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.

Housing Availability Announcement

Due to increasing demand and limited supply for campus housing, we are no longer accepting applications from students not required to live on campus per the housing requirement. First year students and other students required to live on campus are guaranteed housing and we always accommodate as many other applicants as we can. Campus apartments are also full and there are a number of pending applications seeking assignment. You are welcome to apply for an apartment as a waitlist applicant but please know the chance of being assigned before the beginning of the academic year in August is low and we strongly encourage to use the resources below.

The Off-Campus Life Office has resources via their website that can assist with pursuing housing in the Fort Collins community, including RentalSearch. Use RentalSearch to search for properties for rent, rooms for rent, roommates, and post yourself as a roommate or if you have a room to rent.

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 as of the first day of classes for the semester, 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. 

Housing Application Process

While there is no deadline to apply for Fall 2023 housing and decisions are not dependent on when applications are received, those who wish to fully participate in roommate matching and room selection are encouraged to apply before July. Roommate selection begins prior to room selection. The dates below can serve as helpful guidelines for applicants. Applicants will be notified of upcoming participation opportunities and deadlines via email.

Process (Fall 2023)
Application Opens
Roommate Selection Opens
Last day to cancel application and receive refund of housing deposit
6/20 - 6/28
RLC Room Selection (priority week)
Roommate Selection Closes
General Room Selection Opens
General Room Selection Closes
Process (Spring 2023)
Currently Available
Last day to cancel application and receive refund of housing deposit
Early January
Room Assignments
Residence Halls Open
Spring Classes Begin

Roommate Options

Roommate Selection is Open 4/3/2023 – 7/5/2023

Finding a Roommate on Your Own

Through the CSU Housing Portal create, browse, message, and select a roommate(s) based on interactive profiles. You will also be able to make connections with students who may be your classmates, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow Rams.

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.

Room Assignments

Room Selection Will Open July 5

Beginning July 5, roommate pairs and groups will begin receiving notification that they may log in to the CSU Housing Portal to select their building and room. Access to room selection is made available to applicants on a rolling basis and is not dependent upon when the application was submitted. New rooms throughout the residence halls will be made available as room selection progresses. We encourage everyone to have a few options in mind as some spaces will fill more quickly than others. If you are matched with a roommate both of you will be able to select a space together. Matching with a roommate is not required for room selection.

Housing Deposit and Refund

  • The $300 housing deposit plus $50 non-refundable application fee serves as a reservation fee and contractual guarantee
  • The residence hall contract you acknowledge via the CSU Housing Portal is binding for the entire academic year
  • The residence hall contract includes a meal plan
  • Deposits are refunded late in the spring 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, log back in to the housing portal and follow the instructions. If needed, you may also send a written request via email to or call our office at (970) 491-4719

$300 Deposit Refunded:

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

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

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