Last updated Jan 4, 2021
Spring 2021 Move-in
- When is move-in for the residence halls?
- I am a current student living in Bear Creek. What does this mean for me?
- I am a new Bear Creek Resident. When can I move in?
- I am an international student with plans of arriving in January. When can I move in or return?
- I need to move in prior to Feb 7. Is this possible?
- Do I need to make an appointment to move in?
- What is the testing process for new and returning residence hall students?
- What is the testing process for new Bear Creek students?
- What is the testing process for current Bear Creek students?
- Where do I need to go to get tested when I return to campus?
- You recommend that we test at home within 5 days prior to arrival. What does that mean?
- Since move-in is taking place while classes are in session, are there special accommodations for classes?
Students living in the residence halls, both new and returning, will begin moving in on Sunday, February 7. Similar to the fall semester, all students will move-in at a specific time and complete a COVID-19 test.
Residence Life will provide more information to sign up for the move-in appointment times by January 18. We encourage students to wait to make travel arrangements until after they have booked their move-in appointment.
Students living in Bear Creek apartments can remain in their residences throughout winter break and during remote periods. For students who have traveled and are returning to Bear Creek, it is highly recommended that you complete a monitoring appointment after returning. Please plan to return after January 4, so that you can complete your monitoring appointment within 24-48 hours of your arrival. Weekly monitoring appointments will still be a requirement for the spring semester.
The change to remote instruction will not alter your contract. You may still plan to move into Bear Creek beginning on January 10.
New or current international students living in the residence halls should try to schedule flights after February 7. International students who will be moving into Bear Creek for the spring semester should try to schedule flights after January 10.
If your flight has already been scheduled and you are unable to change it, please contact email@example.com to discuss housing options by 4 p.m. MT Dec. 23, 2020. Residence hall students, please note that you may need to return to a different space with other break housing students until February 7.
Students are encouraged to find other housing arrangements if at all possible until February 7. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your housing options by 4 p.m. MT December 23, 2020. . Early arrivals will likely be in a temporary space, and will not move into their spring semester assigned room prior to Feb. 7.
Yes, you must make an appointment for a specific move-in date and time. Residence Life will provide more information to sign up for the move in appointment times by January 18. We encourage students to wait to make travel arrangements until after they have booked their move-in appointment.
We strongly encourage all students to complete a COVID-19 PCR test from home within 5 days of their arrival to campus. If you are unable to test from home, you will be required to participate in the saliva screening process before checking into your residence halls. More information will be provided in January.
We strongly encourage all students to complete a COVID-19 PCR test from home within 5 days of their arrival to campus. If you are unable to test from home, you will be required to participate in the salvia screening process before checking into your residence halls. More information will be provided soon.
Bear Creek residents must continue weekly COVID-19 monitoring appointments. For students who have traveled and are returning to Bear Creek after the break, it is highly recommended that you complete a monitoring appointment after returning. Please plan to return after Jan. 4, so that you can complete your monitoring appointment within 24-48 hours of your arrival.
Testing locations will be located within your residential neighborhood.
- Williams Village Residents, including Bear Creek, will complete their monitoring at the Village Center.
- Kittredge Residents will complete their monitoring at Kittredge Central
- Sewall, Baker, Libby, and residents living in the Quad will complete their monitoring at the Rec Center.
- Farrand, Hallett, Willard, and Cheyenne Arapaho residents will complete monitoring at the University Memorial Center (UMC).
If you are scheduled to arrive to campus on this date
You should complete testing no earlier than this date
- Spring 2021 move-in spans many days to provide students flexibility that works around their coursework. Some weekend availability will be provided during the move-in schedule.
- If students need special accommodations related to coursework, they are encouraged to speak directly with their faculty in advance.
Room and Board Rates
While room and board rates are set by the Board of Regents, per the housing contract,
"If after notifying students of the Available Period of Occupancy for the semester, CU Boulder delays University Housing opening day, CU Boulder will consider whether to issue Student a credit to the Student's account for a portion of the Rates. If CU Boulder decides to issue a credit, it will notify Student accordingly."
In support of our students and families, CU Boulder will offer an up-front credit of approximately 25% to account for delayed move-in. For full details please visit our rates and contracts page. Please reach out to email@example.com with questions.
Spring 2021 Move-Out
- Review the First-Year Live-On Requirement and Exemption policy. If applicable, the first-year petition to release (FRP) paperwork which can be found in the myCUliving portal.
- If your class schedule is remote then you would meet qualifications to be approved to move back home with a parent, guardian or family member. Students wishing to simply move off campus would likely not be granted approval. You must be living with a parent, guardian or family member.
- Contact student housing to understand cancellation charges in effect after Jan. 18, 2021.
- To complete the physical room checkout, please connect with Residence Life who can share the process for your hall. Please remove all personal belongings from your room and ensure the room is clean and without damages.
Belongings need to be removed as soon as possible after either withdrawing from CU or being granted approval to live at home with a parent/family member/guardian through the first year petition to release process. Residence Life has dates scheduled over break to support students to return to campus to remove belongings and checkout. Please contact residence life at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
For more information regarding storage options, please see the following website link: https://www.colorado.edu/living/housing/undergraduate-housing/move-and-move-out/residence-hall-move-out-and-break-information#preparing_for_move_out-1137
Summer 2021 Dining
Alfred Packer Grill, The Bakery, SEEC Cafe, Stabucks and WeatherTech Cafe will be open during the summer and will accept Campus Cash, credit and debit cards. Students, faculty and staff will be able to visit these locations. C4C will only be open to conference guests this summer.
For the most up-to-date information about opening dates and hours for each of our locations, visit the dining locations and hours page.
Block meal plans will not be available this summer.
In-person dining will return to Weather Tech cafe, the UMC and SEEC Cafe this summer.
- We will enforce 6 feet physical distancing measures for lines, food prep and pick-up.
- All food will be served by staff; there will be no self-served items available.
- Dining employees are increasing handwashing frequency on top of current health department guidelines to washing hands every 30 minutes.
- All food is served by a staff member using gloves.
- All staff are required to complete a health assessment questionnaire each day before arriving at work.
- Campus Dining Services uses both a Multi-Quat and Peroxide cleaning and sanitizing solution to clean surfaces.
- Increased cleaning of high contact areas.
- Foam hand sanitizer stations are located at the entrances to all of our dining halls.
- Plexiglas barriers have been placed where a distance of 6 feet may not be possible.
- All staff are required to wear face masks and gloves when serving food and maintain proper social distancing guidelines.
- All dining locations will provide either compostable or recyclable plastic to-go containers or utensils.
Anyone with a CU Identikey can now use the Get Mobile app on their phone to view their Campus Cash balance and make contactless payments in all dining locations accepting Campus Cash - APG, cafes, restaurants and retail markets.
To set up the Get Mobile app:
- Search for Get Mobile in your app store
- Click “Search all institutions”
- Search for “University of Colorado Boulder”
- Sign in with your CU identikey
- You can choose to turn on fingerprint authentification
- Enter your email address and phone number
To pay with the Get Mobile app:
- Once you are ready to check out at your dining location, go to the cashier
- Sign into Get Mobile on your phone
- Click "Scan Card" under your ID photo
- Cashier will scan your barcode to accept Campus Cash payment