University Housing residents are expected to follow the guidelines set forth in the residential handbook.
Under 18 Guardian Consent Form
- Students who are under 18 years of age at the time of contract submission must complete the Guardian Consent Form to finalize their application. There are two different versions of this form - one for the academic year and one for the summer
- The Guardian Consent Form is available in the housing application in the MyCULiving portal once the student has been offered a contract. The Guardian Consent Form must be submitted within 3 days of being offered a contract. Your application is considered incomplete until this form has been received and accepted.
- When you have been offered a contract (beginning in May 2021), fill out the form in the housing application; electronically fill out each field, sign, save and upload the form into the housing application when prompted.
- Only hand-signed (not typed) or electronic signatures with a date/time stamp will be accepted
- It is important to understand that the residence hall environment expects an adult level of responsibility. Students are expected to be able to study and live independently and get along with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It should also be known that the student will be assigned to any eligible housing and accommodations/exceptions are not made due to the age of the student. The rules and regulations of living in the residence halls can be found in the Residence Hall Handbook and within the Housing Contract.
Disability and Religious Accommodations
CU Boulder Disability Services reviews requests for housing and dining accommodations for students with documented disability-related needs, on a case-by-case individualized basis. If you feel you require a housing or dining 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 dining accommodation, please visit CU Disability Services Housing and Dining Accommodations.
Given that CU Boulder has a freshman live-on requirement, University Housing will try to find accommodations within our 24 residence halls to meet your disability or religious-related needs prior to approving an exemption from the live-on requirement. Residence halls can accommodate various disability or religious-related needs through the options below:
- Room/Apartment Access and Modifications
- Room/Apartment Reassignment
- Dietary Needs
- Visual/Hearing Needs
- Assistance Animal
This process can take up to 10 business days, please plan accordingly if there are upcoming deadlines.
Housing Release Petition
To view the housing release petition, please visit MyCULivingPortal beginning March 18, 2022.
First-Year Live-On Requirement and Exemption 2022-2023
The university requires that all students admitted as first-year freshmen (defined as any student who graduated from high school within one year of enrollment confirmation term) live in a university residence hall and carry a traditional meal plan for two academic-year semesters*, subject to the availability of space. Summer term(s) are not applicable toward this requirement.
- Students that are younger than 16 years of age or older than 24 years of age should contact University Housing prior to submitting a housing application
- *Incoming spring transfer students who are still in their first matriculated year are required to live in a university residence hall and carry a traditional meal plan for the spring semester.
Petition for Exemption to the Live On Requirement (2022-23 reasons for approval being granted)
Should a first-year student wish to be released from living within campus housing, they may petition for an exemption to the live-on requirement by submitting the Freshman Release form in the MyCULiving portal. Students must meet one of the following criteria and provide documentation to be considered for release from the first-year live-on requirement:
- 21 years of age or older
- Graduated from high school more than one year ago (May/June 2021 or earlier)
- Living with parent(s) or legal guardian(s) at the permanent address established by the university and within a commutable distance of 30 miles, determined by the University.
- Student provided an extraordinary reason (*not related to medical, psychological or disability) with supporting evidence that the University deems appropriate to establish that Student should be released from this requirement. COVID-19 generally will not warrant an extraordinary reason.
*Requests for release based on medical, psychological or disability related needs are reviewed and determined by Disability Services and not the first-year release process. Please direct your request to the Disability Housing Accommodations Process.
Students will not be released from the live-on requirement to move off campus (to live in an off-campus apartment or to live within a sorority/fraternity house, for example).
IMPORTANT: Students approved to be released from the first-year live-on requirement and have housing contracts are charged for occupancy until an official check-out has occurred. Additionally, cancellation charges apply based on the terms of the contract. The release from the live on requirement is not a release from the financial obligations of the housing contract.
This process can take up to 10 business days, please plan accordingly if there are upcoming financial deadlines.