Housing Exemption Policy

Your residence hall community is an important part of college life, providing both a built-in community and a strong support system. Campus living can increase success in school by 10-15%. Students who live on campus have a unique experience, a higher GPA and are more involved on campus and in the community. Because of this, we require all first-year students to live on campus for the first two years of enrollment unless a housing exemption is granted. Note: First year students admitted for the winter and spring terms are required to live on-campus for the remainder of the academic year and following academic year.

However, an exemption may be granted if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • married or have a domestic partner
  • are a parent 
  • are at least 21 years of age
  • live with a relative, parent, or guardian within a 20-mile radius of campus
  • are a transfer student
  • are not eligible to live on campus

If you have any questions about this policy, you can email Denver Residential Life or call 303-256-9361. Students who have been convicted of certain felonies (or have had certain felony-type charges sustained in a juvenile proceeding), such as crimes of violence, serious drug offenses and sex offenses, are not eligible to live in university housing. If you have any questions about living on campus, contact us at 303-256-9400.

Continue to the Housing Exemption Petition.