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We offer CU Boulder housing to our students, faculty, staff and families and we want you to feel welcome in your home away from home. With our combination of exceptional residential programs and services, breathtaking mountain views and stunning architecture we strive to deliver one of the best on-campus living experiences in the country.
First-year freshmen are required to live in a residence hall for their two semesters (excluding summer session), while transfer students can choose this option, Bear Creek Apartments or off-campus living. Living in a residence hall is a valuable part of building the foundation for a successful college experience. Here are some of the amenities and benefits you can expect:
Students live together in the same residence hall, share academic experiences by participating in in-hall seminar classes, have access to faculty offices on-site and engage in residence hall activities that reinforce the academic theme. The program is coordinated by a faculty director, and is generally focused on first-year students.
Baker RAP—Interdisciplinary curriculum in the natural sciences, pre-health and environmental studies.
Engineering Honors RAP—Provide educational experiences that match the abilities and ambitions of some of the very best students at CU.
Farrand RAP—Emphasis on liberal arts, particularly humanities and cultural studies, taught by award-winning faculty.
Global Engineering RAP—Focus on engineering and Spanish.
Global Studies RAP—Focused on global interdependencies and promoting international understanding.
Health Professions RAP—Emphasis on academic preparation for careers in the health professions.
Honors RAP—Provide a high-powered, intellectual environment while combining the community of a small liberal arts college with the advantages of a large research university.
Leeds RAP—Focus on becoming a well-rounded, prepared and engaged global leader equipped to succeed in twenty-first century workplaces.
Libby Arts RAP—Interdisciplinary curriculum in the arts, including visual arts, theater and dance, music and film studies.
Pre-Business RAP—First-year students pursuing a business degree but not yet admitted into the Leeds School of Business.
Sewall RAP—Engage complex connections between the present and the past, between local places and our global society and between the arts and sciences.
Small academic communities for students with similar academic interests. Participants live in the same residence hall and take three courses together during their first semester on campus. They also engage in extracurricular activities that support the academic theme.
Living and learning communities provide a residence hall environment to students in which participants live together in the same hall and engage in activities that enforce a particular academic or special interest theme.
*Quad Engineering LLC has a $130 per year fee
Active Living LLC—Students interested in leading and intentionally active lifestyle.
Buchanan Community LLC—Focuses on providing community and programming for black-identified students and their allies, and anyone with a passion for equal rights for all students.
Multicultural Perspectives LLC—Students interested in social justice and diversity issues and anyone with a desire to further their education of identities and cultural intersectionality.
Quad Engineering LLC—Providing a shared living environment for students studying a wide range of fields related to engineering or the applied sciences.
Spectrum LLC—Community and programming for students that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer, or anyone who is passionate about equal rights for all students.
Transfer WEST LLC—Supportive academic community designed specifically to meet the needs of transfer students.
After freshman year, students typically live in apartments, condominiums or houses in Boulder. Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations maintains listings of rentals in the Boulder community.
Whether you're in the mood for a fresh curry bowl, made-to-order burrito or grilled cheese sandwich, you'll likely find it in one of our award-winning dining venues. Our culinary professionals create daily menus to meet the needs of a multitude of tastes and we offer a variety of meal plan options and services.