Good neighbors, strong community
We're dedicated to a strong community right here in Denver, with connections and partnerships that benefit everyone. We welcome neighbors to our beautiful campus—to attend public lectures, athletic events and artistic performances, and to use our conference and event spaces.
As the second-largest private, non-retail employer in Denver, we also invite neighbors to apply for open positions.
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Events & Facilities
Renting Event Space
Our campus is open for events, meetings and conferences for people outside the University community. You can rent rooms in many of our academic and administrative buildings, and our staff can help you plan a conference on campus. We even host weddings, taking advantage of our scenery and Colorado's natural beauty.
Classes for Neighbors
Family Programs & Camps
- Athletics Camps
We host a wide range of camps throughout the summer for young athletes looking to boost their skills and compete at a higher level. Head basketball coach Rodney Billups leads basketball camps for athletes up through the high school level, and coaches from our other NCAA teams run camps in almost every other sport. You can sign up for overnight camps as well as day-only sessions.
- Child Care & Early Education
The Fisher Early Learning Center, part of our Morgridge College of Education, provides care and educational programming for children from infancy through preschool. Guided by research, the center uses a play-based format to support child development and individual needs. Children of all skills and abilities are welcome. Due to the center's reputation, seats fill up quickly—contact Fisher early to join our inclusive, nurturing community.
- Preschool & Middle School Education
Tailored to children who learn best outside of traditional methods, the Ricks Center for Gifted Children offers year-round programming for preschool to middle school students. Through small class sizes, an engaging curriculum and individualized attention, Ricks challenges students while ensuring their success both within and beyond the classroom. The school calendar includes optional day camps and summer camps to accommodate busy family schedules.
- Summer Music Academy
Our Lamont School of Music Summer Academy is a 15-day music experience for composers, instrumentalists and singers ages 14–18. School faculty and world-renowned musicians teach classes, host private lessons and guide students through their final recitals. Plus, students can enjoy supervised on- and off-campus recreational activities to get a taste of life at DU.
Transportation & Parking
DU Master Plan
We collected feedback from our neighbors during the formation of our new master plan, a far-reaching plan that will help us grow as a university and a community within Denver. Based on DU IMPACT 2025, our University-wide strategic plan, we're working toward a DU District that includes everyone in the community. Learn about our progress and future projects as we aim to bolster all our community members and friends.
Local Development Projects
Inspired by IMPACT 2025, we're identifying programs and projects to enhance the area surrounding DU. We're seeking input from our neighbors as we strive to create an environment that supports our shared goals.
The DU Bookstore, located in the Driscoll Student Center, offers a wide range of Pioneer gear, as well as new and used textbooks, snacks and the latest computer technology at the on-campus Apple store.
If you're looking for gifts or DU gear, the bookstore should be your first stop. From shirts and athletic wear to flags, blankets and glassware, there's nowhere better to find authentic merchandise for the Pio fan in your life. The DU Bookstore also offers a range of Apple products, often at a 10 percent discount for educators and students.