The Campus Setting

CU Boulder is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of 5,400 feet. The Flatirons geologic formation is visible from nearly everywhere on campus. The climate is temperate, with generally pleasant days and cool evenings. On average, Boulder enjoys about 300 sunny days each year. The main campus covers 600 acres and includes about 200 buildings constructed of rough-cut Colorado sandstone with red tile roofs. The rural Italian (or Tuscan vernacular) architectural style evolved from a master plan developed by Philadelphia architect Charles Klauder in 1919. The Norlin Quadrangle, including the original Old Main building, is listed in the State and National Register of Historic Places. The campus has been noted as one of the most aesthetically pleasing in the country.

Boulder County encompasses five ecological zones, from 5,000 feet above sea level (plains grassland) to 14,000 feet (alpine tundra). Downtown Boulder is only 20 miles from the Continental Divide and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. The city of Boulder, population 103,000, is committed to preserving its beautiful natural environment and is surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space.

Denver, the state's capital city, is 30 miles from Boulder. Denver offers the attractions and resources of a large metropolitan area and is accessible from Boulder by traveling on U.S. 36, also known as the Denver–Boulder Turnpike. Denver's international airport is served by most major carriers and is located approximately 60 minutes southeast of Boulder. Boulder and the Denver International Airport are connected by a public transportation system.

Campus Map

For an interactive version of the CU Boulder campus map, visit the Campus Map webpage. A downloadable and printable version is available on the Visitor's Guide website.

Extension Campus Information

The VA extension/branch campus information for the University of Colorado Boulder is as follows:

Main Location – Facility Code 11802106
University of Colorado Boulder
1725 Euclid Avenue
200 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Grand Junction Location – Facility Code 11X08106
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

South Denver Location – Facility Code 11X01506
10035 Peoria St.
Lone Tree, CO 80134

Gunnison Location – Facility Code Pending
Western Colorado University
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 80601

Brighton Center Location – Facility Code 11X04406
Community Reach Center
1850 Egbert St.
Brighton, CO 80601