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Room Selection Process

RETURNING STUDENT ROOM SELECTION 

Please note that all communications from Housing and Residential Education will be sent to students' du.edu email accounts.

There are a variety of choices for university housing on campus. It is important to thoroughly research the option you may like to live in for the following year. Room selection for 3rd and 4th years will take place in February and March, followed by room selection for 2nd years in March and April.

Rising 2nd-years may select from the following university housing options:

  • Hilltop
  • Summit
  • Nelson
  • Nagel
  • Towers (two floors only)
    • The 2nd year spaces in Towers will be double occupancy only (no triples). Rates for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year are available at https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/fees1819.html.
    • 2nd year students with a space in Towers may be moved as spaces in Nagel, Nelson, Summit and Hilltop become available. As a reminder, Housing reserves to the right to move residents as needed per the Housing Contract you signed.

For more information on room configuration/location of these options, floor plans will be available at the front desks of JMac, Halls and Towers. 

Rising 3rd and 4th-years may select from the following university housing options:

  • Lynn Marie (unfurnished)
  • Mesa (furnished)
  • Ridgeline (furnished)
  • University Lofts (furnished)
  • University Place (furnished)
  • Vista (*select furnished units)

Floor plans for apartment buildings will be available at the front desks of Nagel, Nelson and U-Place.

The 2018-2019 room and board rates are available on this page.

Students who will studying abroad Fall 2018 should visit the Housing After Study Abroad page for more information.

For any additional questions regarding the room selection process, please contact [email protected].

Room Selection Process for Rising 2nd-Year Students

STEP 0: Drop In Hours and Webinar (attend if needed)

  • Monday, March 12th from 5 - 6 pm: Online Webinar (register here or at http://bit.ly/du2ndyrwebreg)
  • Monday, March 26th from 1 pm - 4:30 pm: Drop In Hours located in Nagel 136
  • Thursday, March 29th from 4 - 7 pm: Drop In Hours located in Nagel 136

Super detailed information on the process is available here. The webinar will be recorded and available to view later. 

Step 1: Decide who want to live with

Now until Friday, March 30th: Grab some friends you would like to room with and form a group!

The application opens up on Friday, March 9th. You can either apply as an individual, or apply as a group of 2 to 6 people. Students applying individually are considered their own group.

Step 2: Confirm Group Details

March 9th - 31st: Select a Group Leader and a group name.

Once you have chosen your team, we need some specifics. One member should be a Group Leader, and your group should have a name. If you are applying as an individual, you will need to select yourself as a Group Leader and confirm your group.

Step 3: Fill Out the Housing Application

March 9th - 31st: Fill out the "2018-2019 Academic Year" housing application in your PioneerWeb Account. Be sure to include your group name!

Group Leaders MUST log back in to PioneerWeb to confirm the group once all members have completed their application.

Step 4: Group Selection Date Assigned

April 13th: The Group Leader will receive an email with your group's room selection time.

Instructions on how to select a room are here.

Step 5: Room Selection Days

April 17th - 19th: The Group Leader will be responsible for selecting your space at your group's designated time. Group Leaders may do this on their own or join us in a computer lab for step-by-step assistance. 

HRE Team members will be present in Sturm 353 during this time. If you do not select a room during this process, our office will place you sometime during the week of May 21st.


Room Selection Process for Rising 3rd and 4th-Year Students

STEP 0: drop in hours and webinar (IF NEEDED)

  • Monday, February 12th from 5 - 6 pm: Online Webinar (register here or http://bit.ly/du34yrwebreg )
  • Tuesday, February 20th from 1 - 4:30pm: Drop In Hours located in Nagel 136
  • Thursday, February 22nd from 4 - 7pm: Drop In Hours located in Nagel 136

Step 1: Decide who want to live with

Now until Monday, February 27th: Grab some friends you would like to room with and form a group!

You can either apply as an individual, or apply as a group of 2 people.

Step 2: Confirm Group Details

February 9th - February 27th: Select a Group Leader and a group name.

Once you have chosen your team, we need some specifics. One member should be a Group Leader, and your group should have a name. If you are applying as an individual, you will need to sign up as the Group Leader and confirm your group.

Step 3: Fill Out the Housing Application

February 9th - February 27th: Fill out the "2018-2019 Academic Year" housing application in you PioneerWeb Account. Be sure to include your GROUP Name.

Group Leaders MUST log back in to PioneerWeb to confirm the group once all members have completed their application.

Step 4: Group Selection Date Assigned

March 5th: The Group Leader will receive an email with your group's room selection time.

Instructions  on how to select a room are  here .

Step 5: Room Selection Days

March 7th - 8th: The Group Leader will be responsible for selecting your space at your group's designated time. Group Leaders may do this on their own or join us in a computer lab for step-by-step assistance. 

HRE Team members will be present in Sturm 353 during this time.

***Due to the number of available spaces and the number of applicants, we foresee that not all students who applied will be able to select a space during the live room selection process happening on March 7th and 8th. We will notify you via e-mail when all spaces have been selected.

If you are unable to select a space, you will remain on the waitlist and will be prioritized based on your own application completion time/date. We will notify you when a space becomes available due to cancellations.

Students are welcome to remain on the waitlist or also utilize our off-campus housing resources to seek off-campus housing. Our resources page is located here

STEP 6: CANCELLATION DEADLINES

If you have a room reservation, you NEED to email [email protected] to cancel it. Be mindful of the following deadlines:

  • Friday, April 6th before 4pm – Cancel up until this date/time without any penalty. 
  • Monday, May 7th before 4pm – Students will forfeit their $200 deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, they will be charged $200.
  • Any student who cancels after 4 pm on Monday, May 7th, will be charged a contract breakage fee of $1000 and will forfeit their $200 housing deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, they will be charged $200 to their student account.

RESIDENT HALL GRANT for 3rd/4th year students in year-long housing 

As stated in the admission letter, residence hall grants are DU-funded tuition awards that are ONLY available when a student resides in eligible university housing. Eligible university housing includes: Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Centennial Towers, Centennial Halls, Nelson Hall, Nagel Hall, University Lofts, University Place, Lynn Marie, Summit, Mesa, Ridgeline, Vista(*), Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

*Not all apartments in Vista are eligible for the residence hall grant. Students who are placed in units that are part of DU's master lease and have signed a DU-student housing contract are eligible for the residence hall grant.

Residents need to go through the Returning Student Room Selection Process & meet all the appropriate deadlines. There are two possible outcomes:

First Possible Outcome:

  • All communications from Housing and Residential Education will be sent to students' du.edu email accounts.
  • Residents are able to receive an on-campus housing assignment for the following year and they will then receive the residence hall grant.
    • Residents who apply for on-campus housing, and receive an offer for any on-campus housing, but decline the offer WILL NOT receive the residence hall grant.
    • Residents who REMOVE themselves from the waiting list, WILL NOT be eligible to receive the residence hall grant.
    • Residents who ACCEPT a housing assignment, and then cancel their housing after one of the following dates WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant:
      • Friday, April 6th at 4pm: Residents can cancel up until this date/time without any financial penalty & WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant.
      • Monday, May 7th at 4pm: Residents will lose their $200 housing deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, residents will be charged $200 on the student account & WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant.
      • Any 3rd/4th year students who cancels after Monday, May 7th at 4pm will be charged a contract breakage fee of $1000, will lose the $200 housing deposit. If there is not a housing deposit on file, they will be charged $200 to their student account & WILL FORFEIT the residence hall grant.
  • Residents unable to secure a housing assignment during the return process will be placed on the waitlist for a DU housing assignment based upon the application completion date.
  • HRE will place residents from the waitlist into housing assignments as spaces become available.

Second Possible Outcome

  • Residents who do not receive a fall housing assignment by the end of June 2018, through no fault of their own may be eligible to receive the room grant for the upcoming year.

Frequently Asked questions

Can people who study abroad apply for on-campus housing?

Please visit the Study Abroad page for more information. 

Can I lower my meal plan as a first and second year student?

Third and fourth year students may cancel, or apply for the 50 block meal plan up until the Thursday of the first week of the fall quarter. All 1st and 2nd year students are required to at least have the 100 block meal plan. However, in special circumstances (Food allergies, medical reasons, commuting from home, etc.) students may petition to be released from their meal plan through the Disability Services Program. Please set up a time to speak with one of the HRE Team members about the contract release process at [email protected] or by calling 303.871.2246.

Third and fourth year students can add a meal plan through PioneerWeb (myWeb>Student>Housing and Meals>Add/Change/Cancel Meal Plan) or by visiting the Housing main office in Nagel 136.

What is the difference between the residence hall rooms?

Nagel and Nelson have the same suite style options in each building and have the same utilities. Nelson does have a larger dining hall inside of it, but Nagel students have full access to it as well. The walk is not far and the students' experience does not differ greatly. Hilltop and Summit are apartments with a shared kitchen and bathroom. There are limited singles available in Hilltop. All of these buildings are open over the winter break.

How do university apartments work?

Only 3rd and 4th-year students are eligible to live in the university apartments. These are Lynn Marie, Mesa, Ridgeline, University Lofts, University Place, and select Vista units. Students would pay and be billed per quarter for their university apartment much like a residence hall. Students who are here in the fall will have priority. Please know that spaces are extremely limited and we will maintain a waitlist to continue to place students based upon space availability.

Contract Release

Rising 2nd-year students who would like to request to be released from the 2-year live-in requirement should read about the process here: https://www.du.edu/housing/resources/undergradpolicies.html. Please set up a time to speak with one of the HRE Team members about the contract release process at [email protected] or by calling 303.871.2246.

Please know that requests received before March 30th will be expedited. Any requests made after March 30th will be reviewed in the usual time frame.

Student with Disability Services Accommodations

Rising 2nd-year students : If a student has or needs a special housing accommodation, they must work with Disability Services Program ([email protected] or (303)871-2372) prior to March 30th, to ensure that any accommodation needs can be met during the room selection process.

Any requests for an accommodation that occurs after that date will be placed on a waitlist until a space opens up matching that accommodation.

Students with accommodations have two choices:

  1. They can select early (before room selection) from spaces as an individual that meet their accommodation needs (no friends can join them).
  2. They can still participate as a group with their friends to work on getting their needs met through the lottery process with the general public. It is recommended that the DSP student be the Group Leader, so they can select the spaces that meet their needs first, then their group's needs/wants.
  3. After room selection, if the student does not get their accommodation needs met, they can get on the waitlist to get moved to a space that matches their needs (but we cannot guarantee that their friends can go with them). Only the student with the accommodation will be guaranteed a new spot matching their needs.

Rising 3rd-year students : If a student needs special housing accommodations, they must communicate with the DU Disability Services Program via e-mail [email protected] or (303)871-2372 prior to February 28th. The DSP accommodation does not guarantee a space on campus, however, if the student does get a space on campus through the Room Selection Process, their accommodation will be honored. Accommodation requests that occur after that date will be placed on a waitlist until a space opens up matching that accommodation.

Service and Emotional Support Animals:  The University of Denver recognizes the various roles and benefits that animals can have on human health and wellness. Service animals and emotional support animals help many people with disabilities to fully participate in everyday life. For some people, these animals are a necessary support for maintaining physical and/or mental health.

  • Service animals are dogs or miniature horses that trained to do work or perform tasks for their handler and are permitted to accompany their handler in most campus facilities.
  • Emotional support animals, which can be a wider variety of species, assist in the treatment process of an individual with a disability, but are limited to the individual's living quarters.

Federal law requires that the University of Denver make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including through the use of service animals and approved emotional support animals.

While many students enjoy and benefit from living alongside service animals and emotional support animals, we also understand that there are many disability-related and other reasons that certain students may not. At the University of Denver, we strive to make our campus a safe and welcoming environment for all. This includes proactively working to address concerns related to living with service animals and approved emotional support animals, as well as establishing systems and supports that promote high standards of animal welfare for such animals. 

If there is an allergy, phobia, or other disability reason that you would not be able to live with an approved emotional support animal or a service animal, you must request accommodations for such allergy, phobia, or other disability through the DU Disability Services Program.

If there are any additional concerns not addressed above, regarding living with emotional support animal approved as a disability accommodation through the DSP and/or a service animal, please contact the Housing & Residential Education Office directly at 303.871.2246 or [email protected].

Fraternity and Sorority Housing

Students who are planning to live in FSL housing will need to coordinate through the FSL Office before March 30th. Please visit the Fraternity & Sorority Life website for more information.