MURP Program Preview Day

Admitted students are invited 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, visit one of our studio classes, and get all your questions about living, learning, and planning in Denver answered! 

This year's MURP Program Preview Day will take place March 20, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Preview Day will take place virtually. Please read below for information on the agenda and use the links below to view/download a PDF of the presentations. You can also watch a recording of the Zoom meeting. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020


9:00 – 9:30:  Coffee Reception (1250 14th Street, Rooms 330 West and 340)

9:30 – 10:00:  Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Student and Faculty Introductions
  • Program Highlights

10:00 – 10:50:  Curriculum Overview

  • Core Lecture Courses – Descriptions and Project Examples
  • Core Studio Courses – Descriptions and Project Examples
  • Capstone/Thesis – Descriptions and Project Examples
  • Elective Courses/Study Abroad – Descriptions and Project Examples

10:50 – 11:20:  Student Assistance and Employment

  • Internships/Job Shadowing
  • Research/Teaching Assistantships, Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • General Q&A

11:20 – 11:30:  Break

11:30 – 12:00:  Building Tour 

12:00 – 12:20:  Break/Queue for lunch (Rooms 330 West and 340)

12:20 – 1:20:  Distinguished Alumni Panel

1:20 – 1:50:  Group Conversations with MURP Faculty

1:50 – 2:00:  Break/Transition to Room 525

2:00 – 2:50:  Planning Workshop Studio Visit (Room 525)

2:50 – 3:00:  Break/Transition to Room 300 West

3:00 – 3:45:  Studying/Living/Planning in Denver (Room 300 West)

  • Insights from Current MURP students
  • Job Shadowing/Mentoring
  • Housing/Neighborhoods
  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Recreation/Culture/Social Life
  • Career Positions/Planning Culture
  • Networking/Advocacy/Volunteer Work
  • Major Planning Issues in Denver

3:45 – 4:15:  Q & A with Current MURP Students

4:15 – 4:30:  Break/Transition to Tours

4:30 – 6:00:  Explore Downtown Denver:

  • Option 1:  Walking Tour of Lower Downtown/Union Station Area
  • Option 2:  Bicycle Tour of Greater Downtown Denver Area

6:00 – 8:00:  Evening Reception with MURP students and faculty (Location TBD)

COVID-19 UPDATE: The MURP Program Preview Day will now take place virtually via Zoom. Please contact Ken Schroeppel at with any questions. 


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. Here’s a Google Maps link:


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.

2019 View of the Denver Skyline showing the CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning building.

We encourage you to walk, bike, car-share, ride-share, or take public transit to the Preview Day. If that won’t work for you, there are a few surface parking lots and garages nearby. Parking curbside at a meter is not a viable option as the parking meters in the area have a two-hour limit.