Students may chose to move out of the residence halls while other students, for a number of reasons, will need to remain living in university housing. We are committed to meeting both needs. Be assured that your belongings are secure and there is NO NEED to rush back to campus to pack up your stuff.
- If you plan to move out: because of the critical importance of practicing social distancing, we have a developed a phased move out to provide you with time to gather your belongings.
- Refunds: find information here regarding prorated refunds for those who decide to leave university housing.
Staying On Campus
If you need to remain in university housing, please register at myhousing.colostate.edu by March 20.
- You must register online at myhousing.colostate.edu. We will work with students who are experiencing housing and food insecurity.
- Students who remain in university housing this semester are guaranteed a space and should be prepared to relocate if/when we need to consolidate housing on campus in to one or more residence halls.
- If we consolidate housing, rooms will be assigned in suite-style housing after deep cleaning is completed. We are waiving suite-style and single room additional charges over traditional style residence hall rooms.
Dining: All service will be to-go, with no dine-in option per guidance from the governor’s office.
- The Foundry dining center will re-open on Sunday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m. All other dining centers will be closed.
- Starting Monday, March 23 through the end of spring semester, The Foundry’s hours will be 7:30-10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and 4-7 p.m. seven days a week.
- Disposable containers, cups, and cutlery will be supplied (use of refillable cups is no longer an option). We will continue to meet a wide variety of dietary needs.
If you are staying on campus for spring break rest assured that spring break housing is not changing.
Leaving University Housing
If you choose to leave university housing, please let us know at myhousing.colostate.edu by March 20
Once you fill out the form to let us know you are moving out, your room and board will be prorated and refunded to the day you fill out the form. Your meal plan will also be deactivated on the date you submit the move out form. Please follow the steps below to check out:
1. Make an appointment to move out
- To follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing, you will be asked to select a move-out time slot. Move out appointments start Wednesday, March 18 and will continue through May 16.
- These move out time slots will be offered for the rest of the semester so there will be plenty of time slots available. There is no need to rush back to campus to collect your belongings. Your belongings and room will be secure.
- Residents of Corbett and Parmelee – if you are not remaining in university housing this semester, we are asking you to make arrangements to move out by March 27, if possible, to free up space for students who may need housing for the remainder of this semester.
- To follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, we are limiting each time slot per building to no more than 49 people (including you and one family member or friend to help you move). Each time slot will be four hours.
- We ask students and their parents and families to be mindful of roommates and neighbors moving out at the same time. Please practice social distancing and limit interaction accordingly.
2. Move Out Process
- When you arrive on campus, please check in at the front desk to get a temporary key to access the building (for building security, we have turned off regular prox access).
- When you arrive at your room, you will see an envelope taped to your door that lists your name, CSUID, and assignment info. Please place your keys in this envelope. Then, return it to the front desk. If staff are unavailable at the desk, please drop the envelope through the mail slot near the mailboxes. If keys are not returned, you will be charged applicable lock change and replacement costs.
- ALL students who are moving out of the residence halls MUST officially checkout and return prox card and keys to be eligible for housing refunds.
- Given this unprecedented situation, Housing & Dining will provide carts that will be disinfected between uses, a limited number of boxes, and a limited number of trash bags via the front desk. Please also bring your own boxes, bags and tape, if you have some available, to assist with your move.
- We cannot provide moving assistance.
- We will not have our annual donation program we typically operate during move out. We ask students to take ALL of their belongings with them.
- Should students fail to follow checkout procedures, damage and excessive cleaning fees may apply if there is damage to the room or items left behind that staff have to remove.
- If you have rented a microfridge, please be sure you clean it out, defrost it, unplug it, and leave it open when you check out of your room. We will coordinate pick-ups in the halls but you need to alert Collegiate Concepts that your rental has ended.
3. Travel Advisories and What To Do if You Cannot Collect Your Belongings by May 16
- We recognize that domestic and interstate travel may be restricted in the coming days and weeks. We will follow these developments very closely; we appreciate your patience and flexibility as these decisions are out of our control and we will all need to adjust the move out schedule as we go.
- If you have recently traveled to a level 3 country (currently China, Iran, South Korea, Europe, UK, and Ireland) or Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison counties in Colorado, we ask that you wait until your self-isolation time is over to return to campus to pack your belongings.
- ALL rooms on campus must be vacated by 10 a.m. on May 16.
- If you are not able to return to campus to pack your belongings before the semester ends on May 16, please let us know on the form and stay tuned.
Waiving the Cancellation Fee
- For students who paid a housing deposit at time of application ($350), that deposit will be returned to you.
- If you received a deposit waiver at time of application, you have no deposit on file to be returned so no further action is necessary.
- If you have an active housing application for next year, your deposit will roll over to that assignment and there will be no fee for breaking your housing contract and moving out this year.
- Damage charges and excessive cleaning fees may be charged if your room is damaged or items are left behind that staff have to dispose.
To clarify, this means that no current student in the halls needs to pay any fees to move out of the residence halls.
If you let us know by Friday, March 20, that you plan to move out, you will receive a prorated refund for the remainder of the semester (eight weeks of housing and eight weeks of your meal plan). Unless you registered to stay in the halls for spring break, there is no housing or dining charge for spring break so you are receiving a refund for March 22-May 16.
We anticipate processing all prorated refunds and returning deposits for students who move out by May 16 by the end of May.
If you need to return to the residence halls for all or part of the remaining semester, the information we shared yesterday remains accurate today.
If you are moving out, please be sure to collect any items you have in hall storage.
- If you are moving out and cannot take all of your belongings with you due to extenuating circumstances, there will be limited storage available in each building that you can inquire about when you check out of the halls.
- Don’t forget to take your bikes and longboards home!
- At this time, we ask that you do not hire outside vendors or third parties to pack and store or ship your belongings. To keep our halls and living spaces secure, we are not able to provide access to third parties.
- We are actively working to vet third party vendors who may be able to assist with packing your room and either storing your belongings or shipping them to you. We are reviewing vendors for liability insurance and will be in touch as soon as we can with additional information.
Mail and Package Delivery and Address Forwarding
- Go to RamWeb and update your mailing address for all mail and packages. Per protocol, we will forward first class mail for 30 days. All other items will be returned to sender, when possible.
- If you are expecting packages, please contact the vendors to reroute your package to your forwarding address.
- We are not able to facilitate any special pick-ups or package holding at this time.
Housing & Dining Services Facilities has boosted both the frequency and the level of cleaning in all of our buildings. We are using a bleach solution on high-touch areas (elevator buttons, door knobs, front desks, etc.). Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer are available at all front desks and in all dining centers. Our Environmental Services crews are also ensuring that all soap dispensers are regularly filled. We understand concerns about staff entering rooms and apartments at this time for maintenance and repairs and we will limit entries as much as possible. It is necessary for us to enter for emergencies and/or urgent maintenance and repairs and we will notify you about those in advance.