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Off-Campus Application Process

Off-Campus Application Requirements

To apply to live off campus in the fall of the following year, students must begin the coming academic year's Block 1 having met the college 3-year residential requirement. For example, students who apply to live off campus during the 2020-2021 academic year must have lived on campus for at least 6 semesters (CC campus or CC affiliated off-campus program) by Fall 2020. The college reserves the right to withdraw off-campus approval if a student does not complete six semesters on campus as expected.

There are three components that comprise the off-campus application process:

  • Students must attend an off-campus workshop.
  • Students must submit an online off-campus agreement.
  • Students must receive official notification of off-campus approval from the college. ♦PLEASE NOTE: You should not sign an off-campus lease until you've received official notification that you have been approved to live off-campus.


Workshops are typically offered during the Fall and Spring semester at The Hybl Community Center. Please stay tuned for updates.


Off Campus Approval Process

Once you have attended the required workshop, Colorado College staff will review your conduct history. Circumstances that may result in an unsatisfactory review are when an applicant has been involved in a conduct process case resulting in a sanction or disciplinary probation or higher.


If you are eligible for off-campus living, you will receive an email with the information you need to access the online off-campus agreement. We encourage you to read through the information in the agreement carefully, as it contains important information about living off campus.


You will receive official notification of approval to live off campus from the college. You should not sign an off-campus lease until you have received official notification.

What if I am Away From Campus in the Fall?

If you will be away from campus during the application period, you will still be able to complete the requirements for applying to live off campus by completing an online version of the workshop (which consists of watching a video, and taking a short quiz). To access the online version, please contact Rochelle Taylor or Mollie Hayden.



Helpful Tips

  • Carefully consider the location of your house. If you are planning on having parties, it is better to live in a location that has student neighbors, rather than public neighbors who may be bothered by your noise.
  • Before signing a lease, talk to the current tenants of the house you are wanting to rent. Ask how their experience has been with the landlord, neighbors, etc.
  • Before your move in, take pictures of any damage that is present in the house. Send the pictures to your landlord, so you don't get charged for damage that you didn't cause.
  • Lock your doors! Colorado College students are known to be easy targets and multiple break-ins happen every year as a result of unlocked doors.
  • Contact Campus Safety to schedule a CEPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) check. It's a fast and free service that can save you a lot of trouble later.
  • If you plan on hosting a party, make sure you have a sober host.
  • Renters insurance is a great idea! It's generally very cheap (around $15 a month), and can be a huge help if any of your belongings are stolen.
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