Worst campus layout
Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012 19:05
While many appreciate CU Denver’s urban campus, it can confuse any prospective student or freshman—and sometimes even people who have spent a couple of years at UCD—in search of an office.
Here’s an imaginary tour through campus that is quite realistic for some students. Living in Campus Village, you have to walk 15 minutes to get to the middle of campus. If you’re a business major, you’d need to walk to the Business School building at 14th and Lawrence Street. Your next class is in King Center, and from there, you go to the CU building to meet with your professor.
After that, you grab lunch in the Tivoli. If you’re an international student, you might travel to the ESL Academy located on 17th Street. There you get your papers and come back to the English department offices in 9th Street Park.
A day like that sounds pretty exhausting. But it’s also not that unusual for one office to send you to the next one and then to another. You might spend more than half a day going all over downtown just trying to go about your daily tasks and attending classes.
From one perspective, such a variety of locations is a sign of a blooming campus that continues to grow, adding more buildings and offices to its entity. On the other hand, Auraria is a commuter campus, so as UCD expands, students might have to just put up with it.