Mention Johnson & Wales University when reserving your room at nearby hotels. Discounts may be available. 


3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO

Radisson Hotel
333 Quebec Street
Denver, CO


Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO
1-800-228-9290 or 303-336-5213

Courtyard by Marriot–Denver Stapleton
7415 E. 41st Ave.
Denver, CO


Red Lion Hotel
4040 Quebec Street
Denver, CO

Family Programs


If you did not attend summer orientation, you can attend special sessions for family members. Additional questions regarding Orientation programming can be answered via email.

Parent & Guest Welcome

The Parent & Guest Welcome takes place Friday, September 6 at 6pm in the Dick Saunders Dining Room located within the Culinary Arts Room. This informal welcome is open to all JWU parents and guests and provides a opportunity for parents and guests to mingle, meet JWU Denver staff, and enjoy light refreshments.

Gate Ceremony

Families and guests are highly encouraged to attend the Gate Ceremony on Saturday, September 7 at 9:45am at Coors Family Commons. Students will be released to attend academic orientation immediately following the ceremony. At this time, families and guests will say good-bye to their students as their journey as JWU Wildcats will officially begin! Visit the Gate Ceremony website for more.

Select dining options will be provided during Wildcat Welcome. See the Wildcat Welcome Dining website for more.