Denver and the Campus

The Campus

The Anschutz Medical Campus is located a few miles from downtown Denver in an attractive residential area. One of four campuses of the University of Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus is primarily a graduate and professional school campus. In addition to the basic science departments of the Graduate School, the campus includes the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, College of Nursing, and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital of Colorado, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital Complex are located within walking distance.

Denver and Nearby Attractions 

Denver is an active, growing metropolitan area of nearly two million people. The population as a whole is highly educated and physically active. Denver and Colorado offer a variety of artistic and cultural attractions, including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Art Museum, Botanical Gardens, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and many resident and roadshow theaters. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the second largest performing arts center in the country.

Residents enjoy the nation's largest city park system, with a series of biking and hiking paths which wind throughout the city. Excellent concerts are held every year, many in beautiful outdoor settings such as the Red Rocks Amphitheater in the foothills. Professional Colorado Rockies Baseball, Denver Broncos Football, Colorado Avalanche Hockey, and Denver Nuggets Basketball events are only minutes from the Health Sciences Center campus.

For those interested in mountain sports, Colorado has a wide variety of deep-powder ski areas, hiking and mountain biking trails, backpacking, technical rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and excellent fishing streams. Rocky Mountain National Park and other spectacular wilderness areas are located within a few hours of Denver.


Even with its mile high elevation, Denver has a relatively mild and dry climate with average winter temperatures near 45°F. The summers are warm (average 85°F) and dry, with cool (55°F) nights. The sun shines about 300 days a year, and the metro area receives only 15 inches of precipitation each year.



Campus Services

As a student at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, you are encouraged to take advantage of campus resources and programs that are designed to help you realize your maximum academic potential and achieve your personal goals.

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Career Development Office

The mission of the Career Development Office (CDO) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) is to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows acquire the non-science skills and experiences they need to successfully transition in their careers, both inside and outside of academia. We strive to supplement the world-class research training at CU Anschutz with world-class "non-bench" training, making our alumni highly sought after employees in a myriad of professions.

The CDO serves as an informational resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and administrators. We encourage you to visit the website often to learn about all the professional and career development opportunities that we provide - the skills and experiences you gather now can be the keys to opening the doors to your future.

As part of our career development program, we feature workshops that were developed through an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. In 2013, the NIH selected the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as one of 17 universities nationwide to receive a BEST award. This award has enabled the development of unique career development opportunities in biomedical science training that increase the preparedness and employability of bioscience PhDs in the non-academic workforce, and we are excited to incorporate these opportunities into our programming.

Visit the CDO website for more information.

Grants and Fellowships

All students receive a stipend and benefits throughout their tenure in the program. Additional grants and fellowships are available to advance research projects and support career development. 

Learn more about available awards.

Housing Information

The Graduate School, in concert with current graduate students, has created this residential information website to help you with your housing needs. The Graduate School surveyed all graduate and medical students on the Anschutz Medical Campus and compiled the results. If you have questions about the housing survey or would like to ask about particular neighborhoods, please consult your graduate program administrator.

Visit the housing website for more information

Academic Calendars, Deadlines, Forms, and Policies

The Graduate School Resource database is your one-stop shop for academic calendars, deadlines, forms, and policies. 

Access the Calendars, Forms, and Policies.

Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion

The Office of Disability, Access, & Inclusion recognizes, welcomes, and celebrates disability as an integral part of a diverse health professions campus and workforce.  To facilitate inclusion, we partner with students and programs to identify opportunities to create and promote meaningful access.

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