Residential Life

Denver students enjoy on-campus living

We in Residential Life believe that a residential experience complements your academic pursuits and should be one of excitement, new friendships, and personal growth.

Through all of these efforts, our residence halls are more than "places to live," they are hubs for educational living and learning in which all residential students are encouraged to develop and participate in programming and community interactions that are beneficial for their personal development and the enhancement of their overall JWU experience. Students who live on campus have a unique experience, a higher GPA and are more involved on campus and in the community. A JWU residential experience is a dynamic, convenient and transformative aspect of your college years. The people you meet and activities you take part in will help build skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

In the pursuit of our residential philosophy, we require all first-year students to live on campus for the first two years of enrollment. If you are a returning or transfer student, we have a number of different options for you to choose from to meet your unique needs and experiences.

Our six residence halls feature a progressive living experience. First-year students live in traditional, double occupancy suites to provide lifelong learning experiences with a roommate. Sophomore students live in traditional double occupancy suites with the opportunity for single rooms. Our upper-class students have the opportunity to live within apartment style or single suite style residence halls that support their furthering maturity and independence. We also offer eight living learning communities throughout our residence halls to further the focused engagement of our students.

If you need a particular type of housing accommodation, you must submit special needs or disability documentation to the Center for Academic Support.

To get started in the housing process, log on to jwuLink.

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Residence Halls

Located just minutes from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, JWU's Denver Campus’ residence halls are part of a beautiful, centrally-located quad surrounded by a traditional campus environment.

All rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk with chair
  • Dresser
  • Wireless internet
  • Basic cable

Common areas in each hall include:

  • Flat screen TV and recreation lounge
  • Quiet study rooms
  • Convenient laundry facilities
  • Large shared kitchen
  • Pool table (except Gaebe Hall)
  • Ping Pong table (Johnson Hall)

Learn more about our unique halls below.

Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall is home to first-year students and provides a suite style experience within co-ed communities. Each suite is divided into two rooms, with each room accommodating two students. A bathroom is shared between the two rooms by all four students, and all furniture in Johnson Hall is moveable. Johnson Hall also has two Living Learning Communities available: Baking & Pastry Arts and Outdoor Adventures. There are a limited number of single rooms available for first-year students.

Floor Plan Double Room (85K PDF)
Floor Plan Single (71K PDF)

Double Room Features

  • Two twin extra-long beds
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • In-room vanity with sink
  • Two dressers
  • Two closets
  • Room Rate: Tier 2

Single Room Features

  • One twin extra-long twin bed
  • One desk
  • One desk chair
  • In-room vanity with sink
  • One dresser
  • One closet
  • Room Rate: Tier 1

 Building Features

  • Furnished common area with flat-screen TV
  • Gender-inclusive rooms available
  • Shared common area kitchen
  • Laundry room provided on first floor
  • Open during all academic year breaks
  • Pool table in main lounge
  • Sand volleyball court and basketball court located directly outside

Wales Hall

Wales Hall is home to first-year students and provides a suite style experience within co-ed communities. Each suite is divided into two rooms, with each room accommodating two students. A bathroom is shared between the two rooms by all four students. All furniture in Wales Hall is fixed and cannot be moved. Wales Hall also has three Living Learning Communities available: Culinary Arts, Wellness, and College Living 101. There are a limited number of single rooms available for first-year students. Pet-Friendly rooms are available and are limited. Please contact Residential Life directly for the application.

Floor Plan Double (approximate dimensions 14’ x 15’) (77K PDF)
Floor Plan Single (approximate dimensions 14’ x 7.5’) (72K PDF)

Double Room Features

  • Two twin extra-long beds
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • In-room vanity with sink
  • Two dressers
  • Two closets
  • Room Rate: Tier 2

Single Room Features

  • One twin extra-long twin bed
  • One desk
  • One desk chair
  • In-room vanity with sink
  • One dresser
  • One closet
  • Room Rate: Tier 1

 Building Features

  • Furnished common area with a flat-screen TV
  • Gender-inclusive rooms available
  • Shared common area kitchen
  • Laundry room provided on first floor
  • Open during all academic year breaks
  • Air hockey, foosball and pool table in main lounge
  • Sand volleyball court and basketball court located directly outside

 

Presidents Hall

Presidents Hall is available to sophomore students only and offers programming and community development to meet the specific needs of students in their second year of academic study. Each air-conditioned room accommodates two students and includes a private bath. Presidents Hall has two Living Learning Communities available: Civic Engagement and Business Management. Pet Friendly rooms are available and are limited. Please contact Residential Life directly for the application.

Floor Plan (78K PDF)

Double Room features

  • Two twin extra-long beds
  • Two study desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • Two separated, built-in closets
  • Two three-drawer dressers (under bed)
  • Two medium shelves (can sit on desk)
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Room Rate: Tier 1 for singles, Tier 2 for doubles

Building features

  • Newly furnished common area
  • Spacious 1st floor study lounge
  • Flatscreen lounge TV
  • Full-size common area kitchen (with conventional oven, dishwasher, refrigerator)
  • On-site laundry
  • Short walking distance to both classrooms
  • Closest residence hall to Academic Building, dining hall and fitness center
  • Open during all academic year breaks
  • Limited number of Gender Neutral rooms available
  • Foosball, pool table
  • Air Conditioning

Founders Hall

Founders Hall, which was recently renovated and opened in the fall of 2015, is home to sophomore students and provides an air-conditioned suite style experience within co-ed communities. Each suite is divided into two rooms, with each room accommodating two students. A bathroom is shared between the two rooms by all four students within the suite. Founders Hall has two Living Learning Communities available: Global Connections and Nutrition. There are limited single rooms available.

Founders Hall also has two ten-person apartments available. Each apartment has ten single rooms, two communal bathrooms, private laundry facilities, full kitchen, fully furnished common living space and a private entrance. The garden level apartment is available to all graduate students. The first floor apartment is available to all senior and junior Food Service Management students. Both apartments are alcohol approved communities.

Double Room Features

  • Two twin extra-long beds
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • Two closets
  • In-room vanity with sink
  • Two dressers
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Room Rate: Tier 2

Single Room Features:

  • One full-size bed
  • One desk
  • One desk chair
  • One closet
  • One dresser
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Room Rate: Tier 1

Building Features:

  • Co-ed hall
  • Furnished common area with a flat-screen TV
  • Shared common area kitchen
  • Laundry on basement floor
  • Open during all academic year breaks
  • Gender-inclusive rooms available
  • Air conditioning

Triangolo Hall

Triangolo hall is available to junior and senior students only and provides apartment style living within a co-ed community. Each air conditioned apartment includes a double occupancy room, bathroom, living room and a recently renovated kitchen. Triangolo also has four person apartments available that include two double occupancy rooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a newly renovated kitchen. Triangolo has one Living Learning Community available: GreenHouse. Pet Friendly rooms are available and are limited. Please contact Residential Life directly for the application.

Triangolo Floor Plan (2nd floor) (74K PDF)

Apartment Features:

  • Two twin extra-long beds
  • Two desks
  • Two desk chairs
  • Two closets
  • Two dressers
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven and stove
  • Apartment Rate: Tier 3

Approximate bedroom dimensions 15’x11’

Approximate living room dimensions 15’x14’

Building Features:

  • Furnished common area with flat-screen TV
  • Open during all academic year breaks
  • Shared common area kitchen
  • Alcohol approved community for students 21 and over
  • Air conditioning
  • Gender-inclusive rooms available

Gaebe Hall

Gaebe Hall is home to junior and senior students only and provides suite style living within a co-ed community. Each suite, which includes two single rooms, is connected to a kitchenette and bathroom that are shared by both students. Pet Friendly rooms are available and are limited. Please contact Residential Life directly for the application.

Floor Plan (22K PDF)

Room Features:

  • One full size bed
  • One desk
  • One desk chair
  • One closet
  • One dresser
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Room Rate: Tier 1

Approximate room dimensions: 15'x10'

Building Features:

  • Furnished common area with flat-screen TV
  • Open during all academic year breaks
  • Shared common area kitchen
  • Alcohol approved community for students 21 and over
  • Gender-inclusive rooms available
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Housing

Did you know that students who live on campus generally do better academically? There are many other advantages: living on campus gives you superior access to university resources such as academic buildings, recreational facilities, dining services and transportation, as well as a built-in social network.

Please refer to the Guide to Residential Living for all information regarding policies and procedures.

Live-on Requirement

JWU Denver values the experience our residence halls provide. According to the American Council on Education, studies show that students who live on campus achieve higher GPAs, have higher retention and graduation rates, and are more engaged within the campus community. Because of this, our campus has a two-year live-on requirement. This means newly admitted students are required to live on campus their first and second year attending the University.

Housing Exemption Request

If you meet one or more of the following criteria, and have not yet signed the Room Terms Agreement, you may be eligible for an exemption from the two-year live-on requirement:

  • Married or have a domestic partner (requires copy of marriage or domestic partner license)
  • Are a parent (requires copy of birth certificate)
  • Are at least 21 years of age
  • Live with a relative, parent or guardian within 20-mile radius of campus (requires proof of address)
  • Are admitted to Johnson & Wales University as a transfer student with 30 or more credits

If you believe you are eligible for an exemption, you will need to complete the Housing Exemption Request. Requests typically are reviewed and decisions rendered within 14 days of submission or 14 days within receipt of required supplemental documentation. If your request requires supplemental documentation and it is not received within 14 days of your request, it will result in your request being denied due to lack of information. All communication regarding your exemption request will occur via your JWU email address. For more information, please review this document: Housing Exemption Request Information.

Housing Contract Release Request

If you have completed and signed the Room Terms Agreement online through the housing application and something has changed in your circumstance from the time in which you signed the Room Terms Agreement to now, you can appeal to be no longer financially responsible for room and board. The process is lengthy and does require extensive supporting documentation. Requests must be submitted according to the following timeline:

  • Requests for fall term must be submitted by August 11th, 2017
  • Requests for winter term must be submitted by November 3rd, 2017
  • Requests for spring term must be submitted by February 9th, 2018

Please submit this form to reslife.den@jwu.edu to be released from the housing contract.

Special Needs

If you need a particular type of housing accommodation, including emotional support animals, submit documentation to the Center for Academic Support.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-inclusive housing is an on-campus housing option that places no restriction on roommates' gender, meaning that you can live in the same room or suite with a person(s) of a different biological gender.

We offer this alongside traditional housing to create an environment that acknowledges and respects the diversity of the JWU student body — while giving you more flexibility in finding a roommate who is truly compatible.

Residing in gender-inclusive housing is a personal choice; no student will be assigned to a gender-inclusive living situation without applying for that option.

About Gender-Inclusive Housing (28K PDF)

Gender-Inclusive Housing Policies (40K PDF)

Common Questions about Gender-Inclusive Housing (29K PDF)

Pet-Friendly Communities

For the 2017-18 academic year, Residential Life will have pet-friendly communities available. Types of animals permitted are dogs (up to 40 pounds and at least 1 year old), domestic cats (over 1 year old), guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits (cage no larger than 16 sq. ft.). No more than one approved pet per person is allowed. Animals are not allowed on campus until approved by Residential Life.

The following documents must be submitted to reslife.den@jwu.edu for your pet-friendly application:

Approved pet owners will be required to sign a Pet-Friendly Community Agreement outlining the rules and policies of the community prior to bringing the pet to campus. Students who violate the terms of the agreement will be asked to remove their pet from campus within 24 hours.

Information for Returning Students

Looking to come back to campus next year? Our 2018-19 application will be live in March. Pay the required housing deposit by February 8th, 2018. Room selection information will be emailed to your JWU email address. The housing application, once live, can be completed through JWULink. If it is after either of these dates, please contact reslife.den@jwu.edu to discuss available housing options.

All double rooms in Wales, Johnson, Presidents and Founders Halls are Tier 2. All singles in Wales, Johnson and Founders Halls are Tier 1. All Gaebe Hall rooms are Tier 2. Triangolo double occupancy apartments are our lowest rate on campus at Tier 3 and the four person apartments are Tier 2.

Room Rates

All double rooms are Tier 2 and all single rooms are Tier 1. Triangolo rooms are Tier 3.

Meal Plans

All students that live on campus are required to have a meal plan. Returning students can choose from 18, 14 or 10 meal plans. Each plan comes with the specified number of meals each week as well as 50 flex dollars each term that can be utilized at Café 1914 and Outtakes. Meals do not roll over from week to week and flex dollars do not roll over from term to term. More information regarding meal options and services can be found here: http://www.dineoncampus.com/jwudenver/.

Information for Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our residential community at JWU’s Denver Campus. Living in a residence hall can provide you with many opportunities to interact with other students in both an education and social setting. All students are required to live on-campus their first and second years of academic study. Please read through the instructions below carefully, as they provide important information for securing campus housing.

Guide to Understanding the Wildcat Room Selection Process

Please see the Room Selection Process Guide for information on navigating the Wildcat Housing Application.

Apply

  1. Log in at link.jwu.edu
  2. Click on “Services” in the left menu
  3. Click on “Wildcat Housing”
  4. Click on “Application” in the upper left hand menu
  5. Click on “Academic Year 2018-19”
  6. Complete the steps to submit your application

If you are having issues logging into JWULink, please contact Student Academics at 303-256-9700.

Room Rates

All double rooms are Tier 2 and all single rooms are Tier 1.

Meal Plans

All students that live on campus are required to have a meal plan. First-year students can choose from 14 or 18 meal plans. Each plan comes with the specified number of meals each week as well as 50 flex dollars each term that can be utilized at Café 1914 and Outtakes. Meals do not roll over from week to week and flex dollars do not roll over from term to term. More information regarding meal options and services can be found here: http://www.dineoncampus.com/jwudenver/.

Move In

Spring term move in is on Sunday, March 4th. Move in details will be emailed to your JWU email address after you have selected your room online.

Fall term 2018 move in for first year students is on Friday, August 31st 2018. Returning students will move in on Saturday, September 1st, 2018. Details will be emailed to your JWU email address in early August 2018.

Please review this list to see what items to bring to campus!

Microfridges
Students are not allowed to bring their personal refrigerators and microwaves to campus. Instead, you can pre-order your MicroFridge prior to move in at www.coloradocollegiate.com.

Contact Residential Life at reslife.den@jwu.edu with any move in questions!

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Contact Us

Contact Residential Life

Centennial Hall
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
(P) 303-256-9400
(F) 303-256-9699
(E) reslife.den@jwu.edu

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Mailing Address

Residential Life
Johnson & Wales University Denver
7150 Montview Blvd
Denver CO, 80220