Returning Student Housing Selection 2022-23 FAQs

When does 2022-2023 Housing Selection begin?

  • Fall 2022 housing selection will begin Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, when the housing agreement opens for current students.
  • The first step in housing selection is signing your 2022-23 housing agreement in Banner
  • To participate in housing selection, all interested students must sign their agreement by March 9, 2022.

What happens after I sign my housing agreement?

  • Once you sign your housing agreement, you are in the process for housing selection.
  • Lottery numbers will be sent out to students in mid-March

Is there a housing deposit required?

  • CC does not require a housing deposit to secure housing.

I took a leave of absence this semester, am I still eligible to participate?

  • If you took a leave of absence for the 2022 Spring Semester and intend to return for Fall 2022, please contact for further information.

What is CC’s Residential Requirement?

  • The residential requirement is a critical part of the Colorado College experience. As a result, all students must live on campus for the first three years of their enrollment at CC.

If I live on campus, am I required to have a meal plan?

  • Yes, all on-campus students are required to have a meal plan. Meal plan options can be found here.

I need an exception to the meal plan, who do I contact?

I am eligible to participate in housing selection, how will I know my lottery number?

  • Lottery numbers/selection times will be emailed to eligible students via their CC email address prior to housing selection dates.

How are lottery numbers determined?

  • Lottery numbers are determined by academic standing/class year as well as when you signed you housing agreement. 
  • To ensure we have enough spaces for students that are required to live on campus, spaces for seniors will be limited. Those seniors that were given a lottery number but were unable to select a space will be placed on the wait list.

I was in an overflow triple this year, will I get any priority in housing selection?

  • Yes, students in overflow triples will have priority during their class year selection

I am interested in apartments, cottages, or theme housing, will I receive a lottery number?

  • Cottage, apartment, and theme housing will be separate from the housing lottery. Applications will be reviewed and placements made based on the application. There will be no lottery numbers for these processes.

I’m currently a junior and want to live on campus next year? What are my options?

  • Senior housing for the 2022-23 academic year is extremely limited.
  • Priority will be given to seniors in cottage selection only.
  • There may be additional spaces that become available after all current sophomore student assignments have been made.
  • We are in discussion with Cascade Park Apartments to increase the number of apartments we will lease through our office.

Are there any other options for seniors?

  • We are looking at other strategic partnerships to help our rising seniors find housing for the 2022-23 academic year. Some include campus-adjacent locations such as Cascade Park Apartments and the 1100 block of North Weber Street. Other apartments we have worked with in the past are near UCCS (The Lodges and West Edge). Limited Cascade Park apartments will be leased through the CC Housing Office while others will be leased directly through the apartment leasing offices.

I am interested in living off campus but will not be a senior next year, what do I need to do?

  • Any student that is required to live on campus, but wants to live off campus must to complete the off-campus request form. Students will receive a response to their request within three business days.
  • Follow up questions can be directed to Please be descriptive in the subject line in order for us to best serve you. (e.g. “Off campus appeal” in the subject line for those wanting to appeal to live off campus)

Are there any resources available to me as an off-campus student?

  • CC has a strong relationship with the surrounding community and has great partnerships to help support our students.
  • Students have access to all of the same resources residential students have on campus.
  • Additional information about life off campus can be found on our off-campus housing webpage.

What types of housing are available to me?

  • Returning students can select a multitude of housing types including: apartment style living, special interest housing (including language houses); small houses, traditional residence halls, and cottage housing
  • Information about all of our housing types can be found here .

I want to live in a cottage, is that possible?

  • Cottage selection is completed first in our housing selection process.
  • You must fill out a form to express interest in cottage selection.
  • Priority will be given to seniors wishing to reside in cottages.
  • If you have a group of students who would like to live together in a cottage, please make sure to list all students in your request.

I want to live in a theme community or special interest housing? What are my options?

  • CC has several different special interest housing options for our returning students. These include the language houses, Glass House, Enclave, Outdoor Education, Bridge Scholars, the newly created continuing student Pride Community in Fleming, the newly created Arts Community in McGregor.
  • Special interest housing will have a separate interest form. Spaces allotted for these communities will not be available during traditional room selection.

I want a single that is not in an apartment, is that possible?

  • There are a limited number of single rooms available in our small houses and traditional style halls available. 

I need a housing accommodation and am registered with Student Accessibility Resources, what do I do?

I have a request for a religious/spiritual related housing accommodation, who should I contact?

How are roommates determined?

  • Students can match roommates via Banner and select spaces together.
  • Students may also request a roommate and will be placed together if you meet the housing deadlines and request each other. For new students, part of the excitement of the college experience is meeting new people and our housing application asks questions that help us match students together.

Do I need to have a full group to select an apartment?

  • Smaller groups/individual students are allowed to select a bed space in larger apartments. If you do not fill all bed spaces with your group, we will open those spaces to other students.

I am interested in an eight-person apartment but only have three other people I want to live with, can I still do that?

  • We allow groups of four or eight to do initial selection in eight-person apartments. Any unfilled spaces will then be filled with individual students.

Does my group have to fill the entire apartment?

  • We recommend creating a group that will fill the entire desired space. However, if that does not happen, we will place an individual student into any open bed spaces.

Can we designate a proxy for apartment selection?

  • Yes, one person can select an apartment for the entire group

Is the application for apartments first come, first served?

  • Not exactly, the housing team reviews all applications and makes assignments according to preferences and class standing with priority given to rising juniors. However, the earlier we receive applications the more time we have to review them.

If a roommate of mine is studying abroad for a semester, do I need to include the name of alternates in my application or can I figure out alternates later?

  • Yes, preference will be given to apartment applications that have the entire apartment full for the entire 22-23 academic year. If you or our office identifies a student in the apartment is going abroad for a semester it will likely result another apartment with a full roster being given preference over your application. It is best to have an alternative ready to go.

If my roommate is only studying abroad for TWO blocks, do we need an alternate?

  • No, our office bills for housing per semester and occupying the room for half the semester would qualify that roommate to maintain their space and us likely not moving anyone else in unless you request it.

Is the information online about being able to apply to multiple apartments still accurate?

  • In the application you will indicate your apartment type preference, which in theory allows you to apply for multiple. Our hope is to accommodate first and second preferences.

I am currently a sophomore and living off-campus, will I be able to return to on-campus housing for my junior year?

  • Yes, you will be required to live on campus unless you are granted an exception to live off-campus. Please be diligent about the deadlines sent via email and our website since on-campus students will have staff and bulletin boards reminding them of the timeline.

I am currently a junior living off-campus but want to live on campus for my senior year, will this be possible?

  • As with all seniors, you will be eligible for the housing lottery but are not guaranteed a space. In order to guarantee housing, you should secure an off-campus location. We will do our best to assign people from the waitlist as spaces open up but priority will be given to those that are required to live on campus (juniors, sophomores, and first-year students)
  • Housing agreement: This is your housing contract for the academic year. This document contains your contract terms and expectations for the year.
  • Rising senior: On track to graduate in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023; current junior
  • Rising Junior: On track to graduate Fall 2023 or Spring 2024; current sophomore
  • Rising Sophomore: Graduate Fall 2024 or Spring 2025; current first-year
  • Small House: Chiles, Fleming, Bemis, McGregor, Ticknor, Montgomery, Jackson, Lennox
  • Cottage/Senior Cottage: Unfurnished houses intended for seniors
  • “The Big Three”: Mathias, South, Loomis
  • Apartments: Western Ridge and East Campus Apartments

What storage options are available across campus?

  • Storage is very limited and not available for students. Contact any area storage companies.

I am planning on studying abroad in the Fall Semester. Should I participate in fall housing selection?

  • No. However, you should fill out and submit the housing agreement, so we know who to contacted in November 2022 to plan for spring housing options.

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