<source id="3oodw" ><sup id="3oodw" ></sup></source>

      1. <s id="3oodw" ><th id="3oodw" ><small id="3oodw" ></small></th></s>
        <i id="3oodw" ><optgroup id="3oodw" ></optgroup></i>

            <input id="3oodw" ><bdo id="3oodw" ><cite id="3oodw" ></cite></bdo></input>
            <delect id="3oodw" ><ruby id="3oodw" ></ruby></delect>

            <em id="3oodw" ><progress id="3oodw" ></progress></em><input id="3oodw" ></input>
            <strike id="3oodw" ></strike>
            Skip to main content
            Sign In

            University History

            Origins of an urban campus

            For more than a century, the University of Colorado Denver has brought expertise, knowledge and learning to the heart of the Mile High City.

            One of four campuses that make up the , CU Denver originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. ​

            Here's a timeline of our evolution:

            The School of Medicine opens in Old Main in Boulder—two professors, two students, two classrooms.


            The current College of Nursing is founded.


            Competing private schools objected and took the case to the Colorado Supreme Court, which sent clinical services back to Boulder.


            Colorado State legislature rules the hospital can indeed have a clinical site in Denver.


            The University of Colorado establishes the Denver extension, offering courses in downtown Denver.

            The Denver and Gross Colleges of Medicine in Denver merge with CU's School of Medicine, paving the way for the permanent move to Denver.

            The American Medical Association gives the newly-formed college a Class A rating.

            The school offers free dispensary and treats 20,000 cases annually.

            The city of Denver gives Denver City and County Hospital to CU for clinical instruction.


            The current Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is founded.


            The School of Medicine moves into a quadrangle of four brick buildings at Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.


            Academic offerings grow to 34 programs at undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Colorado Denver Center.


            The current College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is established under the name, the College of Undergraduate Studies at Denver Center.


            On Jan. 11, 1973, lawmakers, upon proclamation of the governor, amend the state constitution to establish additional CU campuses, transforming the University of Colorado—Denver Center into the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver).

            The current School of Education & Human Development is established.

            The current School of Public Affairs is established.


            Harold Haak becomes the first CU Denver chancellor (he had become vice president in 1973).


            CU Denver students begin taking classes on the Auraria Campus.


            ​CU Denver faculty, students and alumni launch a campaign and march on the Colorado State Capitol to preserve the university's sovereignty in the face of a potential merger.


            The current Business School is established.

            The current College of Architecture and Planning is established.


            The current College of Engineering, Design and Computing is established.


            ​​​The current College of Arts & Media is established.


            ​​​​CU Denver acquires the CU Denver Building at the corner of 14th and Larimer Streets.


            ​​​The first university of its kind in China大中华彩票手机app下载, International College Beijing (ICB) is established between the University of Colorado Denver and China大中华彩票手机app下载 Agricultural University.


            ​​​Fitzsimons Army base will close. Negotiations begin to create a new health sciences center.


            University offices move into the Lawrence Street Center on 14th Street.


            ​​​The University of Colorado Board of Regents votes to combine the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with CU Denver for a consolidated university.


            ​​​The new health sciences campus being built on the site of the closed Fitzsimons Army Medical Center is named the Anschutz Medical Campus in recognition of more than $90 million in donations from the Anschutz Foundation.


            ​​​By the end of 2008, academic and research operations of all CU Anschutz Medical Campus health sciences schools and colleges have relocated to the new campus, joining the affiliated University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital.


            ​The Business School moves into its own building at the corner of 15th and Lawrence Streets.


            CU Denver launches a brand-new mascot, Milo the CU Denver Lynx.


            The Student Commons Building opens as CU Denver’s first newly built facility.


            CU Denver opens the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center as the first named building on campus.

            CU Denver

            1201 Larimer Street
            Denver, Colorado

            CU Anschutz
            Medical Campus

            13001 E. 17th Place
            Aurora, Colorado

            10035 S. Peoria Street
            Lone Tree, Colorado


            © , a body corporate. All rights reserved.

            Accredited by the . All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.