Student Life in Denver

College of Architecture and Planning students draw inspiration from our location in the heart of downtown Denver. The city is our laboratory, classroom and playground. Why is Denver such a great place to live and learn? Denver has received many accolades as a healthy and happy city. And if that isn't enough inspiration, watch a video from Visit Denver and start planning your visit right away! 


campus villageCampus Village offers students an on-campus living community with recreation and dining. It is conveniently close to the University of Colorado Denver and lower downtown (lodo).  Check out the Campus Village site to learn more about floor plans and amenities.

Want to live off campus? We have put together a little guide to Denver neighborhoods to help you identify where you might want to live. Check out Denver's neighborhoods.

Planning students at Parking DayStudent organizations are a great way to network, meet your peers, and start your introduction to the professional community in Denver.

Learn more about our student organizations:

  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
  • American Planning Association Student Chapter (APAS)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • All for Women in Architecture (AFWIA)
  • National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)
  • Planners Network CU Denver Student Chapter
  • WTS Colorado Student Chapter

architecture students in studio

College of Architecture and Planning students don't just work in the classroom; they work in studios, labs and libraries. But, being a CU Denver student isn't work all the time. We have a state-of-the-art wellness center too.

31978829248_ba8a5c1b9a_oThe College of Architecture and Planning awarded $540,000 in scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year.

Scholarships are just one type of student support we offer. We also assist students through on-campus employment in a variety of positions such as: lab monitors, administrative assistants, teaching and research assistants, and paid interns in one of our research centers. Learn more about CAP's Scholarship Opportunities.

It is also important to understand the cost of attendance. Find resources about tuition and fees.

Students have opportunities to engage with special study opportunities in the form of international and domestic travel study courses and certificate programs.Explore some of these opportunities:

Travel Study

Certificate Programs

College of Architecture and Planning

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