Outside the Classroom
The world needs you
Being a Pioneer means exploring new challenges and blazing trails for others to follow, both inside and outside our halls. At our University, you'll have the chance to get real-world experience outside the classroom and apply coursework to improve your community.
Whether it's through service, internships or research projects, your DU education will ensure you'll have the chance to develop your skills and make the world a better place. Our students turn their experiences at DU into lifelong journeys. We'll be here to provide information, advisement and support as you tailor your experiences and pursuits to your own academic and personal goals.
Living & Learning Communities
Our Living & Learning Communities provide a space for students with similar academic and career interests to live and study together during their first year of college. You'll get essential hands-on experience in your chosen area of study and community engagement early in your college career, putting you on the right path for success at DU and beyond.
Each Living & Learning Community (LLC) has a specific focus, with options ranging from Environmental Sustainability to Social Justice. You'll live on the same floor with the rest of your LLC group and take some of the same classes, meaning you'll have an instant group of friends who share your interests. It's a great way to meet like-minded Pioneers and get a head start on your academic path.
Learning through experience
"Being able to take our knowledge from the classroom and come out and actually build something feasible and physical, I think that's where we actually connect the dots."Jack Ross, Daniels College of Business
From Intern to TherapistAlex Easterbrook took internships with the Mental Health Center of Denver and A.B. Counseling. She is now a therapist at A.B., working with sex offenders to improve treatment strategies.
Hacking HomelessnessDozens of DU students spent the evening at the Homeless Hackathon, an event intended to develop technological, social, political and/or legal solutions that help meet the needs of Denver's homeless population.
Gain real-life experience by traveling the world for a service learning project or immersing yourself in Denver’s local communities through our interterm course program. Available between quarters, these courses offer credits in a condensed timeframe to help you meet your personal goals while expanding the depth of your academic experience.