While the University of Denver mandates all first and second-year students
live in on-campus dorms, over 75% of third and fourth year students live
off-campus. This high percentage is due to a shortage of on-campus housing
options for DU’s juniors and seniors.
Convenience in relation to on-campus locations is
a priority for many DU students in search of off-
While many University of Denver Students
enjoy living in stand alone units instead
of apartments, an overwhelming majority
of these units are not situated near the DU
In searching for off-campus living
arrangements, many students such as
International Studies major Caleb Petry relied
on the internet to aid in their quest of finding
housing after returning from study abroad.
Many housing options in and around
the DU area provide amenities such
as washer and dryer facilities.
Locations such as Tabor Apartments
however charge $1.75 for washing
machines and $1.25 to use the dryers.
According to a Denver Post article published in
2015, in the city of Denver, the average rent for
an apartment costs approximately $1,359 per
With a large number of new housing units
being constructed in and around the DU
area, parking problems have persisted for
many DU students who reside off-campus.
A positive aspect of the construction
projects occurring around the DU area
is the fact that new housing is being built
in areas of great convenience such as on
According to several residents of the Tabor
Apartments on University Blvd, the various
construction projects taking place have made
street parking in the immediate area around
the apartments a disaster.
In spite of the on-campus housing
shortages, there are still a significant
number of off-campus locations available
for rent in and around the DU area.
Although there are many off- campus living
options available in and around the DU area,
some DU students procrastinated on finding
housing and consequently had to reside on
friends’ couches until a suitable living
arrangement could be made.
The University of Denver neighborhood
is a sprawling community, as a result
off-campus housing is a complicated issue
for many juniors and seniors. This holds
especially true for those returning from