CSU Spur is a campus where education is accessible to everyone, where experiences build understanding — and create collaborative solutions — around water, food, and health. A place where all are welcome, and diversity is celebrated. A place for discovery, problem-solving, and curiosity — and where anyone can dive deep into the biggest challenges facing our world. A hub fueling a wide-reaching mission.
At CSU 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 about more than teaching university students. CSU Spur is the embodiment of the belief that everyone deserves to learn, and that learning should excite, inspire, and drive impact.
At Spur, we honor our connectivity to the world — and the cultures — around us, and strive to be stewards of water, land, and life. We hope you will join us here for a relaxing afternoon in the backyard, to tackle a challenge with colleagues, or for a fun and educational day with the kids.
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, CSU Spur, for the university system’s campus at the National Western Center.
CSU System officially breaks ground on CSU Spur.
Kathryn Venzor started as the CSU Spur Education Director, the first of many positions coming online for the campus.
Vida, the first of the CSU Spur buildings, is slated to open for the January 2022 National Western Stock Show.
The full campus is 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
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CSU Spur is working with many important partners, who help bring relevant, educational, and inspiring programming to the campus year-round.
CSU Spur 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 Spur has been working alongside a number of like-minded partners since 2014 to bring CSU Spur and the National Western Center to life.