FALL SEMESTER 2016:
Move-in will be Friday, August 19, 2016 8am-5pm. Please go directly to your assigned hall to check in. The first day of school is Monday, August 22, 2016.
We will only accept early arrivals based on your involvement with a current student group, organization, athletic team or requested by your professor, advisor or instructor. For athletics, your coaches will submit a list of approved players to check in early. All other groups, you will need your advisor, professor, or instructor to contact us (in writing) and indicate you have been approved for early arrival.
We charge a daily rate for students who move in early, unless your athletic team, organization, group or professor is covering your early arrival charge.
You can move in late, although you may miss some valuable orientation, programming, connection with other residents and of course class time. Please contact your hall coordinator and inform them of the day and time you plan on arriving. This way, they will keep the room and bed that is assigned in your name. If you do not contact us, you give up the right to that room and bed and you will be counted as a no show. The cost for being counted as a no-show is full semester room and board charge to your student account.
Rooms are furnished with extra-long twin single beds, desks, chairs, and drawer space for each student. They also include closets, general lighting, and blinds/curtains. Unless you are in a single room, you will be sharing with at least one other person. Do not bring extra furniture and bulky things, at least until you’ve settled in and had a chance to determine what you really need.
If you bring your own hand truck/cart, your move will be easier.
Please note that all beds on campus are extra-long, and that XL twin sheets will fit best. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to make sure our students have an easy to find, affordable way to purchase any bedding and campus living needs.
Due to safety concerns, halogen lights are not permitted.
Housekeeping services are provided in common areas only. We do not clean your room during the semester. A vacuum is available for use in your room, and you may want to bring a few cleaning supplies like a spray cleaner and sponge. Free basic cable TV hookup is available in all rooms.
Because of room sizes and electrical levels, only one refrigerator (5 cubic feet maximum size) and microwave (maximum 850 watts) per double room, two refrigerators and microwaves per triple/quad room maximum. Please coordinate with your roommate on who is bring what item.
On opening weekend, go directly to the hall to which you have been assigned. Staff will be there to welcome you and give you your room assignment and more information. After 5 pm staff may not be immediately available to assist you. Students are strongly encouraged to check in between 8am and 5pm.
Bunting Hall: 1280 Cannell Avenue: 970.250.5342
Grand Mesa Hall: 1200 Houston Avenue: 970.270.5891
Monument Hall: 1102 Elm Avenue: 970.270.5890
North Avenue Hall: 936 North Avenue: 970.250.4591
Piñon Hall: 1159 Mesa Avenue: 970.270.5894
Rait Hall: 1115 Texas Avenue: 970.270.5893
Tolman Hall: 1140 Texas Avenue: 970.270.5894
Garfield Hall: 1600 Cannell Avenue: 970.361.2903
Walnut Ridge Apartments: 1120 Texas Avenue: 970.270.5894
Orchard Avenue Apartments: 1062 Orchard Avenue: 970.270.5892
If you arrive after hours, go to the front desk of your hall for assistance. If it will be very late (after midnight), you will need to call the Resident Assistant on call to assist you with your check in to your room. Follow the instructions posted on the main door of the residence hall.
Parking passes will be sold at the University Center Information Desk during opening weekend. Be sure to pay attention to parking meters and signs in order to avoid getting a ticket. For any further parking questions contact Parking Services/University Center Info Desk at 970.248.1758. Please visit Parking Services for more information on parking permit costs.
Each residence hall is headed by an Area Coordinator or Hall Coordinator, a professional staff member who oversees the residential program in their living community. Each hall or area within the unit is staffed with well trained and enthusiastic student staff who serve as resident assistants and desk attendants. They assist with the residents’ educational and social activities and help maintain community standards.The primary goal of Residence Life Staff is to facilitate the formation of a community that encourages academic success and cultural development of students living in the residence halls and apartments. This purpose extends beyond merely providing basic needs such as food and shelter; it also encourages the development of active living and learning environments.
We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students in the residence halls. There are desk attendants located at the front desk of each of the residence halls. Walnut Ridge Apartments and Elm Hall do not have a desk attendant staff. Desk Attendants are student staff who have been hired to work in the residence halls. Their main responsibilities include signing in guests, and monitoring the safety of the buildings, handing out packages and checking out equipment.
If you haven't already gotten your MAVcard [student identification card], you will need to get it before checking into your room/apartment. Your card also has a debit account that you can easily add money to at the MAVcard Office. This debit account can be used at many locations on campus, including residential vending machines, campus bookstore, athletic events, Bookcliff Café, and Rec Sports.
The MAVcard Office is located on the first floor of the University Center on the Colorado Mesa University main campus.
Each year many students lose valuable class time because of preventable illness. Before you come to school, there are a number of ways you can plan ahead to avoid or minimize illness.
Update your immunizations
In addition to the standard pediatric immunization series and the Hepatitis B requirement explained above, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) recommend:
MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) - two doses at least one month apart if born after 1956
Varicella (chicken pox) - two doses one month apart if you have never had chicken pox or if a blood test does not show immunity
Tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) given as a single dose to replace the next booster dose of Tetanus/diphtheria (Td) if the last dose of Td was >10 years earlier.
Meningococcal meningitis vaccine - ACHA and the ACIP recommend meningococcal vaccination for college freshmen living in dormitories, other high risk persons and those wishing to reduce their risk of meningococcal disease.
Plan for chronic conditions
If you have a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, asthma or cancer, you may want to obtain a health summary from your recent health care provider(s) and bring it with you to campus. It will help the staff at Student Health Center, located in the Community Hospital Complex, provide the best care possible.
Bring enough of your ongoing medications for the first month of school and a copy of your prescription. Plan ahead for refills.
Bring a first-aid kit, and make sure it includes a thermometer and ibuprofen or Tylenol.
Know how your medical plan works.
Health insurance is a not a condition of enrollment for Colorado Mesa University students. However it is highly encouraged to obtain medical insurance.
All students may use the Student Health Center regardless of whether they have insurance or any other type of another health plan.
To reach the Student Health Center call 970.256.6345.