Denver

Overview

In 1983, the national HERS office moved from the University of Pennsylvania to the University of Denver. In 2007, under the leadership of President and Executive Director, Dr. Judith S. White, the HERS Denver Summer Institute was launched.

Located on the picturesque University of Denver campus – the oldest, private university in the Rocky Mountain region – the HERS Denver Summer Institute is an intensive, two-week residential program at which participants gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed for advancing as leaders across all institutional types.

HERS Denver Summer Institute 2017

Institute Dates:

June 19 – July 1, 2017 *Applications available October 1, 2016

Early Application Deadlines & Tuition:

Application Deadline:
November 28, 2016
Notifications Sent:
December 15, 2016
Registration Deadline:
January 6, 2017
Payment Deadline:
February 14, 2017
Late Payment Notification:
February 15, 2017 *Late fee will be assessed
Tuition & Meals:
$6,999 *After $500 early payment discount
Accommodation Package:
$900

Regular Application Deadlines & Tuition:

Application Deadline:
February 13, 2017
Notifications Sent:
February 27, 2017
Registration Deadline:
March 17, 2017
Payment Deadline:
March 31, 2017 *Nonrefundable after payment
Late Payment Notification:
April 3, 2017 *Late fee will be assessed
Tuition & Meals:
$7,499
Accommodation Package:
$900

Waitlist Applications:

Application Review:
April 4, 2017
Notifications Sent:
Immediately
Registration Deadline:
April 18, 2017
Payment Deadline:
May 2, 2017 *Nonrefundable after payment
Tuition & Meals:
$7,499
Accommodation Package:
$900

Accommodations & Meals

HERS Denver Summer Institute participants reside in Nagel Hall, one of the campus’ newest residence halls built in 2008. Each participant has a single room within a suite; with a shared bathroom. Amenities are typical of a college residence hall and rooms include a twin-size bed, desk, chair, lamp, and a bookshelf. The rooms are also appointed with a microwave and refrigerator. Bed linens, towels, one pillow and one blanket will be supplied. Bed linens are refreshed once a week and fresh towels are available. Please see the suggested packing list with recommendations by HERS Denver Alumnae.

Breakfasts are served in nearby Nelson Hall, with all other meals served in the buildings where sessions occur.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served during the week; we offer a few free nights for participants to eat dinner on their own or with new friends and colleagues.  We recess Friday afternoon and reconvene on Sunday.  This allows you to explore the vibrant Denver area, which is only a 10 minute light rail ride away.  Food allergies and other meal accommodations are available and addressed prior to participants’ arrival at the Institute.

Coin laundry facilities are available and are located on the first floor of Nagel Hall.

Residence Hall Policies:

  • HERS does not pay for participants’ accommodations for early arrivals or late departures.
  • There are no facilities for spouses or partners, families, guests, or pets.
  • The University of Denver is a 100 percent smoke-free campus, meaning the use of smoking products is prohibited on all university owned and operated campus grounds both indoors and outdoors.

Logistics

Transportation & Parking

Whether participants are commuting to the Denver, CO area via car, light rail, bus or plane, please CLICK HERE for detailed information.

If participants commute via car, parking is available on the University of Denver campus for a fee of $40. Many participants who fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) share transportation to the campus. Further instructions are provided to participants prior to the start of the Institute on organizing ride sharing.

Technology

Most participants bring laptops and/or tablets to the Institute. Wireless Internet access is available on the University of Denver campus as well as in the residence hall. Login instructions will be distributed upon arrival at the Institute. Prior to arrival on campus, please make sure that your device is configured for wireless access.

HERS respectfully requests that all cell phones be silenced during Institute sessions and activities.

Schedule

The HERS Denver Summer Institute is a two-week, concentrated immersion curriculum presented during June or July. Once accepted into the Denver Institute, preliminary schedules are distributed to the respective cohort that details the days’ classes, assigned readings, faculty, and activities.

Packing Checklist

Generally, dress is informal during the Institute; however, please bring business or business casual attire for the opening/closing events and the group photo. We encourage participants to be comfortable and mindful of the fluctuations in weather regarding dress.

PDF of Packing Checklist

Local Information & Recreation

The gateway to the Rocky Mountain region, Denver is a vibrant city with world-class restaurants, shopping, and activities. Downtown Denver is easily accessed by light rail from the station located on the north end of campus.

For more information on Denver and the surrounding neighborhoods, CLICK HERE.

During their stay on the DU campus, participants have complimentary access to the Coors Fitness Center. Many participants also take advantage of walking trails at Washington Park, which is approximately 1.5 miles from the north side of campus.

Testimonials

  • "The experience was truly transformative and I am realizing that more each day as I return to campus and see things with different eyes."

  • “It is certainly a life-changing experience. I was already quite engaged on my campus and off, but HERS has made me aware of my potential for further advancement.”