125-years

Celebrating 125 years of exceptional education

Welcome to the University of Northern Colorado.

In 1889, this university was founded on principles that are reflected in students, faculty and alumni 125 years later — rigorous education, community engagement and lifelong connections. Here, you’ll also find a vibrant community where you can get involved and make a difference.

UNC is a comprehensive baccalaureate and graduate research university committed to academic integrity and excellence, with a focus on critical thinking, communication, problem solving, leadership and technological applications. Undergraduate and graduate students are challenged in the classroom with coursework and research; encouraged and inspired by engaged faculty; and offered the opportunity to make a difference to the local and global communities, all of which enriches and deepens their educational experience.

Students pursue their education in a beautiful setting: Our campus offers 260 acres of green space and is a designated Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus USA, with nearly 3,700 trees cataloged on campus.

Buildings and facilities range in architecture from stately turn-of-the century classics to high-tech state-of-the-art green facilities. Be sure to check out our 90,000-square-foot recreation center, as well as the nearby Michener Library, which features more than 17 miles of book-lined shelves. Tour our residence halls and classrooms and stop by the University Center for some Bear apparel or a cup of coffee.

While you’re here, take time to explore Greeley and the Rocky Mountain region. It’s a friendly and welcoming community where recreation, art and culture offer limitless options for enriching your education and your college experience.

This guide can help you navigate and explore the campus and community. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your stay!