New Students

Experience Residential Life at DU!

Living on campus is an important part of the University experience and students are required to live on campus and have a meal plan for their first two years. It's your chance to enjoy life in an around-the-clock academic community that values learning, sharing, and diversity.

For most students, living on campus is one of the most memorable parts of their time as a DU Pioneer. Residential life is about much more than where you sleep, it is all about becoming friends with students from around the world and building a community of students who work, learn, and play together.

Important Dates for Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students

  • December 12, 2022: First-Year & Transfer Student Housing Applications opens
  • June 5, 2023: Priority Deadline for Housing
  • First-Year Students

    Start Your Adventure at DU!

    There's truly no other place that offers you quality and meaningful experiences like Housing and Residential Education (HRE), all while having the opportunity to grow from your residential experience.

    We know you may be feeling a mix of emotions from being nervous and overwhelmed to excitement at the thought of a new opportunity that awaits you. We want to assure you that the HRE has a well-thought-out process for housing and we provide the necessary resources for your seamless transition to on-campus living. Whether you have questions about roommate living or move-in day, you'll find the information and resources to help you succeed.

    And if you're still feeling overwhelmed, don't worry –you've come to the right place.

    Places to Live

    First-year students live in one of three residence halls:

    Enhancing Your First-Year Experience 

    Looking to bond with other first-year students, create memories, and have a chance to learn about real-world topics w hile making an impact? Look no further.

    The Living and Learning Communities (LLC) are designed to do just that. The LLC gives first-year students a unique opportunity to create lasting relationships while talking about real issues that matter. These academic and thematic programs focus on social and environmental topics including environmental sustainability, social justice, global connections, innovation & entrepreneurship, and wellness. Not only do you get to establish a group of friends during your first year in college, but you also get to attend retreats that let you learn beyond the classroom and explore Colorado from a different lens.

    Are you ready for activism, entrepreneurship, involvement, and engagement?

    Learn More about Living & Learning Communities at DU!

  • Transfer Students

    Welcome to DU Housing!

    We recognize that transferring to a new institution presents its own unique experiences and are continuously working to improve the experience for transfer students. We want to assure you that we have a well-thought-out process for housing and provide the necessary resources for your seamless transition to living on the DU campus. Whether you're wondering about roommates or move-in day, you'll find the information you need to help you succeed. 

    Places to Live

    Transfer students live in one of two residential communities:

    Enhancing Your Transfer Experience 

    We are excited to offer the Transfer Living Community (TLC), where students can connect with one another in a community intentionally set up for transfer students. The Transfer House, home to TLC, is located in the center of campus. With easy access to academic buildings, the Anderson Academic Commons, and the Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness, residents of the Transfer House will quickly get acclimated to the DU campus.

Our Value Statement

The University of Denver Department of Housing and Residential Education holds student support as a core value of our residential communities. We strive to offer students a quality and meaningful experience and want students to value and grow from their residential experiences. Responsibility to the community is encouraged through an educational conduct process and involvement in the community. Through educational and social programming, our residents will be exposed to new opportunities, new challenges, new communities, and new ideas that will enhance their education out of the classroom. We have student organizations that are student-led, student-focused and provide leadership opportunities for all residents. Housing and Residential Education believes students are at the core of our work and we seek to actively cultivate a collaborative and caring environment where students lead the way.


I’m enrolled and will live on campus. Now what?

We have all the info you need to apply and get ready for your first year in DU housing.

Apply for Housing

Quick Resources

First Year Students

Transitioning to life on campus is easier if you come prepared. Here, you will find the information you need to arrive ready as a first year student.


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Transfer Students

As a transfer student, we have a new home for you in DU. 

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Living With a Roommate

Learn best practices and helpful tips to put your best foot forward with your new roommate.