students sitting outside with the mountains in the backgroundLiving on campus in the summertime provides terrific benefits including proximity to classes, access to outdoor adventure, great food, convenient study spaces and the support of resident advisors and front desk staff. Unique programming and events also help students create a strong sense of community throughout Summer Session. Join us this summer and give yourself the opportunity to excel academically, connect with other students and have fun! 

Residence Hall & Dining Eligibility

Housing & Dining Services offers on-campus housing to students during Maymester (Session M) and Sessions A-D. The housing is designed for single students who are enrolled in either regular CU Boulder Summer Session courses or in three (3) or more credits in the Division of Continuing Education. Unfortunately, on-campus housing and dining options are not available for Augmester (Session G).

How to Apply

The summer housing application is available beginning in March each year. To get started with the application, you will need your CU login and IdentiKey password.

The application process and deposit for residence hall accommodations and confirming university admissions are separate from one another; one does not guarantee the other. If you would like more information about admission to the university or confirmation procedures, visit the Office of Admissions website. For information about applying for on-campus housing, visit the Housing and Dining Services website.

Housing Options

Residence Halls

Summer residence halls offer attractive and comfortable accommodations, including double and single room options and a nearby dining center. All summer residents will be housed in Willard and Reed halls.  Students must be 17+ years old  and have graduated from high school to live in the residence halls in the summer.

The number of single rooms is limited and they may be available upon request. Single room accommodations are not guaranteed. Please visit the summer housing page for detailed information about summer check-in/check-out dates, rates and meal plan options.

Bear Creek Apartments

Bear Creek apartments provide a variety of fully furnished apartments for students who are at least 18 years old at the time of move-in and have a sophomore standing or higher. The application to live in Bear Creek is available at the beginning of April. For more information about this vibrant community, visit the Bear Creek Apartments page.

Graduate & Family Housing

CU Boulder owns and operates apartments for students, staff and faculty who are single, married, same gender couples or single-parent families. Residents from all over the world form this unique and diverse community on campus. For more information, please visit the Graduate & Family Housing page or email

NoteFamily housing is not ideal for short-term leasing. Please email us if you would like guidance on housing options that best suit your needs. 

Research and Internship Students

If you are not enrolled in course work at CU Boulder but are at the university as a visiting faculty/staff member or research/internship student, on-campus housing options may be available.  Please contact CU Conference Services by email at or by phone at 303-492-5151 to inquire about on-campus housing options, pricing and availability.

Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations

Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations helps students make informed choices about housing and roommates. The office maintains listings of rooms, houses, apartments and roommate requests and provides students with Boulder maps, copies of the Boulder Tenants' Guide, the Boulder Model Lease, subleasing and roommate agreements, furniture rental information, moving tips and other materials related to living off campus. Students may also schedule an appointment with the office’s lawyer on Tuesdays or Fridays to discuss rental concerns.

Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations is located in the University Memorial Center, Room 313. The office’s hours during the school year are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; in summer they are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 303-492-7053 or email  

Get More Information

Please visit the Housing & Dining Service’s summer housing page for detailed information on summer housing and dining at CU Boulder and to find answers to frequently asked questions.