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Getting Around

Campus Map

CU Boulder has a main campus and an East campus that are connected by two shuttle routes, the Stampede and the Discovery Express.

CU NightRide provides night-time transportation to faculty, staff and students.

Parking and Transportation services coordinates all parking and transportation on campus, including parking and bike permits. University staff are also eligible for an eco-pass at no cost, which allows transportation on the public bus system.

Bear creek apartments


The city of Boulder has many housing options within a short walk, bike or bus ride to campus. Additionally, many people choose to commute to Boulder from surrounding communities such as Superior, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Broomfield, Gunbarrel and Niwot. These communities may have less expensive housing options.

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations maintains information about nearby neighborhoods and a rental database called Ralphie’s List.

On-campus housing may be an option for your family. Learn more about Graduate & Family Housing. Effective September 1, 2019, postdoctoral scholars will have a three year window to reside in Graduate & Family Housing units. Graduate & Family Housing prioritizes families with children on its waitlist. For any questions, please contact Alfred Flores, associate director of apartment life and intercultural engagement, at

Center for Community (C4C)


There are many great on-campus dining options through dining services. Staff can use Campus Cash on their Buff OneCard to purchase meals in the Center for Community (C4C) and elsewhere at a reduced rate.

Off-campus, Boulder is home to a diverse array of restaurants. Many of these restaurants are located on or around the Pearl Street outdoor walking mall: