Campus Recreation at Auraria

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campus recreation center

Play, Learn, Lead, Succeed

CRA is located in the Physical Education, Recreation and Event Center (PER Event Center) on the Auraria Campus. The PER Event Center is a shared facility dedicated to serving the academic, recreation and athletic needs of Auraria Campus students, faculty and staff. Because providing education to our students is the primary mission of the Auraria institutions, academic programs have priority scheduling in the building.

The PER Event Center is located on the north side of campus, between the Plaza Building and North Class Room.


Our partners and colleagues in the PE Event Center include:

Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)
AHEC maintains the PER Events Center facilities.

Human Performance and Sports (HPS)
Academic programs located in PER Events Center Room 217.

Intercollegiate Athletics (IA)
Metropolitan State University of Denver NCAA sports programs.


The following facilities are available to CRA participants:

Dance Studio: PE 215

Event Center Gymnasium: PE 104

  • Three activity courts which are made available for basketball, volleyball, badminton,
    indoor soccer and other special events

Fitness Center: PE 110

  • Circuit training
  • Cardio equipment
  • Free weights
  • Climbing wall

Fitness Loft: PE 201

  • Strength and conditioning equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Indoor cycling studio

Lobby: PE 103

  • Multipurpose activity space

Multipurpose room: PE 111G

  • Multipurpose activity space

Outdoor Adventure Center: PE 002

Athletic Fields

Racquetball Courts: PE 107F & 107C

Squash Courts: PE 107E & 107D

Spring Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6:30am-9:50pm

Friday: 6:30am-5:50pm

Saturday: 9:00am-3:50pm

Sunday: CLOSED