How will the University accommodate incoming first-year students?
We guarantee that all first-year students will be able to live on campus so they can establish a sense of community and have the residential college experience they desire and expect. They will be offered a choice between singles and double suite-style rooms, and we will do our best to accomodate as many first choices as possible.
What about transfer students?
The University is committed to helping students secure housing. The Transfer Living Community will accommodate transfer students with doubles in suite-style rooms. There is limited availability. We’re working diligently on several other options and will soon have details about the various options that will be available. You can also visit the off-campus housing resource website at https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/offcampus.html.
I’m a rising second-year student who expected to live on campus, and in the past was required to do so. What will happen to my housing?
To meet the health and housing needs of our University of Denver students, for the 2020-2021 school year, rising second-year students can waive the live-on-campus requirement. Second-years who applied for university-provided housing will live in either on-campus residence halls or in nearby apartment communities. To mirror on-campus offerings, apartment communities will include the presence of resident assistants (RA's), standard amenities, student workshops, programs, and connection check-ins. Eligible students will still receive the residence hall grant if they move off campus.
If you're looking for more information on how to find off-campus housing, visit https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/offcampus.html.
I’m an incoming first year student. What if I live in Denver or in the region? Can I choose to live at home?
The University has expanded the live-at-home radius from 25 to 45 miles from campus for first-year students who may prefer to live at home for a variety of reasons. Please work with the Office of Admission to request a release form or find one online at https://admission.du.edu/register/liveathome. If you live farther than 45 miles from campus and have medical, financial or other special circumstances, please work with the Office of Admission for more information.
What if I sign a lease off campus but then classes cannot meet face-to-face?
Fall quarter will likely consist of face-to-face classes, hybrid classes, and on-line instruction. We are making plans now to de-densify our classrooms and have health and safety protocols in place. Everything will depend upon guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Environment and Health, and what is recommended or required for higher education institutions—and of course, what we think is safe for the DU community. If you sign a lease with an external company, please consider discussing a COVID provision with them. Any contract you sign with an external company is an obligation between you and that company. The University will not intervene.
Will all rooms be single, or can I live with a roommate?
We will be offering a mix of housing accommodations with singles and suite-style double rooms that best align with physical distancing and bathroom usage measures based on our room type set up in each residence hall.
As a rising second-year student, what should I do if I want to be released from my housing contract for the 2020–2021 academic year?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18, or we will assume you want to be considered for a housing placement next year.
What if I am (or expect to be) part of a Living Learning Community?
Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) will be proceeding with some adaptations. Housing will be provided for all. The University will provide more information for students in the LLCs soon.
Since I can’t study abroad, can I live on campus? Or will you help me find off-campus housing options?
HRE and the Office of International Education are working together to help support students in understanding their resources and finding housing options. We are committed to making sure everyone has a place to live this fall. The University is committed to helping students secure housing. You can also visit the off campus housing resource website at https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/offcampus.html.
Since I couldn’t study abroad, will I still receive the residence hall grant?
Yes. We will honor that commitment for the term you were scheduled to study abroad even if there isn’t space on campus. If you had already signed up for campus housing for winter and spring and there isn’t space on campus, you will also receive the residence hall grant for those terms.
What provisions are in place for helping graduate students find off-campus housing?
We’re working hard on this issue now and will be in touch with details about the various options that will be available very soon. You can also visit the off campus housing resource website at https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/offcampus.html.
I was expecting to live in fraternity or sorority housing. Can I be released from my contract?
You will need to contact your chapter president or house corporation for any housing releases that are required as a condition of your membership.
I am a rising third- or fourth-year student. Can I cancel my housing assignment I have already selected on campus? If I do cancel, will I be eligible to receive the residence hall grant?
Yes. If you had a housing contract with DU for the next academic year and cancel it to move off campus, you will receive the residence hall grant.
Students who wish to cancel their housing application/contract and instead live independently of DU should email email@example.com by Tuesday, June 18. Eligible students will still receive the residence hall grant if they move off campus.
I am a rising third- or fourth-year student, and I already chose a housing assignment for 2020–2021. Am I guaranteed to still have that assignment?
Very soon we will determine which rooms are assigned as singles and doubles, and how we will manage the CDC’s requirement to de-densify. Based on those decisions, we will reach out to students and make room assignments.
What has the University done to de-densify on campus housing?
The University has developed a plan to move to 77% occupancy in on-campus housing. The plan includes single rooms in buildings where students share a hallway bathroom and some double-room options in buildings with in-suite bathrooms. Cleaning schedules in hallway bathrooms will be increased.
If I’m separated from a roommate because we’re in singles, can we at least live on the same floor?
We will do our very best to keep roommates on the same floor or at least in the same building.
How can third- and fourth-year students apply for housing?
The housing process for third- and fourth-year students already occurred. If students need support finding housing we have a great resource for off campus housing. Students can email Offcampus.firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
I love the experience of living in a DU residential community. Will I still have a similar experience if I live off-campus?
We are creating an off-campus residential experience that mirrors what we offer on campus, including the presence of resident assistants (RAs). We are developing these residential communities in nearby apartment complexes that have full laundry services, work-out facilities and study rooms. Students will have an opportunity to engage in workshops, programs, and residential connection check-ins. We are creating a DU “home” off campus for our students.
Will I still receive my housing grant if I move off campus?
Eligible students will still receive the residence hall grant if they move off campus.