A personal experience, for every student
The Pioneer experience is more than the classes you take or the degree you earn. It's also about making lifelong connections and being part of a community that helps you grow into the person you want to be.
- 11,600 students (half graduate, half undergraduate)
- Over 100 student-run clubs and organizations
- 125 acres of beautiful campus space
Living at DU
Students live on campus for their first two years at DU, so our community is constantly infused with new faces, ideas and experiences. Whether you test your wings in a living and learning community, club sports, or any of the student organizations based on campus, you're sure to find a home at DU.
Walk around campus in the fall and you'll find students relaxing on the greens, enjoying the changing colors of our many trees. Winter brings the First Snow Celebration, where our community gathers for hot chocolate and snowball fights as students and faculty enjoy the pristine beauty of a snow-covered campus. Once the snow melts, with nature in full bloom, you'll find our lawns and green spaces populated by students soaking up the Colorado sun.
With five residence halls, a range of dining options and easy access to the Mile High City, this is where your path begins.
Our formal policy on climate change and sustainable development utilizes our partnerships and academic efforts in research, teaching and service to increase our sustainability and improve awareness in the community.
Marcus Commons Reimagined
Ten students in the Daniels College of Business' Real Estate and Built Environment program divided into teams and presented ideas for transforming Marcus Commons into a flexible, functional and collaborative space.
Arts & Activities
With over 100 student-run clubs, there's no shortage of things to do on campus, Explore the Rockies with the Alpine Club, team up with your friends through club sports, or help improve local communities through our service organizations. Campus lights up with action during the hockey season, and our cultural festivals bring people together to celebrate and express the many experiences of our diverse community.
We've built a campus that serves as a cultural hub for our students and the city we call home. The Newman Center for the Performing Arts hosts concerts, theatrical performances and talks by cultural icons from around the world. At our art gallery and small theaters located on campus, you can contribute your voice to cultural conversations and learn from contemporary artists hailing from Denver and beyond.
Most important, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive community that respects every perspective and encourages intellectual exploration. As we're non-denominational, we support people of all faiths. Through class work, community projects and on-campus discussion and initiatives, we strive to bring people of all backgrounds into the conversation.
Come explore with us and discover how the Pioneer spirit animates every member of our community.
DU Maker's Market
From pickles to 3D printing, DU students, faculty, staff and community member showed off their homemade goods at the DU Maker's Market, presented by the Center for Sustainability.
DU Celebrates First Snow
Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence hosts the annual DU First Snow. Students, faculty and staff mark the occasion with hot chocolate and donuts, all while staying warm next to a fire pit on Driscoll Green.
We believe life and learning should complement each other, two parts of the whole college experience. As a Pioneer, you'll have access to support systems that help you capitalize on your strengths and transform your dreams into reality.
We've built a Career Services system to help you maximize the opportunities available to you and discover new ones through our connections to Denver and our global alumni community. We'll help you find internships, so you gain valuable work experience. When it's time for the next step, we'll provide support as you search for a fulfilling job.
We believe in assisting everyone on campus as they pursue their goals. Diversity is essential to our community, and we're dedicated to serving the needs of individuals of every race, gender and sexual orientation. You'll have a safe, welcoming environment where you can explore your identity and discover who you really want to be, no matter your background or where you are from.