ISSS does not provide recommendations or assistance with obtaining housing in Boulder. Please review the resources below and, if necessary, ask a staff member or colleague in your department for guidance.

The demand for rental properties in Boulder is high, so finding a place to live that is both reasonably priced and suits your needs may take time. Campus apartments or family housing costs vary, ranging from around $700 to $1,300 per month, depending on where you live. (Costs subject to change; figures based on 2014 rates). Off-campus housing costs also vary ranging from around $600 per month for an efficiency apartment to $1,600 per month for a house in Boulder County. Rent will be cheaper if you live with a roommate or roommates.

On-Campus Housing

University Graduate and Family Housing
Family Housing Office
1350 20th Street
Boulder CO 80302-0061
Phone: (303) 492-6384

All Graduate and Family Housing apartments are within a 15 minute walk to campus. Some complexes are along Boulder Creek to the north and east; one complex is close to the Engineering Center. Graduate and Family Housing’s priority is to provide housing for families, married couples, and single parents; there are a limited number of units for graduate students and for CU-Boulder staff, faculty, and visiting scholars. There are studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, either furnished or unfurnished. The on-site staff at the Family Housing Office manages the apartments, assigns all leases, and collects rent. 

Off-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations
University Memorial Center (UMC), Room 313
Phone: (303) 492-7053

The Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations Office maintains listings of off-campus rental properties and provides helpful resources including local maps, furniture rental information, and other materials related to living off campus. 

Purchasing Renters Insurance

It is recommended that you consider purchasing renters insurance. Depending on the policy, it may cover the replacement of your property if it is damaged or stolen in your apartment. At around $15 to $25 per month, renters insurance is a bargain compared to what it would cost you to replace your household goods and personal belongings in the event of fire, severe weather, or theft. You can find a list of rental insurance providers online by doing an internet search for “renters insurance.”