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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

The University of Northern Colorado has resources available for members of our community who are impacted by the fires in Boulder County.  We are thinking of you and have multiple departments that can assist you if you need help during this time. 

  • Housing:
    • Current On-Campus residents: If you need to return to your assigned space in the residence halls prior to Hall Opening on Friday, January 7, please go to your Student Housing Portal and click the Winter Break Housing Contract 2021-2022 link and fill out the form. After you complete the form, please email housing@unco.edu with your name, building and room number to ensure we can setup access to your space on campus. 
    • Off-Campus UNC Community Members: Housing is available for UNC community members even if they are not currently on-campus residents. Please fill out this form for emergency housing. After you complete the form, please email housing@unco.edu with your name, to ensure we can setup access to a space on campus. 
  • Counseling Center: The University Counseling Center provides professional counseling services to currently enrolled UNC students free of charge. You may contact the After-Hours Crisis Support line at (970) 351-2496 to speak with an on-call counselor. 
  • Dean of Students Office: If you need additional support beyond the resources listed above, please complete a Referral for Student Support. Dean of Students staff will receive the referral upon returning to the office on January 3 and can respond with appropriate resources based on your specific needs.   
    As you navigate the upcoming weeks, please know that we have a variety of other campus and community resources that can assist you. A list of these resources can be found on the Dean of Students website.  

    Please take care and let us know how we can help. 

On-Campus Housing

A variety of residence halls, Arlington Park Apartments and university-owned houses are available on campus. Each building has its own character, environment and personality.

Living on-campus means you'll have many opportunities to meet new people, appreciate new cultures and backgrounds, make life-long friends, develop interpersonal skills and develop a sense of community. Living on-campus is also a way to develop life strategies and gain independence while having added conveniences that will make your transition to college life as smooth as possible.

COVID-19 Screening Tests

The purpose of this testing program is to allow the university to monitor and address real-time trends and prevalence and make timely decisions on intervention and response.

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Residential Connections and
Faculty in Residence

By choosing to live in a Residential Connection or getting involved with a Faculty in Residence, you’ll be surrounded by others with similar interest or academic aspirations. College success is more than getting good grades, it’s about getting involved with the things that matter to you, from volunteering in and around the community to participating in an event or getting help from one of our faculty.

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Residential Connections

Students walking on central campus

Live-On Campus Requirements

First-year students, with less than 20 college credit hours earned after high school graduation, who are under 21 and are not living in the local area with their legal guardian are required to live in UNC's housing system through the completion of their first academic year. 

Living in the local area form  Petition for Release

  • Credits earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or concurrent enrollment with high school do not apply 
  • Local areas are: Ault Highland RE-9, Eaton RE-2, Greeley 6, Platte Valley RE-7, Poudre R-1, Thompson R-2J, Weld County RE-5J, Weld RE-1 and Windsor RE-4

 Flexible Housing Options

We understand that students need flexibility in their living situation, and that is why Housing & Residential Education has options for students who need to arrive early to campus, summer housing while taking courses, or need short-term housing until a lease opens.