The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, CO, just 20 minutes east of downtown Denver.
While the city of Denver holds many attractions and excitement, the city of Aurora offers many exciting opportunities as well. Check out the Rocky Mountain Arsenal just outside Aurora, featuring wildlife and habitats of native Colorado animals. And don’t forget about the local breweries!
The climate in Denver is relatively mild and dry, due to the protection afforded by the mountains. Denver boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year. Winters are mild with average daytime highs of 45 degrees, while the summers are warm and dry with average daytime highs of 85. Summer nights are cool and pleasant.
Denver offers all of the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan center, including an outstanding performing arts complex, a symphony orchestra, outdoor amphitheater and a variety of other cultural activities, excellent restaurants and all major league sports. Most of Denver's culinary and cultural offerings are convenient to the medical center campus, especially the Natural History Museum, the Denver Botanical Gardens, several city parks and the Denver Zoo. Many nationally prominent music festivals are held in mountain towns and resorts during the summer, and free concerts are held in local Denver parks. And let’s not forget about Red Rocks Amphitheater – home to big name concerts and Film on the Rocks each summer, located just 30 minutes outside Denver in Morrison, CO.
Skiing, camping, backpacking, technical climbing, hiking, hunting, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking and rafting all are available within a 15 minute- to two-hour drive from Denver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Graduate School Resource database is your one-stop shop for academic calendars, deadlines, forms, and policies.