Spur is a place for discovery, problem-solving, and curiosity. A place where anyone can dive deep into the biggest challenges facing the world surrounding water, food, and health. It’s important content, made approachable — and fun.
At Spur, learning will come alive and be open to everyone. Imagine a class jumping into citizen science projects along the South Platte River. Veterinarians offering services to local pets while children’s noses are pressed against the glass. A visitor sipping a coffee while local artists create one-of-a-kind pieces in open studios. Researchers collaborating with industry to solve global food shortages.
At the CSU System, what we do has always been more than teaching university students. Spur is the embodiment of the belief that everyone deserves to learn, and that learning should excite, inspire, and drive impact.
We hope you will join us at Spur for a relaxing afternoon in the backyard, to tackle a challenge with colleagues, or for a fun and educational day with the kids.
Focused on animal and human health; designed by The Clark Enersen Partners.
Focused on food and agriculture; designed by Anderson Mason Dale Architects.
Focused on water; designed by Hord Coplan Macht and SmithGroup.
Denver voters approved the revamp of the National Western Complex to create a new, year-round educational research, commerce, and entertainment campus.
CSU System unveils its new brand, Spur, for the university system’s campus at the National Western Center.
CSU System officially breaks ground on its new campus.
Vida, the first of the CSU System buildings, is slated for completion in fall 2021.
The three CSU System buildings are slated for completion in late 2022.
CSU’s history with the National Western Stock Show goes back to the first show in 1906. Back then, CSU closed campus for students to attend the show, and the college won so many awards that it was banned from competing — a ruling that luckily wasn’t enforced.
CSU System and the Stock Show have always had a strong partnership, and the future is even stronger.Discover the National Western Center
The Colorado State University System has three campuses, each with very distinct roles and missions. Find out more about our institutions.
CSU System Spur is working with many important partners, who help bring relevant, educational, and inspiring programming to the campus year-round.
CSU System takes its role as a permanent neighbor to the communities surrounding the campus, seriously.
As one of the five founding partners of the National Western Center, CSU System Spur has been working alongside a number of like-minded partners to bring Spur and the National Western Center to life, since 2014.