Application Timeline

Please review the semesters and processes below to find the correct timeline for your application so you will know when is the best time you to apply.

Spring Semester 2020

  • Housing application opens October 14, 2019 for new incoming freshmen and transfer students
  • Housing assignments will be sent to students’ Colorado.edu email address by December 28, 2019; including room, mailing, and roommate (if applicable) information.

Fall Semester 2020

For new incoming freshmen and transfer students, please pay special attention to the application process below as it is a new process from previous years.  It is important to know that our process for assignments is based on the random selection of applications submitted within a specific timeframe.

Before Applying

Before the application can be accessed, the $200 confirmation deposit must be paid to Admissions and the Identikey security credentials must be confirmed.  Please note it takes 3-5 business days after completing both before the housing application can be accessed.

*Please take your time in the application – fill it out carefully and accurately*

*Students, please fill out your own application*

Please review the eligibility chart; RAP, LLC and traditional experiences; and room type and rate information to determine your hall/experience preferences.  The application will ask for some hall/experience preferences, of which several must be traditional experiences, for your housing assignment.  As we have 24 residence halls, don’t be afraid to contact Student Housing (303) 492.6673 (M-F 8-4:30 MST) as we may be able to assist you in narrowing your preferences to those that are best for you. 

How to Apply:

Students can apply for housing as early as February 3 for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students will be given a housing assignment based on phase placement, their preferences and availability. Students also have additional housing process options which are listed below in the phase timeline.

Phases 1-3

  • Applications are accepted at any time; however, phase placement is determined by the completion date of the application, including the payment of the $250 security deposit and $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • If an application is not completed by 11:59 p.m. MST on the End Date of a specific phase, it will be considered for the next phase. 
  • Completed applications will be collected at the end of each phase and be randomly assigned to their preferences based on eligibility, availability of room type, living experience, and hall.
  •  Preferences are not guaranteed and students are assigned to the next best assignment if preferences are not available.

Phase 4

  • Applications received after May 8 will be assigned via date of completion to their preferences based on eligibility, availability of room type, living experience, and hall.
  • Preferences are not guaranteed and students are assigned to the next best assignment if preferences are not available.
  • Students may be assigned to temporary rooms until a permanent assignment can be identified.
  • After June 1, students who apply may be placed on a waitlist for housing and will receive additional information about housing options.

Application Phase

Start Date

End Date

Building Assignment Sent

Room Assignment Sent

Housing Application Phase 1

February 3, 2020

March 20, 2020 11:59 p.m. MST

April 3, 2020

July 17, 2020

Housing Application Phase 2

March 21, 2020

April 13, 2020 11:59 p.m. MST

May 29, 2020

July 17, 2020

Housing Application Phase 3

April 14, 2020

May 8, 2020 11:59 p.m. MST

July 17, 2020

August 3, 2020

Housing Application Phase 4

May 9, 2020

Through Opening August 24

Not sent

August 7, 2020

 

Optional Housing Processes

Date Starts

Date Ends

Phases that can participate

First Housing Change Process

April 20, 2020

April 24, 2020

Phase 1             

(Phase 2 if assigned)

Second Housing Change Process

June 15, 2020

June 18, 2020

Phase 1 and 2

(Phase 3 if assigned)

Roommate Selection Process

June 24, 2020

July 14, 2020

Phase 1 and 2