University of Colorado South Denver


University of Colorado South Denver, also known as CU South Denver, was a public university located in Lone Tree, Colorado, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Denver. Opened in 2014 as an extension of the University of Colorado, it is located on the property of The Wildlife Experience, which is now incorporated as part of the University. Classes are offered for degree-seeking and continuing education students and include courses in nursing, engineering, education and business.

University of Colorado South Denver
10035 S. Peoria St.
Lone Tree
ColorsBlack & Gold
CU South Denver sign at the back of the campus.

In September 2020, due to shifting market conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced that CU South Denver would cease taking new students and fully close in 2021 with the property to be sold.[1]

The Wildlife Experience edit

The Wildlife Experience is operated as part of the University of Colorado South Denver and includes an art and natural history museum and a large-screen movie theater. The museum offers community and K-12 museum education programs.

History edit

The Wildlife Experience museum houses an extensive collection of natural history exhibits, paintings and sculpture, photography and large-format films. Rotating exhibits are devoted to wildlife conservation efforts and present a wide range of wildlife subjects, themes and learning experiences.

Effective January 2015, The Wildlife Experience was donated to the University of Colorado.[2] The collaboration between the University of Colorado and The Wildlife Experience began in April 2014 with 11,000 square feet of the natural history museum and art gallery scheduled for renovation. Since then, an upstairs gallery space has been transformed into two classrooms, a computer lab and a student and faculty resource center. Expansive storage space in the lower level has been converted into a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab.[3]

The campus is now under the control of the University of Colorado and known as the University of Colorado South Denver.[4]

Extreme Screen Theater edit

The campus features a 2,700-square-foot (250 m2) screen designed by Iwerks Entertainment. The screen is composed of a "proprietary reflective material", and is contained in a wheelchair accessible, 315-seat theater.

References edit

  1. ^ Gounley, Thomas (18 September 2020). "CU South Denver campus will close and be sold". KDVR. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  2. ^ "About Us | CU South Denver". CU South Denver. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  3. ^ "CU South Denver classes are underway at The Wildlife Experience - CU Denver Today". CU Denver Today. 2014-08-28. Retrieved 2016-05-30.
  4. ^ "About Us | CU South Denver". CU South Denver. Retrieved 2016-06-07.

External links edit

  • Official website
  • CU South Denver on Facebook

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