Graduate and Family Housing offers affordable, convenient and comfortable living environments to serve the needs of the diverse population at CU Boulder. These apartments are available to the following populations: graduate and postdoctoral students and qualifying undergraduates. 

Before Applying

Access to the housing application is granted to incoming first year graduate students after the following:

  • $200 confirmation deposit has been paid to Admissions.
  • Their Identikey security credentials have been confirmed.
  • Please note it takes 3-5 business days after completing both before the housing application can be accessed. This should be taken into consideration for any upcoming deadlines. 

Application Details

  • We will accept applications beginning April 8, 2024 for the 2024-25 academic year only. 
  • All applications completed during this time will be automatically enrolled into our waiting list, which is processed according to time and date of completion. Assignment is based on eligibility and availability of preferences listed in the application. 
  • The application may take 30-45 minutes to complete. We encourage applicants to research before submitting floorplan preferences. 
  • For lease holding apartments, Graduate and Family Housing will not assign roommates. If you would like to have additional occupants in the apartment with you, we ask that you indicate this in your application. 
  • Preferences are not guaranteed, and applicants will be offered the closest available alternative if the selected preferences are not available.
  • CU Boulder Disability Services reviews requests for housing and food accommodations for students with documented disability-related needs, on a case-by-case individualized basis. If you feel you require a housing or food accommodation, please submit your request to Disability Services as soon as possible and preferably as soon as you have submitted your application to University Housing. Please do not rely on your preferences in the University Housing application to ensure your needs are met. For instructions to request a housing or food accommodation, please visit CU Disability Services Housing and Food Accommodations.

Application Timeline

  • April 8: Application will become accessible to graduate students. 
  • May 15: Begin checking emails daily.


If you have questions about this application process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Graduate and Family Housing by calling 303-492-6384, emailing or visiting our frequently asked questions page