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The Residential Experience

IMPORTANT: For Students Arriving on Campus

We look forward to your arrival next week and are excited to have full and vibrant communities for the upcoming academic year.  In order to ensure a smooth move-in process, please follow the steps below:

  1. Sign up for a move-in time on August 28 or 29: Returner move-In sign up link
  2. Vaccination cards or exemption claims are required of all members of the CC community. You will not be able to move in until you have submitted your vaccination paperwork, which was due August 1. Students may upload their information using this link: Student COVID-19 Vaccination and Exemption Process
  3. All students will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus for the academic year.

Other important information:

  • Students who are not fully vaccinated upon move-in must follow enhanced social distancingfor seven days after move-in and complete a second arrival test seven days after their first
  • All students are required to participate in ongoing COVID-19 testing.
    • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated students will be tested twice weekly. A percentage of fully vaccinated students will be tested each week; the frequency of testing for those fully vaccinated will be adjusted as the situation demands.
  • All students are expected to cooperate with CC and county contact tracers.
    • Unvaccinated students will need to quarantine for 10 days if identified as a close contact of a person who has COVID-19.
  • Those who receive a positive test result will be asked to isolate and we will provide isolation rooms to students as needed.

If you have any questions, feel free to email Edwin Hamada at

Colorado College: A Residential Campus

We are all about relationships, being intentional and purposeful in all that we do, and having the greatest positive influence on the unique adventure that is Colorado College. Because we are a residential college, life in our residence halls is a central part of the holistic learning experience that characterizes a liberal arts education. Mission Statement and Core Values.

Our students live in a diverse neighborhood of traditional residence halls, historic mansions and modern apartments. However, it is the people who are central to creating the multiple "teachable moments" and learning opportunities that grow naturally out of the frequent interactions our residents have with one another and with our faculty and staff.

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and hope you'll be able to take advantage of this resource. For housing operation questions please visit our Housing Operations page.

What is a Residential Campus?

Colorado College has a three year live-on requirement for all students. The residential requirement is a critical part of the Colorado College experience. Students may apply to live off campus if they meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Are married or are same-sex domestic partners as substantiated by the college
  • Have dependent children living with them
  • Will live with their parent(s) or legal guardian in Colorado Springs
  • Are 23 years of age or older
  • Are veterans

Note that signing a lease without off-campus housing approval does not exempt a student from financial responsibility for an assigned space in campus housing.

Housing Options

The Office of Residential Experience works in synergy with the Office of Housing & Conferences to maintain student residences, housing assignments and general housing projects. The Office of Housing & Conferences is responsible for the overall operation of all the residence halls during the academic year and summer session as well as managing and coordinating housing for seasonal conferences.

Services rendered by the Office of Housing & Conferences:

  • Student Housing Assignments
  • Student Housing Contracts & Exemptions
  • Housing Rates
  • Off-Campus Housing Approvals
  • Faculty Housing
  • Renovations and Housing Projects
  • Maintenance Requests
  • Coordination of contractors and services
  • Seasonal Conference Contracts
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