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Cottage Housing

Cottages

Cottage Housing is an option only available to seniors who have met the college's three-year residential requirement (have lived on campus for at least 6 semesters). These college managed properties range in size from 1-person studios to 6-person houses and are designed to combine some of the best aspects of living on-campus with the responsibilities that come with more independent living. Residents sign a lease for an unfurnished cottage, may have a pet (with a $300 nonrefundable pet deposit), and are not required to purchase a meal plan.  Amenities include a full-time Residential Life Coordinator and on-call maintenance staff. Utilities, trash removal, and Wi-Fi are included in the rental cost. Free street parking is available on Weber Street. 

2019-2020 Cottage Application

The 2019-2020 Cottage Selection Guide and Application is available in the Office of Housing and Conferences, Bemis #139 or you can download the guide and application here.  


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Cottages or the Cottage application process, please contact us at 719-389-6618.

Cottage Configurations

 More cottages will be added for 2019-2020 Cottage Selection. Floor plans will be posted as soon as they are available.  

916 Weber

916

5 Bedroom House

Floor Plan

918 Weber* 

918

(1) Studio Apartment

(1) 1 Bedroom Apartment

(1) 2 Bedroom Apartment

*Please note that cottage apartments will not be a part of cottage selection after the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Floor Plan

922 Weber

922

5 or 6 Bedroom House

Floor Plan

928 Weber

928

4 Bedroom House

Floor Plan

930 Weber*

930

(1) Studio Apartment

(3) 1 Bedroom Apartment

(1) 2 Bedroom Apartment

**Please note that cottage apartments will not be a part of cottage selection after the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Floor Plan

1032 Weber

4 Bedroom House

Floor Plan

1116 Weber

4 Bedroom House

228 Dale

6 Bedroom House

217 Uintah

4 Bedroom House

225 Uintah

5 Bedroom House

229 Uintah

5 Bedroom House

2019-2020 Cottage Rates

Studio Apartment

1 Bedroom Apartment

2 Bedroom Apartment

4 Bedroom House

5 Bedroom House

6 Bedroom House

$915/month

$935/month

$795/person/month

$795/person/month

$745/person/month

$745/person/month

Cottage Selection Overview

Step One: Attend an Off Campus Info Session Workshop and Social Host Training

These sessions are not mandatory but highly recommended for seniors applying for cottage housing. 

Step Two: Complete the 2019-2020 Cottage Application 

Cottage Applications will be available in the Housing and Conferences Office on September 26, and will be available at all Information Sessions. The application can also be found on the Housing and Conferences webpage. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Housing and Conferences by the date and time below. 

Due Date: October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Housing and Conferences Office, Bemis #139

Step Three: Conduct Verification

If 50% or more of the applicants in a group have significant conduct history (College housing restriction or greater sanctions) or have been involved in multiple incidents together, the group application will be ineligible.  If you are uncertain whether or not your group qualifies to apply for a cottage  together, we suggest that you email Matt Edwards at medwards@coloradocollege.edu prior to the application due date.  We will check the conduct history of your group and advise you of your eligibility so that you have time to reconfigure your group if the current configuration is not eligible to apply together.

Step Four: Lottery Numbers Issued 

Students who apply for a cottage will be assigned a randomly generated lottery number. All members of each application will receive the application lottery number via email.

Date: November 2, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Step Five: Select a Cottage.

Selection will be an in-person process. If no representative is in attendance when a lottery number is called, the applicants will lose their opportunity to select a cottage.

Location: Hybl Community Center Main Space

Date: November 8, 2018 at 1 p.m.

FAQ

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to apply for a cottage, students must begin Block 1 of Fall 2019 having completed six semesters of on-campus living. Transfer students should contact Housing and Conferences to determine their eligibility to apply for cottage housing.

Can I apply to more than one cottage configuration?

Yes. A student can apply for more than one cottage configuration, however, a student can only be listed on one application per cottage configuration. This which means that a student can submit an application for two types of cottage configurations (i.e., a 4-person and a 5-person cottage group), but cannot be part of multiple applications for the same configuration (i.e., a student cannot be a part of two 4-person cottage applications). Each application receives a different lottery number.

If I apply for multiple configurations, can I put one offer on hold to see if I am able to get another offer?
(i.e., Can I hold an offer for a 6-person to see if I am offered a 4-person cottage?)

No. During the selection process, you will have to accept or decline an offer when your lottery number comes up. Once you’ve accepted an offer, the other groups you applied with are void, and those individuals are not eligible for a cottage unless they are listed on another application that is still in the selection process.

Does the entire group have to be present for selection?

No. All members of your group do not need to be present for selection. However, those who are not present are giving their permission for the other member(s) of their group to act on their behalf. Therefore, any decisions that are made will be binding for the entire group (this includes bedroom selection).

I will be away from campus during the cottage selection process. Can I still apply?

Yes. You may still participate in the selection process by appointing a proxy. Please email Makayla Nichols with the name of your proxy. Please choose your proxy carefully, as you will be
entrusting this person with the responsibility of handling the application process and/or selection for you.

Are the cottages all-gender?

Yes. Students are allowed to name any roommate, regardless of gender identity.

What are the move in/move out dates?

Move in will be Aug 24, 2019 and move out will be May 18, 2020.

During the year, how will roommates be replaced if they leave?

If a student vacates at any time, the remaining roommates will have the opportunity to name a new roommate (must have completed 6 semesters on campus). If they do not, Housing and Conferences will assign someone to the cottage utilizing the waitlist process. 

Quick Checklist

  • Attend one of the Off Campus Workshops and a Social Host Training
  • Check with RLC regarding any conduct issues
  • Complete and submit the cottage application(s) by the due date: October 26, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Receive your Cottage lottery group number
  • Be present at Cottage Selection on November 8, 2018 at 1 p.m.