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How to Apply for University of Northern Colorado Housing

Welcome new bears!  To apply for housing, you must activate your Ursa Account and pay the Admissions Enrollment Confirmation Deposit before you can apply for UNC housing. The confirmation deposit is applied to your student bill the first semester you enroll at UNC.  There is a 24-hour business day delay between the time the deposit is paid and when you can apply for housing. 

All requests related to housing are honored on a priority date and availability basis. 

Begin Housing Contract

Step 1: Start Online Housing Contract

You can apply for housing beginning November 1, 2019. The date your completed housing application was submitted determines your priority group for room selection (see step 5).

Use your Ursa login credentials to login to the Housing & Dining Contact.  Be sure to read the Housing Contact Terms and Conditions within the contract and review your student information for accuracy. If changes need to be made contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862. Address corrections can be made in your URSA account.

Step 2: Consider Your Options and Review Rates

Review the prices for our Residence Halls and factor in different meal plan options. Our rates are based on tier pricing and are subject to change at any time pending approval of the UNC Board of Trustees.

You'll rank the housing tiers in your order of preference. You will have a variety of options when you select your room.

Consider Residential Learning Communities (RLC) or Other Housing Options

Do you want to live in a Residential Learning Community? You must be declared with a certain major to be eligible.   Some RLCs, such as Honors, Scholars and Leaders require you to apply and be accepted into the program to be part of the housing community.  Our other housing options do not require a declared major - just an interest in the community.

Step 3: Request A Roommate 

If you want to request a roommate you can do so via the Housing contract. Just include their full legal first and last name and Bear number in the roommate preference field. 

Step 4: Pay the Housing Deposit

Pay the $100 housing deposit via credit card or by selecting "pay later" in the housing contract. If you select pay later, your housing contract will be incomplete until your payment has been made.

Once the deposit is paid you will receive a email confirmation via your UNC email address. If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact us at 970-351-2721 to confirm payment. 

Step 5: Select Your Room 

Remember, your priority date is determined by the date your completed contract and deposit were received. Students will login into the Housing website in groups based on their priority date, select the Find A Room link, and assign themselves to a room. 

Group A is students who have priority dates from November 1, 2019 - January 15, 2020.  Group B is students who have priority dates from January 16, 2020 - June 30, 2020. 

Group A

If you are in Group A, login and assign yourself to a room from March 16 - 20, 2020.  

Group B

If you are in Group B, login and assign yourself to a room from March 23 -  March 27, 2020.

Make a Move

You have the ability to make room changes through June 30, 2020.

Last Call 

After June 30, 2019 all room assignments will be done by the Housing & Residential Education Office.

Qualify to live off campus? 
Review our first-year students Live On Campus Requirement.