Boulder & The Rocky Mountain Region

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado provides an exceptional educational experience that is only matched by the beauty and adventure offered by the state of Colorado.

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Pearl Street Mall

This scenic pedestrian mall is one of Boulder’s top attractions. It’s home to fine and funky retail stores, street performers, award-winning restaurants and some of the state’s best coffee shops and microbreweries. During the summer, don’t miss Concerts in the Park, from 7 to 8 pm on select Mondays or the Boulder Farmers Market, from 8 am to 2 pm each Saturday.

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Boulder Trails

To hike Boulder’s iconic Flatirons, head just west of campus to Chautauqua Park. This area features a variety of trails with varying levels of difficulty. Throughout Boulder and the surrounding area are countless other trails for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and more.

Popular Trails

  • Bobolink Trail (easy)
  • Marshall Mesa (moderate)
  • Flagstaff Mountain (moderate)
  • Mount Sanitas (strenuous)

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For other must-see attractions in Boulder, visit the official website of the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Rafting

During each spring and summer, the Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most exciting stretches of white water rafting. You can find guided trips just up the canyon or on the other side of the state.

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Golfing

Three hundred days of sunshine has its perks, including the opportunity to play golf year round. Check out some of the most beautiful, sun-drenched courses around.

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Arts & Culture

Are you more of an indoor enthusiast? Check out the galleries, museums and performing arts centers that Colorado has to offer.

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Explore other attractions across the state on the Official Site of Colorado Tourism.

University of Colorado

Our school partners with the University of Colorado Boulder, CU’s flagship location, to offer students access to state-of-the-art classrooms, housed in the university’s distinctive sandstone buildings with red-tiled roofs. This partnership also provides GSBC students with access to other campus facilities like the recently revamped residence halls, apartments and dining facilities—all within walking distance of academic classrooms and Boulder’s renowned hiking trails.

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CU accommodates students in the following programs:

  • Annual School Session
  • Community Bankers Summit
  • Community Bank Investments School (CU Denver campus)

Classrooms

Courses for GSBC’s Annual School Session and Community Bankers Summit are held at the University of Colorado Boulder. Annual School Session courses are hosted in the Wolf Law Building, where construction was completed in August 2006. This state-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility provides an outstanding learning environment for students. The building itself uses 88% renewable energy (powered partially by its own 12 kWh roof-top solar array) and features wireless networking, video conferencing, touch-screen controlled audio-visual equipment, and numerous areas conducive to networking and studying.

The Community Bank Investments School uses the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities in the University of Colorado Denver Business School, while other GSBC programs use top-notch facilities at hotels and conference centers across the west.

Dining

Used exclusively during our Annual School Session, the university’s Center for Community dining facility offers 10 micro-restaurants including:

  • Asian Shi Pin
  • Black Coats
  • Desserts
  • Italian Cibo
  • Latin Comida
  • Persian Ghaza
  • Smoke ‘n Grill
  • Sushi
  • Wholesome Fields
  • Kosher

Accommodations

For Annual School Session attendees, the following accommodations are available. For other GSBC programs, attendees stay in hotels. See program-specific pages for details about this year’s accommodations.

The Kittredge Complex

The Kittredge Complex Residence Halls are newly renovated and provide beautiful views of the mountains and a comfortable stay for students during their two weeks on campus. The complex is a quick five minute walk to the Wolf Law Building and the C4C dining center. All units are furnished and provide GSBC students the following amenities:

  • Private rooms
  • Half of the units have connected (semi-private) baths and half of the units use hall bath facilities which include private shower stalls
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wireless internet access
  • Microwave and mini-fridge in the room
  • Community kitchen on the main floor
  • Social and study lounges
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor sand volleyball courts
  • Premium room service including: linens, towels, pillow, pillowcase, blanket and weekday room service

Bear Creek Apartments

The Bear Creek Apartments are in Williams Village, just east of the main campus. They offer on-campus, apartment style housing that provides modern accommodations for returning second/third year students. Most units are four private bedrooms and two shared bathroom units that house four people. All units are furnished and provide GSBC students the following amenities:

  • Air-conditioned
  • Wireless internet access
  • Living area, dining area and kitchen with appliances (dishes, cookware are not provided)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business center
  • Recreational center and outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts
  • Social and study lounges
  • Premium room service including: linens, towels, pillow, pillowcase, blanket and weekday room service

Recreation

For a small fee, students may access two different university recreational facilities:

Campus Rec Center Facilities