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How to Apply to the Housing & Dining Contract

Select your student type below to learn more about how to apply for housing and purchase meal plans:

First-Year Transfer Continuing

 Graduate & International - Academic Year  graduate and extended campus - Summer

First-Year Students

You’ve completed your application and have been admitted to UNC – congratulations on your acceptance! After you’ve submitted your confirmation deposit, you’ll be able to submit a housing contract using your Ursa login credentials without the @bears.unco.edu on the email address. There’s a 24-hour/ one business-day delay between the time the deposit is paid and when you can apply for housing.

Important Dates

  • The 2023-2024 academic year housing contract will be available Thursday, December 1 at 8 a.m. (MST).
  • New students applying between December 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023 will be in Priority Group A for room self assignment.
  • New students applying on or after February 1, 2023 will be in Priority Group B for room self-assignment.
  • We will begin assigning students who requested to be in a Residential Learning Community on Monday, March 6, 2023 in order of the date they applied.
  • Students in Priority Group A can start self-assign process on Monday, March 13, 2023.
  • Students in Priority Group B can start self-assign process on Monday, March 20, 2023.
  • Students can self-assign until the end of the day on Friday, June 30, 2023.
  • Starting July 1, 2023 the Housing & Residential Education Occupancy Team will assign all students who haven't selected their own room using their preferences. 

The date you complete the contract determines your priority group from room selection (see step 6). The sooner you submit your contract, the better.

Begin Contract

  • Completing the Contract

    1. Login to the Housing and Dining contract using your Ursa credentials. Note: use only the first part of your login before the @bears.unco.edu. For example if your login is klaw1889@bears.unco.edu, only enter klaw1889.
    2. Read the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions.
    3. Review your student information for accuracy. If you need to make changes contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862
    4. Consider living in a Residential Learning Community. You’ll be asked if you’re interested in living in a Residential Learning Community, so it’s a good idea to review the Residential Learning Communities to see if you’d like to call one of these communities home.
    5. Rank Housing Tiers in your order of preference. If you selected a Residential Learning Community, you’ll be placed in the hall where the Residential Learning Community resides. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned to your top-tier preference and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room in step 9, below.
    6. Request a roommate. If you want to request a roommate, you can do so via the Housing contract. Just include their UNC @bears.unco.edu email address and Bear number in the roommate preference field. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned with your roommate preference, and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room.
    7. 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. If your $200 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit was waived by admissions, your housing deposit will be postponed (not waived) until your first student bill in August. Once the deposit is paid you’ll receive an email confirmation via your UNC email address. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please contact us at 970-351-2721 to confirm payment.
    8. Select your room (Not available for Spring Contracts). You’ll be able to select your room based on which priority group you’re assigned to, which is based on the date we received your completed Housing and Dining Contract. The “Find A Room” link will be activated in your contract when your assigned priority group is scheduled.

Transfer Students

You’re transferring to UNC and we’re excited you’re joining the Bear family! After you’ve submitted your confirmation deposit,you’ll be able to submit a housing contract using your Ursa login credentials. There’s a 24-hour business-day delay between the time the deposit is paid and when you can apply for housing.

The Spring 2022 housing contract will be available Monday, October 4 at 8 a.m. (MST). The 2022-2023 academic year housing contract will be available Wednesday, December 1 at 8 a.m. (MST). 

The date you complete the contract determines your priority group from room selection (see step 6). The sooner you submit your contract, the better.

Begin Contract

Before You Start the Contract:

Aims2UNC Students
The University of Northern Colorado and Aims have teamed up to make your transition to UNC supportive and seamless. As soon as you’re identified as an Aims2UNC student you’re eligible to submit an Online Housing Contract the first year you start at Aims.

  • Completing the Housing Contract

    1. Login to the Housing and Dining contract using your Ursa credentials. Note: use only the first part of your login before the @bears.unco.edu. For example if your login is klaw1889@bears.unco.edu, only enter klaw1889.
    2. Read the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions.
    3. Review your student information for accuracy. If you need to make changes contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862
    4. Consider living in a Residential Learning Community. You’ll be asked if you’re interested in living in a Residential Learning Community, so it’s a good idea to review the Residential Learning Communities to see if you’d like to call one of these communities home.
    5. Rank Housing Tiers in your order of preference. If you selected a Residential Learning Community, you’ll be placed in the hall where the Residential Learning Community resides. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned to your top-tier preference and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room in step 9, below.
    6. Request a roommate. If you want to request a roommate, you can do so via the Housing contract. Just include their Bears @bears.unco.edu email address and Bear number in the roommate preference field. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned with your roommate preference, and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room.
    7. Select a meal plan. All first-year students living on campus must carry at least a 14-meal plan.
    8. 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. If your $200 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit was waived by admissions, your housing deposit will be postponed, not waived, until your first student bill in August. Once the deposit is paid you’ll receive an email confirmation via your UNC email address. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please contact us at 970-351-2721 to confirm payment.
    9. Select your room (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2022 CONTRACT). You’ll be able to select your room based on which priority group you’re assigned to, which is based on the date we received your completed Housing and Dining Contract. The “Find A Room” link will be activated in your contract when your assigned priority group is scheduled.

Continuing Students

If you currently live on campus, you can sign up for a space during our Call Dibs campaign and live on campus with us again. You can sign up to live in the residence halls, University-Owned House or an apartment at Arlington Park. If you complete the University-owned houses or Arlington Park Apartments contracts, you’ll be placed on a waiting list and contacted if a room is available for you. Returning residents have more Meal Plan Options.

If you choose not to return to live on-campus but want to carry a meal plan you can complete a UNC Dining Contract.

UNC Call Dibs

If you currently live on campus, you can sign up for a space in the residence halls, University-Owned House or an apartment at Arlington Park via the Housing Portal.

Call Dibs - Claim your Same Space
Claim your same room in the residence halls: February 8 and 9, 2023.

Call Dibs - Claim a Different Space
Claim a different space in a residence hall opens: February 16, 2023.

Login to Housing PortalPurchase Meal Plan


Arlington Park Applications

The Application for New Arlington Park Residents goes live on December 12th, 2022 and can be submitted via the Housing Portal.. This is for students currently living on campus (in the residence halls or university-owned houses) who are interested in moving into Arlington Park for the 2023-2024 Academic year or incoming students interested in living in Arlington Park for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. 

Look for the Item labeled "Arlington Park 12 Month Lease 2023-2024 - August 16, 2023 - July 31, 2024"

New! Arlington Park Self-Assignment

You are now able to select your apartment. The Find An Apartment Arlington Park Walk-Through document will identify the steps. Below are the important dates for when you apply and when you'll be able to access the Find an Apartment link.

Important Dates

  • The Find an Apartment link will only be available to new incoming residents who have submitted an application for Arlington Park Apartments for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.
  • In submitting your application, you are eligible to have access to the Find an Apartment link until June 30.
  • Students who apply for Arlington Park Apartments between December 12, 2022 – January 2, 2023, will be in Priority Group A and will have access to the Find an Apartment link beginning January 18, 2023.
  • Students who apply on or after January 3, 2023, will be in Priority Group B and will have access to the Find an Apartment link beginning January 25, 2023.
  • The Find an Apartment link will be available until June 30, 2023.
  • After June 30, 2023, any additional students who have applied but did not/were unable to assign themselves into an Arlington Park Apartment, will be placed on a waiting list based on the date of the submitted application.

Login to Housing Portal


Arlington Park Renewals

Current Arlington Park Residents can renew their lease for Arlington Park Apartments beginning November 29, 2022. The last day to complete the renewal lease to guarantee your same apartment is January 16, 2023 via the Housing Portal.

Login to Housing Portal

Graduate and International Students - Academic Year

UNC Housing offers affordable housing and dining options for graduate students. Our University-Owned House and Arlington Park Apartments are great options for our graduate and international students. However, spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to submit your applications early! Many graduate students choose to sign up for a meal plan whether living on or off campus because it’s so convenient. You can grab a bite to eat on campus while staying focused on your studies or research.

Begin Contract Purchase Meal Plan

  • Completing the Housing Contract

    Graduate and international students can apply for on-campus housing with or without a meal plan. To apply for housing:

    1. Login to the Housing and Dining contract using your Ursa credentials. Note: use only the first part of your login before the @bears.unco.edu. For example if your login is klaw1889@bears.unco.edu, only enter klaw1889.
    2. Read the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions.
    3. Review your student information for accuracy. If you need to make changes contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862
    4. Consider living in a Residential Learning Community. You’ll be asked if you’re interested in living in a Residential Learning Community, so it’s a good idea to review the Residential Learning Communities to see if you’d like to call one of these communities home.
    5. Rank Housing Tiers in your order of preference. If you selected a Residential Learning Community, you’ll be placed in the hall where the Residential Learning Community resides. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned to your top-tier preference and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room in step 9, below.
    6. Request a roommate. If you want to request a roommate, you can do so via the Housing contract. Just include their UNC @bears.unco.edu email address and Bear number in the roommate preference field. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned with your roommate preference, and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room.
    7. Select a meal plan. All first-year students living on campus must carry at least a 14-meal plan.
    8. 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. If your $200 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit was waived by admissions, your housing deposit will be postponed, not waived, until your first student bill in August. Once the deposit is paid you’ll receive an email confirmation via your UNC email address. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please contact us at 970-351-2721 to confirm payment.
    9. Select your room (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2022 CONTRACT). You’ll be able to select your room based on which priority group you’re assigned to, which is based on the date we received your completed Housing and Dining Contract. The “Find A Room” link will be activated in your contract when your assigned priority group is scheduled.

Extended Campus and Graduate Students - Summer Programs

UNC Housing offers affordable housing and dining options for students participating in summer programs including graduate and extended campus offerings. These programs are typically housed in South Hall with our other summer school housing. Spaces are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to submit your applications early! because of the busy nature of these programs many students will also sign up for a summer meal plan because it’s so convenient. You can grab a bite to eat on campus while staying focused on your studies or research.

Begin Contract Purchase Meal Plan

  • Completing the Housing Contract

    Graduate and extended campus students can apply for on-campus housing with or without a meal plan. To apply for housing:

    1. Login to the Housing and Dining contract using your Ursa credentials. Note: use only the first part of your login before the @bears.unco.edu. For example if your login is klaw1889@bears.unco.edu, only enter klaw1889.
    2. Select the “UNC Extended Campus and Graduate Programs for Summer 2022 Housing Contract” under the section “Summer 2022 - May 7, 2022 to August 11, 2022".
    3. Read the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions.
    4. Review your student information for accuracy. If you need to make changes contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862.
    5. Optional: Request a roommate. If you want to request a roommate, you can do so via the Housing contract. Just include their UNC @bears.unco.edu email address and Bear number in the roommate preference field. This doesn’t guarantee you’ll be assigned with your roommate preference, and will only be used if you don’t assign yourself to a room.
    6. Optional: Select a meal plan.
    7. 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’ll receive an email confirmation via your UNC email address. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please contact us at 970-351-2721 to confirm payment.