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Housing & Residential Education

Our on-campus living is worry-free living, and you’ll be at the center of the action. You’ll be just a short walk from classes, labs and libraries. By living on campus, you will be among the first to know about social events, sporting competitions, campus concerts and more. You'll have easy access to University Center events, the Campus Recreation Center and have a variety of dining options to select from across campus.

Plus, you can’t beat the value and convenience of campus housing. Free laundry equipment, cable TV and high-speed Internet access are included, and you’ll save time, money and headaches not having to commute to campus.

Research shows that students who live on campus get more involved in student clubs and activities, find college more satisfying and are more likely to graduate (How College Affects Students, by Ernest Pascarella and Patrick Terenzini, Jossey-Bass, 2005). 

Admitted Student Guide - AY 2020-2021

Admitted Student Guide

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Northern Colorado campus!

View and download the Admitted Student Guide

We are here to help you succeed as a student and member of our community. If you have any questions regarding housing, please contact our office at 970-351-2721 or send us an e-mail.

Ariel view of west campus residence halls at UNC

Residence Halls

You can select from suite-style or traditional-style rooms in a variety of residence halls.  All contracts are academic year contracts.  They begin at  hall opening in August and go through the end of spring semester in May.

Arlington Park Apartments

Arlington Park Apartments

Close to West campus, this complex is home to students who prefer apartment-style housing. Arlington Park features three different apartment styles.  All leases are 12-months.

Top 10 Reasons for Living on Campus

Apply to live on campus today! The academic year 2019-2020 housing application opens October 9, 2018. We're excited to have you live on campus, experience college fully and be a part of the UNC community. Complete the application process by May 1 to increase your opportunity for priority housing.

Living on campus adds a whole new dimension

Living on campus adds a whole new dimension to your college experience. You’ll get the opportunity to meet new people, make life-long friends, develop interpersonal skills, be exposed to a wider range of ideas and cultures and develop a sense of community.

Healthy food choices

Healthy food choices, and easy access to our fitness facility. Grab a bite to eat at one of the multiple dining locations on campus, and then burn off some of those calories at the Campus Recreation Center.

Free amenities

Free amenities — something other living options can’t compete with.  In the residence halls, Cable TV, high-speed internet, wireless, utilities and laundry are included.

Living On Campus

Living on-campus is a great transition from ‘home’ to the ‘real world.’ You’ll learn life strategies and gain independence while having added conveniences that will make your transition as smooth as possible.

Connect with clubs

Connect in any of the  120-plus clubs  and  organizations  at UNC. Enjoy everything from music to politics, hobbies to sports.  Make new friends  among the diverse array of academic, cultural, religious, service, sports, professional and special interest organizations.

Free pass to home games

You have a free pass to all the home athletic games  with your student ID, so you can cheer on the Bears with a walk across campus — without worrying about tickets or parking. And UNC’s Outdoor Pursuits allows you to borrow (free of charge) gear and equipment like tents, backpacks, bikes, skis, canoes and kayaks. You can attend workshops that perfect your s’mores-making skills or head out on weekend rafting trips.

Unique character in living choices.

A variety of residence halls and Arlington Park Apartments are available to choose from on campus.   Each building has its own character, environment and personality. By choosing to live in a Residential Learning Community, you’ll be surrounded by others with similar interest or academic aspirations.

Easy access to campus event

Get  easy access to campus events, such as Taste of UNC, Bear Welcome, Homecoming, Family and Friends Weekend, Rec Fest and many more that offer you a chance to get social, sample great homemade food, play games and win prizes.

Rock out to free concerts

You can rock out with free concerts, and UNC’s orchestral, operatic and theatrical performances.

Get that extra snooze

You’ll be  close to class, so you can hit that  snooze button  every once in a while.