Opened in 2020, the Dimond Family Residential Village is close to Community Commons, Sturm Hall, and Anderson Academic Commons. At DFRV, you’ll live with fellow First Years in your pod, a community within a community. Each pod has 20 rooms and its own lounge, And when you want to cook a meal meal with your friends, head to the Village Kitchen on the ground floor, one of many common areas built to make you feel at home. Opened in Fall 2020, the Dimond Family Residential Village is DU’s newest and most innovative residential hall. This transformative new building features more than 250 rooms, which—at capacity—will house more than 500 first-year students. Housing is divided into six different “houses,” which contribute to the formation of student cohorts—a concept known to foster long-term engagement and success. 21 “pods,” each containing more than 20 rooms and a lounge, along with a dozen common rooms, study spaces and the Village Kitchen, round out the four-story complex. Go to the graduate admission application to submit your information. For information on admission requirements, visit the graduate academic programs page and locate your program of interest.The design and philosophy behind this building are crafted to instill a sense of belonging, which in turn supports our students’ persistence as they pursuer knowledge, understanding and self-actualization, the hallmarks of a transformative, impactful education.
For our next stop at Sturm Hall, when facing the sports fields please turn left and walk down the path to cross back over Asbury Ave. Sturm Hall will be on your right.If you look back to the south toward Driscoll Green, you can see the brand new Dimond Family Residential Village, a housing option for first-year students. Across the fields to the northwest is Centennial Halls, another first-year residence hall.
Johnson-McFarlane Hall is quite similar, with two person rooms and a large bathroom shared in each floor. J-Mac rooms have large windows and high ceilings, if you live on the third floor. Every floor has a lounge with couches and a tv. J-Mac is the oldest dorm at DU.Every first year student at the University of Denver must live on campus during their first year as an undergraduate student. It may sound overwhelming to live surrounded by people you do not know, but if you ask anyone they will say living in the dorms was the best experience.The University of Denver have a few different dorms to choose from: Centennial Halls (simply called Halls), Johnson-McFarlane Hall (also known as J-Mac), or the Dimond Family Residential Village (known as DFRV). The buildings look different on the outside, but inside, the differences are minor. The average rooms in Halls are slightly larger, while rooms in JMAC have bigger windows and the DFRV is our newest residence hall. J-Mac is closer to most science and music classes, and Halls and the DFRV are closer to the Ritchie Center and the arts and humanities classes held in Sturm Hall. Both sides of campus have convenience stores and dining options available.In Centennial Halls, each room accommodates two students, with furniture and closet space for each. Large bathrooms are shared in each floor. Every other floor has a lounge area, with couches and a tv.Dimond Family Residential Village is the newest dorm at DU, opened on Fall of the 2020-2021 academic year. Each room in the Dimond Family Residential Village accommodates two students, with furniture and closet space for each. Large bathrooms are shared by each floor.
Although blessed with sleek bathrooms and a pristine interior, the first-year students have not been able to reap the benefits of the interactive building design due to COVID-19 precautions. Under normal circumstances, the building is able to house more than 500 students. However, DU transformed the rooms to single-occupancy spaces this year to promote physical distancing.The Clarion welcomes letters to the editor but has the right to reject any content that is deemed discriminatory or offensive based on race, religion, gender, sexuality and the like.21 “pods,” each containing more than 20 rooms and a lounge, along with a dozen common rooms, study spaces and the Village Kitchen, round out the four-story complex.Opened in Fall 2020, the Dimond Family Residential Village features more than 250 rooms, which—at capacity—will house more than 500 students. Housing is divided into six different “houses,” which contribute to the formation of student cohorts—a concept known to foster long-term engagement and success.
The building is full of features that make it singular. Inside, concrete columns have been deliberately chipped to create a durable finish that will withstand move-in days for years to come. The fourth-floor bridge connecting the facility’s two wings boasts a critical design element: a tree trunk-like appearance, with the fretwork of the windows becoming a multistory canopy complete with a “tree house spot.” Also, a “workers wall” features the names of the 800 people who contributed to the building’s construction. The names of every architect, carpenter, flagman, and facility employee will be displayed alphabetically.The four-story project includes the campus’ central dining room, which is made up of nine different micro-restaurants providing students a variety of dining options. The building’s 700-person capacity ensures there’s a space for anyone to connect with peers and faculty, including an undergraduate and graduate student lounge, separated by a large exterior balcony. The Community Commons also houses the campus’ only dedicated faculty lounge. A large event space, the Grand Forum is located on the first floor. The fourth floor is nearly all outdoors and captures the beauty of the surrounding campus — offering a rooftop oasis for student gatherings.