Bear Creek Apartments Application Process

Bear Creek Apartments offers apartment-style accommodation for non-freshman students including transfer students. This environment offers the independence of off-campus living with the convenience of being located in the Williams Village community. Bear Creek offers flexible, individual leases, multiple types of fully furnished apartments, full kitchens, free tutoring through the Academic Success and Achievement Program and community-building activities and events.


Students must be at least 18 years of age at time of move-in, be in sophomore or higher standing  and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate students with a minimum of six (6) credits per semester for at least two semesters OR
  • Be a graduate student with a minimum of five (5) credits per semester for at least two semesters, making academic progress

Before You Apply

  • You will need your Identikey and password (if you haven't received it, contact the Office of Information Technology)
  • Have a credit or debit card ready for the $300 deposit
  • Prepare your emergency contact information

Mutual Roommate Requests (if applicable)

If you will be requesting specific roommates in your housing application, please:

  • Have the full legal names (as registered with the university) of the roommates
  • Consider applying on the same day as your roommates, preferably at or near the same time
  • Be aware that you and your roommates will need to accept each other's requests for the request to be confirmed

Disability Accommodations

The University of Colorado Boulder provides reasonable housing and dining accommodations to residents with disabilities (students, employees and family members of employees). Please visit Disability Accommodations to learn more about the request process


Assignments will be made based on deposit paid time and date. Please make sure to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of receiving your preferred apartment type.

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