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Off-Campus DU Residential Communities

Due to de-densifying efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Housing & Residential Education has partnered with Auraria Student Lofts, Vista and University House Apartments to secure additional spaces for the 2020-2021 academic year as part of our Off-Campus Residential Communities.

About the Communities

Students placed in these spaces will enjoy all the amenities that each facility has to offer, without having to pay a monthly rent bill - rather, students will pay through their DU Pay account, as they would if they were living in a space on DU's main campus*. Below you will find information about each community, including links to the property's website.

Auraria Student Lofts

1051 14th St.|Denver, CO 80202
  • 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom & 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Spaces
    • Single-occupancy bedrooms
  • Amenities** Include:
    • Fully furnished lofts
    • All utilities included in rate
      • Internet & DirectTV included
    • 9' ceilings & spacious floor plans
    • Full kitchens w/appliances
    • Private bedrooms w/full-size beds
    • Modern fitness, weight room, & yoga studio
    • Security controlled access entry
    • Computer lounges w/free printing
    • 24/7 laundry center
      • Unlimited laundry for $7/month
    • Pool, barbecue areas, and sun deck
    • Student lounge for studying, hanging out, etc.
    • Two blocks from 16th Street, Larimer Square, and light rail station for easy access to campus
  • In-Room Furniture Includes:
    • Two 2-drawer dressers
    • Armoir
    • Full-size bed
    • Desk w/chair

Additional information, floor plans, and an immersive tour can be found on the Auraria Student Lofts website

Vista Apartments

1920 S. University Blvd.|Denver, CO 80210
  • 3 & 4 Bedroom/Bathroom Spaces
    • Single-occupancy bedrooms with private bathroom in each 
  • Amenities** Include:
    • Fully furnished
    • Fitness center
    • Business center w/study rooms
    • Computer lab
    • Clubhouse w/TV & outdoor TV
    • Terraces on floors 8 and 9
    • Outdoor fireplace
    • Bike storage
    • Laundry facilities on-site
    • Private bedrooms & bathrooms (one student per bathroom)
    • Flat screen TV in each living room
    • All utilities included in rate
      • Internet & cable included
    • Close to DU campus (~2 minute walk)
  • In-Room Furniture Includes:
    • Full-size bed
    • Dresser
    • Desk w/chair

Additional information, floor plans, and photo/video tours can be found on the Vista Apartments website.

University House Apartments

2400 E. Asbury Ave.|Denver, CO 80210
  • 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom & 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Spaces
    • Single-occupancy bedrooms
  • Amenities** Include:
    • Fully furnished w/full-size beds
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • 24-hour fitness center
    • Clubhouse w/big-screen TV & billiards
    • Study lounges, game room
    • Business/Computer center
    • Barbecue grilling area
    • On-site laundry facility
    • Bike storage
    • Garage parking available (additional cost)
    • All utilities included in rate
      • Internet, electricity, etc.
    • Close to DU campus (~5 minute walk)
  • In-Room Furniture Includes:
    • Full-size bed
    • Dresser
    • Desk w/chair

Additional information, floor plans, and photos can be found on the University House Apartments website.

All communities will also have an RA living there to support students and serve as a resource for them. Students in the DU-Managed Off-Campus Communities are NOT required to enroll in a meal plan***, but may do so if they wish.


*Students who live in these communities but in spaces NOT leased through DU (payments are through the community directly & not selected through the DU Room Selection process) need to contact the property directly for any questions or concerns about their space, lease, payments, etc. 

**Please note that certain amenities may not be available in observance of safety and sanitation standards to help fight the COVID-19 virus.

***Students who move back to the main campus will be required to enroll in a minimum 125-Block meal plan as they will not have a kitchen readily accessible for them.

Off-Campus Community Prices


2020 - 2021 Rates for Off-Campus Residential Communities
Quarterly Rate per Resident Academic Year per Resident
Single occupancy room within furnished 2, 3 or 4-bedroom apartment $4,065.66 $12,197.00

Off-Campus Residential Community Policies

Students living in the Off-Campus Residential Communities are still expected to abide by the following policies:

  • Guide to Residence Living (2020-2021 version coming shortly)
  • University of Denver Honor Code
  • All quiet & courtesy hours in place

Students who are placed into the Off-Campus Residential Communities will be notified of their placement on July 17, 2020. Additionally, information about how and when/where to check in, and the move-in process will be outlined in the July 17 email. Students cannot request to be placed or moved to a specific off-campus community. 

We will continue to move students to the main campus as spaces open, through August 7, after which no room moves will be made until Room Change Day (October 2). Students who are notified of their move from the Off-Campus Community to the main campus will NOT be able to refuse their move.