Campus on the Rise

A Campus On The Rise

Celebrating our victories and learning from our history

As Chancellor of UCCS, I take pride in sharing with you all of the great news and developments underway on our growing campus. From one building to a sprawling campus, we have much to share. 

I invite you to explore these curated updates, broken out by key subject areas.


Into the Arts

Ent Center for the Arts continues to offer programming in virtual world

A dancer strikes a poseThe Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS advances arts and culture for the entire Pikes Peak region. There are so many ways to engage with visual and performing arts at UCCS – so join us! Enjoy a performance in one of the center’s four performing arts venues, experience works created by the students and faculty of our Visual and Performing Arts Department, and explore the Galleries of Contemporary Art in the Ent Center for the Arts and downtown.







Into UCCS Research

Okun and Feliciano study pandemic’s effect on students’ physical and psychological health

Two young Burmese refugees living in a remote mountain camp in Thailand. Photo courtesy of Isaiah Rustad, Unsplash.The research conducted by UCCS faculty and students changes the way we see and interact with the world. Get involved! From serving on advisory boards and reviewing research proposals to attending events like Mountain Lion Research Day, the Three Minute Thesis Competition and the Graduate Research Showcase, you can play a part in advancing scholarly work that has impact far beyond our campus. Contact Jessi Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, to find your place in the UCCS research community.







Into Athletics

UCCS Athletics recognized for off the field contributions

A UCCS golfer sinks a putt.With 16 athletics teams at UCCS, there is always something to cheer for. Visit to see a full roster of athletics events. Want up-to-the-minute updates? Follow your favorite team on social media – and don’t forget to check out the online UCCS Bookstore for the perfect gear to show your Mountain Lion pride.







Into the Workforce

New Handshake platform connects community employers straight to UCCS students

Career center employeesUCCS students are bright, driven and motivated to succeed. They bring the creativity, teamwork, communication and leadership skills to help your organization make an impact. Interested in hiring a UCCS student for an internship or full-time position? Contact the Career Center to learn more about posting opportunities, recruiting, and building a pipeline of talented UCCS students to your organization.







Into Philanthropy

Three foundations and Department of Commerce commit to $5.5 million for Cybersecurity Building

Students at UCCS prepare to graduate at commencementWhen you make a commitment to UCCS, you empower our students to forge their futures and create new possibilities. You transform lives today – and for generations to come. From the Reach Your Peak Scholarship, which helps high-achieving students with strong financial need cross the graduation stage, to our Bridge Forward scholarship, which supports middle-income students, your gift has impact beyond measure.