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 towards living experience.
How to Apply
Housing applications for Spring open mid-September and for Fall open mid-November
Assignments made in the order applications are received
If the top preferences are not available, the next most comparable assignment is made
Applications received after March may take longer to process
Assignments for halls, rooms, and roommates are communicated through email
Room and roommate assignments sent out in summer
Assignments for spring semester start in mid-December
Have a Roommate in Mind
Hall and community selections are considered before roommate requests.
In order to be assigned with your requested roommate, you must be assigned to the same hall and/or Residential Learning Community (RLC) AND submit your applications at the same time (if one application arrives significantly before or after the other, we may not be able to pair you)
Roommate requests must be mutual
List your requested roommate’s name and CSU ID on your application
Must indicate the same hall choices and Residential Learning Community (RLC) choices the in same order
Finding a Roommate on Your Own
RoomSync: A password-protected Facebook app: CSU works closely with RoomSync to provide residents the unique opportunity to interact with other students while safely finding future roommates.
Students can only use the RoomSync app after receiving an email invite & instructions from CSU
An invitation will be sent to students once they have been assigned to their hall or Residential Learning Communities
Some Residential Learning Communities will complete their own roommate matching based on criteria for participation in the community and the information provided on your application
The RoomSync Facebook app is the only tool other than the housing application where mutual roommate requests will be approved
RoomSync will open mid-April and be available until early July. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Residence Life Office.
Have a Roommate Assigned to You
Residence Life will assign you a roommate based on the lifestyle questionnaire you fill out on your housing application
Housing Deposit and Refund
The $350 housing deposit serves as a reservation fee and contractual guarantee
The residence hall contract you acknowledge via the Housing Application or sign when you move into the residence halls is binding for the entire academic year
The residence hall contract includes a meal plan
Deposits are refunded in April of the academic year
Deposits are refunded to the University account of all students who fulfill the academic year contract
Deposits roll over to the next contract term for students who return to the residence halls or university apartments
Pell Grant Eligible – request a waiver of the housing deposit by calling (970) 491-4719
Request for Exemption From University Living Regulation