Small houses are available to sophomore through senior students. Each small house has its own unique character. Many are old mansions converted into residence halls. The cozy, warm atmosphere is an attractive feature, making these buildings among the most desirable living accommodations on campus. Unlike the traditional residence halls, our small houses have no more than 75 residents in a house. They still have the convenience of being close to the action on campus while allowing a more independent feel for upper-class students. Some are on the National Register of Historic Buildings. All of the houses are co-educational, with the exception of Montgomery House, which is exclusively for women. Each house has a central living room for studying and TV, as well as a kitchen, and many have pianos and game tables.
Housing Information for New Students
Once you have received the initial mailing containing your new email, you will start to receive emails from the Office of Housing & Conferences regarding housing information. The initial email will contain instructions for completing the online housing agreement and preference information. The deadline for completing housing information is June 30, and the roommate matching process occurs soon after. You can expect to receive room and roommate information in early August.
Many factors influence the room assignment process and create movement in housing throughout the month of July, including:
- admitted new students may still choose not to come;
- returning students may change their housing plans due to transfer or late acceptance to study abroad;
- returning students may decide to take a leave of absence or apply to live off campus, if eligible.
First Year Students
All First Year students are housed in Traditional Halls which are Loomis Hall, Mathias Hall, and South Hall. Housing is assigned based on the preference information you submit with your online new student housing agreement.
Winter Start Students
If you are a Winter Start student, assignments will be based on mid-year housing availability in the halls you are eligible for. You will be notified of your room and roommate assignment just before the College closes for Winter Break. We will include contact information with your assignment and strongly encourage you to connect with your roommate and to get to know him or her.
Depending on the number of semesters completed, you may be eligible to live in a traditional hall, small house, or apartment. Transfer students are placed according to availability and could be in single, double, or triple occupancy rooms.
Is it possible that I will have more than one roommate?
Yes, it is very likely. CC first year housing includes double and triple rooms. Rooms are assigned after all housing applications are received.
What are Triples and why was I put into a Triple?
Given our current room inventory and higher occupancy numbers, triple occupancy rooms are common in large spaces throughout all the Traditional Halls. Students are placed in triple occupancy rooms randomly. Opportunities to move from a triple is made possible through the wait list process. Contact the Housing and Conferences Office for more information.
May I room with a friend or someone I know?
Students are able to specify a particular roommate through the online housing agreement process. Both students must name each other, as we don’t intentionally place students together unless the request is mutual. Naming a specific roommate does not guarantee that students won’t be placed in a triple room with a third, random roommate.
What happens if my roommate(s) and I don’t get along?
Each building has an RLC and RAs that will work with students to help them explore ways in which to resolve roommate conflicts, but there is a wait list process that students can utilize if attempts to solve issues are unsuccessful.
May I live off-campus?
Colorado College is a residential college with a three-year on-campus living requirement. The college’s residence halls are meant to foster social unity and to enhance the total learning environment and experience for our students. Therefore, all students are required to room and board in college residence halls. Only students with senior status are able to live off-campus. Until granted off-campus status as seniors, all students are required to live in college housing except:
Housing Information for Returning Students
Returning students are able to choose rooms across campus during Room Selection in April and May. The steps for room selection typically starts early in the spring semester so stay informed by visiting the Housing and Conferences webpage often.
Step One - Attend a Room Selection Information Session
Attend a room selection information session to ensure you are familiar with the online process.
Dates: February 8 at 2 p.m.; February 13 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; February 22 at 3 p.m.
Location: Loomis Lounge
If you are unable to attend a Room Selection Information Session, feel free to come by Bemis Hall 139.
Step Two - Complete the Online Housing Agreement for 2019-2020
As part of the process of living on-campus, all student must complete the Online Housing Agreement.
Housing Agreement available - February 1, 2019
Housing Agreement due - March 1, 2019
Where can I find it? Banner Student Housing (You must use Google Chrome to access the agreement)
Step Three - Receive Time Slot via CC Email
Each student will receive a time slot to select online. Time slots are based on anticipated semesters on campus at the start of the fall, 2019 semester. Time slots are randomly computer generated within each class, however students who have submitted their online Housing Agreement by the deadline will be given earlier time slots than the students within their class who have not submitted the agreement by the deadline.
If you are selecting a room with a roommate, you will use the earliest of the assigned time slots between the two roommates. All students will receive their time slots via their CC email accounts. You will not be able to access the Room Selection link on the housing website until you have completed your online Housing Agreement.
Step Four - Select Roommate
We will post more detailed directions for adding a roommate prior to room selection dates.
You must know your chosen roommate’s six digit student I.D. number, as that number is what you will enter here to identify your selected roommate. Note that your roommate must also select you in order for the two of you to be able choose a room together. Gender Neutral housing is recognized at Colorado College. Students interested in gender neutral housing should contact Room Assignment and Conferences Manager, Rochelle Taylor, to secure and confirm housing assignments that meet your needs (i.e. Access to all-gender restrooms on designated floor/floor section, etc.).
Step Five - Look at Room Availability
We will post more detailed directions for looking at room availability prior to the room selection dates.
Here you can keep track of which rooms have not yet been chosen, and you can also unofficially walk through the room selection process in preparation for the actual event during your assigned time slot. We urge you to visit this site early to become familiar with the process and ask any questions you might have so that you are prepared when it comes time to actually select your room. Once room selection begins, you’ll want to monitor the site frequently to see what rooms have been selected so that, when it’s your turn to choose a room, you know which ones are still available. You can log in any time, but you won’t be able to select a room until your designated time slot.
Step Six - Select Room during Time Slot
We will post more detailed directions for selecting your room prior to the room selection dates.
It’s important that you have a list of preferred rooms handy so that you can move on quickly and easily if the first room you want is no longer available. Once you choose the building you want and hit “Search,” you’ll see a list of rooms that fit your criteria (i.e., single, double, triple). When you see the room you want, just click on it, select the room, and you’re done! Within a short time, you’ll receive an email to your CC email account confirming your room selection. If you’ve chosen a roommate, they will also receive a confirmation email. Once you select a room and roommate, your roommate is also assigned to that room and will be unable to choose a different room. After you select a room, you are bound by that selection and will be unable to change it.
What if I require housing accommodations due to a disability-related reason (e.g., accessible housing, access to a kitchen or single-use bath, visual alarm)?
Please contact the office of Accessibility Resources (719-227-8285; Armstrong Hall, Room #211; firstname.lastname@example.org). In order to allow sufficient time for the College to evaluate and respond to requests for accommodations and to work with Housing and Conferences timelines, please meet with Accessibility Resources no later than March 1 to discuss the request. Accessibility Resources and Housing and Conferences will carefully consider each request for accommodations on a case-by-case basis to ensure that students with disabilities have equitable access to the College’s housing resources. Offers for students approved for ADA accommodations will be emailed in March.
What if I don’t have computer access or won’t be on-campus during my room selection time slot?
If you will not have computer access during the room selection time slot assigned to you or if you will be unable to complete any of the other processes associated with room selection, it is your responsibility to designate another student as a “proxy” to act on your behalf. Proxy authorizations must be completed as part of the online housing registration process or by submitting a completed form to the Housing and Conferences office. Emailed authorizations are also acceptable. Proxy information should be turned in prior to March 30th. No one will be allowed to select a room for you unless we have record that the specific individual is serving as your proxy.
Information your proxy must have in order to select your room:
Your proxy will not be able to log into the room selection website to choose a space for you, instead, they should come to the Housing and Conferences office during your designated time slot.
I plan to study abroad for the Fall 2019 semester. Should I still complete the housing application?
If you believe you will be studying abroad for the fall 2019 semester, you will still need to complete the housing agreement online in preparation for your return to campus housing in the spring. It is also important that you complete the online room preference information so that we are aware of your housing preferences as we begin to make room assignments for the spring 2020 semester. However, you will not go through the room selection process this spring.
I won’t be 18 years old before completing the housing agreement, does a parent/guardian need to complete the application for me?
If you are not 18 before you complete the housing agreement, your parent/guardian will also need to complete a housing agreement for you before you can participate in room selection or be assigned to a room. You can download it from our website or come to our office for a paper version. You should still submit the online version by the deadline.
What will happen if I do not participate in the room selection process?
If you do not participate in the room selection process and are not granted off-campus approval, you will still be assigned a room over the summer by Housing and Conferences unless you are going abroad or taking a leave of absence in the fall. You must still provide a completed Housing Agreement.
My time slot is incorrect, what should I do?
If you believe you have received an incorrect time slot, please contact our office. If you are aware that you have semesters that have not transferred, you will need to provide proof of those before we can issue a new time slot. Since time slots are generated randomly, you will not be penalized if your time is adjusted.
May I live off-campus?
Colorado College is a residential college with a three-year on-campus living requirement. The college’s residence halls are meant to foster social unity and to enhance the total learning environment and experience for our students. The three year live-on requirement is a critical part of the Colorado College experience. Exceptions to the residential requirement are only approved if a student: