Campus Village welcomes 700 students

August 22, 2016

CU Denver sprang to life last week when approximately 700 students moved into Campus Village, the university’s student housing complex. New and returning students were greeted by CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell, Milo the Lynx and a small army of volunteers, who were on hand to make move-in an efficient and fun experience.

“It is wonderful to be able to meet with students, families and friends as we look to begin a new academic year,” said Horrell. “I am pleased that we are able to offer a place like Campus Village, which enables students to live where they learn.”

Campus Village is far more than a place for students to eat and sleep. Quinston Daugherty, director of housing and dining at CU Denver, noted that the environment at Campus Village provides ample opportunity for students to form lifelong relationships while also supporting students’ academic pursuits.

“The students are at the heart of what we do,” Daugherty said. “I love this time period in our students’ lives because we can help them successfully transition as new students or find continuing success as upperclassmen.”

Campus Village
CU Denver’s Campus Village apartments are more than just a place to eat and sleep. Students living at Campus Village enjoy amenities such as an all-you-can-eat dining hall, computer lab, basketball court, fitness center, picnic area, lounge and more.
Chancellor Horrell and Milo the Lynx at move-in
Students moving into Campus Village got a hand from Chancellor Dorothy Horrell and Milo the Lynx. Above: Chancellor Horrell chats with Jacqueline Oritz from Fort Morgan in northeastern Colorado. Horrell, who also has roots in northeastern Colorado, joked that “We northeastern Colorado girls need to stick together!”
Campus village reception desk
Students can ask questions and learn about services from the friendly staff at Campus Village.
Chrstina Missig
The lounge in Campus Village, which sports a new CU Denver look, is one of many places students can meet, study and relax. Christina Missig, from Anchorage, Alaska, chose to live at Campus Village for its close proximity to campus and the surrounding city. “I really liked the staff as I first walked in,” Missig said. “It is nice CU Denver has all of our needs taken care of in one place.”
Student bedroom
Students living in Campus Village can choose between studio, two-bedroom and four-bedroom floor plans.
Aria and Ozzie Sablan
Aria Sablan, a freshman recording arts major, chose Campus Village after it was recommended by friends. Aria called the complex “really inviting” and said she “loves it so far.” Her father, Ozzie, was also eager for her to live in Campus Village as well. “She is going to have a lot of fun here,” Ozzie said. “I know she will meet a lot of great people.”
Living space
Shared living areas in Campus Village give students a place to enjoy themselves and get to know one another. According to Director of Housing and Dining Quinston Daughtery, Campus Village is a place where students will forge relationships that will last a lifetime. “Students will start making relationships beyond the ones in the classroom,” Daughtery said. “Living here is yet another way students can make lifelong connections to CU Denver.”