Graduate & Family Housing Application Process

Graduate & Family Housing offers affordable, convenient and comfortable living environments to serve the needs of a diverse population of students at CU Boulder including:

  • Graduate and post-doctoral students
  • Families
  • Committed couples
  • Single parents
  • CU faculty/staff
  • Visiting scholars
  • Qualifying undergraduates (must be at least 24 years of age or qualify for family/committed couple status) including U.S. veterans


Graduate & Family Housing applications are taken and processed throughout the year. You can apply at any time. Please contact the Graduate & Family Housing Office with any questions.

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.

Application Process

Faculty, staff, visiting scholars and postdocs will need to contact the Graduate & Family Housing Office to learn how to log in to the online housing application. All others may use their campus-issued identikey. Please note: It may take up to three weeks for new students to access the housing application after they have received their identikey.

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Submit any required documentation
  3. Graduate & Family Housing will try to match your preferences with an available apartment
  4. If a match is found you will be emailed an offer letter with your move-in date
  5. If you accept the offer, you will pay the security deposit 
  6. If no match is found, you will receive an email with options for your application to keep it active
  7. If a match is found but you decline it, you will be placed back on the waitlist. If you decline two officers, your application will be cancelled

Note: Before you get started with the online application, you must activate your Identikey and set up a password. If you haven’t done this yet, please do so now with the Office of Information Technology(Processing may take several days.)


Sample Graduate & Family Housing Contract 2019-20


Apartment Type Rates
Studio - furnished $914
One bedroom - unfurnished $1,087 - $1,200
One bedroom - furnished $1,145 - $,1,193
Two bedroom - unfurnished $1,262 - $1436
Two bedroom - furnished $1,335 - $1,507
Three bedroom - unfurnished $1,589 - $1,762

Detailed rate PDF 9/1/19 - 8/31/20