Residence Hall Returning Student Process

Current students interested in applying for the 2019-20 residence hall housing will need to submit an application during the priority submission timeframe outlined below. If you have any questions, please contact us at studenthousing@colorado.edu or 303-492-6673.

  • Current residence hall students interested in applying for residence hall housing will need to submit an application during the priority submission timeframe of January 11-31, 2019
  • The application will allow students to select hall preferences and request specific room numbers and/or roommates. 
  • A random selection process will determine who will be offered a housing assignment; the student will receive an email indicating they have three days to submit a completed housing contract; if not complete, the offer is given to the next person on the list.
  • If a student misses the deadline to apply by the priority application deadline or sign the contract when they receive an assignment, they can email Occupancy Management at studenthousing@colorado.edu to join a waitlist for a possible future assignment.  
  • Any student who did not receive a housing assignment will be placed on a waitlist and offered space that becomes available. 
  • Students may request housing until May 15, however, they will automatically be placed on a waitlist if returning student space isn't available.
  • Location and room type options will likely be limited to those that apply after January 31.
  • Students who did not receive residence hall housing should seek alternative housing with Bear Creek Apartments or Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations

What's new for 2019

We will be offering gender-inclusive housing in two communities on campus:

Our newest residence hall Williams Village East Hall will open and feature:

  • All bathrooms in this community are gender-inclusive
  • The new Game ON! community. Students will be able to play solo, in large groups or participate in tournaments during the year
  • A gender-inclusive community providing a supportive, social and communal space for all gender identities and LGBTQIA allies
  • A traditional academic community

Meal Plans

  • All students living in the residence halls must purchase a meal plan unless approved otherwise via the Disability Accommodations process.
  • Returning students have the following meal plan options:
    • 19, 15 or 10/week meal plans
  • Students assigned to apartments have additional options:
    • 120, 80 or 50/semester meal plans 

Application Timeline

Jan. 11-31      Priority submission timeframe for students to submit an application through myCULiving*
Feb 15 Housing assignments communicated to students whose applications were randomly selected for assignment—all other applications assigned to waitlist in random order
Feb. 15-28 Completed housing contracts submitted for students who received assignments
Feb 16-Aug 1 Assigned spaces without completed housing contracts or cancellations offered to students on waitlist
May 15 Last day to accept applications from students—assignments offered only to those on the waitlist

*If applying for RAP housing, contact the RAP about possible additional processes and eligibility.

No deposit required if you secure a room via this process—your current deposit will be used for your 2019-20 contract.

Room Types and Rates

Room and board rates for the 2018-19 academic year (prices are per student, per semester)

Roommate(s) and community bath $7,209
Roommate(s) and attached bath $7,962
Individual space and community bath $7,962
Individual space and attached bath $8,188
Roommate(s) and apartment $8,330

2019-20 rates will be available in July 2019, please expect a 3-5% increase

Additional Resource

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations is the only university-affiliated resource for finding off-campus housing. They also offer free housing-related legal advice, tips on community living, a roommate finding program and more!