April 9, 2024

The Denver Advantage

In 2018, DU launched the Denver Advantage Campus Framework Plan, a long-term, flexible framework that explores ways DU can evolve over the years and decades ahead. The plan envisioned a campus designed to fuel the collaborations and relationships proven to help students succeed, now and throughout their lives.

Denver Advantage brought three new buildings to the heart of campus, each of which has been helping to transform the student experience since opening several years ago.

Community Commons

Exterior of the Community Commons building on the University of Denver Campus

With 360-degree views of campus and a sweeping outlook on the Front Range, the Community Commons at the University of Denver offers a stunning centerpiece for a beautiful campus. From picturesque views, comfortable lounges to relax in, a central dining hall with countless food options and Denver’s newest green roof, the 132,000-square-foot building is designed to invigorate the traditional student experience.

Read more about the Community Commons opening.

Burwell Center for Career Achievement

Within the Burwell Center, career resources for students include networking, resume assistance, interview preparation and a “Career Closet” that offers professional clothing at no cost to students for interviews. The Burwell Center also features multiple areas to enjoy the ambience of campus, such as the cozy fireplace lounge, the relaxing T.J. Polite Respite Room, the bright and airy Shopneck Family Pavilion, and the Daniel and Janet Mordecai Executive Lounge where visiting employers can connect with students.

Read more about the Burwell Center opening.

Dimond Family Residential Village

Exterior rendering of the Dimond Family Residential Village on the University of Denver Campus

The Dimond Family Residential Village provides student housing designed to create a strong sense of belonging and community among the University’s first-year students. The 130,000-square-foot residence hall provides housing for 500 first-year students as well as a series of campus-serving programs. 

Read more about the Dimond Family Residential Village opening.