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Welcome to DU Housing!

Transferring to a new college presents its own unique experiences and challenges. Our Housing & Residential Education (HRE) department continuously works to make the transfer experience simple, improve housing options for transfer students, and provide the necessary resources for your seamless transition to living on campus.

Established as a growth-centered environment, DU’s transfer housing creates a space for you to explore your independence while participating in our vibrant student community and forging meaningful connections. We look forward to welcoming you to your DU home.

Live-On Commitment

DU requires all transfer students to live on campus. Designed to enrich your student experience, the two-year live-on commitment between undergraduate students and DU helps you connect with classmates and promotes your individual growth and independence.

Housing Options for Transfer Students

Transfer Living Community

Dedicated to transfer students, DU’s Transfer Living Community (TLC) connects students with one another, creating a community built on shared experiences and personal enrichment. 

Located at the center of campus, the Transfer House, home to TLC, residents have easy access to academic buildings, the Anderson Academic Commons, and the Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness

Learn More About DU’s TLC

Centennial Towers

Students transferring to DU can opt to live in Centennial Towers, a pair of high-rises located at the north end of campus. Towers is comprised of suites, including two large bedrooms and a shared bathroom and kitchen, providing students with plenty of space while still enjoying the benefits of communal living. 

Learn More About Centennial Towers

Housing Application Process

Once you’ve been admitted to DU and secured your spot, your next step is to apply for housing through the Housing Portal.  

During the application process, you fill out a survey, inquiring about your preferences on sleep habits, daily routines, cleanliness, and more. Using the survey results, Housing and Residential Education (HRE) works to match you with a roommate who complements your living habits and interests.

Find out more about the housing application process and housing assignments.


Important Dates for Transfer Student Housing

  • December XX, 2023: First-Year & Transfer Student Housing Applications open
  • June XX, 2024: Priority Deadline for Housing

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Housing Rates for Transfer Students

DU’s 2023-2024 room and board rates for transfer student housing. Please note that all room and board rates are per resident.

Transfer House (TLC)

Per Quarter

Academic Year

Double (shared bedroom with another resident and community restroom)



Double (single bedroom and community restroom)




Centennial Towers

Per Quarter

Academic Year

Double (shared bedroom with another resident and ensuite kitchen and restroom)



Review room and board rates for other DU housing options.

Student Accommodations

To ensure all students have comfortable housing that suits their unique needs, DU encourages students with documented medical, mental health, or disability health conditions to request housing accommodations or modifications. Prior to submitting a request, students must document their condition via the Disabilities Services Program.

Learn More

Preparing for Move-In Day

Campus move-in day is here! Settling into your housing accommodations is exciting but can also be hectic. To help ease some of the stress, review the campus move-in process to know where to park and how to check in and our comprehensive list of what items to bring for your on-campus stay.

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