What We Provide
All apartments, whether furnished or unfurnished, have the following appliances or fixtures installed:
- Furnace or heating system
- Hot water heater or central boilers
- Light fixtures
All apartments are set up with wireless Internet and have cable television outlets. Once you arrive, you will need to go to the Comcast store to pick up cable equipment. Residents receive a basic cable package as part of your rental. If your cable connection isn't working, please call Comcast directly at 1-855-307-4896.
Furnished apartments are rented fully furnished, and items may not be removed from furnished apartments prior to your move-in.
Vacuum cleaners and dollies/hand carts are available to assist with your move-in process. Please see the Graduate & Family Housing Office or your resident manager to check out equipment for up to 24 hours. Charges may incur if equipment is returned with damage.
What To Bring
We recommend that you purchase renter’s insurance for all of your valuable personal belongings.
Graduate and family apartments do not provide small appliances such as coffee makers and toasters. You may bring your own small appliances to your apartment, but please note that if during an inspection an extension cord, adapter, power strip or circuit break is overloaded, you will be asked to discontinue use of the appliance.
Furnished apartments are equipped with furniture and large kitchen appliances (stove, fridge, etc.) but not other items. Residents will need to bring bed linens, towels, dishware, pots/pans, utensils, etc.
Air conditioners are allowed in the apartments, however, residents are responsible for installing the unit and any damage that may occur as a result of the installation or use of the air conditioner. Please view the resident handbook for more information Space heaters are not permitted.
What Not to Bring
Antennas, Satellite Dishes and Cable
All apartments have television cable outlets. Residents of Graduate & Family Housing are not permitted to attach exterior radio or television antennas, or satellite dishes of any type. No alteration to cable television outlets or wiring is allowed. Residents are held responsible for charges if additional cable services and/or repairs are requested. If your cable connection isn’t working, please call Comcast directly at 1-855-307-4896.
Large appliances are only allowed in apartments that have hookups to accommodate them. Washing machines are allowed in apartments with washer hookups. Dryers are not allowed. Dishwashers are only allowed in apartments that have their own water heater. Air conditioners are allowed in the apartments, however, residents are responsible for installing the unit and any damage that may occur as a result of the installation or use of the air conditioner. Please view the resident handbook for more information. Space heaters and additional refrigerators or freezers are also not permitted.
As part of CU’s commitment to sustainability, we provide water bottle refill stations in every building that offer triple filtered water—without the waste. At orientation, you will receive a reusable water bottle that you can use at any of these stations, so there is no need to pack in the bottled water. Ditch the plastic and choose to reuse.
The possession, use, sale, manufacture or distribution of illegal drugs, including marijuana and drug paraphernalia (pipes, rolling papers, bongs, etc.), are not permitted in Graduate & Family Housing. They are violations to state laws, university policy and your lease agreement. If violations are found, disciplinary action will be taken according to the Student Code of Conduct found in the pamphlet with the website to the University of Colorado Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Standards of Conduct.
Internet service is provided through Comcast. Once you move in you will need to go to Comcast to receive your wireless router/modem. If you have problems with your internet service please contact Comcast at 1-855-307-4896
Boulder fire prevention ordinances and family housing policy prohibit the manufacture, sale, use and possession of all fireworks (including sparklers) anywhere within city limits and all of Graduate & Family Housing.
- NO grills of any kind are allowed in Graduate & Family Housing.
Firearms and Weapons
Firearms, explosives, ammunition and dangerous weapons/materials are not permitted anywhere in Graduate & Family Housing. Colorado law defines a dangerous weapon as an instrument that is designed to, or likely to, produce bodily harm. Weapons may include, but are not limited to, BB guns, paint-pellet guns, starter pistols, blow-dart guns, slingshots, martial arts devices, bowie knives, daggers or similar knives (blades over 3 1/2” in length), or switch blades.
Weapons used for sporting purposes may be stored with the security section of the university police. However, before bringing any weapons to campus, call CUPD at 303-492-6666 to determine what kinds of weapons may be stored and the procedure for storing them. Residents who violate this policy are subject to severe disciplinary action, including lease termination and/or expulsion from the university.
Except for service and therapy animals (such as guide dogs), no pets or animals may be brought into Graduate & Family Housing. (Documentation of need for service/therapy pet required.) Exception: Fish are permitted in an aquarium not to exceed 30 gallons in volume. Amphibious creatures, reptiles (including lizards and snakes), or fish that are dangerous or harmful to humans, are not allowed. Pets are allowed in expansion units with some restriction. Call the office for details. Guests are also not allowed to bring pets into Graduate & Family Housing.
The University of Colorado, including Graduate & Family Housing, is a smoke-free campus. This means that no one is allowed to smoke in any apartment, including guests. Also, smoking is not allowed in hallways, balconies, lobbies, building entrances, parking lots, playgrounds or green spaces. Residents who smoke on graduate and family housing property will receive a warning letter for their first violation. A resident who receives a second letter will be put on probation. If residents are sent a third letter, their lease will be terminated.
Housing and Dining accepts checks, money orders and cashier/certified checks through the mail or delivered directly to the Bear Creek, Graduate & Family Housing and Cashiers (C4C) offices for standard payment of rent, which is typically due no later than the first of each month. No cash will be accepted for rent payments due to liability restrictions.
Please note, online payment is an added service for our residents, terms and conditions may change at any time without notice, and may be cancelled without notice should there be reason to stop accepting online payments. Should the online payment system not be available, rent is still due on the first of each month; please mail or drop your payment to the Housing & Dining Services Cashier’s Office, located in the Center for Community (C4C) in Suite S300.
Residents without a U.S. Bank Account
- In order to use the online payment system, you will need to have a checking account with a bank in the United States.
- If you do not have a U.S. bank account you may want to consider opening an account at a local bank or credit union. It is important to compare fees and services to determine which bank is the best fit for you. Some banks may offer free checking or savings accounts, others may require that a certain minimum amount of money be in an account, or may yield higher interest rates.
- When you are setting up your account, take your Buff OneCard, passport and the funds you intend to deposit with you. You can also bring your I-20 or DS-2019 as additional proof of your status in the U.S. and affiliation with CU Boulder.
- Elevations Credit Union has a branch conveniently located on-campus in the University Memorial Center. They require that you provide either a Social Security Number or proof that you have applied for one (SSN application receipt).
- Questions? Contact the Bear Creek Apartments office via email or phone 303-735-2275 or the Graduate & Family Housing Office via email or phone 303-492-6384.
Assigned lot parking permits are issued (with proof of valid registration) when you check in to Graduate & Family Housing and then renewed once a year. You receive one free permit. You will be notified through the monthly newsletter about when to come to the Graduate & Family Housing Office to renew your assigned lot parking permit(s). Each vehicle or motorcycle you own must display a current parking permit. Please notify the Graduate & Family Housing Office with changes regarding your vehicles.
Parking permits should hang from the rearview mirror. The permits identify which lots you can use to park your car. Return the permit(s) to the Graduate & Family Housing Office upon checkout or a lost permit charge is assessed to your account. There is a permit replacement cost of $10 for each lost or stolen permit.
The Graduate & Family Housing Office and your resident manager are able to give you temporary parking permits for your guests. Temporary parking permits are only valid for overflow lots. Graduate and family housing parking lots have designated two-hour visitor parking spots. If you have visitors staying longer than two hours you will need to get a temporary permit for them. You may obtain temporary parking permits for a maximum of three consecutive weeks. If a guest will be staying with you for over a week, you must inform the Graduate & Family Housing Office and your resident manager.
There is a $10 monthly fee for each additional assigned lot parking permit. Fees for secondary car permits should be paid with the monthly rent.
The first permit enables residents to park in most lots around each court. The second permit is only issued for the overflow lots in the area. These permits do not allow residents to park in staff or visitor spaces.
All residents of Graduate & Family Housing are eligible for a Buff OneCard. Students can apply for their card either by visiting the Buff OneCard website or by going to the Buff OneCard Office in the Center for Community, room N180.
The cost is included in the student fees.
Non-student residents may get their card at the Buff OneCard Office for a fee.