How do I apply for housing?

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What’s the housing app for?

At Colorado State, we require all first-year students and transfer students with fewer than 15 post-high school credits to live on campus in one of our residence halls. Filling out a housing application allows you to secure your spot and indicate your top preferences of which hall to live in.

How does it work?

First, you’ll need to fill out the housing application, which typically opens in January for the following fall semester, and mid-September for spring semester. You’ll gain access to the application with your CSU NetID after being admitted to CSU and after paying or deferring your enrollment deposit. It’s worth noting that the housing application requires a $350 deposit ($50 of which is non-refundable) that’s separate from your enrollment deposit. The housing deposit is waived for students who receive an enrollment deposit deferral.

As daunting as it may be to choose your hall preferences, we’re here to help you make the best decision. Not sure which options are right for you? Learn more about each of your hall choices.

What happens after I fill it out?

Once you fill out a housing application and pay your housing deposit, you will officially be on the list and in the running for assignment. Housing decisions begin in late spring and continue on a rolling basis thereafter. Once you’re assigned a hall, you’ll receive an email invitation to use the housing portal to find and select a roommate if you wish.

Ready to apply?

If you’re admitted to CSU and have submitted your enrollment deposit, you can take action on your housing application.


Jill Baylis

Jill was a staff member in the Office of Admissions until 2019 when she moved to Denver. As a first-generation college student, she focused on simplifying the college admissions process and helping future Rams find community on campus.