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Housing Residency Policy

Colorado Mesa University is committed to the success of our students. Knowing that students who live on campus and engage in activities have a greater success rate for graduation, CMU has a two-year on campus living requirement. All first and second year students are required to live on campus, provided space is available, unless they apply and are approved for an exemption by Residence Life.

Apply for Housing Online - Incoming Students

Once you’ve been accepted by the Admissions Office, log in to MAVzone to apply online for fall or spring housing. Go to the "Campus Life" tab, click the "Log-on to MyHousing" button and then select the correct term under "Applications." Your MAVzone username and password are assigned when you are admitted and are mailed to you in your admit letter from the Admissions Office. If you have forgotten your password, call the IT Helpdesk, 970.248.2111.

Students are encouraged to apply early for housing.

To be complete a housing application must include:

  • Application
  • Student Housing and Dining Contract (Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the Contract.)
  • Non-refundable $25 Application Fee and $125 Deposit ($150)

For help in learning how to apply, view our housing application video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSWptL4e20c&t=8s

For those wanting specific, mutual roommates, please apply on the same day, identifying the student's name and 700# on both applications.

Assignments are based on the date of receipt of the housing application, required deposit, application fee and the Residency Hall and Dining Contract. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

After Applying

Application confirmations are sent via email to the student's CMU email account. Students are advised to login to their MyHousing page to review and update their personal and living preferences as well as view upcoming room assignment processes.

Room Preferences and Assignment Process

Incoming students are assigned using an automated matching process based on the room preferences and roommate matching criteria from the application. Room preferences are not guaranteed, so include multiple choices on the application. Room assignments began January 15th, 2017.

Housing assignment details can be viewed on MyHousing.