Spur is a public education destination in Denver

CSU Spur is free and open to the public, taking all of the cool things that happen at CSU Fort Collins, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global and bringing them to life, with doors wide open. 

CSU Spur brings experiential education to the public in its three buildings: Vida , Terra, and Hydro (open in January 2023). 

At CSU Spur, we want to share amazing things about water, food, and health, show you why they are important topics, and then inspire you to know more!

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150 years in the making

NOVEMBER 3

2015

MEASURE 2C IS APPROVED

Denver voters approved the revamp of the National Western Complex to create a new, year-round educational research, commerce, and entertainment campus.

December 13

2019

SPUR IS NAMED

CSU System unveils its new brand, CSU Spur, for the university system’s campus at the National Western Center.

MAY 5

2020

SPUR BREAKS GROUND

CSU System hosts the official groundbreaking for CSU Spur.

JANUARY 7

2022

VIDA, THE FIRST SPUR BUILDING OPENS

Vida, the first of the CSU Spur buildings, opened during the 2022 National Western Stock Show.

June 8

2022

Terra, THE second SPUR BUILDING OPENS

The Terra building, focused on food and agriculture, opens in June 2022.

January

2023

CSU Spur is fully open as Hydro opens

The Hydro building, focused on water, opens in January 2023.

CSU Spur partners

CSU SYSTEM INSTITUTIONS

The Colorado State University System has three campuses, each with very distinct roles and missions. Find out more about our institutions.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

As one of the five founding partners of the National Western Center, CSU Spur has been working alongside a number of like-minded partners since 2014 to bring CSU Spur and the National Western Center to life.

PROJECT PARTNERS

CSU Spur is working with many important partners, who help bring relevant, educational, and inspiring programming to the campus year-round.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

CSU Spur takes its role as a neighbor to the communities surrounding the campus seriously and works to engage with community partners who are doing important work in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods and beyond.

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