Application & Assignments

Application & Assignments

Housing Availability Announcement

Housing for first year students is guaranteed and assignments are being made on a rolling basis. Due to demand, housing for transfer and returning students who apply now is limited and not guaranteed. Any remaining spaces will be offered to transfer and returning students once first year student applications have been assigned and we will provide periodic updates to applicants as we approach Move In.

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:

  • Apply NOW for Spring 2022 Housing!
  • Fall 2022 housing application opening information to be announced at a later date

Assignment Notification

  • Hall assignments begin in June
  • 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 April may take longer to process
  • Assignments for halls, rooms, and roommates are communicated through email
  • Room and roommate assignments sent out in summer
  • All residents who have applied for housing by July 15 will receive their final assignment by July 26.
  • Assignments for spring semester start in mid-December

Roommate Options

Have a Roommate Assigned to You

University Housing will assign you a roommate based on the lifestyle questionnaire you fill out on your housing application

Finding a Roommate on Your Own

RoomSync: A password-protected 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 app is the tool where mutual roommate matching and requests are offered

RoomSync will open June 1 and be available until early July. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

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 or call our office at (970) 491-4719

Deposits Refunded in Full For:

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

Returning students who participated in the Live On campaign who cancel on or before June 1

*No-penalty cancellation date has been updated from May 1 to June 1

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

No Refund Given For:

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

Returning students who participated in the Live On campaign who cancel after June 1

*No-penalty cancellation date has been updated from May 1 to June 1

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