Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan Put Into Action
We’re off to an exciting start for what’s sure to be another great year at the University of Denver. While many of us were away and enjoying a break from the academic rigor, the first phase of the Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan was put into action. Here’s what you need to know.
It is difficult to miss the fencing that is now around the Driscoll Student Center and North of Ruffatto Hall along High Street. Work has already begun to prepare these sites for a brand-new community commons and first-year residence hall. Ground will break on both facilities early 2019.
To prepare for this construction, many of the offices for Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence have moved out of Driscoll North and are now located inside “The Hub,” across the Campus Green next to the Sturm College of Law. Click here to find a complete list of offices located inside “The Hub.”
In addition to new spaces for living, learning and community building, we’re committed to the safety of our community and visitors. This includes increasing the safety along the Evans Crosswalk and adding an additional place to cross. Construction for these improvements began mid-summer. The current pedestrian crossing and one lane of traffic in each direction is closed until the newer, larger crossing is completed in mid-October. In the meantime, pedestrians can walk over the Driscoll Bridge and bicyclists can use crosswalks at either High Street or University Boulevard.
This summer, the University launched the new Chariot shuttle service. Anyone with a DU email address can hop on a free ride between the north and south ends of campus. You can request a shuttle between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. by downloading the Chariot mobile app. Click here to view the new map of Chariot stops.
If biking is more your speed, you can always ride one of the yellow bikes to get around campus or explore the surrounding neighborhoods. The 200 ofo bikes can be unlocked when you download the mobile app and only cost $.50/hour.
With the introduction of these new transportation options, you should also know that DU has adopted a new policy in response to the increased use of personal and shared motorized vehicles. For everyone’s safety, the use of motorized vehicles will not be permitted on campus paths. Click here to read the complete policy.
We recognize the future growth of our campus doesn’t come without some challenges. We appreciate your patience as we create spaces and opportunities for better community building and connections across campus. We are committed to providing frequent updates to the community, and you can follow our progress at du.edu/Denver-advantage.