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Housing Application FAQs

Read below before you get started with your application!

Q: I need to pay a deposit and application fee! How can I pay that fee?
A: If you need to pay a deposit and application fee, you will be directed to pay at the end of your application. You must pay with a credit card. If you do not make a payment, you do not have an active housing application

Q: I currently live in housing and I am planning on returning next year. Do I need to pay my deposit again?
A: Nope! Your deposit will roll-over from one year to the next.

Q: How do I know if my payment went through?
A: You will get a receipt to the email address you put in with your credit card information. If you don't get this email, likely one of two things occurred: there was a typo in your email address, or your payment did not go through. Feel free to give us a call if you didn't get this email.

Q: I don't have a credit or debit card. How can I make a payment?
A: Unfortunately, the payment does have to be made on a credit or debit card. Due to the way the deposit refund processing has to work, we recommend NOT getting a prepaid credit card or gift card.

Q: I only want to live in the apartments. Is there a way I can guarantee that?
A: Filling out the application is requesting to live ON CAMPUS overall. There is not a separate application for the apartments. You can preference living in the apartments, but that is not a guarantee. We do take preferences into account when making placements, if available.

Q: I heard returners and transfer students get to choose their spaces
A: That is true to some level. If you apply before the Room Selection Deadline (which will be announced) and are a returning DU student or incoming transfer student, you are eligible to participate in Room Selection. This is an online process where you get to choose the space you live in for next year. More information about that will come out as we get closer to that time.

Q: What are the requirements for living on campus?
A: You must be registered for full time credits BEFORE you receive a room assignment (or are eligible for room selection). For undergraduate students, this means 12 credit. For graduate students, it's six. 

Q: I need some accommodations with housing or dining? Who do I talk to in order to get taken care of?
A: Please work through our Campus Life Coordinator to get started with the accommodations process. We cannot guarantee accommodations are available after June 15th, but we will work our hardest to make sure your needs are met.

Q: I'm not sure that I want to live on campus. Should I apply now or wait?
A: That is up to you, but applications are binding after June 15th. That means that if you apply and cancel before June 15th, you will get your housing deposit refunded. If you cancel after June 15th, you will forfeit your housing deposit.

Housing Contract

If you need a copy of the 2018-2019 Housing Contract, CLICK HERE!

If you need a copy of the Summer 2018 Housing Contract, CLICK HERE!

Timeline (subject to change)

Important Dates
  January 29, 2018 2018-2019 Housing Application Opens
  March 21, 2018 Room Selection Eligibility Deadline
  March 25, 2018 Room Selection Event
  June 15, 2018 Housing Deposit Deadline
  June 15, 2018 Accommodation Requests for Housing and Meal Due
  June 22, 2018 Room Assignments Released - Check your DU E-mail!
  August 29, 2018 First-Year Student Move In
  August 31, 2018 Returning Student and Transfer Student Move In

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