Application & Assignments

Application & Assignments

Live On Requirement

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

Assignment Notification

  • Hall assignments begin in March
  • 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

Roommate Options

Have a Roommate in Mind

  1. Hall and community selections are considered before roommate requests.
  2. In order to be assigned with your requested roommate, you must be assigned to the same hall and/or Residential Learning Community (RLC)
  3. Roommate requests must be mutual
  4. List your requested roommate’s name and CSU ID on your application
  5. 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

Cancelling an Application

To cancel your application, send a written request via email to residencelife@colostate.edu or call our office at (970) 491-4719

Deposits Refunded in Full For:

Cancellations received on or before May 1 for incoming fall semester housing applications

Cancellations received on or before December 31 for  incoming spring semester housing applications

No Refund Given For:

Cancellations received after May 1 for incoming fall semester (December 31 for incoming spring semester)

Applicants who have not checked in by noon the day classes begin for the semester