The Denver Advantage

This is The Denver Advantage: A campus designed to fuel the collaborations and relationships proven to help students succeed, now and throughout their lives. It grows out of our strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, and our commitment to educate students holistically and prepare them to lead diverse organizations and communities.


Project Updates

Construction Update

Construction on Community Commons & First-Year Residence Begins

In January 2019, Saunders Construction will start major construction operations on the University of Denver Community Commons and First-Year Residence Hall projects. The remaining homes located near the southeast corner of South High Street and East Asbury Avenue will be demolished first, followed by the Driscoll North building. After demolition is complete, construction crews will begin soil excavation operations. Saunders is committed to recycling and reclaiming materials wherever possible. 

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Building Demolition

Demolition on Driscoll North began Monday, Jan. 21 to make room for the new Community Commons, scheduled to open in 2020.

Demolition of Aspen Hall began Tuesday, Dec. 11. This project is estimated to be complete in spring 2019. Pedestrian traffic should utilize the asphalt path around Johnson-McFarlane Hall that was installed as part of the original Sie Complex construction. The asphalt drive along the west side of the H1/H2 garage off of Iliff Avenue will be the access drive in/out for construction. The northwest exit from this garage will be unavailable due to its close proximity to the construction site.


Ofo & Chariot Pilot Updates

In partnership with the city and county of Denver, DU launched a dockless bike-share mobility pilot with Beijing-based company ofo in May 2018. The successful launch saw over 35,000 rides in May. The mobility industry has changed rapidly since then, with pedal bicycles being replaced by electric bicycles and scooters. Due to this shift, ofo has decided to halt operations in the U.S. and cancel its contract with DU. As of Dec.11, 2018 ofo bikes are no longer available. The pilot showed there is a clear demand for dockless mobility options among our community and DU will continue to explore similar opportunities.

You may have seen the news that Chariot plans to cease operations. DU used the shuttle service as part of a pilot program to provide rides around the perimeter of campus. Chariot will still be available to DU students, faculty and staff until Thursday, Feb. 28. The University is already looking into new shuttle options to continue after the Chariot pilot ends.


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