The Auraria Higher Education Campus (Auraria) is a dynamic and vibrant higher education community located in the heart of downtown Denver. The 150-acre campus is shared by three separate and distinct institutions of higher learning: Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver. Auraria is a separate state entity whose role is to provide and manage shared services, facilities, and property to support these prominent institutions in achieving their goals. The collective student population is approximately 38,000, with an additional 5,000 faculty and staff.

Auraria is roughly bounded Auraria Parkway, Speer Boulevard, Colfax Avenue and Fourth Street (map). Auraraia has a dedicated, full-service police department, operating 24 hours a day/year round. The Auraria Police Department responds to police, fire, medical and environmental emergencies and investigates crimes, vehicle accidents and suspicious activities on the Auraria Campus. For emergencies on the Auraria Campus call 303.556.5000.

For CU Denver buildings located north of Speer Boulevard, to include Lawrence Street Center, Business Building, and the CU Denver Building, police services are provided by the Denver Police Department. Emergency preparedness is provided by the CU Denver | Anschutz Emergency Management Division (located on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus located in Aurora, CO). For emergencies north of Speer 9-1-1.

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