The Heritage Center is affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder and is located on the third floor of the Old Main. The center is run by the CU Boulder Alumni Association with a purpose and mission to present collections documenting the history of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Some of the collections include illustrative information, research, publications, exhibits, and more. Both permanent and traveling or temporary exhibits are on display at all times.
The Heritage Center is open Monday through Friday and closed on all university recognized holidays. During the school year the center is open from 10 am to 5 pm and during the summer months when the school is running only their summer session the center is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The facility can be rented throughout the year for special events and parties. An event coordinator works together with the person or people renting the facility to recommend preferred caterers, ensure alcohol guidelines are being followed, and parking is being coordinated.
The center receives much of its support through giving. Gifts can be donated in memory of someone who passes away or in honor of someone currently living. Individual donations and anonymous gifts may also be received.