The Denver Advantage

Stemming from its strategic plan, DU Impact 2025, the University of Denver has created a radical vision — known as The Denver Advantage — for transforming higher education and the student experience. The Denver Advantage focuses on creating spaces where people can establish a sense of belonging and build community, no matter their background and interests.

This vision calls for three new buildings — a First-Year Residence Hall, a Community Commons and the Pioneer Career Achievement Center — as well as the Campus Framework Plan, geared toward fostering a vibrant DU District. The Framework does so by blurring campus boundaries, allowing our students to take full advantage of the surrounding community and our neighbors to enjoy the benefits of our campus. The plan also aims to support community-engaged research through spaces and opportunities for collaboration. The Denver Advantage Campus Framework aims to position the University of Denver as a great college town in the heart of the city.


  • housing

    First-year residence hall
    Making good on our commitment to incoming students

  • community

    Community Commons
    Creating more space to thrive

  • service

    Career Achievement Center
    Preparation for the future starts on day one

  • Master Plan

    Campus Framework Plan
    Evolving with our community

Undergraduate female students walking through summer time campus

New Spaces, New Experience, New Community

This June we will begin construction on a new First Year Residence Hall and Community Commons. Both are scheduled to open Fall 2020. Construction on the Pioneer Career Achievement Center is expected to begin January 2019 and open Spring 2020.

Denver Advantage Milestones

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Read the executive summary for the Campus Framework Plan

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