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Residence Hall Living
As a first-year student, you are required to live in a residence hall for two semesters. This is a valuable part of building the foundation for a successful college experience. Here are some of the amenities and benefits you can expect:
- Furnished rooms
- Utilities-including internet, telephone, and basic cable TV service
- Combination microwave oven, freezer, and refrigerator
- Academic tutoring, advising, and personal counseling
- Support of resident advisors (RAs)
- Quiet study areas
- Flexible meal plans
- Student Work Assistance Program (SWAP)
- CU NightRide provides free night time transportation
- Advanced locking and fire safety systems
- Police patrol of grounds and parking lots
Dining Services: All dining centers are located in or near residence halls and feature a variety of seasonal foods as well as dining alternatives. Dining Services also offers several grab-n-go outlets and convenience stores throughout campus. Learn more >
- Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) allow you to take selected courses in your hall and connect with students who share your interests.
- Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) enable you to connect with students who share your interests in a themed housing environment.
When to Apply: You will receive information about applying for housing once you are admitted and have confirmed your intent to enroll. Most residence hall assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Buff OneCard: Your official student identification card. The Buff OneCard gives you access to residence halls, dining centers, libraries, computer labs, and the recreation center. The card also offers optional account programs and a free RTD bus pass.
After freshman year, students typically live in apartments, condominiums, or houses in Boulder. Off-Campus Student Services maintains listings of rentals in the Boulder community.