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.
To fulfill this promise, we’re creating spaces where people can establish a sense of belonging and build community.
Three new buildings—the Community Commons, a first-year residence hall and the Pioneer Career Achievement Center—are already underway and will facilitate unparalleled student-centered programming.
To foster a vibrant DU District and blur the boundaries between campus and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Campus Framework Plan is a guide for the years and decades ahead. The Campus Framework supports community-engaged research through spaces and opportunities for collaboration. It’s our road map to being a great college town in the heart of the city.
A central hub for dining, gathering and activities
First-year residence hall
A home for students to build community from their first day on campus
Pioneer Career Achievement Center
A comprehensive destination for our distinctive career-development model for students and alumni
Campus Framework Plan
A guide that evolves with our community
New Spaces, New Experience, New Community
Construction on the Community Commons and new first-year residence hall begins this summer; the Pioneer Career Achievement Center breaks ground this fall. All three buildings will open in fall 2020.
We’re also ramping up efforts on projects to improve our sustainability and mobility, helping us achieve our goal of a 24 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020, with an ultimate goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.