Smoking Zones on the Auraria Campus

The Auraria Campus has designated smoking areas to conserve our commitment to providing a healthy environment for students, faculty, and staff. 

Smoking Policy

Smoking Area Map

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  • The smoking policy considers the use of e-cigarettes and electronic vaping devices the same as cigarettes, and therefore these devices are only permitted in the designated smoking areas.
  • The smoking area policy does not apply to public rights-of-way (sidewalks, streets) on the perimeter of campus. 
  • The policy reiterates that the display, consumption, and/or use of marijuana or marijuana concentrate in any indoor or outdoor area on the Auraria Campus is prohibited. 
  • Enforcement of the policy will be through education and community outreach. Violations of the policy will be reported to the appropriate agency or institutional office:
    • Students will be referred to the appropriate student conduct office. 
    • Employees will be referred to their supervisor, appointing authority, and/or human resources office.
    • Contractors will be referred to their respective employers. 
    • Visitors will be asked to leave the campus if they fail to conform to the policy when advised.

Smoking Cessation Resources

On-Campus Resources

Online Resources

  • American Cancer Society: Guide to quitting smoking with support for becoming and staying a non-smoker.
  • Become an Ex: Free online program with three easy steps to quit smoking.
  • Colorado Quit Line: Free tobacco cessation sessions, nicotine patches, and gum available for Colorado residents.
  • Freedom from Smoking: American Lung Association offers this inexpensive step-by-step online program to quit smoking.
  • QuitNet: Join this free online community so you don't have to do it alone.
  • SmokeFree: Develop a Quit Plan with this online tool.