Dear Roadrunners, 

Thank you all for another successful and inspiring academic year at Metropolitan State University of Denver. As we enjoy the lull between the spring and summer semesters, I want to commend every employee for the ways you each support students in their journeys to Commencement. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to check out the videos and photos of the Commencement ceremonies. They are a great reminder of why our work at this University is so important. And knowing that so many graduates will put their degrees to use right here in Denver and across Colorado makes me very proud.  

Health Institute Simulation Labs progress to date

I’m also proud to announce that design work on the Health Institute Simulation Labs Project is three weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to proactive planning by the project team. Additionally, many departments have already relocated to accommodate construction. Please reference the information below and these helpful flyers, which I encourage you to share within your team and to post within your spaces, as we can all help support communication around this significant project.


For more information, please see the regularly updated SharePoint site. 

Construction schedule

  • May 22-August: West Classroom second-floor demolition  
  • June-October: Administration Building third-floor construction  
  • June-August: JSSB lobby ITS Service Desk construction 
  • November-June 2024: West Classroom Building second-floor and Central Classroom Building Suite 105 and Suite 220 construction  
  • March 2024-August 2024: AHEC Project B HVAC Upgrade, full closure of West and Central Classroom Buildings 

See more detailed table.

New office and department locations and contact information 

What’s next  

All Roadrunners are invited to join Design Advisory Committee meetings. The next meeting is June 20 from 1-2 p.m. 

Please submit any questions, feedback or requests to join the meeting to Martha Nelson, senior project manager for Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. 

Summer checklist 

As a reminder to employees who will be closing up their offices and workspaces until August:  

  • Close your blinds to help minimize heat load.  
  • Shut off and/or unplug lights, computers and electronics.  
  • Clean up and remove all food items.  
  • Have a plan for your plants. 

General reminders 

Thank you again for staying up to date on all the exciting things happening at MSU Denver.    

Larry Sampler, chief operating officer, vice president for Administration