Due to the large class size, demand for on-campus housing is at unprecedented levels. In order to create more space to accommodate our high demand, we’ve expanded the radius for exemptions from our first year student live-on requirement from 30-miles to 40-miles from the CSU campus. This expansion of the exemption radius is for this academic year only and we will return to a 30-mile exemption radius for first year students entering CSU in Fall of 2023.
If you wish to request an exemption from our on-campus housing residency/live-on requirement, please review, complete, and submit the Exemption Request. If you are having difficulty accessing a Notary as described in the process, please let us know and we will determine an alternative.
Important: If you decide to complete the request process and your exemption is confirmed, your existing housing application or assignment will be cancelled and your deposit will be refunded. This cancellation cannot be reversed. If you are interested in applying for campus housing for the Spring semester, January 2023, the Spring Housing Application will open in September.
If you wish to retain your on-campus assignment, you do not need to do anything. If you selected a room during the self-assignment process, your room selection will remain in place unless you indicate otherwise. If you did not participate in self-assign or were a late applicant, you will likely be assigned to temporary housing. Information about temporary housing assignments can be found at housing.colostate.edu/halls/temporary-assignments/.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY LIVING REGULATIONS 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.
Experience has demonstrated that adjustment to academic and social life is greater for first-year students living in residence halls. To balance that, the University works with state policies that emphasize the value of on-campus living. The University value is being placed on transition and retention.
First-year students wishing to reside off-campus with their parents or for reasons other than those listed above may request a special exemption according to the following guidelines.
We are unable to approve requests based on financial situation. If you would like to discuss financial aid options that may be available to help pay the cost of living in the residence halls, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Do not submit proof of purchase of property of lease/rental agreement as this does not provide proof of relocation.
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