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Students in MSU Denver's Hospitality, Tourism and Events program get real-world experience working in a Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel located next to the Hospitality Learning Center. It's one of the only facilities of its kind in the country.

MSU Denver's HTE Program is for You

The hospitality industry is the second largest industry in Colorado. It requires a diverse, technologically literate workforce that can meet the increasing employer needs for communications, leadership, marketing, motivation, service orientation and teamwork.

The Hospitality, Tourism and Events (HTE) Program at MSU Denver is in a uniquely qualified position to prepare students to enter the industry and achieve success.

  • MSU Denver has the most cost-effective hospitality bachelor's degree program in Colorado and any community within 400 miles of Denver.
  • The HTE program is located in the center of Denver, the living- laboratory used by HTE to teach and study the hospitality industry.
  • Most students currently enrolled in HTE program work in the hospitality industry while attending classes.
  • Graduates of HTE secure jobs in the hospitality industry upon graduation; most remain in Colorado.
  • The Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) is a distinct combination of a higher-education classroom building, a teaching laboratory, a commercial hotel–SpringHill Suites by Marriott–and a conference space. It's the only facility in Colorado of its kind and one of 11 in the nation.

Through its expanding hospitality education curriculum, experienced faculty and urban location, the HTE program prepares its graduates for career success in today's job market and in the industry of the future.

Apply for a Dimond Fellowship

Navin and Rita Dimond gave MSU Denver $1.5 million to establish a hotel management scholarship.

Students from all concentrations are encouraged to apply for this elite internship that will provide an enhanced experiential learning opportunity and fullfill a degree requirement.

Up to five Dimond Fellows will be selected.

Download the application (225 KB)

Working for Student Success

Jimi Webb is the operations manager and food lab coordinator for the Hospitality Learning Center.

His goal, he says, is to set people up for success. "I work with the faculty and staff to make sure the learning experience is ideal for students.”