Walk to Campus

Benefits of Walking

  1. Walking is free! Save money on car costs: gas, parking, insurance!

    The costs of driving can add up, when you consider gas, parking and car insurance. Walk more often than you drive and you'll cut those costs down. 

  2. Walking is good for your health!

    Walking helps maintain a healthy weight, prevents or helps manage various conditions such as high blood pressure or Type 2 diabetes, and strengthens bones and muscles.

  3. Walking reduces stress!

    Exercise fuels the brain's stress buffers.  Based on research into the effects of exercise on neurochemicals involved in the body's stress response, exercise helps the brain cope better with stress. 

  4. Walking improves creativity!

    Researchers at Stanford have recently discovered that walking improves divergent thinking.  If you're stuck studying for too long and the material stops making sense, take a walk to improve cognitive function.

UCCS Public Safety Video

Pedestrian Crossing Safety Tips

  1. You must cross at the crosswalk.
  2. Only cross when the "start crossing" symbol is on.

    It's illegal to enter a crosswalk when a steady "don't walk" 
    symbol or flashing red hand symbol is on. 

  3. Before you cross, make sure motorists have seen you before you step off the curb.

    Don't assume they will see you or stop for you.

  4. Make sure you can be seen.

    Wear light-colored or reflective clothing, especially in stormy weather or at night. 
    Carry a flashlight at night to see and be seen.