The facilities at DU leave little to be desired. A collection of beautiful architecture has replaced the campus' outdated 1960s buildings. The music, law, and business schools, as well as the Ritchie Center, attract and impress Denver tourists and prospective students alike. Check out the Coors Fitness Center, the basketball courts, and the giant swimming pool for a good workout or just a good time. Right outside the Ritchie Center are beautiful tennis courts and soccer and lacrosse fields. Be sure to take in a few concerts at Magness Arena, as the venue hosts several well-known speakers, artists, and bands throughout the year.
Students often lament the lack of a "real" student center at DU. Driscoll Center is the closest thing, but students don't spend a whole lot of time there unless they're running to class or cramming before an exam. Likewise, Sidelines Pub is publicized as the "cool" place to hang out on campus, but most kids would rather go to an off-campus bar. Sidelines is the only sit-down restaurant on campus. All the other food spots are quick, on-the-go cafés. Somehow, a few buildings got left behind in the giant architectural makeover of the past few years. John Greene Hall and the Mass Communications building, to name a couple, desperately need some attention. John Greene Hall is without air-conditioning and gets unbearably hot during the beginning and end of the year, while the Mass Comm building is ugly, green, and unusually small.