MURP Program Preview Day

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 18, 2022, 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. After the event, we will post a PDF copy of the presentations and a recording of the morning portion of the event.

Preview Day 2022

Watch the video below to see part of the MURP Program Preview Day from March 2022.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022   


9:00 – 9:30:  Reception (Rooms 3301 and 340) (light beverages and breakfast breads will be provided)

9:30 – 10:00:  Introduction 

  • Welcome
  • Student and Faculty Introductions
  • Program Highlights

10:00 – 11:00:  Curriculum Overview 

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

11:00 – 11:30:  Student Assistance and Employment 

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

11:30 – 11:40:  Break 

11:40 – 12:20:  Building Tour   

12:20 – 12:30:  Break/Transition to lunch

12:30 – 1:20:  Lunch (lunch boxes will be provided)

1:20 – 1:30:  Transition to Distinguished Alumni Panel

1:30 – 2:40:  Distinguished Alumni Panel + Discussion (Room 3301) 

2:40 – 3:00:  Break

3:00 – 4:15:  Studying/Living/Planning in Denver with Current MURP Students (Room 3301)

  • Housing/Neighborhoods 
  • Transportation/Mobility 
  • Recreation/Culture/Social Life 
  • Job Shadowing/Mentoring/Career Positions 
  • Networking/Advocacy/Volunteer Work 
  • Major Planning Issues in Denver 
  • 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  
  • Option 2:  Campus/Downtown Tour 

6:00 – 8:00:  Evening Reception with MURP students and faculty at Wally's, 1417 Market (appetizers will be provided)

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.