555 East Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3612
From I-25 (North or South):
- Exit Bijou St and turn east (away from the mountains)
- Turn right onto Wahsatch Ave (about 1/2 mile)
- Turn left onto East Pikes Peak Ave (about 1/2 mile)
- East Pikes Peak Ave will curve right after one block and connect with Colorado Ave at a traffic signal
- Proceed straight across the intersection and you will be at the University
Definition of an Academic Term
Rather than the typical semester-long grading period, a term at University of the Rockies is a nine-week period during which there is a minimum of 36 contact hours in the classroom with a faculty member. There are five terms per academic year. A typical academic load during a term is six semester hours of coursework (two courses). However, some programs will require additional courses per term, such as practica.
Visit University of the Rockies
Visit the campus and get to know more about University of the Rockies.
Visit days are regularly scheduled. You can also call 866.442.0808 to schedule a private tour.
Accommodations near Campus
For your convenience, University of the Rockies has entered into a corporate membership with the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Students, staff, and visitors who stay at the resort will enjoy a reduced room rate of $117,* free transportation to and from the airport, free daily transportation to and from University of the Rockies' campus, and a 20% discount on all food and beverages. For golfers, there is also a discount on green fees.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Toll Free: 800.428.8886
Direct: 719.538.4000. Ask for Sleeping Room Reservations.
*The current rate of $117 for single occupancy is effective until 12/31/2011. Rate is subject to change each year.
About the Area
University of the Rockies is located at 555 East Pikes Peak Avenue in Colorado Springs with vast, rolling plains to the east and Pikes Peak towering at over 14,000 feet to the west. Magnificent red sandstone pinnacles at the base of the mountain have been dubbed appropriately, "Garden of the Gods."
The city itself — the second largest in Colorado — boasts something for everyone, from the arts buff to the nature lover. Gorgeous views of the Continental Divide can be seen from the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The city is also home to the United States Air Force Academy and the US Olympic Training Center.
For more information about the Colorado Springs area, visit our Convention and Visitors Bureau.