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Campus Recreation

At Campus Recreation, our purpose is to foster individual and community well-being through the power of engagement, leadership, partnership and recreation.


We envision a community where healthy living and lifelong learning intersect to support personal, professional and institutional success.

Campus Recreation provides high quality and innovative co-curricular experiences through comprehensive recreation, fitness and leisure services that foster personal, academic and professional success for the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Auraria community. 

Campus Recreation Diversity Statement
The staff of Campus Recreation encourages a safe, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere by designing and offering challenging programs for all skill levels. We endeavor to maintain a program that includes and welcomes all individuals regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, region of origin, religion, spirituality, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, learning style, socioeconomic status or veteran status.

We recognize that all participants bring a level of experience, skill and ability. We will not make assumptions about others’ ability, interest or experience in recreation.

Campus Recreation supports the diversity missions of the institutions we serve:

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Resources for personal growth and entertainment

Below you'll find resources to keep your mind and body stimulated. If you have any free resources you think should be added, please let us know at

Check back often as this list will be updated regularly!


Personality Tests

Fun Quizzes

  • Zimbo – comparisons to TV, movies, celebrities, etc.



The below links are via LinkedIn Learning. Anyone with an MSU Denver crediential has FREE access to these online courses. NOTE: you'll need to have a LinkedIn account as well, and be sure to associate your MSU Denver email address with it.

Simply click here to sign in and access the below courses and many more:

Virtual Museums & Zoos 

Entertaining Young Children (or kids at heart)


  • DuoLingo – offers free courses in 35 languages
  • Babbel - offers courses in 14 languages

Mobile App (visit your App/Play Store to download)

  • Words with Friends
  • House Party

Website Coding

  • Codecademy
    • Beginner to intermediate level programming courses such as; python, HTML, CSS, Java, SQL, etc.
    • Sign-up with Facebook, Google, or email.
    • Mostly free courses, and some paid courses.
    • Very interactive and engaging Graphical User Interface. Built in IDE to run code.
  • W3Schools
    • HTML, CSS, Java, Python, Saas, Javascript, etc. all at no cost.
    • No sign up needed
    • Built in IDE that allows you run your code.

2D/3D Printing

  • Auto Cad
    • Industry-standard (however not as user friendly).
    • Also 3D modeling-friendly and able to print the models. 
    • 3-year free trial, but will have to pay after three years. 
  • Fusion 360
    • Learning to model projects in 2D and 3D formats. 
    • These programs also are 3D printing friendly
    • 3-year free trial, after that students, can renew.


  • Trill or Not Trill - educational platform made to integrate culturally relevant content within the world of student development and leadership

Anyone with an MSU Denver crediential has FREE access to LinkedIn Learning online courses. NOTE: you'll need to have a LinkedIn account as well, and be sure to associate your MSU Denver email address with it.

Simply click here to sign in and get started!

Here are some recommended videos for professional development:


For a list of recommended videos on personal (fun) development, see the Crafts/Hobbies list!

Yummly - personalized cookbook tailored to your pallet

CVA welcomes you to join us weekly through July 8, 2020 for creative connection in our online, art-centered happy hour. If you've been looking to take an art workshop, find new inspiration or connect with creative people, Socially Distant Culture Club is for you!
Meet us on Zoom every Wednesday at 5 pm!

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Contact Us

Campus Recreation
PE/Event Center
1255 10th Street
Denver, CO 80204


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