities for the instructor. More than 25 study rooms are scattered throughout the building, as well as several attractive and comfortable lounge areas, most with laptop and Internet connections.

The 40,000-square-foot Westminster Library and Technology Center for Legal Research in the law building boasts more than 245,000 volumes, including more than 6,000 volumes on taxation in the United States and abroad, and 82 “hot” seats, carrels, and study tables with electricity and high-speed data access. Electronic law resources are available via the library’s 48 computers as well as throughout the building.

Other campus amenities include the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness, which contains a complete fitness center and health center; Driscoll Student Center, with the campus bookstore, coffee shop, travel office, and other services; residence halls; parking; and space for outdoor activities.

The campus is conveniently located just off Interstate 25 on University Boulevard, five minutes south of downtown Denver where a majority of the city’s law and accounting firms, government offices, and courts are located.


Graduate student apartments are available on campus, and there are also several commercial apartment buildings located next to campus. For information on on-campus housing, see For information on apartment buildings in the area, see the off campus page.

Student Health Services

Health services are provided on campus at the Student Health and Counseling Center in the Ritchie Center. Open Monday through Saturday, the center is an outpatient, on-campus facility that provides a wide range of medical and mental health services. Staffed by physicians, nurses, psychologists, physician assistants, and other professionals, the center provides general medical care, annual physical and gynecological exams, procedures, and lab tests; dispenses medicine; and offers psychotherapy and psychological testing. For more information, see

A Student Health Insurance Plan is available for students who do not have adequate insurance coverage. The plan covers the majority of normal medical expenses due to illness or injury that first occur after the student is enrolled in the plan. A brochure describing the policy benefits, limitations, and exclusions is available from the Student Health and Counseling Center or on their Web site. Questions regarding the plan should be directed to the DU Student Insurance Office at 303-871-4136.

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