Building Hours

Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

The museum is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas when it is closed.

Security personnel are in the building until students leave and ensure that all CU faculty and students have exited each day after the last class ends. If an escort to the parking lot is needed, call 303-315-9454.

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Entering and Exiting the Building

CU South Denver students and faculty should enter the building through the entrance by the Movie Theater. When approaching the building from the parking lot, you will pass an outer wall. Turn left just past the wall and go through the first set of double doors.

To exit the building in the evening, students and faculty should also use this doorway.

Access Badges

CU South Denver students and faculty do not need badges to gain access to the building (see building hours above).

Badges are required to access the second floor classrooms and computer lab, the basement floor, and the basement floor simulation lab, classrooms, student/faculty lounge and faculty landing zone.

Students and faculty can get a badge at the CU Desk located on the first floor. The Student Services Coordinator at the CU desk will make your badge for you.

In order to get a badge, you will need to provide a CU ID, driver’s license or similar government-issued picture ID and contact information so that we can provide notification in the event of building closure or safety issues. We will need to verify you are enrolled in a class or scheduled to teach a class in order to issue a badge.

Building Closures

Students and faculty will be notified by email and/or text message in the event of closure for any reason, as well as when there are safety concerns in the immediate vicinity of the building.

The most likely reason for closure would be due to inclement weather (significant snow accumulation or severe weather). For weather closures or delays, you may also check the weather line at 303-315-9412 to know if a decision has been made. CU South Denver will also post such notices on its website and alert the local media.

In making a decision to close, the vice chancellor or her designee will consult with key personnel and act in accordance with applicable university policies. Besides weather, the vice chancellor may close all or part of the facility for any of the following reasons:

  • Flood, fire or other emergencies
  • To prevent material and substantial disruption of university operations and/or activities
  • Public safety reasons
  • Construction or maintenance projects or operations
  • Scheduled holidays or closure days

Building Evacuation Procedure

If evacuation is required, students and faculty will exit the building along with CU South Denver staff and are asked to gather in the west parking lot until clearance is given to re-enter the building.