Freshman Live-on Requirement & Exemption

First-year freshmen students are required to live on campus in the residence halls (depending on space availability) and carry a dining plan for their first two semesters (not including summer session). This includes single students that are regularly enrolled in CU classes that have not attended another college or university. This also includes international students that are in their first year of college that have been accepted to and are enrolled at CU Boulder.

Students that are younger than 16 years of age or older than 24 years of age should contact Occupancy Management prior to submitting an application.

Freshman Live-on Requirement Exemption

First-year students that wish to seek off-campus housing arrangements may petition for an exemption to the live-on requirement by contacting Occupancy Management (student housing).