Housing & Living on Campus

The University is a residential campus, encouraging first-time, first- and second-year students to reside on campus. This year, to support on- and off-campus living, we may require testing and contact tracing to quickly identify and isolate anyone with COVID-19. 

  • mask distancing icon


    We have a dedicated team that supports isolation and quarantine with resources including food delivery.

Housing Following Illness or COVID-19 Exposure

The public health guidance to contain the spread of COVID-19 is to identify individual(s) who may have been exposed to those who have COVID-19. The University will assist state and local public health officials working with DU community members who test positive for COVID-19 to identify people they may have exposed to the virus. The University (and public health officials) will not share the names of DU community members who test positive for COVID-19. Those who are informed that they have been exposed to the virus may be asked to quarantine for 14 days, unless they qualify for reduced quarantine.

We will fill spaces closest to campus and fill out as the need for quarantine space rises. Students must comply with University officials’ directives regarding isolation and quarantine. (For more information about contact tracing, please visit the CDC website).

Students who do not have a valid HRE housing contract and are living off-campus are responsible for finding and paying for any isolation or quarantine space needed. 

Learn More About Isolation & Quarantine

  • Questions About Isolation/Quarantine?

    The overall point of contact for Isolation/Quarantine is the COVID-19 Information Hub, reached via email at COVIDcoordinator@du.edu or by call or text to 303-656-7137.

    Housing Protocol team:

    • Call/Text: 303-453-9312
    • Email: housing.hpc@du.edu

    Please direct inquiries on these topics to these better, faster resources:

    • Report a case or request urgent assistance:
      • 303-871-COVD
      • reportCOVID@du.edu
    • Medical/health concerns: DU Health & Counseling Center
      • 303-871-2205 (has after hours, urgent option)
    • Isolation/Quarantine process and release info
      • 303-656-7137
      • covidcoordinator@du.edu
    • Meal orders for students ordered to Isolation/Quarantine:
      • https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cByPwLC1m0uRhad (must be placed by 2 p.m. for following day)
      • Needed Items Request: www.tinyurl.com/qirequest (NOTE: Students/families were instructed this summer to prepare a go-bag; students being moved are sent a packing list; and we provide a goody bag with basic essentials for the temp space)
    • General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the deadline for students to submit their vaccination records?

    September 1, 2022.

  • Can I still live on campus if I received a vaccine not approved by the FDA?

    Yes. You will still be able to live on campus if you have received a vaccine that is not authorized for use in the United States. However, you will not be considered up to date on your vaccination, so you may be expected to comply with required testing and mitigation procedures, such as wearing a facial covering, until you are up to date with an approved vaccine. 

  • I’m not vaccinated yet. Can I still apply for housing?

    To move into residence halls, students need to provide proof of vaccination OR receive an approved vaccination exemption. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please contact Housing & Residential Education at housing@du.edu.

  • What are COVID-19 mitigation requirements inside DU housing?

    Following CDC and public health guidance, confirmed vaccinated students do not need to wear face coverings or practice social distancing in residence halls (including in individual rooms and common spaces) but may be required to take routine COVID-19 tests.

    Students with vaccine exemptions or who are vaccinated with a vaccine not yet approved by the FDA may be required to wear a face covering, social distance and complete frequent testing for COVID-19. Any student who desires to wear a facial covering, vaccinated or not, is encouraged to do so.

  • Are residential students required to take COVID-19 tests?

    Vaccinated and unvaccinated residents may be required to take regular tests for COVID-19. However, confirmed vaccinated students will be on a reduced testing schedule. Your testing schedule will be available on MyDU after you’ve been “cleared” for campus access.

  • Can I have guests or visitors to my residential hall or room?

    Yes, however, campus guests may be expected to adhere to the visitor protocol, which requires the visitor to complete the visitor survey within two hours of accessing campus buildings. If you and your guest have been vaccinated, facial coverings and social distancing are not required. If you and/or your visitor are not vaccinated, facial coverings and social distancing may be required.

  • Are residential community spaces open?

    Yes. Indoor community spaces and outdoor recreation amenities are open. In-person and hybrid programming opportunities are also available to residents.