Living at DU
Support & community
Our students make up the heart of DU's campus, collaborating with faculty, staff and each other to ensure they have a community that reflects and honors their diversity. They enjoy access to meals that meet all their dietary needs, as well as health and academic support that allows them to flourish. Set in a vibrant residential neighborhood with access to all Denver has to offer, you'll experience the benefits of a tight-knit liberal arts school and a big-city university at the same time.
You'll build friendships with students from around the world in student housing. Our academic support services ensure you have expert help on a huge range of topics. Professional on-campus health and counseling services will help you stay healthy and comfortable in your new home.
Our dining hall provides made-from-scratch meals using local and sustainable ingredients, covering cuisines from Mediterranean to Chinese. Abundant vegetarian, vegan and allergy-friendly options ensure everyone has plenty of choices.
Food options mere steps away from campus range from pizza to Thai and Lebanese, and with the rest of the city a bicycle or train ride away, you'll have the the opportunity to take advantage of Denver's growing and diverse cultural scene. Whether your tastes run toward taco trucks or tasting menus, thrift stores or boutiques, museums or mosh pits, Denver offers excitement and inspiration.
Our students' passion and involvement make our community truly special. From the moment you're welcomed to campus, you'll contribute your thoughts and your voice, blazing a trail that will help lead our dynamic and diverse community into the future. We look forward to you joining us.
Our buildings date back as far as the 1890s, with construction from the 1930s, 1950s and early 21st century all meshing to create a gorgeous and unified campus.
We've opened 19 new academic, residential and administrative buildings since 1997.
We reduced our carbon footprint by 27 percent between 2006 and 2015, even as campus square footage grew by 9 percent.
Green Room Certification for a Sustainable Campus
Housing & Dining
First- and second-year students live on campus and have meal plans for their first two years. It's one of the most memorable parts of the DU experience. More than a place to sleep, residence halls provide the perfect setting for developing friendships and building communities with students from across the globe.
That community building often happens over meals at our dining hall and variety of retail dining options. With a commitment to responsible sourcing, scratch cooking and dietary sensitivity, we provide food that's not just delicious, but that takes into account the health of individual students and the planet. Our chef will gladly confer with any student about their dietary needs, making sure to address any concerns before that student arrives on campus.
We're centrally located in the city of Denver, with easy access to its colorful and lively neighborhoods by foot and bicycle. Quality public transportation makes exploring other parts of the city a breeze. Some students also choose to bring their cars to campus.
Health & Counseling Services
Physical and mental health problems can derail a student's college experience. We combat that by providing physical and mental health services through our Health and Counseling Center. The center offers integrated and inclusive healthcare so students can maximize their opportunities at DU. Health and Counseling Center services are available to all students.
Anderson Academic Commons
The 154,000-square-foot Anderson Academic Commons is home to our main library and doubles as headquarters for our academic support services. The Academic Commons holds nearly eight linear miles of library collections and provides access to hundreds of databases. With plentiful group study rooms, computers and the Front Porch Café, Anderson serves as the center of our academic life.