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.
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.
If you are in Group A, login and assign yourself to a room from March 16 - 20, 2020.
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.
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.
Housing & Residential Education Office
Tobey-Kendel Hall, Room 199
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fair Housing Act
We recognize you may have a medical, physical or psychological need that could be impacted by your housing.
Contact the Disability Resource Center if you require specific housing ADA accommodations.
Students with disabilities approved by the DRC for requested accommodations are not charged supplemental premiums or room buyout charges because of their need for accommodation.