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Residence Life


Congratulations on your decision to attend Colorado Mesa University. Our on campus experience offers students a unique opportunity to make connections within the college community. As students move away from home, they find another home on campus. Our size and proximity quickly give students a sense of belonging, no matter if you are living on the south end of campus or on the north end of campus. The residence halls offer the convenience of hassle free living.

There are no separate bills to pay, no dishes or grocery shopping (when on a meal plan) and no hunting for parking — you’re already here! The on-campus experience is vital to your college success. National studies show that students living on campus are more likely to complete college, get involved, have positive faculty relations and student friendships and feel better about their overall college experience.

We are glad you chose Colorado Mesa University. Let us know if we can answer any questions.

Residency Policy

Colorado Mesa University is committed to the success of our students and as such, has a two-year residency policy. All first-year and sophomore students who are single, under 21 years of age and not residing with their parents in Mesa County are required to live on campus, provided that space is available. Any exceptions to this policy must be submitted to Residence Life with appropriate documentation and then approved by the Assistant Director of Residence Life.

Hot Topics from Res Life

New Applicants - Read more information about the Mesa County Scholarship

Request for Contract Release - You must complete this form if you are not planning to return to housing for Spring 2017 semester.

Residence Life Community Guidelines and Conduct Process Learn more about the expectations for our community and the conduct process

Important Dates:

December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017 All University Offices are closed

January 3, 2017 The University reopens/Start of J-Term Classes

January 14-16, 2017 Check-in Weekend/Continuing students return to campus

January 17, 2017 Spring Semester Begins

Our Mission

Through our dedication to relationships and continued ethic of care, Residence Life will:

  • Model our passion for student development through commitment, inclusivity and compassion.
  • Invite students to actively take responsibility for creating their identity and community.
  • Challenge our students to achieve academic and personal excellence.