FAQs

Who is eligible to live in the University Apartments?

Aggie Village: 

  • First Year Undergraduate Students (Over 21 years old) 
  • Continuing Undergraduate Students 
  • Transfer Students 
  • Graduate Students 

Aggie Village Family, International House, University Village: 

  • Undergraduate Students Over 21 years old 
  • Graduate Students 
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows* 
  • Visiting Scholars* 
  • Faculty* 
  • Staff* 

*More information for Post-Doctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars, Faculty and Staff can be found at housing.colostate.edu/apartments/post-doc-and-visiting-scholars

Undergraduate students that are required to live in the residence halls under the First Year Living Requirement are not eligible to live in the University Apartments. CSU requires that all newly admitted first-year students (Admissions Type “New”) and transfer students with fewer than 15 post-high school credits, who are single, under 21 years of age, and not living with their parents in the Fort Collins area, live in the University residence halls for the first two consecutive terms of their attendance. Credits taken concurrent with high school and/or credits attained through Advanced Placement (AP) do not apply toward living experience. 

I submitted my application recently; when will I be assigned an apartment?

Apartment applications for the following lease term (June 1-May 31) become available in late January and remain open until the end of the lease term. 

Priority on the assignment list is determined by available space and the date of a completed application for the dates you wish to move in. Notification of assignment is made by email approximately 6-8 weeks before the desired move-in date, or earlier if we become aware of available space. Priority is given to CSU students and then to post-doctoral fellows, visiting scholars, faculty, and staff applications. Information regarding an apartment assignment will be sent via email to your official CSU email address. 

Is renter's insurance required?

The University does not cover personal possessions that are lost, damaged, and/or destroyed by accident, theft, or other means while residing in or making use of University premises.

Residents are strongly encouraged to purchase renter’s insurance.  A renter’s insurance policy covers your personal possessions such as your computer & other electronics, clothing, and school supplies from loss as well as other charges caused by negligence (for example, if you cause damage to the facility that also damages your neighbor’s belongings). Where applicable, a resident’s family’s homeowner policy may provide full or partial coverage. Additionally, some car insurance policies have renter’s insurance options. Contact your insurance company for additional information.

Can I get my deposit back if I cancel my application?

The $50 application fee is non-refundable; however, the $300 housing deposit is refundable provided you do not accept an apartment assignment prior to canceling your application. Applicants that accept an apartment assignment and then cancel are subject to a contract breakage fee and up to 30-days’ rent.    

Your deposit will be refunded to your Colorado State University student/billing account if you request a cancellation of your apartment application without accepting an apartment assignment. If there are no outstanding charges, the deposit will be mailed to you in the form of a check, or as a direct deposit if previously arranged with the CSU Cashier’s Office.  Students can sign up for Direct Deposit on RamWeb.

What kind of furniture will be provided in my apartment?

All units in Aggie Village and International House, as well as 2-Bedroom Shared apartments in University Village 1500, are fully furnished and residents do not have the option to request furniture options in these unit types.  

Family apartments in Aggie Village Family and University Village 1500, 1600, and 1700, as well as 2-Bedroom Alone apartments in University Village 1500, may be requested as furnished or unfurnished. Prospective residents may request either a furnished or unfurnished unit when they complete an Apartment Application. There is no additional charge for the initial furniture placement in a furnished apartment. 

More information on apartment features, floorplans, and furniture can be found at housing.colostate.edu/apartments/explore.

Do furnished apartments cost more than unfurnished apartments?

No, the rental rate for apartments is determined by the size of the apartment and facility type, not whether it is furnished. There is no additional charge for the initial furniture placement in a furnished apartment, but there is a fee for furniture change requests after the initial furniture placement is completed.

Can I apply for a 3-bedroom apartment whether I have children or not?

Yes, you may apply for a 3-bedroom apartment, but priority goes to families with children.

Can I view an apartment before I accept an assignment?

Apartment tours are not available for the 2022/2023 academic year. To view features, floorplans, and photos visit housing.colostate.edu/apartments/explore.

Where can I pick up the keys to my assigned apartment?

The check-in process is completed at the apartment complex office. Rent begins on the assigned check-in date. Requests for an earlier check-in date must be requested and approved in writing. To start the process email housing@colostate.edu, not via the apartment complex office. 

May I request to have my rent billed in advance?

Yes. Contact University Housing (housing@colostate.edu) to obtain and submit a pre-billing authorization form. Restrictions apply.

Am I charged rent over university breaks and holidays?

Yes. The University Apartments (except Aggie Village-Lodgepole) are open yearround and do not close during university breaks. Rent will be charged. 

I am graduating in December and/or leaving for Study Abroad and need to leave before the lease end date. What do I do?

Submit the “Notice of Intent to Vacate” form online a minimum of 30 days before your intended move out date. If you are graduating & have submitted your Intent to Graduate or have registered for a University study abroad or internship program, we will use that as support for waiving your contract breakage fee.

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Visiting Scholar, Faculty, or Staff member whose CSU appointment is ending and need to leave before the lease end date. What do I do?

Please submit the “Notice of Intent to Vacate” form online a minimum of 30 days before your intended move out date. Please provide updated documentation of your appointment status to avoid the contract breakage fee.

Should I bring my car to campus?

Parking on campus is permitted, but is limited and requires a permit year-round (including summer and during breaks). We encourage students to make use of the various alternative transportation options available on campus and throughout the Fort Collins community.

  • Bike
    • Bicycling is a sustainable, easy, and affordable way to get around campus. There are over 300 miles of trails within city limits, lots of bike parking, and several on-campus bike fix-it stations, including The Spoke, a fully functional bike shop in Laurel Village.
  • Spin E-Scooters & E-Bikes
    • Spin electronic scooters and bikes are a great way to travel short distances around campus. 500 e-scooters and 400 e-bikes will be available on CSU’s campuses and throughout Fort Collins. Rent easily through the app: https://pts.colostate.edu/spin/
  • Public Transit
    • Your RamCard doubles as your bus pass. Ride any Transfort route in the city, via bus, MAX, or FLEX. FLEX is a regional bus with direct stops to and from Loveland, Longmont, and Boulder. Another service, Bustang (no discounts are associated with your Ramcard), provides service to Denver, Colorado Springs, and the I-70 mountain corridor.
  • Car Share
    • CSU has fourteen ZipCar rentals across campus. ZipCar is an affordable, sustainable alternative to bringing a personal car and purchasing a parking permit that allows students under the age of 25 to check out vehicles that include insurance.

Visit pts.colostate.edu/students to get more transportation information.

How do I get a parking permit?

CSU Parking & Transportation Services sells parking permits. Please visit their website at pts.colostate.edu/parking/purchase-a-permit/apt-parkingpermits

May I park a moving truck/container in the apartment parking lot when I move in?

Yes, but only for a maximum time period of 2 days. When planning your move, please keep in mind that Aggie Village and International House apartments are already fully furnished.

Does University Housing offer student jobs?

I am a new CSU faculty/staff member, do you offer housing options to people moving to the area?

Yes, on a space-available basis, after any student housing needs are addressed, we do offer housing to Post-Doctoral Fellows, Visiting Scholars, Faculty, and Staff. More information can be found at housing.colostate.edu/apartments/post-doc-and-visiting-scholars. 

Aggie Village tours are available Monday-Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visit the Aggie Village front desk to be escorted on a tour of a model room. For other apartment locations, please contact the area front office to schedule an appointment. Visit the CSU Admissions Office for more information on full campus tours, visit days, and special events.

 

 

Tours are available year-round Monday – Friday at Aggie Village. For apartment tours, visit the front desk to be escorted on a tour of a model apartment

  • 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
  • Aggie Village Lodgepole – Furnished apartments for upper-division students located on campus, adjacent to the stadium and several academic buildings

University Village
Daily: 4-4:30 p.m.

International House
Daily: 4 p.m.

Tours Are Not Available During the Following Dates

  • Spring Finals Week & Summer Transition (May 13-24, 2019)
  • Memorial Day (May 27, 2019)
  • Fourth of July
  • Campus Opening (August 12-23, 2019)
  • Labor Day (September 2, 2019)
  • Fall Break (November 25 – December 1, 2019)
  • Fall Finals Week & Winter Break (December 16, 2018 – January 20, 2020)
  • Spring Break (March 16-20, 2020)
  • Spring Finals Week & Summer Transition (May 11-22, 2020)
  • Memorial Day (May 25, 2020)