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.

Our Vision

CMU Residence Life serves the students, residents, and community through support, collaboration, and educational mentorship at every step of our process. We aim to foster innovative, wholistic student growth through a positive, inclusive environment.

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 and maintain higher GPA's, CMU has a two-year on campus living requirement. All students under 21 years of age are required to live on campus, unless approved for an exemption.

We encourage our residents to purchase personal property insurance!

College Plus is the premier personal property insurance plan specifically designed for College Students. Make sure you have the best coverage available to protect your valuable personal items this semester. NSSI offers comprehensive coverage options to fit any budget!

Hot Topics from Res Life

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

Adulting Guide: I'm on my own, now what?

Eligible students who apply for housing will automatically receive the Mesa County Housing Scholarship. No need to fill out a separate scholarship application!

Important Dates: 


November 1, 2018 8:30 AM Fall 2019 Incoming Student Housing Application Opens

November 1, 2018 8:30 AM Spring 2019 Housing and Exemption Applications Open

November 19-23, 2018 Thanksgiving Break

December 10-13, 2018 Final Exams

December 14, 2018 Residence Halls Close 

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.


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