CU Denver Student Housing and Denver Neighborhoods (2024)

Immersion. That’s the term used to describe being deeply engaged or involved in the moment or in your surroundings. The goal of campus housing is to help you experience firsthand what student life is all about -- immersed in the possibilities that the university has to offer. So whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate, campus housing may be just what you’re looking for. If campus housing isn't your thing, Denver has many vibrant neighborhoods to check out. With your student transit pass and extensive bike routes, you can get to campus easily.


Since the Auraria Campus and Campus Village are located in the heart of downtown Denver, you are literally within walking distance of all the attractions that make Denver a great place to be: three major sports arenas, parks, museums, theaters and performing arts centers, and an eclectic assortment of restaurants, coffeehouses, and shops. At the same time, the campus is less than an hour away from some of the best skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting, and rock-climbing in the world.

Here’s just a short list of some of the benefits to living in the Campus Village…

  • Apartment style living with kitchenettes or full kitchens for all students
  • Lease rates that include heating, cooling, electricity, water, cable and high speed internet service
  • Individual lease agreements for shared units
  • Fully furnished apartments
  • Various affordable meal plans

Find out more about CU Denver student housing.


In general, the best way to find a place is to walk, bike, or drive around the various neighborhoods to decide which you like best. Sometimes landlords post “for rent” signs in front of available units. Websites such as can also be useful in your search for housing. Some of our student have had success finding privately owned rentals using Craigslist but caution should always be used to avoid scams. Craigslist can also involve a more lengthy process so you should plan for extra time when visiting. Overall, you’ll find that when compared with other metropolitan areas in the United States, Denver is a calm, clean, and safe city. Below is a list of popular Denver neighborhoods:

CU Denver Student Housing and Denver Neighborhoods (2024)
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