Dear newly admitted students,
We invite you to attend the MURP Program Preview Day to learn more about our program and visit our unique location in Downtown Denver. Meet faculty, students, and alumni, learn more about our curriculum, tour our facilities and Downtown Denver, and get all your questions about living, learning, and planning in Denver answered!
This year's MURP Program Preview Day will take place March 17, 2023 in the College of Architecture and Planning in the CU Denver Building at 1250 14th Street in Downtown Denver. Please read below for information on the agenda.
There will also be optional morning activities from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. These include a walking tour, visiting one of two planning firms near campus, and meeting with our environmental and transportation faculty. If you are interested in attending one or more morning events, please fill out the following survey: MURP Morning Activities.
After the event, we will post a PDF copy of the presentations and a recording of the morning portion of the event.
Optional Morning Activities:
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.: Check-in with Coffee & Pastries for optional events
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Optional Events
9:30-11:00 a.m.: Lower Downtown Walking Tour with Ken Schroeppel (meet by 9:25 in 2nd floor reception area—tour will depart at 9:30a)
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Visit local planning firm, Progressive Urban Management Associates “P.U.M.A.” (1201 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 201, Denver, CO 80218. Note this is 1.7 miles from campus and requires a bus, bike, scooter, or car. https://www.pumaworldhq.com/. They can accommodate 6 applicants. Leave by 9:20 a.m. for P.U.M.A.)
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.: Visit with MURP alums and other planners at the Downtown Denver Partnership “DDP”. (1515 Arapahoe St #100, Denver, CO 80202. Note this is 0.3 miles from campus, https://www.downtowndenver.com. They can accommodate 10-15 applicants).
The following events are informal and proximate to each other so you can attend either or both for as long as you wish. You can attend them after an earlier event, or as the first part of your day on campus with us.
10:30 -11:30 a.m. Meet with Environmental Planning Professors, Drs. Austin Troy & Gregory Simon. CU Denver Building, 3rd-floor Research Center, “The DEN”.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Meet with Transportation Planning Professors, Drs. Manish Shirgaokar, Aditi Misra, and Wes Marshall. CU Denver Building, 3rd-floor Research Center, “The DEN”.
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.: Arrival and check-In, pick up lunch box
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Student and Faculty introductions over lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: Program Preview Presentation: MURP faculty and college staff
1:30 - 1:45 p.m.: Break
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.: Q&A with MURP Alumni and other practicing planners in local government and private planning firms
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.: Visit to 5th-floor Planning Studio to meet with current students about the program and life in Denver
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Small groups building tours with faculty members
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Walk to happy hour with faculty and students
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.: Faculty & Student Reception at Nola Jane Restaurant & Bar, 1435 Market Street, www.nolajanelodo.com.
The MURP Program Preview Day will be held at the CU Denver Building at 1250 14th Street, located on 14th Street between Larimer and Lawrence streets in Downtown Denver.
Our building is located two blocks from the 16th Street Mall, which features the free MallRide shuttle that stops at every block allowing passengers to hop on, hop off at their convenience. The 16th Street Mall connects Civic Center Station, the Downtown Light Rail Loop, and Denver Union Station—making it easy to access and move around Downtown without a car.
We encourage you to walk, bike, scooter, or e-bike (via Lyft or Lime), car-share, ride-share, take public transit to Preview Day. If that won’t work for you, there are a few surface parking lots and garages nearby, both downtown and on campus. Utilizing metered street parking is not a viable option as the downtown parking meters have a two-hour limit.
Watch the video below to see part of the MURP Program Preview Day from March 2022.