The easiest and least expensive way to get to the University of Colorado’s campus is by foot. Head out the door and walk south on 17th Street. The road passes Pearl Street, heads downhill and parallels Boulder High School, then curves uphill. It’s a fair steep hill, so be prepared. That fortress you’ll see at the top of the hill is Mackey Auditorium, where many of CU’s concerts take place, and all of the keynote speeches for the Conference on World Affairs occur. Seventeenth turns into College as it rounds the curve; when you hit Starbucks, you’ve gone too far.
You can access a map of CU’s campus here. Key buildings include Folsom Stadium (footballs games and graduation), Old Main, the oldest building on campus and home of CU’s Heritage Center, Norlin Library, Norlin Quad, and Hellems Auditorium, which encircles the stage area where the Colorado Shakespeare Festival takes place every summer. Don’t forget the Coors Events Center on Regent Drive, home of the basketball games. Events and games can be found on the home page.
Parking on CU’s campus is expensive and heavily monitored. The best place is on Euclid Ave, where there is a parking structure next to the University Memorial Center. Or you can catch the Skip bus on Broadway (a few blocks West) and ride to campus.
See you at CU!