Walk-In Hours

In Person Information and Registration Assistance

Participants can visit the Metro Meritus office during the week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for information and registration assistance.  If possible please call 303-615-0525 or email prior to your visit,  [email protected].

Important Dates

Important Dates

  • Pre-registration form for summer is available beginning May 15, 2024.
  • Returning participants registration form for summer is available beginning May 15, 2024.
  • Summer registration forms will be processed beginning June 10, 2024, which is the first day of class.  Metro Meritus participants are not permitted to be registered until that day as tuition paying students have priority in the registration process.
  • Summer registration form submission deadline is June 19, 2024.

Building Access

IDs for Building Access

Beginning Fall 2023 continuing participants can pick-up their campus badge / ID card from the ID Station in the Tivoli, room 269 on the second floor. See the Tivoli ID Station website for hours. You must have a university identification number on file with the Tivoli ID Station in order to pick up your ID. Please also have your Colorado State Driver’s License or Colorado State ID with you to prove your identity.  You can email [email protected] to confirm your university identification number is on file.

New participants contact [email protected] to obtain your university identification number prior to visiting the Tivoli ID Station.

Your first ID is free, but if you lose it, you will have to pay for a replacement.

Map of Auraria campus. Tivoli is circled

Metro Meritus Participants


The MSU Denver Metro Meritus program allows persons aged 60 years or older to participate for free in courses offered by the University on a non-credit basis. Most courses are eligible for this program based on the approval of the instructor and the availability of space. For more information on which types of courses are eligible and instructions on applying for the program, please see our Participant Resources below.

Participants may attend courses on campus as well as online and hybrid courses.

Please see the Registration Process below. You may also contact us at [email protected] if you have enrollment questions that are not answered below.

Campus Emergency Notificatons

  • During an emergency or to notify the community of closures, the Auraria Campus utilizes a text, email, and voice messaging system called Rave to deliver important information to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Visit this Rave webpage to register, review, and/or update your information. Log in using your MSU Denver email address and your Rave password. Use the “forgot password” link if you have issues logging in.

Registration Process - Summer Registration Begins June 10th. Registration Deadline is June 19th.

New Participants complete, beginning May 15th for Summer 2024, the Metro Meritus New Participants Pre-Registration:

  • Pre-registration allows entry into university systems, assigns a university identification number (aka 900#),  a NetID (user name), university email address, and provides access to an official university identification card.
  • Submit the form at least one week prior to the first day of a course.
  • Late submissions may delay your access to university systems and your ability to complete registration.
  • When this form has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email that the pre-registration process is complete.  This email will also contain your university credentials and instructions on setting up your MSU Denver account and instructions on obtaining your university identification card.
  • Complete the Metro Meritus Registration Form after you receive your confirmation email. You must set up your MSU Denver account before completing the registration form and will need your university identification number, your MSU Denver NetID and MSU Denver email account to complete set-up of your account.

Returning Participants complete, beginning May 15th, the new online Metro Meritus Registration Form

  • If you do not have an official MSU Denver identification card, please contact the Metro Meritus Coordinator, Susan Heath, at [email protected].

Restricted Courses

While the large majority of MSU Denver classes are available to Metro Meritus students on a space available basis, some classes with specific studio or technical requirements may not be.  Attendance in courses is always at the discretion of the instructor.  Also, participants are restricted to attending two courses per semester.

Restricted Courses

  • Courses with substantial fees
  • Non-credit courses
  • Correspondence courses
  • Self-paced courses
  • Art Studio courses
  • Creative Writing courses
  • Private Music Instruction
  • Courses requiring a lab or specialized equipment, including restaurant (RST) and beverage management (BVG)
  • Field trips
  • Master’s degree courses

Registration Issues

Thank you for your patience as we implement our new online registration system. If you are having issues using the new registration form, you have the option of using the old paper form. Here is the information you will need:

Please see the information above regarding course restrictions.

If you would like to use the online registration form, you will need to enable your MSU Denver email account. New participants check your email for your university identification number, NetID, email address, and instructions.  Returning participants that need to re-activate their account, please contact the Metro Meritus Program Coordinator, Susan Heath, at [email protected].

Accessibility Information

Metro Meritus participants can receive limited accommodations when attending courses. The Metro Meritus program is an audit program and therefore no tests or homework are required of the participant. Therefore, accommodations for extended times for taking tests or completing homework assignments are not available. Instructors are not required to grade Metro Meritus participant assignments. However, accommodations for course materials in an accessible format are available to participants.

Participants with mobility issues can use the Accessibility van to travel around campus.

Participants must contact the Access Center at 303-615-0200 to request disability related accommodations.

FAQs for Metro Meritus Participants

Participant Resources

Faculty Learn More about Metro Meritus

Metro Meritus Stakeholder Information

Are you a Metro Meritus Stakeholder?

Metro Meritus participants interface with many different departments across campus, just as regular paying students. Metro Meritus participants are auditors, who do not pay tuition and fees. Therefore, they may not have access to the same university services as regular paying students, or they may have different access to university services. Please review our Metro Meritus Stakeholder Information for guidance regarding Metro Meritus participants. You can contact the Metro Meritus Program Coordinator, Susan Heath, or the CIL Director, Sara Jackson Shumate if you have any questions or concerns at 303-615-0525 or email [email protected].


Metro Meritus Information for Non-Academic Departments

Metro Meritus is a Metropolitan State University of Denver audit program for senior citizens who are 60 years of age or older.

Please see this flyer for more information.


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Contact Us

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Campus Map to CIL's Location on 9th St., Denver

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