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 is anticipated to open on January 25, 2022.*

*We’re excited to be developing our new housing assignments portal! We anticipate the process to be complete by this date, but it is subject to change. Please check this page for the most up-to-date information.

Roommate Options

Finding a Roommate on Your Own

Roommate Selection is Open 4/4/2022 – 7/17/2022

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 is Open 7/5/2022 – 7/15/2022

Browse through available building and room options to select an open space of your choosing. Building and room options will be available across many residential areas. If you are matched with a roommate both of you will be able to select a space together.

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 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

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

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