Accessible Parking and Transportation on Campus

Accessible Parking on Campus

A state placard or special license plate for individuals with disabilities is required for daily fee, metered, or hourly accessible spaces. A special AHEC permit is required to park in all accessible permit spaces. A permit can be purchased at the Parking and Transportation Center, (303) 556-2000.

There is no free parking at meters even with a handicap placard or plates.

A map of accessible parking locations is available on the AHEC website:

Campus Accessible Shuttle Service

An accessible transport service available to students with disabilities. Students registered with the Access Center who wish to utilize the service should contact their Accessibility Coordinator to request a validation sticker to place on their campus ID. When boarding the shuttle, students will be asked to show their validated ID. The service is available (during semesters) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays. Call (303) 556-2001 to schedule a ride.


All RTD buses, including the Free MallRide, Free MetroRide, and rail vehicles are accessible for mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, electric scooters, segways, walkers, and crutches. Bus and rail operators are trained to assist passengers with disabilities boarding or exiting the vehicle:


Access-a-Ride provides local bus transportation in the Denver metro area for people with disabilities. We help individuals who cannot access our fixed-route bus and rail system to maintain their freedom to travel around the metro area,

If you have any questions concerning Access-a-Ride, call (303) 299-2960 or TTY 711 for answers.

Campus NightRider Service

For your safety, the Parking and Public Safety Division offers an evening transport service to take students, staff and faculty from any campus building to any Auraria parking lot The service is available during the Fall and Spring semesters from dusk to 10:00 p.m.,Monday through Thursday. Call (303) 556-2001 to schedule a ride. Escort service is available at other times from Campus Police at (303) 556-5000.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subject matter includes math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.

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Campus Resources

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Academic Advising

Academic advising includes, but is not limited to, guidance on choosing majors, minors, concentrations, and other academic programs; connecting academic choices to career planning; helping students understand academic policies & procedures; and referring students to university resources, as appropriate.

Auraria Library

The Auraria Library is committed to providing all patrons with disabilities access to Library facilities, information resources, services and programs.

Auraria Recovery Community (ARC)

ARC is a community of students on the Auraria Campus that are in recovery and/or those that are struggling with substance abuse, process addictions, or other addictive behaviors. We value inclusivity, community, and fun.


The CARE Team provides early assessment and referral when a student’s behavior is flagged as concerning, risky, or potentially harmful to self, others, or the community. The CARE Team relies on members of our community to share information when they observe student behavior that is concerning, risky, or potentially harmful. To share any such behavior, please file a CARE Report.

Center for Equity and Student Achievement (CESA)

The Center for Equity and Student Achievement (CESA) promotes greater equity across the university, in the community, and in society as a whole by embodying MSU Denver’s commitment to reducing equity gaps in the educational access and success of historically marginalized student populations. Our goal is to coordinate high-quality culturally competent programming, academic support, and post-graduation readiness services while also creating a community where student’s feel safe and empowered to succeed as their authentic selves.

Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI)

CMEI supports students’ sense of belonging in college and affirms their identities by building community through participation in student organizations (currently over 120 options), Met Media, fraternities and sororities (currently nine), racial equity and leadership programs, student travel and professional development funding, student gathering spaces, and campus events.

Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub)

Provides career and applied learning services, such as career interest testing, resume preparation, job search strategies, interviewing skills, internships, service learning, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.

Counseling Center

Balancing the demands of college life can be difficult. In addition to academic requirements, there are financial pressures, relationship issues, and job stressors that can leave you feeling beat up and worn out. The Counseling Center staff can help you find ways to manage difficult times and provide you with a comforting place to examine your life and learn more about yourself so you can realize your potential.

The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA)

All genders are welcome to access information and resources to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Through our collaborations across campus, GITA offers programming that encourages engagement in critical dialogue and advocacy for social justice.

Health Center

Open to all MSU Denver students, faculty, and staff. The Health Center provides an accessible outpatient service devoted to helping students meet their health care needs at a low cost.

Immigrant Services Program

The Immigrant Services Program is an academic and social support program that aims to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of undocumented, DACA, immigrant, and refugee students. Through academic counseling, ESL support, scholarship application assistance, and access to campus and community resources, the program’s mission is to address the most common challenges and barriers to education that this underserved, underrepresented student population faces.

Integrated Supports for Students with Autism in College (ISSAC)

The Integrated Supports for Students with Autism in College (ISSAC) program supports adults with autism in communication, social engagement, self-advocacy, and self-regulation skills to achieve academic success, develop meaningful relationships, and attain competitive employment. We provided one-on-one individualized intervention and peer mentoring along with group sessions that focus on the individual’s strengths and needs.

IT Services

IT Services can assist students with technology-based issues via phone, online, or in-person. Visit their website to learn more or to contact them.

LGBTQ Student Resource Center

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional office serving students, faculty, and staff of all genders and sexualities on the Auraria Campus. We are a resource for those experiencing issues with sexuality, gender identity, and discrimination or harassment. We are a community for all.

Phoenix Center at Auraria

The PCA provides free and confidential resources and assistance to survivors of interpersonal violence (relationship violence, sexual violence, and stalking), as well as their friends, families, and concerned others.

Rowdy’s Corner

Rowdy’s Corner is working to reimagine food support and destigmatize the need for assistance and to help ensure there is Food for All. Rowdy’s Corner connects with the Student Care Center and is sponsored by Student Engagement and Wellness, the Student Advocacy Council, and the MSU Denver Community. Aligning with these added resources, on and off campus, promotes the overall wellbeing of the students and assists students on every level of need. Rowdy’s Corner is committed to sourcing products from local and regional businesses and providing nutritious, culturally relevant food for all of MSU Denver students.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO SSS assists first generation, low-income students and students with disabilities in achieving academic success through various support services including: tutoring, peer mentoring and career preparation.

Tutoring Center

Trained peer tutors help students reach their educational goals. Group, individualized, and walk-in tutoring is available.

Writing Center

Trained writing tutors teach students to generate, organize, and develop ideas, to revise and edit with confidence, and to handle issues of format and documentation.

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Changing Your Display Name for MSU Denver Systems

Your display name is the way your name appears in MSU Denver technology systems, such as Office 365 and Canvas. By default, this is a legal or given name, but you can request your display name be changed to a preferred name if you would like. For more information, including how to submit a change request, please visit the IT Services website article:
How do I change my Display Name, NetID, and Personal Pronouns?

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Local and National Resources

Below is a list of local and national organizations that provide various resources and services.

Denver Disability Resource Guide

A resource provided by the Denver Division of Disability Rights, the Disability Resource Guide is a downloadable PDF containing information and service providers for individuals with disabilities. Download the guide here: Denver Disability Resource Guide 2017

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Technology Corner

Technology can be an excellent support tool, so we’ve created a list of some apps and programs you may find helpful. Check it out on our Technology Corner page.

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Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Main Office: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Accommodated Testing: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Main Office

Office Location: Plaza 122
Phone: (303) 615-0200
[email protected]

Accommodated Testing Office

Office Location: Plaza 124
Phone: (303) 615-0199
[email protected]