The DU community is excited about the announcement of a new capital project that will transform the Driscoll Student Center, and create an amazing new space for students to connect, collaborate, and create. This new construction is a part of the “Denver Advantage” initiative lead by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp who has dedicated her work to transforming the University and enhancing its ability to attract great students, as well as to expand students’ minds from the moment they step foot on campus. You can learn more about the new plans here.
I graduated in 2015. Since the time I first became a student at DU, we have cut the ribbon on a lot of new or renovated spaces:
Anderson Academic Commons: I remember being upset when I first arrived to campus because the construction didn’t allow me to have a true library throughout my first year. But as the saying goes... “Patience leads to an awesome new academic commons area that you never want to leave.” I think that’s right…. Also, the Front Porch Café and their chocolate croissants will use up your student meal cash quickly if you are not careful.
Margery Reed Hall Renovation: I never spent much time in Margery Reed - it was always just the building between Anderson and the Daniels College of Business. I didn’t realize the beauty until I was fortunate enough to speak in the newly renovated Reiman Theater during my time as an Admission Fellow.
Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science: The most recent addition to the campus. The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science building is beautiful and powerful, although it comes as a bittersweet sight to me. Every time I look at the magnificent building I am reminded that my first ever apartment complex is no more.
I have been fortunate to see my alma mater transform. It not only provides an amazing space to live, study, and work, but it also reminds me that this is a place I am proud to be a part of. I look forward to what the future holds.
TeRay Esquibel - Admission Counselor