Jump to main content

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 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. There’s a 24-hour business-day delay between the time the deposit is paid and when you can apply for housing.

The housing contract will go live in the fall for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. 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 Online Housing and Dining Contract:

Completing the Contract

  1. Login to the Housing and Dining contract using your Ursa credentials.
  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 ConnectionYou’ll be asked if you’re interested in living in a Residential Connection, so it’s a good idea to review the Residential Connections 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 Connection, you’ll be placed in the hall where the Residential Connection 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.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 housing contract will go live in the fall for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. The date you complete the contract determines your priority group from room selection (see step 6). The sooner you submit your contract, the better.

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.

Begin Contract

Before You Start the Online Housing and Dining Contract:

Completing the Housing Contract

  1. Login to the Housing and Dining contract using your Ursa credentials.
  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 ConnectionYou’ll be asked if you’re interested in living in a Residential Connection, so it’s a good idea to review the Residential Connections 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 Connection, you’ll be placed in the hall where the Residential Connection 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.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

Call Dibs is for students who wish to return to live on campus the returning academic year.

Graduate and International Students

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 planwhether 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 ContractPurchase 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.
  2. Read the Housing Contract Terms and Conditions.
  3. Review your student information for accuracy. If you need ot make changes contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862
  4. Consider living in a Residential ConnectionYou’ll be asked if you’re interested in living in a Residential Connection, so it’s a good idea to review the Residential Connections 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 Connection, you’ll be placed in the hall where the Residential Connection 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.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.