At Johnson & Wales University, they prepare you for personal and professional success. Their pioneering educational model of combining academics, hands-on training, work experience tied to a field of study, leadership opportunities and career development has made JWU a recognized leader in career education. The Denver Campus opened as the western anchor to the university network in 2000, in a traditional university setting of 26 park-like acres just minutes from downtown Denver. With the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, our students develop life skills on a campus that has been home to students for more than hundred years â€” yet they learn and study in modernized business and academic classrooms and all new culinary labs unrivaled in the western states. The center of academic life is the Student Union which features a three-story atrium and food court. The College of Business, The Hospitality College and the College of Culinary Arts share a mix of turn-of-the-century buildings and modern academic facilities featuring an extensive library, a 450-seat event center, a state-of the art demonstration kitchen in Jared S. Polis Auditorium, top-of-the-line culinary labs, and the Wildcat Center dining hall. Denver students enjoy a broad mix of social, cultural, educational and recreational programs including National Student Organizations, Greek Life, and interest specific clubs and programs as well as campus-wide events. The campusâ€™ Community Leadership Institute is a model for involved community service throughout the region.