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About The Cultural Center

Building Access & Use

The Cultural Center aspires to make the The Cultural Center study/work facility as friendly and accessible as possible. To support your academic and professional success and/or your campus organizations, we provide:

  • University computers, casual meeting/study space ("the Commons"), and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
  • basic academic reference materials and office supplies (stapler, tape, etc.)
  • 3 metered, guest parking spaces (along alley at west end of building)
  • After-hours access via security card swipe (see below)

And to help us maintain this support, we have created the following guidelines for those taking advantage of our facilities:


The Cultural Center is open Monday thru Friday during regular business hours and is located on the 2nd floor of Driscoll Center North in the Student Life suite.

Outside business hours, from 6:00PM to Midnight, registered DU affiliates can access the Center using their Pioneer Card. DU students, staff, and faculty can request access by emailing the The Cultural Center Office Manager at [email protected]; graduates see Alumni (below) for access instructions.

For safety reasons, we ask that you not open the door for anyone during non-business hours. (Anyone who enters the Center after business hours should already have their own access.) University policy also restricts use of Pioneer Cards to their owner; therefore, affiliates may not lend their IDs to anyone else, even other affiliates, in order for them to access or use the Center.

We encourage late night visitors to call Campus Safety's non-emergency number (303.871.2334) to request an escort to/from The Cultural Center.


By using our facility, you agree to assist us in keeping it safe, usable and welcoming to others. Specifically, we ask that you:

  • Clean up after yourself. Leave The Cultural Center in as good or better condition than you found it.
  • Return furniture to its original position if you move it.
  • Throw away all items (cups, napkins, food boxes/wrappings, etc.), recycling what you can in provided blue bins.
  • Not open the door for anyone outside regular business hours, or prop doors open for any reason. See Access above and Guests below.
  • Be respectful of other users through conscientious use of space, and the volume and content of your conversations, music, etc.
  • Be aware of safety features and emergency procedures posted conspicuously throughout the building.

Computer Usage

Among the resources The Cultural Center provides to DU affiliates is the use of common computer workstations, which should be used respectfully and responsibly.

Usage is governed by DU's IT Acceptable Use, The Cultural Center's full Computer Usage Policy and other policies.


DU graduates who would like after-hours access can request an Alumni Access Form, by which to reactivate or receive their own Pioneer Card. Please email your request, including your name, graduation year and academic program, to [email protected]; we will reply with the form to complete.

Completed forms must be returned in person to the DU Pioneer Card Office in the Driscoll Center, who can reactivate and add The Cultural Center access to existing Pioneer Cards, or can produce a Pioneer Card for alumni without one. A photo ID is required to validate your application; new cards will require a photo be taken at the time of issue; and there may be a fee for the card. For DU Pioneer Card Office location, hours of operations and other details, visit or call 303.871.4545.


Use of the Center is provided by the University for current students, staff, faculty and alumni. While non-affiliate guests (family, friends) are welcome, they must be accompanied at all times by their affiliate host, and should allow current affiliates priority use of computers and other services. Affiliates are responsible for the actions of anyone who enters the Center as your guest (on 'your card swipe'), including personal liability for any damages.

A violation of any sections of the The Cultural Center Building Access/Usage Policy can result in your access privileges' being revoked, in addition to other applicable University conduct/ disciplinary actions.

After-HOURs ACCESS Agreement

I understand that the electronic security card swipe system helps the The Cultural Center make the facility available to me after business hours and tracks who is in the Center at all times. I agree to abide by the The Cultural Center Access/Usage and Computer Policies (above) and understand that my access privileges can be revoked for violating any aspects of the policies.

Please note that access is not immediate, and make take several business days to activate on your Pioneer ID card. Please plan accordingly.