The campus offers 180+ event venues, both indoor and outdoor with 1,000+ guest capacities, plus spaces for intimate gatherings. Guests have convenient access to Downtown Denver, the Denver International Airport and I-25 which is the main Interstate running through the metro Denver area.
With over 40 years of combined experience, our dedicated event managers will assist you throughout the entire planning process and work with you to coordinate budget, timing, and specific service needs.
We provide on-site catering services through DU Flavours by Sodexo.
If you choose your own catering service, please note that outside caterers are only allowed in certain locations and are subject to the University’s approval. Please consult our team for additional guidance on locations that work best for your needs.
Alcohol may only be served by a licensed bartender. Alcohol in catering-exclusive locations must be purchased from the entity owning the liquor license.
If the event takes place in a non-catering-exclusive location and it involves the sale of alcohol, the client will be responsible for securing a Special Event Liquor License through the City and County of Denver.
You can download a basic summary of policies and procedures for external meetings and events on campus. Please note this does not include all policies and it does not replace the Event Rental Agreement or contract which contains a detailed explanation of all policies and procedures.
All clients are required to secure a commercial general liability insurance policy for a minimum limit of $1 million per occurrence and $2 million in the aggregate, including coverage for fire damage of at least $300,000 per occurrence. The policy must be valid for the dates and times of the event, and include the University of Denver as an additional insured.
As evidence of such coverage, the client must provide the University with a certificate of insurance (COI) at least 30 days prior to the event.
The University is dedicated to the safety and welfare of minors on the University’s campus. All events must adhere to the Protection of Minors on Campus policy. In accordance with this policy, the following procedures apply. The client must inform, and provide proper training to, its chaperones, employees, volunteers, and representatives regarding these procedures.
PERMISSIONS & AUTHORIZATIONS
For every minor attending the Event unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian:
Clients may not remodel, alter, tamper with or move furniture, electrical or mechanical fixtures, or other University property. The use of adhesives, nails, or items that may damage the premises are not allowed.
Charges will be assessed on the Final Invoice for any damages to rooms, buildings, furniture, lawns and/or equipment.
Audiovisual (AV), video, and other technology requests are due no later than 10 business days prior to the event. The University cannot guarantee services for late requests and late fees may apply. In addition, cancelling scheduled services less than 10 business days prior to the event may result in late cancellation fees.
All vehicles on campus must display a valid parking permit issued by the University of Denver. Permits must be valid for the date, time, and specific parking lot where the vehicle is situated.
Please be sure to discuss parking options with your event manager.
It is both the client’s and the University’s responsibility to provide facility accommodations for guests with a disability or medical condition. Therefore, it is imperative that the client inform the University if any guests or potential guests are in need of such accommodations.
In some cases, the University may request additional information from the guest in order to determine appropriate measures.
It is the client’s sole responsibility and expense to provide disability or medical accommodations pertaining to the program or content of the event. If necessary, the University may provide the User with a list of providers of assistive services.
For additional information on guest accommodations please review the University’s Inclusive Meeting & Event Checklist.
ONLY animals trained to assist the disabled are allowed in University facilities.
Candles & Fireworks
The use of candles on the University campus requires a Special Event Open Flame Permit issued by the City and County of Denver. Should the client wish to light candles, the client is responsible for securing this permit and providing a copy to the event manager 10 business days prior to the event.
The use of fireworks (including sparklers) is not allowed on the University of Denver campus.
The University of Denver campus is 100% smoke free. Smoking is not allowed indoors or outdoors on campus property; this does not apply to sidewalks or other public areas surrounding the campus.
Only animals trained to assist the disabled are allowed in University facilities.